It’s the adults rather than the teenagers who need advice as a family navigates adolescence. Photograph: iStock

It’s the adults rather than the teenagers who need advice as a family navigates adolescence, according to Mark McDonnell, CEO of the Soar foundation. (...)

 Trust is the key to communicating with 13-year-olds. Photograph: iStock

“They won’t listen,” we parents fume about teenagers, while they rant about how adults “don’t understand”. Both sides are right – and wrong. Adults d(...)

Eoin Kelly, Elizabeth Osikomaiya, Jack Goodman, Tara O’Sullivan and Amy Birmingham, who were all due to sit their Leaving Certificate exams this year. Photograph: Alan Betson

Elizabeth Osikomaiya was “buzzed” about the prospect of schools closing for a few weeks in March, as “sixth year was driving me crazy”. Little did she(...)

A health worker holds test kits before taking a swab to collect samples for Covid-19 coronavirus from people in Gombak on the outskirts of Kuala Lumpur. Photograph: Mohd Rasfan/AFP via Getty Images

Delays in reaching the weekly target of 100,000 coronavirus tests until the third week in May raise doubts about the State’s capacity to lift lockdown(...)

 TY students take part in a Soar workshop in Athboy Community College, Mullaghstones, Athboy, Co Meath. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw/The Irish Times

Visions of excruciating embarrassment flash before the eyes of nearly all the teenagers sitting in a Co Meath school classroom on a bright, wintry wee(...)

Leona Maguire is on the verge of securing her full LPGA Tour card for the 2020 season. Photograph: Kelly Defina/Getty

Leona Maguire’s face dominates the giant billboard outside Galgorm Castle golf resort outside Ballymena, with the words alongside her image proclaimin(...)

From left or right: Tom O’ Donoghue, member of NET patient network, Mark McDonnell, chairman of NET , Andrea Martin, member of NET  and  Michael Fallon, member of NET

It was the type of cancer that killed Apple co-founder Steve Jobs in 2011 and American soul singer Aretha Franklin in 2018. It’s the cancer that RTÉ (...)