John Dowling

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The memorial service at the Pôle Universitaire Léonard de Vinci, where John Dowling taught English and European civilisation for 20 years. Photograph: Lara Marlowe

John Dowling’s friends made his memorial service on Tuesday night a joyful celebration of the Irish lecturer’s life. There was only one reference to (...)

John Dowling: “Adorable, always good-humoured and very, very intelligent”. Photograph: Pôle Universitaire Léonard de Vinci/PA

It is not unusual to hear praise for the dead. But the praise yesterday from students and colleagues of John Dowling, the 66-year-old Irish lecturer m(...)

Edited image: Forensic police in front of the main entrance of the Pôle Universitaire Léonard-de-Vinci where John Dowling (inset), a 66-year-old teacher from Ireland, was stabbed to death. Photograph: Philippe Lopez/AFP/Getty Images

A 66-year-old Irish lecturer was killed in front of students from the university where he had taught for 20 years in the Paris suburb of Courbevoie on(...)

The front of  a postcard from Phil Stuart. Photograph: Malachy Clerkin

The autograph book on Tony Daly’s kitchen table is small and thick and rectangular and there’s the give of a medium-cooked steak in it when you press (...)

The Birmingham Six after their release in London in 1991, with Chris Mullin  (centre, with scarf) outside the Old Bailey. File photograph: Joe St Leger/The Irish Times

Former British Labour Party MP and author Chris Mullin will speak about the lessons that can be learned from the case of the Birmingham Six at a summe(...)

Kerry manager Eamonn Fitzmaurice celebrates with minor manager Jack O’Connor following victory over Donegal on Sunday. Photograph: Morgan Treacy/Inpho

When Dublin County Board launched its planning document Unleashing the Blue Wave – A Strategy for Dublin GAA 2011-2017 three years ago, the vision of (...)

Brendan Greenan from Monaghan preparing a Holstein Friesian calf for judging at the Virgina Show. Photograph: Alan Betson / The Irish Times

Sean O’Connell took in all the sights of Virginia Show yesterday. He saw his father stewarding in the horse ring. He watched the cattle breeds being p(...)