Jennifer Cummins of the Ballymun Anseo school completion programme, with Lorraine Uzell, Jackie Hogg, Katie Walsh and Romy Garci –  fellow staff members – onscreen. Photograph: Alan Betson

Jennifer Cummins’s job is to help prevent pupils from dropping out of school. At a time of huge disruption to the school year and a shift to online le(...)

 Junior Infants teacher Caitriona Nic Grianna running the Dina in the classroom  program with Wally the Puppet at Gael Scoil Baile Munna. Photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times

The future of three flagship anti-child poverty programmes, in some of the most deprived areas of Dublin, is in doubt. The three Area Based Childhoo(...)