Students Caitlin Mc Gee, Abbie Doyle, Chloe Clifford and Chloe Delaney from Caritas College, Ballyfermot,  are sitting their childcare exam paper for the Leaving Cert Applied.  Photograph: Cyril Byrne

The Leaving Cert is regularly criticised for its pressure cooker-style final exams and rote-learning. Wouldn’t it be better if there was a more pract(...)

39 Wheatfield Road, Portmarnock

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Not to be Known by Aideen Barry

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Marion Dennis with her son, Jamie. Marion is reaping the rewards for participating in the Preparing for Life programme. Photograph: Conor Healy

Marion Dennis was “terrified” when she learned she was pregnant at the age of 42 with her son Jamie, even though he wasn’t her first child. But having(...)

Elaine McCann with her daughter Chloe who took part in the Preparing for Life, parenting mentoring programme in North Dublin which was found to dramatically improve children’s IQ, health and behaviour. Photograph: Conor Healy Photography

An early intervention programme trialed in north Dublin has significantly improved outcomes for children’s IQ and behaviour. The first in a series of(...)

Members of the Young Social Innovators youth panel Aaron Brazil and Kirsty Real.   Photograph: Alan Betson

Over 20, 000 students have created projects with the support of Young Social Innovators (YSI) since it was founded 15 years ago. At the launch of a ne(...)

Fine Gael TD John Perry  canvassing in Sligo. Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons/The Irish Times

Scuttling around Sligo town in his pinstripes and polished brown shoes and speaking in his distinctive voice that sounds like an agitated bee captured(...)

Sarsfields’ Ivan Kenny and Craughwell’s Adrian Cullinane in action during the  Galway senior hurling championship final replay at  Pearse Stadium, Galway. Photograph: Inpho

Sarsfields 2-10 Craughwell 0-14 Two goals in the opening half proved decisive as Sarsfields, the first club to win successive All-Ireland club (...)

Gardaí on the scene at Kenny’s Bar in Oughterard  when the body of Mr John Kenny was discovered in September 2011. Photograph: Joe O’Shaughnessy

A man who denied any involvement in the manslaughter of a teacher and publican has been sentenced to four years in prison for withholding evidence dur(...)

10 Kilbarrack Grove, Raheny, Dublin 5

Address: 10 Kilbarrack Grove, Raheny, Dublin 5 Agent: Property Team Noel Kelly A large garden and cul-de-sac setting gives this three-bedro(...)