Kilmacurragh House   in 1932

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 Cathy Breen, dietitian at St Columcille’s Hospital, Loughlinstown,  gives a cookery demonstration. Photograph: Alan Betson

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Wedding: the couple mix sand at their humanist ceremony, which was celebrated by Brian Whiteside. Photograph: Daniel Kowalczyk/DK Photo

The number of humanist ceremonies is at its highest ever. What makes people choose this type of wedding?

Dr Velma Harkins: “Everyone agrees on the model of care but there is no agreement on how to fund diabetes care at GP practices.” Photograph: Bryan O’Brien

Caring for diabetes patients in the community is the best model but it is not happening due to lack of money

In the week of World Mental Health Day, the 50-year-old speaks about what it’s like to live with mental ill health

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Test of time: the ravaged interior of the Iveagh Markets on Dublin’s Francis Street. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

Years of decline have taken their toll on the elegant Francis Street building. A developer plans to renew it and create a vibrant (...)

Ciara O’Farrell (6) and her brother Cian (4) at home near Wexford town. Photograph: Patrick Browne

About 60 of six-year-old Ciara O’Farrell’s joints are affected by the most severe type of juvenile arthritis

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