Maria Cullen

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 Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo look on as Stephanie Roche arrives for the 2014 Fifa Ballon d’Or Gala. Photograph:  Alexander Hassenstein/Getty Images

It started out as just a bit of fun, a rule-free spot of reminiscing, a list of 50 memorable moments produced by Irish sportswomen. But then(...)

Maria Cullen, a Leaving Cert student at Loreto Secondary School, Wexford town: “As far as I can tell, there’s good and bad in the new system. But none of my classmates seems too sure what it is about or how it will work.” Photograph: Patrick Browne

Are you hoping that your child will get an A or B in next year’s Leaving Cert? Well, forget about it: they haven’t a hope. From 2017, the old familia(...)

“I turned professional because I was going badly as an amateur. I needed to try something different,” says Rachael Blackmore. Photograph: Caroline Norris

As they flashed past the post in Clonmel that day, Rachael Blackmore’s mind became diseased with worry. Her horse Most Honourable had been chased down(...)

Mainly on the plain: happy hares in Spain. Illustration: Michael Viney

Well – why not happy hares in Spain, frisking mainly on the plain? It’s January, time for that sort of thing. Besides, I was given a truffle tree for (...)

 Illustrator Pierce Healy’s design for the first in a series of  Clement & Pekoe’s ‘neighbourhood artist cup project’

CUPS OF STYLE FROM CLEMENT & PEKOE Now that our morning coffee is such a talking point – and if yours is anything less than a single esta(...)