Julie Cahill, who suffers from myelodysplastic syndrome, at home in Dublin. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

When Sinéad Mahon’s mother, Breeda Greaney, was told she had myelodysplastic syndrome (MDS) the family had, unsurprisingly, never heard of the cond(...)

Photograph: Alan Betson

The announcement in the Budget this week that the National Asset Management Agency will build 20,000 homes by 2020 will go some way to addressing the (...)

I was struck, this week, by how personal pressures coupled with work pressures and everyday stresses such as commuting, shopping, cooking and clean(...)

The layers of history at Strokestown Park House will draw tourists from around the world, as well as from Ireland, to Co Roscommon, according to Kevin(...)

Dr Íde Delargy and Hugh Kane of the Practitioner Health Matters Programme. Photograph: Dara Mac Donaill / The Irish Times

One in four doctors, dentists and pharmacists – just like everyone else – will have mental-health problems at some stage. About 10 to 15 per cent of t(...)

Daragh Connolly: “We’re very concerned about a very small cohort of people who have no fear of the gardaí or the criminal justice system”

Daragh Connolly has a strong sense of empathy with and sympathy for the pharmacist who is recovering from being stabbed in a pharmacy in Drogheda, Co (...)

Northhouse by Grangegorman DIT

The theme of this year’s Open House Dublin, Ireland’s biggest architecture festival, is This Place We Call Home. Organised by the Irish Architectur(...)

Shackletons Mill, also known as Anna Liffey Mill, is a water-powered flour mill on the north bank of the River Liffey, near Lucan village. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

Why is it of interest? Shackleton Mill, also known as Anna Liffey Mill, is a water-powered flour mill on the north bank of the River Liffey, near L(...)

Karen Brennan, advanced nurse practioner, with South Tipperary General Hospital in Clonmel.  Photograph: Eric Luke

Karen Brennan, Advanced nurse practitioner Karen Brennan says the impetus for more senior roles for nurses dates back about 50 years when nurse(...)

Eimear Murphy and Ian O’Sullivan whose project won a prestigious award at the EU contest for Young Scientists in Milan. Photograph: Maxwells

The hotly debated topic of how parents’ alcohol consumption affects their teenagers’ drinking gained recognition this week when a study by two Iris(...)