Alice Leahy is presented with her award for Irish Red Cross Humanitarian of the Year by  Irish Red Cross ambassador Jason Black and chairman of the Irish Red Cross Pat Carey. Photograph: Conor Healy

Homeless campaigner Alice Leahy has been named as humanitarian of the year at an Irish Red Cross awards ceremony. Ms Leahy was recognised for her lif(...)

Minister for Education Joe McHugh said his department conducts several checks to assess the solvency of main contractors prior to the award of a contract on any school building project. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

Construction of 18 schools countrywide has been set back this year alone because of the collapse of one company and the financial difficulties of anot(...)

Members of DCU’s students’ union campaign to prevent the deportation of student Shepherd Machaya.

Students at Dublin City University are campaigning to prevent the deportation of a scholarship student who is mid-way through his college degree. She(...)

A screenshot of St Cronan’s School’s campaign to prevent the deportation of a nine-year-old student, Eric Zhi Ying Xue.

A primary school has appealed to the Minister for Justice to prevent the deportation of a nine-year-old pupil. Eric Zhi Ying Xue, a fourth class pupi(...)

Jack Dooley and Cian Fogarty, founders of Greener Globe

After weeks of little or no rain, the fact that water is a precious resource has begun to hit home to Irish consumers. We’ve all been encouraged to cu(...)

Students at the BT Young Scientist & Technology Exhibition at the RDS. Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons/The Irish Times

A number of special awards were announced at the BT Young Scientist and Technology Exhibition on Friday. Science for Development Award (Worldwise glo(...)

Overall BT Young Scientist & Technologist of the Year 2017 Shane Curran from Terenure College. Photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times

The following projects at the 2016 BT Young Scientist and Technology Exhibition have been described as highly commended. Biological and Ecological J(...)

Members of the Young Social Innovators Youth Panel and advocates, from left, Jason Yeates, Aaron Brazil, Diana Bunici, TV presenter Jack Dooley, Kirsty Real and Nicole Greenan at the launch of a new partnership between Ulster Bank and Young Social Innovators. Photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times

Anti-water charge protests, domestic violence and youth suicide were some of the life experiences that inspired teenage social innovators to take acti(...)