Niall Muldoon, Ombudsman for Children: ‘This is a totally different year for students, so we need go with fairness and equity first. Comparability of results to previous years should not be as important. Fairness and equity should trump comparability.’ Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill / The Irish Times

Leaving Cert students’ calculated grades should not be dictated by the past performance of their schools, the Ombudsman for Children has warned. Dr N(...)

 Harry Purcell, Castleknock College, Dublin, with the Lar Byrne Cup for Athlete of the Meet at the  Aviva All-Ireland Schools Track and Field Championships in Tullamore. Photo:  Tomás Greally/sportsfile

Track doubles don’t come much harder than the 400/800 metres, and yet Harry Purcell pulled it off in real style – and with some terrific excitement –(...)