Watching television is probably not what guidance counsellors advise their charges to spend their time on but for Ireland’s Chief State Pathologist, Dr Linda Mulligan, TV detectives were an inspiration for a career based on curiosity and discovery.Continue reading “Interview: Dr Linda Mulligan, Chief State Pathologist”
In 2018 the Ireland women’s hockey team became one of the most amazing stories in Irish sport when they went from rank outsiders to world cup finalists. Katie Mullan was the captain.Continue reading “Interview: Katie Mullan – Irish Hockey Captain”
The education world internationally is abuzz with the arrival of micro-credential courses and qualifications. With the EU’s seal of approval last June, MicroCreds have added momentum.
But what are they and will they change education for good? Niall Gormley has a look.
Amber Barrett has already had an extensive career in club and international football. She also has a teaching degree. She spoke with Niall GormleyContinue reading “Interview: Amber Barrett – at the top of her game”
Words: Niall Gormley | Photo by Stephen McCarthy/Sportsfile
One of the most famous goals in gaelic football was scored in 1978 when Mike Sheehy of Kerry chipped Dublin goalkeeper Paddy Cullen with a quickly taken free off the ground.Continue reading “Interview: Emma Duggan, Meath Gaelic Footballer”
The recent announcement of an expansion to the DEIS scheme has raised questions about the ability of the education system to help disadvantaged student to overcome the hurdles they face. Does DEIS make a difference?Continue reading “Can DEIS really combat our entrenched inequality?”
Here’s an admission. I’m in debt. Up to my (insert whistle here). We’re talking a six figure sum.Continue reading “Why I’m glad I’m in debt”
I have complete sympathy for any shop, business or private house plagued by gangs of unruly young people.Continue reading “Don’t demonise the kids”
The nuclear debate is hotting up again. The ICTU has thrown its weight in saying that the debate should be opened up – meaning that nuclear power should be considered.Continue reading “Still no need to go nuclear”
Justice Minister Michael McDowell isn’t pleased with the judiciary. He thinks they are deliberately not enforcing mandatory sentences for drug trafficking. He’s probably right. And they’re right too.Continue reading “Mandatory sentencing is dumb justice”