James McGovern, a recently retired teacher who led his school to win a record haul of awards for public speaking competitions. Photograph: Patrick Browne
Secrets of school debating success

As a young teacher in CBS Enniscorthy in the mid-1980s, I took over the coaching of the public speaking and debating teams as an extracurricular activ(...)

The Murder Capital: could make a killing. Photograph: Grayce Leonard

What: Ireland’s best new rock band? Where: Dublin Why: The only song made public to date from this fledgling five-piece from Dublin is a live session (...)

Delegates at the ASTI conference in Cork  voted on Wednesday morning to stop working an additional 33 non-teaching hours per year. Photograph: Michael Mac Sweeney

Secondary school teachers have unanimously supported a motion to cease working additional hours agreed under the Croke Park pay deal, raising the pro(...)

Ciarán McKeever: will be marshalling Cullyhanna’s defence tomorrow

SUNDAYKerry SFC final – Dr Crokes v Austin Stacks, Fitzgerald Stadium Killarney, 3.0: County showdowns don’t come much bigger than this. Why, exactly?(...)