EVA BELLE BRADSHAW WITH HER MOTHER JULIE CORCORAN. EVA BELLE WILL BE STARTING PRIMARY SCHOOL IN ARKLOW, CO WICKLOW. PHOTOGRAPH: NICK BRADSHAW

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Christelle Bekcombo, at teacher at Le Chéile Secondary School in Tyrrelstown. She is one of a handful of black teachers in the Irish education system.  Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

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