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Papy Kahoya Kasongo and his Wife Nadine and their children Shukrani (1), Milka (4), Ethan (6) and Barouchage (8). Photograph: Alan Betson

The Irish skies were dark and overcast the afternoon Papy Kahova Kasongo, his wife, Nadine, and their two sons disembarked from their flight at Dublin(...)

A recent  study from the Higher Education Authority  showed  students from wealthier backgrounds are more likely to study high-points university courses and earn more within months of graduation. Photograph: iStock

Do children from more affluent backgrounds do better in school because they have more resources, or because they’re genetically superior? In a recent(...)

Seahorse is a sharp and funny play about the anxiety of being a woman in modern Ireland.

Women’s day is leaking. The international day, which has been around for more than 100 years, these days sees events and campaigns starting days befor(...)

Minister for Children and  An Cosán co-founder Katherine Zappone will officially launch the new course in ICT on Monday. Photograph: Eric Luke

Intelligence is classless, a leading education rights advocate has said, announcing details of a new course aimed at helping single mothers who left s(...)

Stephanie Yeates and her son and Carter; Catherine Smith; Ismail Olujoog; and Cllr Brian Leech. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

Families in transitional housing who were removed from the homelessness figures when they were recalculated could now face eviction so that they will (...)

Avril Hannifin, a graduate of An Cosán,  at Goodbody Stockbroker’s office in  Ballsbridge, where she’s doing a  paid apprenticeship. Photograph:   Cyril Byrne

Avril Hannifin was a bright spark at school in the Dublin suburb of Clondalkin. Her parents expected her to go to college. Instead, she fell into po(...)

Children from  schools in Tipperary gather at the Department of Education in 2017 to protest at their ‘exclusion’ from the Deis scheme. File photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons

The Government’s support scheme for children in disadvantaged schools is failing to narrow the achievement gap with other schools, an Oireachtas commi(...)

Margaret Turley at the Trinity Centre for people with intellectual disabilities: now getting work experience at  consultancy firm EY and living away from home.  Photograph: Cyril Byrne

When Margaret Turley went to a special school for children with intellectual disabilities, all she recalls is being told what she couldn’t do. “We we(...)

Castletown Round House, an Irish Landmark Trust property

Having begun as somewhat of a pipsqueak biting at the heels of more established European Heritage Days, Ireland’s National Heritage Week has now estab(...)

Minister for Children Katherine Zappone said the couple, who married in 2003 in British Columbia, spent ‘36 blissful years together and we supported each other in everything that we did’. Image: Screenshot from RTÉ Player

Minister for Children Katherine Zappone has said she will “never be the same” following the death of her wife Dr Ann Louise Gilligan last month. Ms (...)

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