Cork native, Colm Ó Dubhghaill, is not your typical 21-year-old. He is one of the top longboard surfers in Europe and has a number of national titles. You might catch him on the beaches of West Cork, where he often trains. This is on top of pursuing entry to a […]

Alan Foley, Principal of St. Patrick’s Boys National School (BNS) in Skibbereen, is passionate that there is a sport for everyone. His humble pursuit in achieving this, as a teacher’s coach, administrator and player in the community, is infectious. Although brought up in the city, Alan’s roots are firmly in […]

With a demanding job, taking on a doctoral degree is not for the fainthearted. In this article, I share my experiences of balancing both. I completed a master’s degree in 2012 and I am around halfway through a Doctor of Management (D. Man.) programme at Glasgow Caledonian University. I’m studying this on […]

Too many adults I have encountered over the years have a fear of Higher Education (HE) – even among those that have a strong desire to learn and develop themselves and their careers. There appears to be an apathy or even a dislike towards HE among many Irish adults.  Could […]

It’s that time of year when thousands of young adults (and some not so young) are commencing full-time further/higher education or training courses throughout Ireland. Transitioning to these courses can be an especially challenging time with course applications, awaiting grades/points, getting a place on a suitable course and so on. […]