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John Scottus  primary school in Rathmichael, Co Dublin, which has emphasis on outdoor play and learning. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

It’s a damp, cold day and the children of John Scottus primary school are tramping through a forest in their wellies, hats and muddy overalls to an ou(...)

Class sizes in the private primary sector are typically much smaller than in public national schools where there is an average of 25 pupils for each teacher. Photograph: Dave Thompson/PA Wire

Enrolment in private primary schools is on the rise as affluent parents choose to pay for smaller class sizes, a broader curriculum and “wrap-around” (...)

Remote learning, lockdowns and pandemic uncertainty have increased anxiety and depression among adolescents, and heightened concerns about their mental health. Photograph: iStock

I’m on a Zoom call for work in the living room. My teen son is on a class he can’t quite follow in the kitchen. I hear the occasional request of “came(...)

Rebecca, Danielle and Sari Winckworth  at home and work in Rathmichael. Photograph: Eric Luke

A family of women, the Winckworths have spent years earning fame and cutting their teeth in separate industries, only to find themselves all coming t(...)

Ferndale Road is a leafy, private and upmarket cul-de-sac in Rathmichael, Co Dublin. Number 10, a five-bed mock- Georgian detached property on thre(...)

A CGI of the three houses with planning permission at Quarry Road in Rathmichael, Co Dublin

House builders looking for a good development opportunity are likely to focus their attention on the forthcoming sale of a detached house with plannin(...)

Ivan Yates: ‘The psychological damage to yesteryear’s boarding-school pupils is worthy of thought.’ Photograph: Cyril Byrne

In all the scrutiny given to the historical institutionalisation of children in Ireland, no consideration has been given to the legacy of boarding (...)

It’s a house of ponies and dogs, of parties and happy memories, and with two acres of enclosed, gorgeous, wooded gardens it’s no surprise that the (...)

A house in a cul-de-sac not far from Shankill village in Rathmichael, south Co Dublin has, above everything else, space.It sits on nearly two acres of(...)