‘You do not have to have emigrated to experience missing home. All you have to do is to move forward a sufficient distance through time.’ Photograph: David Sleator

I blame Gabriel Byrne, who has a stage adaptation of his memoir Walking With Ghosts opening in the Gaiety at the end of January, for causing me to wal(...)

The man had initiated proceedings against the Congregation of Christian Brothers in 2011 alleging he was sexually abused in the 1960s while a national school pupil.

A man who has sued over being sexually abuse by a Christian Brother at national school wants the High Court to overturn the State Claims Agency’s refu(...)

 Attorney General Paul Gallagher: Some legal colleagues believe he was unwise to continue representing former Independent News & Media directors after becoming Attorney General. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

When Paul Gallagher became Attorney General for the second time last year, he was one of the highest-paid barristers in the Four Courts with annual fe(...)

Shares in Tesco surged as much as 11.8 per cent this week, as it reported a better-than-expected 16.6 per cent jump in core-retail operating profits for the six months to August. Photograph: Nick Ansell/PA Wire

Tesco’s Cork-born chief, Ken Murphy, has spotted a surge in activity in the supermarket giant’s frozen aisles of late, with customers snapping up turk(...)

The former Artane Industrial School, now St David’s, which was run by the Christian Brothers. Photograph: Mark Stedman/Photocall Ireland

Religious congregations which ran orphanages, reformatories, and industrial schools for children have yet to fulfil the terms of two agreements reache(...)

The two public hospitals and one private hospital owned by the Sisters of Charity through the St Vincent’s Healthcare Group were worth €434 million in 2017, according to documents filed at the Companies Registration Office. Photograph: Niall Carson/PA Wire

It is no exaggeration to say that the land and properties owned by the Catholic Church in Ireland could be valued in the billions. However, the owners(...)

Patrick Freyne: ‘I was designated fourth toughest in fifth class in my local national school’

Fintan O'Toole The Head Brother was a fierce and imposing man. He patrolled the corridors, fixing miscreants in his baleful glare, keeping at bay the(...)

"Bhí páirceanna imeartha taobh thiar den chaisleán agus ba ann a múineadh peil agus iomáint dúinn den chéad uair." Caisleán  Dhroimeanaigh. Grianghraf:  Bailiúchán Mason/Leabharlann Náisiúnta na hÉireann

FOCLÓIR: Cromghlinn - Crumlin; Bráithre Críostaí - Christian Brothers; scothaosta - elderly; scigaithris - parody; leannán - lover; uaigh - grave; lúc(...)

Limerick hurlers celebrate their 2020 All-Ireland win at a vacant Croke Park. Photograph: Morgan Treacy/Inpho

The new GAA season comes swooping into our living rooms on Saturday night and first on show are the All-Ireland hurling champions, Limerick. The auto(...)

Michael McAteer, newly re-elected managing partner of Grant Thornton Ireland. Photograph: Crispin Rodwell

After months of damaging revelations about its former chief executive John Delaney, taking on the Football Association of Ireland (FAI) as an aud(...)

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