Patrick Burke

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Pat Burke: a passion for all forms of theatre

Actor, teacher, drama director, scholar and writer Pat Burke, born on May 6th, 1943, in Johnstown, Co Kildare, was a “man for all seasons” (to borrow (...)

Diarmuid McCormack of Clongowes Wood touches down for a try during the   Bank of Ireland Leinster Schools Senior Cup quarter-final in  Donnybrook. Photograph: Bryan Keane/Inpho

Clongowes Wood College 55 St Gerard’s School 24 Clongowes Wood avoided St Michael’s in the draw for the Leinster Senior Cup semi-finals after overco(...)

St Michael’s College 67 Temple Carrig 0 Champions St Michael’s are intent on making it two-in-a-row in the Senior Cup and it will take something spec(...)

  Jenny Rodden, Three Store manager in Galway, with Eugene and Ronan Greaney from The Dough Bros Wood Fired Pizza, one the businesses that uses the 3Plus app to find new customers. Photo: Andrew Downes/

Originally launched in 2015, Three Ireland’s 3Plus loyalty app is now being used by businesses around Ireland to target users living locally and who m(...)

Debris is seen in the front yard of a damaged home in Linwood, Kansas, US, after several tornadoes touched down in the region. Photograph: Nate Chute/Reuters

Residents of Oklahoma and Arkansas near the swollen Arkansas river prepared for flooding on Wednesday, moving valuables to higher floors of their hom(...)

Youth Work Ireland says its online survey of more than 1,300 young people shows a huge appetite for education on issues such as consent, the law and contraception. File photograph: iStock

The largest youth organisation in Ireland has launched a campaign urging the Government to remove religious ethos as a barrier to safe and inclusive s(...)

A review of sex education in schools has been launched. Photograph: Getty

One in five young people think internet pornography is a “useful” source of information about healthy sexual relationships, a poll of young people ind(...)

Irish Life has said it is not considering a foray into private hospital ownership.

Irish Life is preparing its first incursion into the Irish residential property market. The pensions and fund manager has indicated it is at an “advan(...)

AIB has been caught up in the controversy around offshore tax avoidance by wealthy customers following the leaking of the Paradise Papers. Photograph:  Cyril Byrne

The relationship between AIB and the Appleby offshore law firm’s office in the Isle of Man is an extraordinarily intimate one. Not only do the leaked(...)

Minister for Children and Youth Affairs Katherine Zappone at the annual conference of Youth Work Ireland at the Royal Hospital Kilmainham, in Dublin.

A new model of youth work in Ireland will see intensive outreach work with vulnerable teenagers take place in the coming months. Youth workers are se(...)

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