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 Taoiseach, Leo Varadkar and Minister for Finance and Public Expenditure Paschal Donohoe with students at Larkin Community College at the at the launch of a project to boost pupils’ opportunities in the digital economy. Photograph:  Nick Bradshaw

Schoolchildren in Dublin’s north inner city are to take part in a new programme which aims to give local students a career pathway into the digit(...)

The exchange of letters is the starting point of ‘The Hurlers’, a fascinating new book by Paul Rouse about the origins of “the first All-Ireland Championship and the making of modern hurling”

Everybody knows that the GAA was founded in Hayes’s Hotel, Thurles, in 1884. Less well-known, although perhaps just as crucial, is a meeting that happ(...)

Christine Blasey Ford  gave her first public account of what  happened at a house party in the early 1980s, when she was 15 and Brett Kavanaugh 17. Photograph:  Saul Loeb-Pool/Getty Images

Washington witnessed one of the most dramatic days of testimony in recent years on Thursday as supreme court nominee Brett Kavanaugh and his accuser t(...)

20/08/2018 Rian Shah (7) from Gaelscoil Mide Kilbarrack with an Orangutan hand during the launch of the new Discovery and Learning Centre at Dublin Zoo. Photo Gareth Chaney Collins

At the back wall of Dublin Zoo’s new Discovery and Learning Centre two stuffed lions glare out ominously from behind a glass screen, one of them a che(...)

Ireland hockey players Nicola Evans, Yvonne O’Byrne,  Zoe Wilson, Katie Mullan and Hannah Matthews celebrating their quarter-final win over India on Thursday. Photograph: Christopher Lee/Getty Images

Before this week many of the Irish public might have thought short corners were something dodgy tradesmen cut to finish the jobs more quickly. But no(...)

Rosalind Franklin in 1950. She, like Crick, had realised that DNA had a double helix structure. Photograph: Vittoria Luzzati/NPG

When Barack Obama used a model of deoxyribonucleic acid (DNA) in his 2016 State of the Union Address to introduce the concept of “Precision Medicine a(...)

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(...)

Jacob Stockdale runs past Blair Kinghorn to score his second  try against Scotland. Photograph:  Brian Lawless/PA Wire

There is an argument that the Jacob Stockdale’s striking self possession for one so callow in terms of Test match experience may be drawn from a sligh(...)

Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School student Emma Gonzalez during her speech at a rally for gun control at the Broward County Federal Courthouse in Fort Lauderdale, Florida on Saturday. Photograph: Rhona Wise/AFP/Getty Images

Stunned by the worst high school shooting in US history, students across the country were mobilising on Sunday for stronger gun laws, while Florida of(...)

Authorities investigate the scene of fatal school shooting Tuesday,  in Benton, Kentucky. Kentucky State Police said the suspect was apprehended by a Marshall County deputy. Photograph: Stephen Lance Dennee/AP Photo

A 15-year-old student opened fire with a handgun inside a rural Kentucky high school on Tuesday, killing two of his classmates, injuring 17 and sendi(...)

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