Pieta House, the support service for people who are suicidal or self harming, held an event in Dublin on Thursday night which coincided with International Men’s Day.

Irish rugby star Jack McGrath was one of a number of men who shared their experiences of providing support, or needing support from others, at an even(...)

Cardinal Timothy Dolan, Archbishop of the Archdiocese of New York: ‘It will be an honour for me to travel to the west of Ireland and open Ireland’s National Public Novena on August 14th, with Mass in the Basilica of Our Lady, Queen of Ireland, in Knock.’  Photograph:  Mike Segar/Reuters

The first transatlantic pilgrimage flight to Knock shrine will touch down in Co Mayo tomorrow. The inaugural Aer Lingus flight from JFK to Ireland We(...)

 Cardinal Timothy Dolan, Archbishop of New York, addresses  Catholics at St Patrick’s Cathedral, New York City, in   February  2013.  File photograph: John Moore/Getty Images

About 200 people are expected to accompany Cardinal Timothy Dolan, Archbishop of New York, on the first chartered pilgrimage from that archdiocese to (...)

Steve Lenox, President Irish Network USA (left), Sally Mulready Irish Elderly Advice Network and Council of State member and Billy Lawless, cChairman of Chicago Celts for Immigration Reform  at the Global Irish Civic Forum at Dublin Castle. Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons/The Irish Times

Loneliness and isolation are among the biggest challenges facing new Irish emigrants abroad, which can often lead to depression and sometimes suici(...)

Ryan Cannon from Killiney leading cyclists who on Sunday completed a 1,400km journey around Ireland for Cycle Against Suicide. Photograph: Gareth Chaney/Collins

Two weeks and 1,400 kilometres after they began some 250 cyclists promoting awareness of suicide supports made their way into Dublin this evening. Org(...)

‘Thankfully in Ireland now, suicide is a topic that is getting easier to talk about, thanks to the efforts of Pieta House.’

The Pieta House Darkness Into Light fundraising event takes place this Saturday, with a special focus on the Irish diaspora this year. The dawn wal(...)

Joan Freeman, founder of Pieta House, with actor Moe Dunford at the launch of Darkness Into Light: “Together we are educating the youngest generation – they will never be like my generation where people hide their feelings under the carpet – we are teaching them at nappy level how to seek help and not to be afraid to talk”

“Mind the Irish no matter where they are,” said founder of Pieta House Joan Freeman in her message to the diaspora ahead of St Patrick’s Day. Ms Freem(...)

Stephen Kelly: “I would say my mental health is really positive and I have no problems telling anyone what I have been through as there is so much stigma involved.” Photograph: Dave Meehan

Less than two years ago, Stephen Kelly was in the depths of despair and tried to take his own life on two occasions. He felt worthless and could see n(...)

Joan Freeman of Pieta House has written a useful book about self-harm, Cover Up. Photograph: Daragh McSweeney/Provision

Q Since January I have been going to regular psychotherapy sessions for self-harm. While I have yet to fully recover, I have found it to be a great(...)

An estimated 80,000 people turned out at 37 locations across Ireland, as well as at venues in London and Sydney, for Pieta House’s annual Darkness into Light 5km dawn walk/run. Photograph: Sasko Lazarov/Photocall Ireland

This year’s Darkness into Light events, which saw about 80,000 people take part in a 5km walk or run for an organisation for the prevention of suic(...)