Richard Barrett, left, had a stroke while driving a council truck, but his colleague, Paul Treacy, responded quickly to the situation.  Photograph: Dara Mac Donaill

Every year more than one person an hour is struck down by stroke in Ireland. This is undoubtedly an alarming figure, so each year the Irish Heart Foun(...)

Smart Futures champion and Dragons’ Den investor Barry O’Sullivan with students Jenna Howe (17) and Donal Ryan (16)

Some students have a clear idea of what career they wish to pursue from very early on in their academic life, but the majority will need some help,(...)

Julie Feeney: ‘Any opportunity to refresh our approach to life is good by me.’

It’s that time of year again. As the final bars of Auld Lang Syne fade into the distance, a list of New Year’s resolutions will be drawn up.Some will (...)

Annmarie Brophy: She doesn’t particularly enjoy the feeling of being intoxicated and is happier to enjoy the occasion without it. Photograph: Alan Betson

The party season is in full swing and we are constantly being reminded of the need to put on our dancing shoes and enjoy the festive fun. The season t(...)

 Jonathan Irwin, chief executive of the Jack and Jill Foundation and with John and Edward Grimes, aka Jedward. Photograph:  Alan Betson

In November 2012, I was at the Jack and Jill office when I had a rectal bleed in the bathroom. Although I was scared, I was like most men and was too (...)

It is widely accepted that girls have stolen the march on boys when it comes to excelling in the classroom. Reports of higher grades, a keener interes(...)

David Goodstein on day one of his 2,100km cycle from Brussels to Barcelona.

Clare man David Goodstein recently pushed the boundaries when he participated in a 2100km cycle from Brussels to Barcelona in order to raise awareness(...)

Áine Lawlor: ‘We all want a magic wand to eliminate it forever, but this isn’t possible it can be monitored’.

When journalist Áine Lawlor was diagnosed with cancer, her illness and subsequent treatment were well documented. Two years later, she has come out th(...)

Model Cara Delevingne: Delevingne’s psoriasis flared up during London Fashion week, when covered in scabs she had to be painted with make-up for the catwalk. Photograph: Ray Tamarra/Getty Images

Earlier this year, model Cara Delevingne revealed that she suffers from psoriasis and takes advice from her friend, Kate Moss, who encourages her to s(...)

Elissa Cassidy is 33. Living in Ratoath, Co Meath with her IT manager husband, David, and their six-year-old daughter Alexandra, the young mother has (...)