File photograph of Matthew McGrath and his mother Cathy in St Patrick’s ICU ward of Our Lady’s Hospital for Sick Children. Photograph: Bryan O’Brien/The Irish Times

(...) contraindicated when a child was in shock. “He is now completely paralysed but is a bright, intelligent, cheerful(...)

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

(...) involved is because the condition my daughter Victoria had was so rare that the health professionals didn(...)

In China, Kerry Group’s  formula brand Green Love Plus retails at a hefty €43 per kilo – almost four times the Irish price. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

State’s one-child policy, the melamine poisoning scandal of 2008 and the rise of an affluent middle(...)

Protesters mark the 15th anniversary of the direct provision system in Ireland  outside the Department of Justice earlier this month.  Pictured at front are Stephanie (5) and Tatyana (8) N’Gang’a, who live in direct provision in Dublin city centre. Photograph: Dave Meehan/The Irish Times

(...) born here, we want them to be treated equally like an Irish child. They are stateless, they are not(...)

“We told the children together, who were much more devastated about the notion of us breaking up than the fact that their dad was gay”

(...) been avoided. Just the other day, our younger child asked me: “But Mum, I don’t understand: did Dad(...)

(...) invasion. The child is allergic to cow’s milk, but his mother baulks too when he first drinks water, a(...)

‘I think I know what prompted Mary McAleese to speak out – deep compassion for a minority in Irish society who have been badly treated in virtually every country in the world.’ Above, former President Mary McAleese with her husband Dr Martin McAleese. Photograph: Frank Miller / THE IRISH TIMES

(...) whether we care about their mental health, as if only those who didn’t would vote No.Nor is it about the(...)

Prof Ray Kinsella, of Mothers and Fathers Matter. The group has launched a campaign for a No vote in the same-sex marriage referendum.  File photograph: Eric Luke/The Irish Times

(...)?” Spokeswoman Kate Bopp said two men could love a child but neither one could be a mother. She said studies(...)

People probably encounter workers with disabilities far more often than they realise. It’s just not as apparent as we might think it ought to be

(...) it’s somebody with a mental health issue.It is all of these things and more but as Greg Barry(...)

(...) unsuitable despite a recent €1.2 million upgrade, according to a new report.The Inspector of Mental Health(...)