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Paula and Pádraic Naughton and the three boys: “They are totally incredible and never, ever complain about anything,” says Paula.

“I am not sure anyone really copes with being told that all of your children are terminally ill and that there is no treatment,” Paula Naughton, mothe(...)

John Kennedy: pictured in green top holding framed photograph. Photograph: Cork City FC

Warm tributes have been paid to Cork City FC stalwart and youth worker John Kennedy (56), who drowned while swimming near Youghal in East Cork at the (...)

A survey  among 16-18 year olds  reveals young people are finding it difficult to do school work at home while simultaneously worrying about the health and safety of their loved ones. Photograph: iStock

Irish teenagers are struggling to keep up with class work through remote learning with some unable to access a laptop or smart phone to follow lesson (...)

Four members of Foróige’s national youth advisory panel, who also sit on its national council, and four members of the national executive of the Irish(...)

Young smartphone users Ciara Fanning, Sean Carey, Caoilfhinn Ní Choiligh and Gearoid O’Donovan. Parenting coach Allen O’Donoghue says children’s phone use is a ‘massive issue’ among parents he works with. Photograph: Tom Honan

“They’re never off their phones.” This must be the most common gripe of the current generation of parents with teenagers. And when something goes wro(...)

 Conor Stinchon aged 16, founder of Gaelic Superstore, takes the title of Foróige Youth Entrepreneur of the Year 2019. work for Teaching Entrepreneurship Programme. Photograph:  Mark Stedman

A “Gaelic Superstore” selling bespoke gloves for clubs, schools and county teams has seen a 16-year-old from Sligo win the title of the Foróige Youth (...)

Grace O’Brien (12) and Katelyn Harrington (11), from Pouladuff Road, Cork. Katelyn’s book, My Friend Grace,  is up for an Aldi Foróige youth citizenship award on Saturday. Photograph: Michael O’Sullivan

Katelyn Harrington (11) from Cork city wants everyone to know her best friend Grace O’Brien (12) is “just like everyone else, but funnier”. Grace, w(...)

Minister for Children and  An Cosán co-founder Katherine Zappone will officially launch the new course in ICT on Monday. Photograph: Eric Luke

Intelligence is classless, a leading education rights advocate has said, announcing details of a new course aimed at helping single mothers who left s(...)

“I have noticed an increase in candidates applying to come back to Ireland from overseas now that Ireland is booming.” Photograph: iStock

Emigration is the perennial Irish safety valve in times of recession – and reversing the flow when times are good takes the pressure off too. Right n(...)

The Garda Armed Support Unit will be on duty throughout, along with the Traffic Corps. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

Armed gardaí will be deployed on the streets of Rathkeale, Co Limerick, throughout Christmas and New Year, a senior garda has told councillors, along (...)

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