Justice Mary Laffoy, chair of the Citizen’s Assembly: In the health arena, the assembly should eliminate ageism in standard services..  Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

After discovering – one day before the deadline – that the Citizens’ Assembly had called for submissions for its deliberation on ageing, it was a chal(...)

Mind map, with Tony Buzan in the centre, taken from tonybuzan.com

It all started when he noticed that students who doodled on their study notes were getting good results in their examinations. Their notes weren’t nea(...)

Edward de Bono, pictured in Dublin in 2007. His planned international centre in the city never materialised. Photograph: Eric Luke

The government lent its support to an ambitious plan by international business guru Edward de Bono to set up a largely tax-free conference centre in D(...)