BT Young Scientist and Technology Exhibition: the RDS Main Hall has space for 550 research projects, but demand is such that main organisers BT could provide four times as many projects if space allowed. Photograph: Alan Betson / The Irish Times

The RDS is a scary place during the early days of January. There are kids about, lots of kids, more than 1,200 this year, most of whom seem way smarte(...)

Zak Vaughan scored twice for Terenure in their win over St Mary’s. Photograph: Inpho

Terenure College 24 St Mary’s College 11 The disparity between the teams on the scoreboard is slightly misleading because this Leinster Schools Senio(...)

Bright sparks: Alexandra Kenny   and Eve Healy from Santa Sabina Dominican College, whose  project is on smog in rainwater, and Shane Curran (centre) from Terenure College with his project on automated logistics for couriers at  the  oung Scientist and Technology Exhibition. Photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times

Is seaweed good for fixing your foot blister? What can bird poop tell you about the bird? Can video games make you smarter? And are boys or girls bet(...)

IRA man Séamus Murphy, who has died aged 80, was the only man to succeed in escaping from Wakefield prison in west Yorkshire on February 12th, (...)

Clontarf’s Matt D’Arcy scores a try against Galwegians. Photograph: Ryan Byrne/Inpho

Clontarf maintained their presence at the top of Ulster Bank League Division 1A, holding off a strong second half challenge from Galwegians to run out(...)

Terenure’s Stephen O’Neill scores a try despite the efforts of James McInerney of Garryowen. Photograph: Gary Carr/Inpho

Galwegians 41 Lansdowne 20, Crowley Park Scorers: Galwegians: Tries: Brian Murphy, Josh Pimm, Ed O’Keeffe 2, Ciaran Gaffney; Con: Aidan Moyniha(...)

Bentiu, South Sudan. Photograph: Colm Moloney

The day is written into my mind in indelible ink. The biggest, whitest, fluffiest clouds raced across the bluest sky I had ever seen. I was in Zimbabw(...)

Ireland scrumhalf Charlie Rock scored a late try but it was too little too late for Ireland  at the Zaffanella Stadium. Photograph: Inpho

Wales 22 Ireland 12 This is what Ireland feared might happen against New Zealand but few expected them to be 19-0 down after just 15 minutes of(...)

Nick McCarthy, Gary Ringrose, Ireland U-20shead coach Nigel Carolan and Billy Dardis. Photograph: Ryan Byrne/Inpho

Maybe it is an omen, good or bad, but after enduring scorching heat for their opening round wins, the Irish U-20 squad wrapped up their preparations(...)

Bob Keogh has previously worked with PwC and Goldman Sachs

Bob Keogh, from Terenure, has been in and out of Ireland over the years since he left the Smurfit Business School, but is now based in Hong Kong where(...)

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