Roger Federer specialised relatively late, becoming serious about tennis only as he neared his teens. Photograph: Tess Derry/PA Wire

Tiger Woods and Roger Federer have one thing in common: mastery of their sport. But the path they followed to their respective pinnacles was completel(...)

Kenneth Montgomery, the doyen of Irish conductors

Sunday 3rd CCI/Paul Hilliard Hugh Lane Gallery, Dublin, hughlane.ie What? No women? You might wonder why, as Chamber Choir Ireland and its conductor(...)

Online programmes are on the rise in the Irish university sector, with everything from certificates and diplomas to undergraduate and postgraduate deg(...)

A tapestry portraying Cardinal John Henry Newman hangs from the facade of St. Peter’s Basilica, at the Vatican. Photograph: Alessandra Tarantino/AP

The founding rector/president of Ireland’s only Catholic university, precursor of University College Dublin (UCD), John Henry Newman was canonised by (...)

Cardinal John Henry Newman ‘ministered patiently to the poor immigrant Irish in his care in Birmingham’. Photograph: AP/Catholic Church

The canonisation of John Henry Newman this weekend will attract thousands of pilgrims to Rome and, belatedly, an official representative from UCD and (...)

Archbishop of Dublin Diarmuid Martin said there was “a need for the transformation of dimensions of Irish culture for the sake of mature pluralism”. Photograph: Dara Mac Donaill

Irish universities have “lost the dream” which Cardinal John Henry Newman had of “liberal education and of a liberal education for Catholics”, the Arc(...)

The LIV Student accommodation complex on Church Street in Dublin

Students face over 10% rent increase in Dublin complex: Tenants in a student complex in the capital are facing rent increases of more than 10 per cent(...)

Cardinal Newman, a convert to Catholicism from the Church of England, came to Ireland in 1851 at the invitation of then Catholic archbishop of Dublin Paul Cullen to be the rector of a new Catholic University, now UCD. Photograph: Getty Images

UCD has announced it will send a representative to Rome next Sunday for the canonisation of its first rector Cardinal John Henry Newman. In a statem(...)

Cardinal Newman, a convert to Catholicism from the Church of England, came to Ireland in 1851 at the invitation of then Catholic archbishop of Dublin Paul Cullen to be the rector of a new Catholic University, now UCD. Photograph: Getty Images

A former UCD registrar has described as “extraordinarily narrowminded” a decision by the university that it will not be officially represented at the (...)

Cardinal John Henry Newman: ‘we walk to heaven backward.’

Theologian, scholar, educationalist, poet, novelist, convert, cardinal and blessed are some of the outstanding titles of John Henry Newman we can cele(...)

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