Josh van der Flier: “I don’t know what it would be like without that pressure because I haven’t experienced it. Every week I know I have to prepare as well as I can, prepare as if every game is a huge game.” Photograph: Bryan Keane/Inpho

Pressure can either suffocate or extract the best from a player. Josh van der Flier might empathise because from the moment he broke through into t(...)

Overall BT Young Scientist & Technologist of the Year 2017 Shane Curran from Terenure College. Photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times

The following projects at the 2016 BT Young Scientist and Technology Exhibition have been described as highly commended. Biological and Ecological J(...)

Susan Brown with her husband Peter and their children Alex and Eva on Donabate Strand. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

Why now? Donabate is a village of some 5,500 people about 14 miles north of Dublin city centre. Through its rail link it has good connectivity with(...)