Dr Gillian Murphy, consultant dermatologist and director of the national photobiology unit at Beaumont Hospital, with specialist nurse Fidelma O’Dowd. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

When I was at school I wanted to be an artist. However, my father, who was a surgeon, said “no, you will do medicine,” and so I did. He said that I(...)

Niamh Flynn, sports psychologist, certified hypnotherapy instructor and author, runs a migraine clinic in Galway. Photograph: Joe O’Shaughnessy

My interest in hypnosis developed when I fell down a flight of stairs, and began to look for a faster and more effective alternative to traditional(...)

If there is anything that Paul Gilligan has learned in more than 25 years of working as a clinical psychologist with children and teenagers and run(...)

Ann Marie Brazel with twins Max and Will, from Raheny in Dublin.

The reality for many families is that it can be a daily battle to get the right foods into a toddler’s little tummy, which is only the same size as th(...)

 Dr Derek Power, consultant medical oncologist, Mercy University Hospital, Cork and Cork University Hospital. Photograph: Daragh Mc Sweeney/ Provision

My route into medicine was not the typical one because I started my career as a pharmacist. I was always fascinated with how drugs can be used to chan(...)

Dr Andrea Holmes, consultant in genitourinary medicine and infectious diseases, at the Bon Secours Hospital in Galway. Photograph: Joe O’Shaughnessy

There is considerable variety in my working week as I have several roles, none of which is full-time. I am a consultant in infectious diseases (ID) an(...)

  Big-Top training: Zoe O’Callaghan. Photograph: Reg Gordon

In a community centre in the suburbs of Galway city, children of every age from toddlers to teens are training in circus skills including acrobatics, (...)

The Advanced Southern Simulation Education and Training (Asset) Centre, University College Cork. Photograph: Tomas Tyner, UCC

Two young doctors are treating a 60-year-old man who was brought into a hospital emergency department complaining of severe pain in his left should(...)

Between 20g and 28g of olive oil a day will reduce the chance of depression

The increasing evidence of the beneficial effects of long-term dietary intervention may signal an exciting future in the prevention of the world’s (...)

Gerry Hussey: ‘I work with athletes on all the human things that impact their performance such as stress, anxiety, depression, self-doubt, relationship breakdown, sickness, injury and bereavement.’ Photograph: Daragh Sheridan

When I left a steady pensionable full-time job seven years ago to set up my own high-performance psychology consultancy, people told me I was crazy(...)