Those in challenged environments are exposed to particular risks in relation to mental health, education drop-off, antisocial behaviour and criminality, the Irish Youth Foundation says. File photograph: iStock

Children and young people living in disadvantaged circumstances face a disproportionate impact from the coronavirus pandemic, according to new researc(...)

Richard Corrigan is sharing his family soda bread and signature shellfish cocktail recipes

The comedian Dara Ó Briain is to join the Irish chef and restaurateur Richard Corrigan to host a livestreamed cookalong on Monday evening in aid of th(...)

Leaving Cert student Aoife Devlin. Photograph: James Connolly

"We have missed out on quite a few rites of passage", Jennifer O'Connell talks to Irish teenagers about the impact Covid-19 has had on them “As (...)

Manchán Magan near his home in Collinstown, Co Westmeath.Photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times

Manchán Magan has travelled across Africa in an army truck, almost been shot by the Columbian army, lived “in a hermitage in the Himalayas, drinking m(...)

Schoolchildren in Dublin have benefited from Irish Youth Foundation-funded programmes to support pupils during school transitions

When the new academic year eventually gets under way in late August, it will be a major readjustment for hundreds of thousands of children who have sp(...)

Some 39 per cent  are experiencing social isolation and more than one in five are living with family conflict. Above, Grafton Street in Dublin at the end of March.  Photograph: Bryan O Brien / The Irish Times

More than half of all young people between the ages of 15 and 23 are concerned about their mental health as a result of the Covid-19 pandemic, accordi(...)

From left: Jack Bates, Robyn Molloy, Georgia McKenna, David Gillick, Lee Grace, Hollie Kenny, Noel Fitzgerald and Skye Boylan train for the Fun to Run 5k park run. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw for The Irish Times

The speaker and his audience lead lives that are poles apart, yet for a short time they connect in a securely fenced-off community centre behind the D(...)

Cameron Ivory at Bradog Youth Service. Photograph: Dave Meehan

At the entrance to Bradog Youth Service I step out of the way of a child on an oversized bike. “Sorry!” he says as he nearly collides with the door. (...)

Alex and Dylan along with Solas Project co-ordinator Derek Murphy in Dublin’s south-west inner city engaged in an after-school  project.

This September around 70,000 children are embarking on one of life’s significant changes: the start of secondary school. After eight years of being s(...)

Rory McIlroy: “It would be great to get a couple of wins early on and be in good form heading into Augusta.” Photograph: Getty Images

The flashes of brilliance Tiger Woods showed as he made his long-awaited comeback at the World Hero Challenge brought a tantalising prospect – which (...)

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