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A leg up: fee-paying schools are seen to give students an advantage. St Michael’s College and Blackrock College clash in the Leinster Schools Senior Cup Final last month. Photograph: Eric Luke

Should the state support fee-paying schools? This question is arguably the most divisive in Irish education today, pitting parent against parent, t(...)

Dublin’s Jason Whelan  scores his first-half goal against Mayo in the Allianz NFL semi-final at Croke Park. Photograph: Donall Farmer/Inpho

An afternoon of roundly confirmed suspicions in Croke Park. A crowd of 24,941 came to the big horseshoe in Dublin 3 and left with no greater su(...)

Sinn Féin leader Gerry Adams, Mary Lou McDonald, Martin McGuinness and Pearse Doherty (left) after the leader’s address at the Sinn Féin Ardfheis   in the Royal Theatre, Castlebar, Co Mayo, at the weekend. Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons

At the Sinn Féin Ardfheis in Castlebar, Co Mayo, at the weekend, were Gerry Adams and Martin McGuinness conjuring at the back of their minds th(...)

Sinn Féin deputy leader Mary Lou McDonald TD addresses the party’s árdfheis. She urged party members to vote in favour of a motion allowing them to vote on the issue of abortion according to their conscience. Photograph: Sinn Féin.

Abortion poses the biggest threat to the unity of Sinn Féin since the peace process, the party's ardfheis has been told as delegates voted agai(...)

[FEATDROP5]A [/FEATDROP5]lighthouse stay offers a sense of sanctuary and escape from everyday life. The decommissioned lighthouse on Clare Isla(...)

  The decommissioned lighthouse on Clare Island with the  mainland in the background
To the lighthouse

A lighthouse stay offers a sense of sanctuary and escape from everyday life. The decommissioned lighthouse on Clare Island’s northeast face pre(...)

12/04/2013. Sinn Fein Ard Fheis. Deputy First Minister of Northern Ireland, Martin McGuinness delivers his keynote address at the Royal Theatre Hotel in Castlebar, Co Mayo on the first evening of the party's Ard Fheis. Photo: Laura Hutton/Photocall Ireland

The North's Deputy First Minister Martin McGuinness has acknowledged tensions within the Northern Executive between unionist and nationalist Mi(...)

12/04/2013. Sinn Fein Ard Fheis. Deputy First Minister of Northern Ireland, Martin McGuinness delivers his keynote address at the Royal Theatre Hotel in Castlebar, Co Mayo on the first evening of the party's Ard Fheis. Photo: Laura Hutton/Photocall Ireland

The North's Deputy First Minister Martin McGuinness has acknowledged tensions within the Northern Executive between unionist and nationalist Minist(...)

When his mother told him to get a job in the civil service, a teenage Kieran Folliard balked at the idea. So he went to Saudi Arabia to market (...)

The forthright comments of Donegal’s All-Ireland winning manager Jim McGuinness about his relative indifference to getting relegated from the t(...)

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