Participants in the ‘Leadership for Life’ conference at Maynooth University: standing from left, Karina Tropman, Ballinrobe, Co Mayo, DeAlbert Shepherd, New York, Ashling Dunphy, Carrick-on-Suir, Co Tipperary, and Callum Maxwell, Oldcastle, Co Meath; front row from left, Liadh Hennessy, Ballineen, Co Cork, Fergal Flood, Monaghan and Rebecca Battle, Enniscrone, Co Sligo. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

“The young people of today . . . ” is a sentence that rarely ends well. It usually signals a rant about teenagers’ obsession with technology, abuse o(...)

Emergency personnel and law enforcement officers respond to a high school near Houston after an active shooter was reported on campus in Santa Fe, Texas. Photograph: KTRK-TV ABC13 via AP

At least 10 people have died after a 17-year-old student opened fire at a high school in Texas on Friday, in the latest in a series of school shooting(...)

Students hold a moment of silence during a rally while taking part in National School Walkout Day to protest school violence on April 20th, 2018 in Chicago, Illinois. Photograph: Jim Young/Getty Images

Students across the US have streamed out of their schools in the latest round of gun control protests following the February shooting at a high school(...)

Michelle Rossi and her fourteen-year-old daughter Olivia  attended the march. Olivia, an eighth-grader from Maryland, has had her own experience with gun crime.  Photograph: Suzanne Lynch/The Irish Times

They came in their thousands. Shortly before noon on Saturday, students, parents and ordinary citizens from across the United States descended on Wash(...)

 Singer Miley Cyrus calls for action on gun control during the March for Our Lives Rally in Washington, DC on Saturday.  Photograph: Mandel Ngan/AFP/Getty Images

Hundreds of thousands of demonstrators have taken to the streets of the US capital to call for tighter gun laws in one of the biggest mass protests se(...)

Israelis and Americans participate the “March for Our Lives” rally supporting gun control in the US, outside the US embassy in Tel Aviv, Israel. Photograph: Oded Balilty/AP

Hundreds of thousands of protesters are expected to descend on Washington on Saturday for an anti-gun protest, as calls for tighter control intensify (...)

A student from Great Mills High School in Maryland  is comforted by a guardian a shooting there at on Tuesday. Photograph:  Win McNamee/Getty Images

A 17-year-old student shot and critically wounded two fellow students at a Maryland high school on Tuesday morning before dying after exchanging gunf(...)

“It is getting pretty old to condemn Gen Z for being ‘addicted’ to their smartphones or other devices. They are products of the digital age. That should not be something we hold against them.”

Don’t write off Generation Z just yet. Born between the mid-1990s and the early 2000s, they have grown up in an age of mass shootings, terrorism, fake(...)

Nikolas Cruz in court for a status hearing in Fort Lauderdale, Florida on February 19th. File photograph: Mike Stocker/Reuters

Prosecutors will seek the death penalty for Nikolas Cruz, the suspect in the fatal shooting of 17 people at a Florida school. The office of Broward C(...)

President Donald Trump  speaks as (from left)  Brian Mast (Republican), senator Christopher Murphy (Democrat), Senate majority whip John Cornyn (Republican) and senator Dianne Feinstein (Democrat) listen during a meeting at the White House to discuss school and community safety. Photograph:  Alex Wong/Getty Images

Donald Trump has made his strongest call yet for restrictions on gun sales, urging US lawmakers to take action in the wake of the recent Florida schoo(...)

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