Lara Bayliss with her father Mark, brothers Owen and Tom and mother Sinead Bayliss. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

The majority of children with spina bifida in Ireland are not having their health needs met because they don’t have access to a specialist multidis(...)

Bag it up

Supermodel Jerry Hall is calling on people to give their unwanted clothing, accessories and household items to Give Up Clothes for Good. The campaign(...)

My children are my priority, says Sara Murphy, who was diagnosed with ovarian cancer in 2012. Photograph:  Daragh Mc Sweeney/Provision

I was told very brutally in July 2012 that I had stage 4 advanced metastatic ovarian cancer that had spread to most of my organs. I had shadows(...)

Members of Galway’s Funky Drums taking part in the St Patrick’s Day parade in Galway city. Photograph: Joe O’Shaughnessy.

“Patrick was a migrant too” read one of the placards in Galway’s parade, and the city’s diverse ethnic mix was evident among the many participa(...)

Adrian Gallagher with his wife Emer and sons Cian (6) and Luke (10) at their home in Co Sligo. ‘It is a lot to leave behind: my wife, kids, house and the life I’ve built up.’

There may be signs that the economy is improving, but many people feel that career and lifestyle opportunities are better abroad. This year The Iri(...)

Gerry Adams said Ms Kerin’s refusal to declare her pay “and a general lack of transparency” should be addressed.Photograph: Alan Betson

The Irish Cancer Society has disclosed it lost money on running lotteries over a five-year period, but continued running them because it was in receip(...)

Mary Gaul: ‘I looked at different places to live and I chose here because it’s near shops and a pub. I go out nearly every day now whereas in the `home', they didn't have the staff to bring me out." Photograph: Cyril Byrne

As the Cheshire Homes celebrate their 50th anniversary in Ireland this year, the organisation is reflecting on the huge changes in ethos and approach (...)

Helen O’Hanlon: trains five days a week, three times on her own and twice with a local club.

When did you start running and why?About three years ago, I started running with a friend to get fit and to keep my weight under control. What has bee(...)

Liam McDonagh is 17 years old and will officially become an adult in November. But unlike many boys his age, he won’t be looking forward to col(...)

Irene Gunning, chief executive of Early Childhood Ireland, said the survey results underline the need for investment in supports for children with special needs at pre-school level. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

Many creches and pre-schools are struggling to provide early childhood care and education to children with special needs, according to a nation(...)