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Niamh and Gerry Ryan from Portlaoise and their twin boys Sean and Liam

Limousines, cheering fans lining the red carpet, autograph hunters, photographers – there will be more than a touch of Hollywood about LauraLynn’s “Th(...)

The work experience in TY is valuable for not only helping to shape career aspirations but also in giving youngsters a taste of the workplace. Photograph: iStock

It’s nearly 10 years since entrepreneur Bill Cullen made headlines by branding Transition Year as a “doss”. Yet that notion still lingers among some (...)

Kildinan Pre-school located on Miina Murphy’s family farm in Kildinan, Co Cork. Photograph: Daragh Mc Sweeney/Provision

It’s an old joke, with more than an element of truth, that a small child presented with some expensive toy finds longer-lasting pleasure playing with (...)

Michelle Fanning, Clinical Specialist Dietitian at St James’ Hospital, Dublin. Photograph: Alan Betson / The Irish Times

Brona Wright goes to the gym, runs mini-marathons and enjoys a “really full life” after developing oesophageal cancer nearly 12 years ago at the age o(...)

ActionAid ran a pilot programme in Cork to raise awareness and to change mindsets about FGM. Pictured is a similar, recent programme in Milan, Italy

When women become defensive about use of the word “mutilation” in the term female genital mutilation, preferring to call it “modification” or “cutting(...)

Le Chéile’s Anne Conroy. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

Clare was so worried about her teenage son when he began to go off the rails during fifth year at school, that she went to the gardaí about him. It wa(...)

Kate and Sarah Fitzgerald. Kate  died on a Saturday and Sarah was killed two Saturdays later in a car crash in which her boyfriend Jason Burke also died

Teenager Kate Fitzgerald had a strong social conscience and wasn’t slow to voice her opinion when she encountered shortfalls in “the system” during tw(...)

Secondary-school girls report higher levels of both being cyberbullied (22 per cent versus 11 per cent of their male peers) and of experiencing cyberbullying happening to people around them

Almost half of teenagers in their final year at school say they have participated in sexting – an activity that increases progressively through each y(...)

St.Andrew’s Resource Centre, Pearse St Dublin. Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons

Commuters caught in traffic on Pearse Street in Dublin’s south inner-city may sometimes gaze at the elegant, flower-bedecked façade of a distinctive, (...)

Audrey Kindregan with her son Oisín and husband Shane. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

When Audrey Kindregan (39) was told that her cancer had returned in 2014, her big regret is that she lied to her then nine-year-old son Oisín about it(...)

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