More than 100 transition year groups around the country entered the competition organised by Trinity College Dublin. Photograph: Paul Faith/AFP via Getty

Transition year students from Tyrrelstown in Dublin and Kilfinane in County Limerick have been named the overall winners of the inaugural modern langu(...)

Gearing up for their first time to vote: Lucan Community College students (back row) Megan Miclea, Seán Egan and Lucy Rhodes; (front) Sheik Bah and Lia Stokes. Photograph: Enda O’Dowd

Last week, Lucy Rhodes, an 18-year-old student at Lucan Community College, registered to vote for the first time. She is one of dozens at her school (...)

Lucan Community College students Josh Murphy,  Sam Doyle, Dana Sulaiman, Sheik Bah and Monica Matei.

In many ways, Lucan Community College’s journey has mirrored the country’s social and religious transformation over recent decades. In the late 1980s(...)

Latifat Olagoke with her son Trevon at Lucan Library: “I try to bring him to the library, get him to do some history and spend a few hours on the computer, but he is getting frustrated.” Photograph: Cyril Byrne/The Irish Times

Trevon Olagoke (13), from Lucan, Co Dublin, has not had a school place he can go to since June. He has a mild learning disability and needs a specia(...)

Jessie Falvey (26), a new teacher at Bunscoil Rinn an Chabhlaigh, Rushbrooke, Cobh, Co Cork. Photograph: Daragh Mc Sweeney/Provision

Jessie Falvey has heard the stories from older colleagues of how they waited in dread for the nerve-jangling knock on the door. “I’ve heard how str(...)

Roisin Tuohy and Gabriele Kolesnikovaite, from Lucan Community College, are investigating the impact of screen time with teenagers. Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons

Students around the country have been working hard to finish their projects for the BT Young Scientist and Technology Exhibition (BTYSTE) at the RDS (...)

Ireland’s Fiona Coughlan celebrates victory over France in Ashbourne.

It was back in January that Irish rugby captain Fiona Coghlan insisted that the team’s chief goal in this year’s Six Nations was 2014 World Cup(...)