Niamh Ryan from Castleknock with her eight A1 results in the Leaving Certificate at Loreto College, St Stephen’s Green. Photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times

Schools with the highest achievers in this year’s Leaving Cert results are from Cos Dublin, Cork and Mayo. While no candidate received nine A1s this(...)

Paul Coulson: as he turns 64, the head of Ardagh Group is not retiring, but looking at more ways to expand his glass empire. Photograph: Frank Miller

A year ago, Paul Coulson finally seemed to have lost his nerve as he dropped out of the running for a €3 billion bottle-making business being sold by (...)

Belvedere College meet favourites Blackrock College in this year’s quarter-final of the Leinster Senior Cup. Photograph: Dan Sheridan/Inpho

Holders Roscrea have avoided some of the bigger guns to draw Gonzaga in the Bank of Ireland Leinster Schools Senior Cup quarter-final at the draw in B(...)

Mia Colleran and Shona Ní Aodhagain celebrate getting their Leaving Cert results at Coláiste Íosagáin, Stillorgan. Photograph: Eric Luke/The Irish Times

Gaelscoileanna and fee-paying schools dominate school rankings with the highest number of students graduating to third-level education, Irish Times fi(...)

Mr Justice Paul Carney retired from the bench last April after a legal career spanning five decades, including some 25 years service as a judge of the High Court. Photograph: Eric Luke

Mr Justice Paul Carney, who died today, retired from the bench last April after a legal career spanning five decades, including some 25 years (...)

With a touch of gothic about it, and a great deal of fin de siècle allure and decoration, Misterton invites you to dream a little while getting a f(...)

Eddie Murphy (left), with Ciaran Benson. Photograph: Matt Kavanagh

Edward Murphy, who has died aged 66, was librarian at the National College of Art and Design (NCAD) until he retired last year. During his 35-year ten(...)

Fr Joseph Dargan SJ, who has died aged 81, held many positions of responsibility in the Society of Jesus in Ireland, most notably that of provincial, (...)

Kings Hospital’s Ntinga Mipke celebrates after his team scored a try against Gonzaga at Balbriggan yesterday. Photograph: Morgan Treacy/Inpho.

Gonzaga 26, King’s Hospital 19: Tries from Barry Goulding, Roddy Fitzpatrick, Ross McKeever, Andy Marks, three of which were converted by McKeever hel(...)

UCD celebrate promotion to Div 1A last May. Photograph: Cathal Noonan/Inpho

UCD began their rugby scholarship programme in September 1997. Brian O’Driscoll was an inaugural recipient (cutting short a sojourn in Ibiza to emb(...)

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