Michael Fennelly (left) in action for Kilkenny: interest in UCD’s 18-week postgraduate certificate in innovation, entrepreneurship and enterprise really picked up after Fennelly and other GAA players did the programme.Photograph: ©inpho/james crombie

Are innovative people born that way or can you learn how to become more innovative? Brendan Byrne is a strong believer in learning from the experience(...)

By second year, the novelty of secondary school has worn off and there is no State exam to concentrate their minds, so it can become a tug of wills.Photograph: Thinkstock

This time last year they were the children who stood out with their brand new, oversized uniforms, bulging school bags and a tendency to get lost in t(...)

Elizabeth Brennan, Cathy Henderson and Mary Hunter working on the 1913 Lockout Tapestry. The creative process is a collective experience, with each of the panels created by members of craft,  community and prison groups. Photograph: Aidan Crawley

The thing to remember about the 1913 Lockout Tapestry is that it’s not a tapestry. “It’s not a tapestry,” says Helen Jakobsen, a member (...)