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Múinteoir Ray Cuiddihy. Photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times

The teachers and makers of RTÉ’s homeschool programme on teaching through the pandemic Cúán Mac Conghail, series producer of Home School Hub and(...)

Normal People’s Marianne (Daisy Edgar Jones) and Connell (Paul Mescal). Photograph: Enda Bowe/ Element Pictures

For a lot of us TV had to do a lot of heavy lifting to replace family, friends and outdoor activities. I initially feel obliged to add “this year” to (...)

UCD student Diana Mirza became Ireland’s first world chess champion when she won  the  World Schools Under-17 Chess Championship in 2017

This year has provided endless twists and turns, from a global pandemic to the first Irish-American president since JFK. Not even the most gifted of p(...)

Intel is taking its Mini Scientist programme online for 2020. Photograph: Intel

Intel Ireland has launched an online version of its Mini Scientist programme for schools across the country, promoting science through fun activities.(...)

Yodith Moloney,  from Salesians Primary School, Limerick, and Dr Sarah Hayes light up the room with science during the SSPC Science Magic Show  as part of a previous University of Limerick Science Week. Photograph: Brian Arthur

Undeterred by Covid-19, Science Week 2020 will stage hundreds of virtual events throughout the country focusing on deploying science to help make a be(...)

Malachy Clerkin with his daughter Cara in Dublin. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

EIGHT different kinds of dad, some new, some wise with experience, on how fatherhood has changed them In Ireland, mothers are sentimentalised to(...)

The survey found that 74% of children were spending more time engaged in outdoor play than they were before schools closed. Photograph: Alexander Becher

Most primary level children are spending less than two hours a day doing school work but are spending more time playing outdoors than they did before (...)

Covid-19: the six-year-old’s picture of her cat attacking the disease, a black streak with sharp claws pouncing on a green spiky ball against a bright-blue sky

The Covid-19 radio ad was playing in the background when the six-year-old gave a deep sigh. “Coronavirus doesn’t just kill people,” she said. “It make(...)

Lagertha (Katheryn Winnick) in Vikings. A spin-off for Netflix called Vikings: Valhalla was about to start production in Ashford Studios before Covid-19 restrictions were introduced.

The Irish screen industry is facing into a deeply uncertain future after at least 24 productions were stood down in response to Covid-19, with 59 comp(...)

Home School Hub is a soothing, calming and upbeat presence in a world gone mad

“When I clap once, you take one step forward,” says the nice man on the television. When he claps, I take a step forward. “When I clap twice, you ta(...)