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The Leaving Cert students from Adamstown Community College who reported on the exams in The Irish Times this June: from left, Natalia Staroscinska, Keith Coffey, Mumtaz Rostam, Emily Kane, Henry Kareem and Evelina Siaulyte. Photograph: Dave Meehan

Des Newton had a tricky task. Last week, the principal of Adamstown Community College greeted the school’s first-ever Leaving Cert students to hand(...)

The Leaving Cert diarists from Adamstown Community School: Evelina Siaulyte, Natalia Staroscinska, Henry Kareem, Muntaz Rostam, Emily Kane, Keith Coffey. Photograph: DAVE MEEHAN

It was to be a model town. Adamstown, at the edge of the Dublin-Kildare border, was hailed as a well-planned new community where families and young p(...)

Adamstown Community College, the local co-educational post-primary in he “model town”, Adamstown, on the Dublin-Kildare border, is a very different(...)

Some of the brothers on the Roscommon panel. (L-r front) Cathal and Finbar Cregg, Ian and Senan Kilbride, Diarmuid and Ciarán Murtagh. (Back) Enda and Donnie Smith, Ronan and Niall Daly, Photograph: Brian Farrell

John Evans keeps referring to what a close-knit bunch his young Roscommon panel are. But when you consider that 13 of his players have at least one br(...)

Paul Brennan, seen here in action for Leitrim, could play for Donegal next season. Photograph: James Crombie / Inpho

The now completed transfer of Leitrim footballer Paul Brennan to Donegal club Bundoran was “mooted” by both the club and the Donegal set-up, according(...)