For the child to develop properly, the relationship with the primary carer is important. Photograph: Thinkstock

We all know the early experience of infants and toddlers matters. My mother often says, “Sure he hadn’t a great start” when talking about someone who (...)

Independent senator Jillian van Turnhout has called for an investigation into the Health Service Executive’s handling of a case involving a teenage gi(...)

John Fogarty (left) and Denis Leamy have helped to raise awareness of acquired brain injury and concussion. Over 13,000 people in Ireland are affected by ABI every year. Photograph: Bryan O’Brien / The Irish Times

A zero tolerance approach was one of the key recommendations made by medical experts discussing the implications of concussion in sport at the joint O(...)

Committee chairman Jerry Buttimer TD played a central role in getting the Bill passed. Photograph: Eric Luke

The passing of the abortion Bill in the Dáil, it was said, marked the end of the old cosy church-State relations. But is this true? One of the main re(...)