Ciaran O Neill

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Competition is less intense than it was last year, when more than 23,000 applied to secure one of the 550 places that were then on offer. Photograph: The Irish Times

Nearly 17,000 people have applied for 600 vacancies in An Garda Síochána, the Public Appointments Service (PAS) has confirmed, with about 28 candidate(...)

Some 54 per cent of all Garda vehicles are now more than three years old. Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons/The Irish Times

Only one in 10 of the 260 new Garda vehicles promised by the Government will be high-powered and none will be specifically allocated to the fight agai(...)

Harrow schoolboys in formal uniform watched by local lads in London: Irish schools for boys were modelled on the successful global brand of English public schools. Photograph: Getty Images

One of the most divisive educational issues in modern societies is the link between private education and social class. In Ireland, medium- to low-(...)

PJ Stone, GRA general secretary, said the promotions system within An Garda Síochána was biased, with the sons or daughters of serving or former senior officers more likely to be promoted than others. Photograph: Conor Ó Mearáin

The death of a teenager after he was released from Garda custody underlined the need for clear guidelines on how the force should handle intoxicated p(...)

General view of a groundskeeper repairing the damage done to the pitch after the U2 concert which caused the postponement of the Leinster hurling final. Photograph: Inpho

News that Garth Brooks is to play a fifth concert at Croke Park brings the series to within four days of the All-Ireland football quarter-finals on th(...)

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