Jack Chambers, Minister of State for Sport and the Gaeltacht. Photograph:  Fran Veale

All EY Irish Hockey League matches have been postponed until further notice following a Government announcement on Wednesday of the removal of the sen(...)

Photograph: Laszlo Geczo/Inpho

It is understood that Fianna Fáil’s Minister for Public Expenditure and Reform, Michael McGrath and Jack Chambers, Minister of State for Sport and Gae(...)

Church of Ireland Primate Archbishop John McDowell (above) and Archbishop of Dublin Michael Jackson said they ‘recognised that very difficult situations and emotions can arise from the management of care towards the end of a life’.

The Church of Ireland Archbishops have called for sensitivity in discussing end of life issues as the Dying with Dignity Bill in the Dáil goes to Comm(...)

Jon Bon Jovi photographed at the RDS in Dublin in 2011. Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons / The Irish Times

In his early childhood, Bono was subjected to threats of violence from Orangemen marauding through his Dublin neighbourhood - at least if you believe (...)

‘The future relationship between the UK and the European Union will be the focus of debate and negotiation for many years to come’

Ireland’s main church leaders have appealed to the United Kingdom and Europen Union “to act with urgency and generosity,” on Brexit. They have calle(...)

Admissions figures show private schools and high-performing non-fee paying schools turned away hundreds of applicants last year. Photograph: Getty Images

Schools in the south Dublin area are among the most heavily oversubscribed in the country, according to enrollment data published for the first time. (...)

A group of parents protest over an end to sibling-first policies outside Our Lady’s Grove National School in Goatstown. Photograph: Laura Hutton

Jamie Tratalos and his partner, Lara Byrne, breathed a huge sigh of relief last year when their daughter secured a place in junior infants at their lo(...)

Seán O’Neill’s Down jersey and football boots, worn in the 1960 All-Ireland Senior Football final when they beat Kerry, and a football signed by the team, at the GAA Museum in Croke Park. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

Of all the many conversations I’ve had over the years about the rise of the 1960 Down team, one in particular stands out to this day. And it wasn’t wi(...)

Arsenal’s Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang takes a knee in support of the Black Lives Matter movement. The Church of Ireland said  taking the knee ‘has become a symbol of protest against racial injustice and an expression of solidarity’. Photograph: Laurence Griffiths/PA Wire/NMC Pool.

The Church of Ireland bishops have approved a ‘Taking the Knee’ ceremony opposing racism for use in all its churches across the island of Ireland duri(...)

Matthew Malone in Fishamble’s Embargo, part of the Dublin Theatre Festival

In a meeting room on Denmark Street, a pacifist train driver is describing being tarred and feathered by a nationalist mob during the munitions strike(...)

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