New role: John Murphy on the Moerans’ farm

Irish farmers are helping people with intellectual disabilities and mental-health problems to find fulfilling work

Stephen Allen, Aran Power and Kevin Power at Shannon after the rally. photograph: brian arthur/press 22

The Limerick man was one of only three motorcyclists to complete the 16,000km route – raising €12,000 for charity

St Senan’s Hospital is used by the HSE for same-day respite care and administrative offices, though the interior is in urgent need of repair. Photograph: Mary Browne

St Senan’s Psychiatric Hospital, Enniscorthy, Co Wexford

Linda-Anne O’Flaherty, who works at the Red Cross War Memorial Children’s Hospital in Cape Town, South Africa, with a young boy who lost his leg in a crash.

Once treated with scepticism, essential oils can be used alongside hospital treatments

Turbine development: ‘It will ruin everything we’ve worked for and completely devalue our property.’ Photograph: Cyril Byrne

An €80m wind-turbine project got the go-ahead this week. But local campaigners say their fight is not over yet

Studying abroad:   Tilburg University  in the Netherlands

Growing numbers of Irish students are waiving their CAO offers and choosing colleges on the Continent

Kilkee: keeping itself clean. Photograph: Alan Betson

Clare County Council is playing messages to holidaymakers to get them to clean up after their dogs. Its environmental awareness of(...)

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Traditional skills festival in Offaly

Pressure point: stress is the main cause of absence after cancer and back pain. Photograph: Thinkstock

The holistic approach looks after the individual while also dealing with productivity issues in the workplace

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