Emma Gilbey and her husband, Robert, with their son, Charlie. Emma had a massive haemorrhage after giving birth and lost almost four litres of blood.

When I went into labour with my first baby, I never expected to end up in intensive care fighting for my life following the birth, but that’s e(...)

‘A key finding [of the report] was that the dementia care training provided in all of the acute hospitals to doctors, nurses and allied healthcare professionals was not sufficient.’ Photograph: Getty Images

MICHELLE McDONAGHThe first national audit of the quality of dementia care in Ireland’s acute hospitals has identified major gaps in the level of patie(...)

Joe Sheerin: ‘My doctors and nurses were very good at explaining things but it’s great to talk to people who have been through the same illness and come out the other side.’ Photograph: Cyril Byrne

I had just got off the train at Connolly Station, heading into my office in Dublin city centre, on a typical Friday morning in February 2011 and was w(...)

Dr Mark Rowe: ‘I encourage people to look at the silver lining rather than the dark cloud.’

A good evening at the theatre can leave you feeling energised, stimulated and deeply moved, but theatre-goers at the new show of an Irish GP are being(...)

Ann Keilthy  at her home in Blackrock, Co Dublin Photograph: Cyril Byrne

I was 44 when I watched Muhammad Ali light the Olympic flame on television in 1996. I had always admired the great boxer and enjoyed watching him on t(...)

In Ireland we tend to drink in groups and in a round which means we are drinking much faster. Photograph: Getty Images

Knowing how much you are drinking, exercising moderation, pacing yourself and an absolute no to drink driving are important seasonal messages around a(...)

Pre-eclampsia is the current leading cause of maternal death in Europe.  Photograph: Katie Collins/PA Wire

A major Irish-led research programme that aims to revolutionise maternal and foetal healthcare through a significantly more personalised treatment app(...)

Esther and Stephen Hourigan: Esther will receive an award for saving Stephen’s life when he suffered a stroke at the age of 31.

Like most parents, Karen Le Blanc had never heard of childhood stroke until it hit her own family completely out of the blue when her three-year-old d(...)

Everybody with a serious mental illness, such as schizophrenia or manic depressive illness, should have an annual health screen with an emphasis on ri(...)

Martin Foudy: ‘I couldn’t look in a mirror because I did not want to see what was in front of me. ’

I was always heavy, the kind of person who loved food and had a very sweet tooth. My weight was always a bit of an issue but after the break-up of my(...)