College open days offer  the opportunity to inspect facilities at the institution of your choice.  Photograph: iStock

Choosing a college or further-education course is another stressful addition on the lengthy to-do list of Leaving Cert students. With so much going o(...)

Cormac Tierney: Architecture is quite vocational in that sense and you do it for the love and romance of building and design, not to get an easy pay day

Cormac Tierney (22) graduated from a three-year BSc in architecture degree at UCD in 2017. He took a year out to see if he enjoyed the professional si(...)

Mark Dempsey: Can I go back and complete my master’s?

Mark Dempsey is a freelance graphic designer specialising in web design and digital solutions for business (see MarkDempsey.me). He is interested in p(...)

Aiden Harris Igiehon has 33 offers from colleges to play basketball. Photograph: Tom Honan

Life for Aiden Harris Igiehon changed when he first picked up a basketball five years ago. The teenager from Clondalkin, west Dublin, found his love (...)

Craig Madden (16) of Palmerstown Woods, Clondalkin, Co Dublin, was reported missing on Tuesday and was last seen at Moyle Park College in Clondalkin.

Gardaí are seeking the public’s help in tracing the whereabouts of a missing teenager. Craig Madden (16) of Palmerstown Woods, Clondalkin, Co Dublin(...)

The junior boys go through their paces at the All-Ireland Schools and Irish Universities Cross Country Championships at the Sligo Showgrounds. Photograph: Sam Barnes/Sportsfile.

If we have a fitter, leaner, stronger schoolboy athlete than Kevin Mulcaire right now then he’s hiding out somewhere. No one could touch Mulcaire at S(...)