Many groups offer bereaved parents and siblings support

Christmas is a lonely time for bereaved parents who often find the run-up to the day, with all the accompanying anticipation, more difficult than the(...)

Rescue workers pass sandbags through the windows of flooded houses in the Bruach Na hAbhainn estate in Tralee, Co Kerry. Photograph: Domnick Walsh

A post-Storm Desmond clean- up is under way across the country after heavy rainfall at the weekend caused serious flooding. There were road closure(...)

St Patrick’s Athletic Sean Hoare and Derry’s Ciaran O’Connor battle for possession. Photograph: Cathal Noonan/Inpho

St Patrick’s Athletic 0 Derry City 1 St Patrick’s Athletic expect to confirm on Saturday that Chris Forrester has joined Peterborough United af(...)

Damien Duff: “I feel good in training but I’ve trained only three times in seven months which is a bit risky so we’ll leave it to the manager and see how it goes.” Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

Damien Duff is hoping for even a few minutes of football when Shamrock Rovers take on Cork City this evening in Tallaght where both sides could do wit(...)

 Killian Brennan scored St Patrick’s first in their 2-0 win over Drogheda United. Photograph: Inpho

Drogheda United 0 St Patrick’s Athletic 2 Killian Brennan went from zero to hero for St Pat’s as having missed a penalty in the first-half the midfiel(...)

Skonto Riga’s Vladislavs Sorokins celebrates scoring his side’s  first goal in the  Uefa Europa League first qualifying round second leg against St Patrick’s Athletic  at Richmond Park. Photograph: Ryan Byrne/Inpho

St Patrick’s Athletic 0 Skonto Riga 2 (Skonto win 4-1 on aggregate) It doesn’t seem so long ago that St Patrick’s Athletic’s European record at Richm(...)

Conan Byrne is in line to play for St Patrick’s Athletic in their Europa League second-leg match against Skonto Riga. Photograph:   Ryan Byrne/Inpho

Conan Byrne is back in contention to start for St Patrick’s Athletic in Inchicore this evening (7.45pm) as the Dubliners look to build on the away (...)

St Patrick’s Athletic’s Ger O’Brien: “The lads have been playing well lately. It’s been good, we’ve scored a few, created a lot of chances and not conceded too many.” Photograph: Ryan Byrne/Inpho

Their recent form in Europe suggests getting a good result in Riga this afternoon shouldn’t be beyond them but for St Patrick’s Athletic sealing th(...)

Christy Fagan returns to the St Patrick’s Athletic squad for the game against Dundalk at Richmond Park. Photo:  Donall Farmer/Inpho

Two years ago Dundalk’s title challenge bit the dust at Richmond Park and last September another defeat there helped Cork City to push them all the wa(...)

Pat Fenlon: “I don’t see us as chasing anybody. We made a good start to the season and we have to make sure that run continues.” Photograph: Ryan Byrne/Inpho

Christy Fagan and Ger O’Brien face late fitness tests ahead of this evening’s Dublin derby in Inchicore, where Seán Hoare will be available again to S(...)