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Autumn’s naturally dwindling light levels causes a reduction in chlorophyll leading to rich shades emerging in foliage, as at the Grand Canal near Baggott Street in Dublin. Photograph: Bryan O’Brien

As gardeners, it’s easy for us to observe the effects that temperature has upon our plants, from the first harsh frosts that blacken dahlias in late a(...)

The pandemic has done huge damage to the normal emotional and psychological growth of many of our young people.

My 15-year-old son in third year seems to have lost his sense of self-confidence and self-belief over the past year or so due to school closures and s(...)

Schools that gave their students a chance to help design their transition-year programmes have managed to keep their classes more engaged. Photograph: iStock

It is a year of school that secondary students actually look forward to. But Covid-19, lockdowns and school closures have swept much of what makes tra(...)

The Story Exchange programme involves prisoners from Mountjoy and students from Maynooth University, Co Kildare, meeting weekly for 13 weeks inside the Dublin jail. Photograph: Eric Luke

“We were meant to be the tough ones, but I think we were the most nervous before it started.” So begins Eoin, a young prisoner in Mountjoy, explaining(...)

The access to courses at Maynooth University (pictured) granted to prisoners could ‘bring the university into the prison and the prison into the university in ways we could never have previously imagined’. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

Prisoners at Mountjoy Prison have been granted online access to college lectures and tutorials during the coronavirus pandemic and this could be instr(...)

The candidates: Gavin Duffy, Joan Freeman, Liadh Ní Riada, Peter Casey, Sean Gallagher and President Michael D Higgins

MICHAEL D HIGGINS Age: 77 Position: President of Ireland since 2011 Party: Independent Public life: Formerly a Labour Party TD and Senator. Minister f(...)

Bell-ringers Eunice Jeffers, Rev Cliff Jeffers, Sam Jenning, Martin Hough, Margaret Hennessy, Betty Kingston and John Deane at St Mary’s Church, Dunmanway. Photograph: Michael Mac Sweeney/Provision

A west Cork cleric is offering people the opportunity to honour the story of Irish patriot and GAA figure Sam Maguire through bell-ringing. Church of(...)

Gardaí found 5,919 images and 328 video files on two laptops and a phone belonging to Conor Emmet (20) after an intelligence operation involving the FBI and Europol.

A young Dublin man caught with graphic child pornography showing the sadomasochistic rape and torture of a baby girl has being jailed for 15 months. (...)

Conor Emmet, of North Way Estate Finglas, Dublin pleaded guilty at Dublin Circuit Criminal Court to possessing the digital images and movies on two laptops at his home on May 17th, 2016.

A young Dublin man caught with child pornography showing the sadomasochistic rape and torture of an 18- month-old baby girl was looking at it because (...)

The work experience in TY is valuable for not only helping to shape career aspirations but also in giving youngsters a taste of the workplace. Photograph: iStock

It’s nearly 10 years since entrepreneur Bill Cullen made headlines by branding Transition Year as a “doss”. Yet that notion still lingers among some (...)

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