It is widely accepted that girls have stolen the march on boys when it comes to excelling in the classroom. Reports of higher grades, a keener interes(...)

Tara Moriarty from Fethard Co Tipperary with her sons Jack and Sean. Photograph: John D Kelly

We all have childhood memories of visits from the “school nurse” and bittersweet afternoons off for routine visits to the dentist or eye clinic. It wa(...)