Paddy Jackson: taking a keen interest in Northern Ireland’s hopes of qualifying for Euro 2016. Photograph: Billy Stickland/Inpho

The final hit out was with almost 2,000 fans waving and cheering from the main stand in the RDS. This last public training session saw Rob Kearney bla(...)

What happens when an architect and a designer get together to design their own home? In the case of John McCarthy and Geraldine O’Brien, of McCarthy(...)

Milliner Alice Kelly  from Wexford at the ‘Enterprise Zone’ at Showcase in the RDS. The craft trade fair which runs until January 21st. Photograph: Mark Stedman/Photocall Ireland

One of the perils of being president of Ireland is that people keep pressing gifts into your hands. How many local history books can a president read?(...)

Castres interntaional outhalf and captain Rémi Talès who at the end of this season will join the exodus of key players from the club. Photograph: Remy Gabalda/AFP/Getty Images

Jack Kerouac once observed “great things are not accomplished by those who yield to trends, fads and popular opinion”. The players and management of C(...)

Chloe O’Neill (16) from John the Baptist Community School in Limerick with her exhibit, does running to the beat speed up your feet, at the BT Young Scientist Exhibition at the RDS, Dublin. Photogaph: Gareth Chaney/Collins 2:21

A spoonful of sugar helps the medicine go down in humans but when it comes to horses, try fenugreek. Seven out of 10 horses agree that fenugreek or ot(...)

Brainy: Micheal Ní Coill, Andrew Eley and David McDermott from Coláiste Phádraig, Lucan, with their project, Concussion Screening, at the BT Young Scientist & Technology Exhibition 2015. Photograph: Alan Betson 3:05

Two students have developed ways of getting edible protein from single-celled organisms and another has come up with a way to take dangerous pathogens(...)

Claire Nichols from Sutton Park School with her project, Correlation or Coincidence?, at the BT Young Scientist & Technology Exhibition. Photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times

A student has more than doubled her money on the stock market by selling and buying stocks whenever a solar flare occurs.Claire Nichols’ flutter on(...)

The Hustle dance group, dressed for the occasion in long white lab coats, performing at the opening ceremony of the BT Young Scientist Exhibition at the RDS on Wednesday. Photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times 1:47

When was the last time you saw the Taoiseach share space on a stage with hiphop dancers? It happened on Wednesday afternoon at the official launch par(...)

Emily Duffy, from Desmond College in Limerick, with  her Homeless sleeping bag. Photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times. 1:47

Finding a way to help homeless people inspired an impressive project on display this morning at the BT Young Scientist and Technology Exhibition at th(...)

Paul Clarke from St Pauls College, Dublin, who emerged overall winner of the BT Young Scientist & Technologist 2014 Award with his project, Contributions to Cyclic Graph Theory. Photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times

Winners of the Young Scientist Exhibition at the RDS have an outstanding record when they bring their projects forward to similar events abroad. Aside(...)