Barbara Ennis, principal of Alexandra College in Dublin 6: “Parents have a choice and they want to invest in their children’s education.”  Photograph: David Sleator

Not so long ago, many private schools were facing falling student numbers, government funding cuts and an uncertain future. Several private schools o(...)

Willie Duggan: a talisman for club, province and country. Photograph: Patrick Bolger/Inpho

William Patrick Duggan Born: March 12th, 1950 Died: August 28th, 2017 Willie Duggan, who has died aged 67, was an outstanding rugby player, among the(...)

The family of Willie Duggan, including his son Willie, wife Ellen and daughter Monica, follow his coffin as his funeral cortege leaves St Mary’s Cathedral in Kilkenny after his funeral Mass on Thursday. Photograph: Laura Hutton/The Irish Times

A legend, a leader, a braveheart, a kind, loving and spiritual man - these were among the accolades used to describe Willie Duggan at his funeral Mass(...)

Girl Guides from Swords, Portmarnock and Rathfarnham at the Glow 6 Camp at Ignite 2017, where  more than 600 tents were needed. Photograph: Alan Betson

Can being a Girl Guide help develop life skills for being a woman in the 21st century? That was the big question I carried with me when I arrived at I(...)

William O’Brien: He was a former director of Murphy’s brewery in Cork and was partly responsible for convincing Heineken to take it over

Willie O’Brien, who has died at the age of 89, was the founder of one of Ireland’s most successful crane- and plant-hire companies. A lifelong support(...)

Fr Jack Finucane who helped to set up the aid agency Concern  and continued to work with the organisation under 2002.

Fr Jack Finucane, the Limerick-born priest who played a leading role for decades in one of Ireland’s largest aid agencies, Concern has died unexpected(...)

Glenstal Abbey celebrate after defeating Rockwell College 18-0 in the Munster Schools Senior Cup quarter-final at Clanwilliam RFC, Tipperary. Photograph: Inpho

Ardscoil Rís from Limerick caused one of the biggest shocks in the Munster Schools Senior Cup by defeating the holders CBC 9-7 in a dramatic quarter-f(...)

Junior cycle reforms: The ASTI is opposed  and says teachers should not be asked to assess their own students for work linked in any way to State exams. Photograph: Peter Thursfield

Teachers in some fee-paying schools have been criticised by Department of Education inspectors for failing to implement changes linked to the reformed(...)

Reigning champions CBC are aiming to add to their table-topping 29 wins in the senior cup. Photograph: Dave Howarth/ Inpho/Camerasport

Reigning champions CBC got the defence of their Munster Senior Schools Cup title off to the best possible start with a comfortable 30-5 win against C(...)

Muhammad Ali: accidental boxer was ranked the greatest athlete of the 20th century by Sports Illustrated magazine. Photograph: Getty Images

The Greatest Muhammad Ali (1942-2016) Born Cassius Marcellus Clay in Louisville, Kentucky, the son of a house painter, the man who would change h(...)

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