Galway Educate Together National School pupils Noah Mungoma and Annette Nhani try out some Greyfox Design school seating on display during the 21st Century Schools conference at NUI Galway. Photograph: Joe O’Shaughnessy

Parents and students alike are often very vocal about the impact of individual teachers on children’s learning – for better or for worse. But do we e(...)

Gary Thornton finishes the Cape Town marathon.

Gary Thornton will be back in the classroom at Claddagh National School in Galway on Friday morning, limping slightly, still a little tired and hungry(...)

Prince Charles on the Burren shakes hands with local farmer Oliver Nagle with his father Pat (right) during his visit to the locality. Photograph: Getty Images

Some 24 hours after the historic handshake and private meeting with Sinn Féin leader Gerry Adams, Britain’s Prince Charles is due to visit Mullaghmore(...)

Britain’s Prince Charles with Sinn Féin’s Gerry Adams. Photograph: Sean Curtin Fusionshooters

Sinn Féin president Gerry Adams has claimed he had a meeting of minds while talking to Prince Charles about lives lost in Northern Ireland’s 30-yea(...)

Britain’s Prince Charles and his partner Camilla Parker-Bowles will visit Mullaghmore harbour, where the prince’s great-uncle Lord Louis Mountbatten died in an IRA bombing almost 36 years ago. File photograph: Jeff J Mitchell/Reuters

Britain’s Prince Charles and Duchess of Cornwall Camilla Parker Bowles begin their four-day trip to Ireland on Tuesday with a visit to NUI Galway’s (N(...)