Number 2, Maretimo Gardens East, Blackrock, Co Dublin.

Number 2 Maretimo Gardens East has been home to Carmel O’Sullivan since she was 20 months old. “I still have the letter Dad wrote to my mum in 1957 sh(...)

Kristy Hubbard (20) from Finglas: “I was scared about starting Leap but, after some encouragement, I decided to give it a go and it’s been great for me.” Photograph: Seán Dunne

Paul Flood quit school just weeks before he did the Leaving Certificate three years ago. Everything had become too much. “The pressures got on top of(...)

Róisín Lavelle (15) at the end of a drama class session in her home with Michelle O’Grady of the Realta School of Speech and Drama in Galway. Photograph: Joe O’Shaughnessy

The summer of 2016 wasn’t a good time for Galway teenager Róisín Lavelle. “She had a bit of a blip,” is how her mother Marian puts it. Having Dow(...)

Former Chief Legal Officer of the Criminal Assets Bureau Barry Galvin. Photograph Paddy Whelan/The Irish Times

Warm tributes were paid yesterday to the former Chief Legal Officer of the Criminal Assets Bureau, Barry Galvin who next month retires from public ser(...)