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Last year
Wife's sleep advice helps put England's Tuilagi back on track
The player has been hampered by injuries during his career and pulled out of February’s Six Nations win over Wales with a hamstring issue.
All time
Brighton boss Potter believes Aaron Connolly will be better for current goal struggles
The Irish international has scored one league goal all season.
Pep Guardiola says John Stones is 'back'
Pep Guardiola has singled out the rejuvenated defender for praise.
'We're not going to go out and sign five or six overseas players'
Stuart Lancaster says the province won’t be ripping up their plans after defeat to Saracens.
Norwich boss praises Ireland striker's response to criticism
Daniel Farke revealed he lost his temper with Adam Idah for his poor performances in training.
Considering homeschooling this September? Here's everything you need to know about the practical steps to take
There’s already an active community of homeschoolers in Ireland and getting started is not a difficult process, writes teacher and homeschooler Cliona Brophy.
Connacht to 'regroup' for huge Pro14 run-in after disappointment against Sale
Andy Friend’s side will fly home with regrets after their Challenge Cup quarter-final.
20-year-old Doris keeps head down as Leinster back Mayo man's talents
A former Ireland U20s captain, the number eight is highly-rated.
'Saracens was brilliant. I went over to see how they engage as world class athletes'
Dublin defender Jonny Cooper paid a visit to English Premiership rugby side Saracens recently.
'When you’ve never been told you’re good at anything, it’s hard to find confidence'
No matter what your experience of formal education, or your age, it’s never too late to return to learning, writes Anne Redmond.
Scotland's Townsend inspired by recent visit to Man City boss Pep Guardiola
Scotland are a major danger to everyone in the Six Nations.
Study shows boys perform better when there are more girls in school with them
A study published in the journal School Effectiveness and School Improvement looked into how the school environment influenced boy’s and girls’ educational performance in secondary schools.
'I left school early at 16. Now I'm a mature student at 51 - it's never too late to go to college'
Deirdre O’Regan is 51 and in her final year of her degree. She went back to college after 30 years – here’s her story.
Poll: Should Irish children be taught about breastfeeding in school?
At the start of World Breastfeeding Week, British child experts have called for such education to be introduced in Britain.
From coding to a new language, learn something new using your phone
With these apps, you can learn a new language, get fit, or become an astronomy expert.
No Facebook, no WhatsApp: Three things we learned from a digital detox
Housemates Dermot and Darren decided to undertake a digital detox to try and spur them on to use their phone less. As part of our Live A Better Life series, they tell us what they learned.
45,000 children are set to sow, grow (and eat) their own fruit and veg this spring
Children were shown how to grow their own cress, runner beans and baby carrots at the launch of Sow & Grow.
Ireland well beaten by superior Canadian side but can draw positives from second Test
Nikki Caughey was the only Ireland player on the scoresheet in the 48-7 defeat.
Ireland narrowly lose out to world champions England in first November Test
Nora Stapleton scored all of Ireland’s points in a 12-10 defeat at the UCD Bowl.
5 nifty science experiments you can do at home with the kids
Weird science.
Children who own mobile phones are doing worse in maths and reading
A national study has found that children who spend more time online and watching TV are scoring worse.
New school subjects roll-out: Kids to learn coding, Mandarin, computer science and politics
Education Minister Richard Bruton launched the government’s new action plan for education today.
Cullen open to Leinster bringing in coaching experience after Henry's stint
The eastern province’s head coach says he doesn’t feel threatened in his position.
Students in Mayo built this impressive outdoor classroom
The structure has already attracted a lot of interest from locals and someone even celebrated a 50th birthday there recently.
Irish is considered among the hardest and least interesting subjects in school
More and more students are getting exemptions.
Robots will learn to play Doom the same way humans do
They will then compete against each other in a competition to see who’s the best.
CJ Stander has been learning Amhrán na bhFiann in Ireland camp
The Munster captain may make his debut as soon as next weekend.
7 apps that can teach you something useful during your commute
Learn on the go.
Here's how our knowledge of foreign languages compares to other countries
More than 70% of Irish people cannot speak a language other than English or Irish.
Schools getting zero direction on how to teach kids through technology
Over the past 20 years, teachers have struggled to successfully incorporate computers and tablets into the classroom in Ireland, writes Fergal McCarthy.
Why are Scandinavians so amazing at speaking English?
The inhabitants of Denmark, Sweden and Norway often speak English as well as, if not better than, we do. What’s their secret?
Crossfit and rugby: Dublin's melting pot perfect for ex-Norway coach Burke
St. Mary’s coach Peter Burke is part of Crossfit 353 alongside Leinster prop Royce Burke-Flynn.
Here are the best apps and services to help you study your Leaving Cert subjects
There are many learning services and tools out there both online and on smartphones, but which ones are worth looking at?
Schmidt disappointed by Ireland's breakdown effort as Baa-Baas win
‘We got a little bit of an opportunity to look at guys at a level they haven’t played at before.’
What value are we putting on higher education?
Demand for education expanded during the crisis and it looks set to grow further. We must respond proactively.
City kids are worse at reading (and their maths skills don't quite add up either)
Pupils in urban DEIS schools score worse in tests, but they are missing classes less.
Google has taught its AI how to beat humans at video games
Although it won’t do as well in a game of Ms. Pac Man.
Opinion: Can we really trust that Junior Cycle reform isn't linked to the austerity agenda?
We live in a time of austerity – and education is being targeted along with other elements of society.
Jamie Heaslip never tired of learning from the world's great 'outliers'
From the Rock to Rob Kearney, Ferriss to Phelps. The Ireland number eight chews through any insight that can help his game.
Review: Will the Nest Thermostat help reduce your heating bill?
A lot has been made out about the company Google bought last year, but does it really make things easier for you?