The giant data harvesting companies may snigger as they tower over the four little letters. But many a great war has been won by cutting off an armies’ food source. Photograph: Yui Mok/PA Wire

Not since Nama have four letters conjured up such a negative reaction in our collective consciousness. I’m sure even those involved in drafting and fi(...)

Tadhg Nolan and Jack Smith use “ro-sham-bo” (rock-paper-scissors) as a dispute resolver, watched by other students and principal Regina Doheny and teacher Cian Mullaly at Scoil Phádraig Naofa, Tullow, Co Carlow. Photograph: Dylan Vaughan

When Regina Doheny became principal of a boys primary school in Co Carlow, she noticed something unsettling about the yard. It wasn’t that the tarm(...)