Mia Horgan  and her younger sister, Amy. Mia was diagnosed with cystic fibrosis when she was just two weeks old. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

Rebecca and Barry Horgan’s daughter, Mia (5), was diagnosed with cystic fibrosis (CF) when she was two weeks old. Although neither parent had any prev(...)

Sixty people turned out for the photo shoot supporting a Yes vote in front of the Freedom Tower in New York. Photograph: Snorri Sturluson

When I moved to New York four years ago, I was convinced the US would have marriage equality before Ireland. How fast things can change. If Ireland(...)

A solemn undertaking: discretion is second nature to funeral directors. Photograph: Getty

Although it sounds like the name of some doomy goth band, the Death Care Academy is just what it says: an educational centre that provides trai(...)

ShoutOut organisers (left to right): Lydia Rathaill, Declan Meehan, Eoin O’Liatháin, Owen Murphy and Jane Casey

Last week the Minister for Education announced groundbreaking new procedures to tackle homophobic bullying and cyber bullying in all 4,000 primary and(...)

A transplant operation: organs donated can be found unsuitable, for a variety of reasons. Photograph: PA

When the word “transplant” is mentioned for the first time it lights a fire beneath you. After years of degenerative illness there is suddenly a new g(...)

Ben Power (right) and Broden Giambrone from Transgender Equality Network Ireland pictured in Smithfield, Dublin. Photograph: Aidan Crawley

Applying for university isn’t easy for anyone, but if you’re a transgender person the lack of protective legislation can create an added difficulty. (...)

Lisa Mooney and Hazel Peters at the Flora Women’s Mini-Marathon in Dublin yesterday. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

The sun shone down upon the streets of Dublin yesterday as more than 40,000 women took part in the 31st Flora Women’s Mini-Marathon. It was love, swea(...)