Left: woodturner Glenn Lucas; centre: Fiadh Durham of Fiadh Woven Design; right: Eamonn Terry of Criostal na Rinne

In search of the perfect gift? How about jewellery, textiles, toys, art or wooden craft that has been made in Ireland? Plus, from woodturners to ce(...)

 Michael Keogh from Mallow, Co Cork a patient at the National Rehabilitation Hospital in Dun Laoghaire, Co Dublin. Photograph: Bryan O Brien/The Irish Times

First proposed in 1970s, the hospital’s new facilities opened in June but when the whole project is complete it will still not have enough beds to (...)

John Boyle: “We must grow in membership and influence, strengthening ties with sister unions and professional organisations and delivering additional services to members.” File photograph: YouTube

A Dublin-based school principal has been elected to lead the Irish National Teachers’ Organisation (INTO) from next year. John Boyle, principal of St(...)

Lorraine O’Connor

“I was bruised and battered, I couldn’t tell what I felt/I was unrecognisable to myself/Saw my reflection in a window and didn’t know my own face.” –(...)

The Irish Primary Principals’ Network said surveys showed difficulties in sourcing substitute teachers for teachers on short-term absences were getting worse. Photograph: PA

Children’s education is now suffering because of growing difficulties finding qualified teachers, school managers have warned. The Oireachtas educat(...)