Fr Martin Kelly, provincial of the Spiritans: ‘These men’s lives carry their own value for those who care to look.’ Photograph: Nick Bradshaw/ The Irish Times

Covid-19 has had its deadliest impact on older people, particularly those living in nursing homes. It is not a surprise then that members of the clerg(...)

 The funeral of Fr Tom Cunningham C.S.Sp at Holy Spirit Parish Church, Kimmage, Dublin. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

Ten priests from the Spiritan order died in the month of January, eight of them having tested positive for Covid-19. Fr Dermot Kavanagh, Fr Leo (...)

The taxpayer subsidised private schools by more than €100 million this year. Photograph: David Jones/PA Wire

The taxpayer subsidised private schools by more than €100 million this year, according to official figures. The vast bulk went on salaries for teache(...)

Admissions figures show private schools and high-performing non-fee paying schools turned away hundreds of applicants last year. Photograph: Getty Images

Schools in the south Dublin area are among the most heavily oversubscribed in the country, according to enrollment data published for the first time. (...)