Public Health nurse Margaret Scargill in Bray, Co Wicklow. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

Primary care team Public health nurses are generalists. The community is our client and we see everyone from mothers and babies to older people(...)

Jessica Kingston, theatre nurse and winner of RTÉ’s “Ireland’s Fittest Family”, took on Dr Owen Power at the “Smoothie Bike Challenge” during Health and Wellness Awareness day at the Bons Secours Hospital in Cork.

Orla Kelleher, who works at the Bon Secours Hospital in Cork, is more aware than most of the stresses on healthcare staff. “A large healthcare organis(...)

The late Jim Mitchell with Patsy, Ruairí and Sinéad in 1976 4:41

Walking up the stone steps and opening the front door of the Mansion House with their own keys is one the most striking memories for the families o(...)

Photograph: DSPCA

The Dublin Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals co-ordinated almost 50 callouts this week to check on reports of neglected horses. “We saw(...)

 Sylvia Thompson with her dog in Greystones. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

This time last year, I embarked on The Irish Times Get Running programme. It was a fantastic opportunity to get back into regular aerobic exercise (...)

Michelle Dillon is one of a team of forecasters who work 24/7 at Met Éireann

We all become a bit pre-occupied with the weather at this time of year, whether it’s because family members are flying back from holidays at home or w(...)

Sea swimming   If you’re a year-round sea swimmer, there are plenty of opportunities to join in open sea swims (or dips) over the holida(...)

From left to right: Michael Noonan, Derek Cummins, Ian Bradley, secretary, and PJ Gallagher, patron and volunteer, of Blood Bike East. 2:35

Volunteering in community, sports or special interest organisations is such a part of Irish life that we almost take it for granted. However, when you(...)

Joe and Ena Foley were so full of happiness

My dad died suddenly last February. It shook the roots of my foundation, but I coped reasonably well, able to talk to other people who had lost a pare(...)

Kalbarri: Australian campers are friendly but not curious. They tend to take you at face value, go about their own business and only get involved if you need help.

‘There’s no place for envy when I can offer you a cup of coffee.” A casual remark filled with philosophical undertones. Our fellow camper in Kalbarri,(...)