Rufus Wainwright: ‘A lot of young male singer-songwriters were dying. I don’t know how I managed to dodge that bullet.’ Photograph: Brent N Clarke/FilmMagic

Every morning as a child, Rufus Wainwright would wake to the sound of his mother, Kate McGarrigle, playing the Goldberg Variations on the piano. “[(...)

Whatever your reason for going back to education, there’s a course to suit you: Project Futsal, winner of an Aontas Star Award

The Leaving Cert is easy enough to follow. Most teens do it, although some opt for Youthreach or the Leaving Cert Applied programme. Third-level or fu(...)

Gavin Duffy seen above ahead of last summer’s Connacht championship match in Dr Hyde Park has been dropped from Mayo’s  panel. Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

Gavin Duffy has been dropped from the Mayo senior football panel despite not having played a second of competitive action since his much trumpeted (...)

Mary I had previously been awarded the fixture against IT Carlow having reported the ineligbility of one of IT Carlow’s players during their group stage defeat to them. Photograph: Ryan Byrne/Inpho

IT Carlow are back into the Fitzgibbon Cup in the latest twist in a Higher Education 2015 season saturated with player eligibility concerns, expulsion(...)

Ciarán O’Hanlon (right) is one of the three Queen’s University players deemed ineligible to play in the Sigerson Cup. Photograph: Inpho.

Controversy has broken out in the Sigerson Cup with the decision of the GAA’s third-level governing body, the Higher Education Authority (HEA), to ex(...)

Mayo’s Cillian O’Connor - UUJ take on DCU on Wednesday at 2pm in Jordanstown. Photograph: Mike Shaughnessy/Inpho

Cillian O’Connor has been looking in at DCU and the Sigerson Cup for a long time now, walking distance apart yet on the field the Mayo footballer’s fo(...)

Queen’s University versus IT Sligo - Sligo’s Mark McHugh and Queens Ciaran O’Holland. Photograph: Matt Mackey/Inpho

Queen’s University 0-8 Sligo IT 1-9 (aet)Four unanswered points in the second half of extra time helped Sligo IT beat Queen’s University in last night(...)

Former Connacht captain Gavin Duffy will make his Mayo bow on Sunday. Photograph: Cathal Noonan/Inpho

Eight months after the furore and anticipation which surrounded Gavin Duffy’s conversion from rugby international to Mayo gaelic footballer the 32-yea(...)

Paul Geaney gained great experience in the Sigerson Cup before starring for the Kerry senior football team. Photograph: Inpho.

On Sunday when Kerry take on Donegal in the All-Ireland minor final, the county will be marking 20 years since previously winning the Tom Markham Cup(...)

Learning the ropes: graduates from the Open Training College (above), which offers adult learning in human services and the non-profit sector
The A to Z of adult education

Access: Not everyone got the Leaving Cert they wanted. Mature students missed the chance to attend college. Students with disabilities and students fr(...)