Green Party leader Eamon Ryan and European candidate Ciarán Cuffe during counting in the local and European elections and divorce referendum at the RDS in Dublin. Photograph: Niall Carson/PA Wire

Back in 1991, the Greens had an unexpected election in Dublin, winning seats they had never thought possible. Sadhbh O’Neill, then a 21-year-old stude(...)

Pauline O’Reilly with her children Finn (11) and Cara (8), who learn through play in the kitchen of their home in Galway city. Photograph: Joe O’Shaughnessy

Children undoubtedly learn from their parents but very few of us will devote time and energy to taking on the mammoth task of educating the next gener(...)

The university where tragic Karen Buckley began her nursing studies is remembering a popular graduate whose “main aim in life was to help people”.

The university where tragic Karen Buckley began her nursing studies is remembering a popular graduate whose “main aim in life was to help people”.A c(...)

Pauline O’Reilly with her children Finn (6) and Caragh (3) at their home in Galway. Photograph: Joe O’Shaughnessy

‘Mum, I don’t want to go to school!” We’ve all heard it at some stage. However, when Pauline O’Reilly’s young son Finn made the announcement, s(...)