Many of us might think that kids prefer to play on screen than play outside; it’s certainly what they tell us when they’re told to turn off their Nin(...)

Trudie Mitchell, national rover representative, and Adam Chintedza, national venture representative, with unaccompanied minors who have travelled to Ireland seeking asylum or refugee status, at Larch Hill International Scout and Guide Centre. File photograph: Eric Luke/The Irish Times

They have heard the stories of conflict and seen the images of unrest on TV. But on a campsite in the Dublin mountains yesterday, a group of Dublin te(...)

Michael John Shinnick

Michael John Shinnick, who has died of cancer at the age of 62, was the former chief scout of Scouting Ireland for nearly seven years, during which he(...)

The girl scout was unconscious and being kept afloat by a 15-year-old boy when both were rescued by the Irish Coast Guard Waterford-based helicopter.  Both were subsequently flown to hospital. File photograph: Bryan O’Brien/The Irish Times

The teenage venture scout who was rescued by the Irish Coast Guard after she was swept into the sea off Hook Head, Co Wexford at the weekend has died (...)

The Irish Coast Guard  notified the AAIU of an incident where a 15-year-old girl slipped from a rescue strop as the winch crew were trying to recover her and another teenager into the aircraft.

The Air Accident Investigation Unit (AAIU) has initiated an investigation into a winching incident that occurred during the rescue of two teenagers fr(...)

The Coast Guard winchman had “seconds” to save two teenagers, according to sources close to the rescue, and took both up in an extremely difficult manoeuvre, with the girl unconscious and unable to respond. File photograph: Bryan O’Brien/The Irish Times

An Irish Coast Guard review of the rescue of two teenagers off the Wexford coast on Sunday has found the helicopter crew had no option but to winch bo(...)

Sophia Kavanagh from the Dominican College, Wicklow, shows Vera Webster what her moblie phone can do for her.

How many volunteers does it take for your child to have a local sports club? One to coach a team, another to organise matches, somebody to mark the pi(...)

Captain Cian Timmons crammed more into his short life of 35 years than most who live twice his lifespan. He had a zest and enthusiasm – “one of(...)

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