Maria Sancta

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On foot of complaints, the Department of Education contacted a number of schools in the non fee-paying sector, advising them that admissions charges are illegal. Photograph: iStock

Some schools have been charging parents up to hundreds of euro in enrolment fees despite legislation prohibiting the practice. Between October 2019 a(...)

The Frascati shopping centre in  Blackrock, Co Dublin. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

What’s so good about it? Most people think of Blackrock as a village dense with posh private schools and Ross O’Carroll-Kelly types. The cliche exists(...)

Cuala celebrate their victory over Ballyea  in the All-Ireland club final last March. Photograph:  Tommy Dickson/Inpho

It’s safe to say that the timing probably didn’t appeal greatly to Mattie Kenny. The former Galway mentor, who last March managed Cuala to Dublin’s fi(...)

Two-bed, two-bath, terraced house, at 9 Castlefield Orchard for €410k. Agent: Sherry FitzGerald.

Knocklyon in south west Dublin is one of the capital’s greenest suburbs with a high ratio of parkland, playing fields and communal greens in its many (...)

Darragh Conboy and John Connolly of Hazel Mountain Chocolate

The Burren’s Wild Honey Inn this week became the first pub in Ireland to win a Michelin star. With an appetite for sourcing fresh produce from indigen(...)

Gerard Mooney, principal at Synge Street primary school in Dublin 8.  Photograph: Cyril Byrne

It’s one of Ireland’s best-known schools, with an impressive roll call of past pupils such as Gay Byrne, Eddie Jordan, Eamonn Andrews and former presi(...)

If football-crazy small boys could buy houses then number 3 Templeroan Close would make any shortlist. Templeroan is an estate of brown-brick homes (...)