Mary Sweeney and Codie McDonagh look at a display of a caravan made from matchsticks, brought to Galway City Museum for Kids in Museums day. Photograph: Joe O’Shaughnessy

“If a Claddagh fisherman saw a red-haired woman or a fox or a hare on the way to the quay in Galway, he would turn back, as it was a sign of bad luck,(...)

Of the top 20 schools that send the majority of their students to higher-points courses, 16 are fee-paying private schools. Photograph: iStock

In a stark reminder of the inequality that lies at the heart of Irish society, fewer than 8 per cent of Leaving Cert students in secondary schools lo(...)