On a blustery Saturday morning, I am about to climb Alpe d’Huez near Grenoble. I have waited years for the chance. For followers of the Tour de France(...)

Caroline Carroll (C) who spoke about her sister Danielle at the inaugural Danielle Carroll Summer School in Dublin 8. Photograph: Cyril Byrne/The Irish Times

The sister of a young mother who took her own life last year has described the devastating impact homelessness had had on her sibling’s mental health.(...)

Some of the estimated 360,000 Leaving Certificate and Junior Certificate exam scripts at the State Examinations Commission in Athlone, being sorted for despatch to the  examiners around the State who will mark the papers. Photograph: Alan Betson

Students getting their Leaving Cert results might not think too much about what happened to their exam scripts after they left the exam hall. Their(...)