Daphne Cronin and her son Michael at home in Drumcondra, Dublin. It was a random internet search when the family was struggling that threw up what turned out to be a ‘life changer’. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

“We were never told.” A sense of incredulity is audible in Daphne Cronin’s voice. For her son Michael, now aged 23, brain injury was a result of life(...)

Sandra Farrell and her son Ryan (23), who suffered a brain injury at the age of 19. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

After 19-year-old Ryan Farrell fell off a high railing, head first on to concrete, during a night out in Dublin city centre, his family were told ther(...)

Fifth-year students record PE activities for video analysis as part of the new Leaving Cert PE subject in Castleknock Community College, Dublin. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

Not so long ago, PE was seen by many students as the kind of optional subject that got in the way of proper subjects that yielded precious CAO points.(...)

The Leaving Cert drew to a close yesterday with five exams.

The 2018 Leaving Cert drew to a close yesterday with five exams including technology, Italian and Japanese in the morning and, in the afternoon, appli(...)

A total of 16 Leaving Cert students will be obliged to sit their politics exam in a special evening sitting. File photograph: The Irish Times

Some Leaving Cert students face the prospect of sitting three exams over the course of nine hours in a single day due to a scheduling clash. Almost 9(...)

Members of the Trinity Walton Club.  Photograph:  Sharppix

Science can be messy and unpredictable. Sometimes the best of experiments don’t work, in spite of dedication and perseverance. On other occasions rese(...)

The main square in Chapelizod. The area feels more like Co Dublin than the city. Photograph: Dave Meehan

Chapelizod has the very unusual distinction of being a Dublin village that is located on both the north and south sides of the river Liffey. Located 7(...)

Club founder Johnny Corcoran (centre) with Mick Geraghty, chairman Charlie Spillane, and Oisín and Catherine Tolan at the Castleknock GAA grounds yesterday. Below: Castleknock players celebrating their semi-final win over St Jude’s. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw.

Johnny Corcoran pushes his glasses back on his nose and scrolls down through an email on his phone, skipping past what seems like thousands of address(...)

Students already completed a practical exam in music last April, which accounts for 25% of the overall marks. Photograph: Getty Images

Music provided a welcome interlude for over 10,000 students on the penultimate day of the Junior Cert exams. Samantha Conroy, a music teacher at Firho(...)

A gap in the garden?

Castleknock Community College’s 17th Annual Garden sale will be held next weekend with vast quantities of summer bedding plants, shrubs and herbs on o(...)