Some of the young stars of Our Town: ‘You’ve got working-class Bray. You’ve got middle-class Bray... It’s in the shadow of Dublin, so it has this identity thing.’ Photograph: Arthur Janowsky

For Our Town, a documentary series about the lives of a diverse bunch of young people in the seaside town of Bray, Co Wicklow, director-producer Adria(...)

Laila and Floyd with their Bantam hens by the pond. Photograph: Brian Farrell

The “what if?” dream about uprooting from Dublin and moving to rural Ireland for a simpler, more sustainable life seems to be more desirable and at(...)

Wicklow Sudbury School’s Elliott Biddle, Lili Egan, Beni Somerville, Billy Roche and Fiachra Murphy with staff and seniors in Bray. Photograph Nick Bradshaw for The Irish Times

For the students attending Ireland’s first “democratic school”, there is no classroom, curriculum or timetable. In fact, there are no teachers either.(...)

Nigel Coen and Julie Meehan with their daughters Amie  (4)  and Clarion Coen (7), with the school’s co-founders Maura Duignan and Gayle Nagle at Sligo Sudbury School. Photograph: James Connolly

As thousands of children settle back into classrooms under the watchful eye of their teachers, students at a new school in rural Co Sligo will be free(...)