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The Epic careleavers group. Photograph: Dave Meehan/The Irish Times

Last week I went to interview some young men and women in anticipation of Care Day, next Friday. The interviewees are all “care leavers”, that is peop(...)

While recording their third studio album, The Undivided Five, A Winged Victory for the Sullen experienced the capricious extremes of life and death. Photograph: Jonatan Gretarsson

While recording their third studio album, The Undivided Five, A Winged Victory for the Sullen experienced the capricious extremes of life and death.&n(...)

Eoin Fitzpatrick, principal of Bunscoil Chríost Rí in Cork: movement breaks are vital for school children. Photograph: Daragh Mc Sweeney/Provision

Sit still – it’s the mantra of most classrooms, but not at primary principal Eoin Fitzpatrick’s school in Cork. In between lessons the pupils close t(...)

Mairead O’Leary from UCD LawSoc speaks during the semi-final of the Irish Times Debate 2019-2020 in the cadets’ mess at the  Curragh Camp. Photograph: Crispin Rodwell

Speakers from Trinity College Dublin and the Solicitors’ Apprentice Debating Society of Ireland (Sadsi) have secured the last three places in the 60th(...)

Andrew McCabe, then-acting director of the FBI, testifies at a Senate intelligence hearing on Capitol Hill, Washington, in 2017.  Photograph: Doug Mills/The New York Times

The US department of justice dropped charges against former deputy FBI chief Andrew McCabe on Friday, almost two years after he was investigated for i(...)

Photograph: Spencer Platt/Getty Images

Major world stock indexes were little changed on Friday as investors further assessed the economic fallout of China’s coronavirus outbreak, while oil (...)

Lieut Col Alexander Vindman: The decorated veteran who testified at  the impeachment inquiry  was escorted from the White House. Photograph: Jonathan Ernst

As senators weighed whether to convict US president Donald Trump during his impeachment trial earlier this month, one recurring question presented its(...)

A wind map from midday on Friday showing the  movement of Storm Dennis off the west coast of Ireland. Image: Magicseaweed

Met Éireann has warned of flooding over the weekend as Storm Dennis brings torrential rain and high winds across the country. A yellow wind and rain (...)

The book  details Donald Trump’s fascination with American badgers, reportedly asking his chief of staff if the animals were ‘mean to people’ or if they were ‘friendly creatures’. Photograph: iStock

Of all the topics to occupy the mind of the most powerful person in the United States, one would not expect badgers to make a frequent appearance. Bu(...)

Harvey Weinstein, on trial for rape and predatory sexual assault,  leaving the court in New York on Thursday. Photograph: Jeenah Moon/Reuters

Last Monday morning, only hours after his former Hollywood friends and collaborators partied long into the night, Harvey Weinstein was hobbling up the(...)

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