Majella was called to the Garda Training College, in Templemore, Co Tipperary, in 1983 – “It was the most exciting day of my life.”

This is the full transcript of the RTÉ radio Doc on One: The Case of Majella Moynihan, which details how the Garda hierarchy treated a young, unmarrie(...)

Charlie Flanagan said  increasing use of cocaine in Ireland was not a surprise given the buoyancy of the Irish economy. Photograph: Getty

People who take cocaine recreationally are ultimately as responsible for people being killed in gangland drug turf wars as those who source and supply(...)

Cheesy photo op Award: A shot taken from the Twitter feed of Leo Varadkar of himself and Canadian prime minister Justin Trudeau jogging in Phoenix Park, Dublin in July. File photograph: @campaignforleo/PA Wire

For Promoting Better Public Understanding of Science Danny Healy-Rae. Without Danny how would we know that climate change is a swizz and that driving(...)

Garda Commissioner Nóirín O’Sullivan at the Public Accounts Committee.

The Oireachtas Public Accounts Committee (PAC) has found Garda management was given several opportunities over the past decade to resolve issues at Te(...)

Garda Síochána College,  Templemore: Facilities at the college, which had been   available to the local community in the past, will no longer be available, according to a letter received by local schools last week. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

Local schools in Co Tipperary have been left in limbo following a decision by Garda management to stop access to the swimming pool and playing pitche(...)

Brian Friel: “He was, quite simply, a giant, not only of Irish, but of World Theatre,”  the Arts Council said in a statement.

One of Ireland’s best known playwrights and a ‘giant of world theatre’, Brian Friel has died aged 86 . He passed away on Friday morning. President Mi(...)

Teacher training practice at St Patrick’s Teacher Training College, Drumcondra, Dublin
Career guide: Teaching

Whisper it: bad teachers may be on their way out. Quietly, those working in the profession acknowledge that, while there are many excellent experience(...)

Attending the Garda graduations in Templemore on Thursday were the Minister for Justice Frances Fitzgerald, meeting the graduates as Garda Commissioner Nóirín O’Sullivan hands out their Garda id cards. Photograph Liam Burke/Press 22

The training of police in Ireland has a long, unparalleled history which dates back to 1786. Despite this long past, the training provided has not bee(...)

Sisters Frances Forde and Marie Duddy died when their vehicle collided with the unmarked car close to the border city of Newry, Co Down. Photograph: Niall Carson/PA Wire

Two nuns killed in a crash involving a police car in Northern Ireland this week had dedicated their lives to education, a priest told funeral mourner(...)