Chris Maher, founder and chief executive of Musical Youth Foundation, with student Daryl Ward, at Ringsend College, Dublin. Photographer: Dara Mac Dónaill  Dara Mac Donaill  Dara MacDonaill

“Learning the guitar has made me a lot more organised and a lot more confident,” Daryl Ward (16) says. Ward is taking time between classes at his scho(...)

Leaving Cert points are not the only way to progress to college

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