Irish Yong Philosopher Award winner Luke Rickard (16) with President Michael D. Higgins. Photograph: UCD Colleges of Social Sciences and Law

If philosophy is the art of asking good questions then Ireland has some serious sages in the making. Close to 200 primary and secondary students gath(...)

The Martello Tower at Donabate, Co Dublin. Photograph: Tom Honan

Located 12 miles northeast of Dublin city centre, the village of Donabate is to be found on a peninsula north of Malahide and south of Rush. In truth,(...)

Susan Brown with her husband Peter and their children Alex and Eva on Donabate Strand. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

Why now? Donabate is a village of some 5,500 people about 14 miles north of Dublin city centre. Through its rail link it has good connectivity with(...)