Harry Mccann

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Harry McCann: ‘A Post-Leaving Cert course would give me the chance to work part-time and learn too.’

Once a fall-back option, Post-Leaving Cert (PLC) courses are now a first choice for students of all ages. What prompted this change in attitude? For (...)

Harry McCann:  “I went to Ballyfermot College of Further Education where I studied broadcast presentation skills for a year.” Photograph: Patrick Browne

Harry McCann was just 15 years old when he set up the Digital Youth Council (DYC), which aimed to give a voice to young people involved in technology (...)

Alicia O’Sullivan felt ‘nobody was sure’ how to handle the complaint. Photograph: Andy Gibson

'There seems to be a targeting of young women to try and sell whatever they’re trying to sell': after her identity was stolen by the porn industry,(...)

Society seems to be clinging on to very rigid, archaic notions of masculinity, in which boys don’t cry and love rough and tumble and play sport. Photograph: iStock

I sometimes feel like my house is a laboratory for gender studies. I have a daughter of 14, and a son of 13. I also have a daughter of six, but she ha(...)

 Shamrock Rovers’ Graham Burke is shown a straight red card by Referee Neil Doyle during a Premier Division game against Dundalk. Photograph: Ryan Byrne/Inpho

There are around 1,300 referees registered at various levels across the country according to the FAI. Some 250 to 275 come through the beginners’ cou(...)

Harry McCann: giving up his role as a referee because of the abuse and violent threats he has received. Photograph: James Forde

The Football Association of Ireland has investigated 15 separate incidents of alleged assault on match officials since 2016. The FAI confirmed on Mon(...)

Harry McCann says he was intimidated while refereeing an underage game

The Football Association of Ireland (FAI) has received no report about an incident which an underage referee says led him to give up his role in the g(...)

Larry Gogan

It’s fair to say that Liveline (RTÉ Radio 1, weekdays) has had its share of jarring moments down the years. But there’s a distinct air of discombobula(...)

Newbridge College, Kildare, is phasing in a total ban on smartphones for first and second year students. The success of the measure will be evaluated at a later date.  Senior students Meabh Breen and Rob Scully (foreground), with first years Kallie Walsh and Eanna Sherlock in the background. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

It’s the big switch-off. Last month, France’s education ministry introduced a smartphone ban after lawmakers passed what they called a “detox” law for(...)

Girlcrew founders Elva Carri, Pamela Newenham and Aine Mulloy have been named one of the Dublin branch of Junior Chamber International’s 10 Outstandin(...)

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