Niall Breslin: Ireland is going through a transitional period as people are talking about mental health and emotional wellbeing

Mental health issues are the “great epidemic of this generation” that can no longer be ignored, musician and campaigner Niall Breslin told the Oireac(...)

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 (...)

Mr Garvey is understood to have told the company his decision in recent days

Troubled insurer FBD’s director of sales, Michael Garvey, is leaving the company, it has emerged. Mr Garvey is understood to have told the company his(...)

The Psychological Society of Ireland website.

The Psychological Society of Ireland (PSI) has warned against some academic material appearing in the debate on marriage equality which it believes ha(...)

Psychological Society of Ireland President Dr Paul D’Alton spoke on how psychology affected him as a young gay man at the PSI’s annual conference. Photograph: Cyril Byrne / The Irish Times

Psychological Society of Ireland (PSI) president Dr Paul D’Alton has criticised his own profession for damaging him as a young gay man by suggesting h(...)

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It was three days before I was due to fly home that my sister’s husband broached the subject of the funeral. We had researched the options beforeha(...)

Dr Paul D’Alton: If we do not address the psychological challenges underpinning end of life in Ireland, our attempts to help our citizens to die well are at the very least compromised.

At the end of life there are four things that matter most. Prof Ira Byock, director of palliative medicine in Dartmouth medical school in the US, a do(...)

Catherine McGuinness: As chairwoman of the National Council of the Forum on the End of Life, McGuinness will address a conference in Dublin on Thursday, on dying and death. Photograph:Frank Miller

‘Statistically, we’re all living longer these days, but we haven’t necessarily done a great deal about it,” says former Supreme Court judge, Mrs Justi(...)