Aaron Gilmartin: ‘Despite what my mother would have you believe, my expertise at ‘League of Legends’ has helped me during these exams.’ Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

Near the eastern coast of Hibernia, Dunshaughlin shines as the kingdom’s paragon of virtue among all the other human settlements. The people of Dun(...)

The Exam Squad: Leaving Certificate students at Dunshaughlin Community College, Dunshaughlin, Co Meath. From left; Linda McCormack, Stuart Bridgett, Catherine Vance, Sarah Keane, Aaron Gilmartin and Albert Wilkinson.Photographer: Dara Mac Dónaill/The Irish Times

Dublin casts a long shadow over Dunshaughlin Community College in Co Meath. Rising property prices during the boom led many of the students’ parents (...)