Gerard Gallagher, at DIT on Mountjoy Square, talks about dyslexia: ‘I’ve learned that the role of parents is hugely important: mine really wanted me to do well.’ Photograph: Eric Luke

College is a good place to have dyslexia. Secondary schools, in general, are less so. Children with dyslexia are in luck if their parents have mone(...)

UrAbility founder James Northridge with his Dragons Den investor Barry O’ Sullivan. Photograph: Mark Maxwell

nVoting for no schoolAnother election, another day lost in education. So, this year’s local and European elections will probably see well over a thou(...)

Painting herself out of a corner: artist  Mary Duffy by the beach at  at Newcastle, Co Wicklow. Photograph: Eric Luke

Disability is a double-edged sword. There has been a huge change in attitudes to and support for students with diagnosed disabilities at all levels(...)