Schools that gave their students a chance to help design their transition-year programmes have managed to keep their classes more engaged. Photograph: iStock

It is a year of school that secondary students actually look forward to. But Covid-19, lockdowns and school closures have swept much of what makes tra(...)

Michael Fitzpatrick and Robbie Walsh on a night out in 2016, just two weeks before Robbie’s passing

Michael Fitzpatrick, from Lucan, Co Dublin, lives in New York with his wife, Mei, a nurse practitioner at a Manhattan hospital and their three childre(...)

Adam Kelly, a fifth year student from Skerries Community College, is the overall winner at SciFest 2018 Photograph: Keith Arkins

Large-scale quantum computers are set to be the next frontier in advanced computing but they are not yet widely available, which means there is a requ(...)

Plans to introduce physical education as  a Leaving Cert subjects have been welcomed, but teachers say they raise more  questions than answers. Photo: iStock

During his campaign to become Taoiseach, Leo Varadkar pledged to make physical education an exam subject option for the Leaving Cert. If we’re to ta(...)

Dr Dermot Ryan, clinical psychologist. Born: August 3rd, 1968, Died: May 9th, 2017 A consummate scholar and accomplished jazz drummer, clinical psych(...)