The 2012 national male rate of self-harm was 195 per 100,000 - up 20 per cent since 2007 - while the national rate of female self-harm was 228 per 100,000 - up 6 per cent over the same period. Photograph: Reuters

A new self-harm treatment programme which is being adopted by the HSE could help reduce suicide rates and emergency hospital visits by half, according(...)

Prof Marsha Linehan, University of Washington, Kathleen Lynch, Minister for State with responsibility for Mental Health, and Daniel Flynn, Cork Mental Health Services.

A new programme is being rolled out across the country to teach people who are severely suicidal and who repeatedly self-harm that there is a l(...)

Jason Ryan: “Any expectation that people have for us is in the immediate future is probably unrealistic.” Photo: Cathal Noonan/Inpho

When Jason Ryan totted up the list, he arrived at the sort of number that would make a man have to go back and tot it up again. Of the Kildare panel h(...)

Author Liz Nugent. Photograph: Aidan Crawley

A change is as good as a rest, so with the new year looming, and with it talk of resolutions, is it worth going a step further and and signing up for (...)

Škoda Ireland have announced the extension of their sponsorship of Tipperary GAA by another year, bringing their investment over the four-year partnership to €800,000. To mark the deal, the new 2014 Tipperary GAA strip was unveiled at Croke Park yesterday, modelled by player Brendan Maher. Photograph: Stephen McCarthy/Sportsfile

The initiative to play the Ó Fiaich Cup tournament under the new “black card” disciplinary rules came from the managers of the county teams involved a(...)

New Kildare manager Jason Ryan. Photograph: Cathal Noonan/Inpho.

It has been a long few weeks for Jason Ryan. The newly appointed Kildare manager was brought in by his predecessor Kieran McGeeney a year ago as coach(...)

Lucinda Creighton has suggested that dialectical behaviour therapy, or DBT, could be used to treat women who are pregnant and feeling suicidal.Photograph: Laura Hutton

One of the treatments Fine Gael TD Lucinda Creighton suggested this week that could be used to treat women who are pregnant and feeling suicidal is “d(...)

 Ciaran Byrne of Louth removes a stray dog from the pitch in Newbridge. Photograph: Donall Farmer/Inpho

Kildare 1-19 Louth 0-15Kildare survived a stern examination from Louth to maintain their 100 per cent qualifier record under Kieran McGeeney.A remarka(...)

 Bernard Brogan scores Dublin’s second goal at Croke Park yesterday. Photograph: Donall Farmer/Inpho

Yesterday’s GAA Leinster football semi-final at Croke Park deviated from the narratives of the past few years but not in the way Kildare might have ho(...)

Galway’s Seán Moran holds off Kildare’s Fergal Conway during their All-Ireland under-21 football semi-final. Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

GALWAY 2-10 KILDARE 2-5 This was an intriguing encounter where Galway’s poise outwitted Kildare’s power. The Lilywhites ran the ball s(...)