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Denis Bergin on graduation day in 1966 with his parents Richard and Mary.

On a recent Sunday, some 40 elderly men gathered to mark 50 years since graduation. The Maynooth Class of 1966. Back in September 1963, dressed in uni(...)

Loyalist forces stand guard on a main road in the Mansoura residential district of Yemen’s second city of Aden after they pushed Al-Qaeda out of parts of the  city. Photograph:  Saleh al-Obeidi/AFP/Getty Images

An Indian priest, Fr Tom Uzhunnalil, was reported to have been crucified by Islamic State in Yemen on Good Friday. The bishop for the area has said th(...)

‘Fr Tom came into our classroom he was animated about Heraclitus. “Lads”, he began, “the philosopher Heraclitus said ‘no man steps in the same river twice’, but . . .”.’ Photograph: Getty Images

He was our last teacher of Greek. He introduced us to that strange language, all the way from alpha to omega. Through Fr Tom Flynn we met Thucydides, (...)

The funeral of Niamh Doyle  which took place at the Holy Family Church, Askea, Carlow. Photograph: Mark Stedman/Photocall Ireland

There were four funerals but just one overarching theme – the sense of young lives cut short in a brutal instant. The funerals for the last two of th(...)