Bernadette Manning at 65-66 Mountjoy Square, Dublin: “We had to pin the walls and floors back onto each house. The floors and staircases were slanting inwards on both houses and we needed a jack in the basement to lift the floors and staircases inch by inch over a year.” Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

Technically, there is no such thing as a listed building in Ireland. Buildings of historic, architectural, cultural, scientific and artistic intere(...)

Sharon and Brian Thompson with their baby, Victoria, who died of a rare disorder when she was nine months old

On the 21st and 22nd of April, 50 laypeople from more than 20 EU countries will gather in Dublin Castle to network and study at a European Patients(...)

On patrol: Patricia Oliver, who has also been responsible for setting up the Blue Flag programme for beaches

There’s far less litter around than there used to be, according to Patricia Oliver of An Taisce. Part of that is down to the National Spring Clean, wh(...)

Eye clinics should be community based rather than requiring children to attend a hospital-based clinic, says Tony McAleer, orthoptist at the Royal Victoria Eye and Ear Hospital in Dublin. Photograph: Thinkstock

Most common eye conditions in childhood start when the child is four or under and are easily treated. The difficulty is spotting the problem and getti(...)

Krystian Fikert, founder of MyMind, outside the company’s offices in Ranelagh, Dublin. Photograph: Aidan Crawley

Krystian Fikert first came to Ireland in 2004, after finishing his masters in clinical psychology at the Adam Mickiewicz University in Poznan, Pola(...)

Facing danger: Marnie Peters wants everybody to plan how to evacuate safely in an emergency. Photograph: Christopher Furlong/Getty

Considering people in wheelchairs as the only ones who need extra help if a building goes on fire is not enough according to Marnie Peters, a Canadian(...)

Prof Harry Kennedy, medical director of the   Central Mental Hospital, Co Dublin. Photograph: Eric Luke

I always wanted to be a doctor, and after medical school at University College Dublin and the Mater hospital, I went to London to do postgraduate s(...)

Signs of life: more emergency exit signs are needed so that the needs of  deaf, blind and wheelchair-bound people are  taken into account. Image: Thinkstock

CJ Walsh is an architect, fire engineer and technical inspector of the fire safety aspects of buildings. He knows more than most people about how b(...)

The public petition presented to Dáil and Seanad deputies at Leinster House

What was once deemed to be a benevolent law has become one that strips away all decision-making powers from people with intellectual disabilities, (...)

Norwegian student Hanna Guriby re-imagined the Hammam building as an urban spa

O’Connell Street is a street you pass through to get somewhere else, rather than a destination in itself, says John McDonald, interior designer and he(...)