Full list of candidates With a smaller number of council seats and three town councils abolished, Offaly’s local election race will be hotly co(...)

Richard Brennan, who  changed his life after having a stroke, in Trinity Capital Hotel, Dublin. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

‘I have had reasonable good health for most of my life. I was in a car crash when I was 17 and suffered from back problems in my early 20s when(...)

Richard Brennan practising his Alexander Technique. He says pain is a warning sign that something is wrong with the body.  Photograph: Joe O’Shaughnessy

Back problems have reached epidemic proportions globally, with recent figures revealing that four million people input “lower back pain” into Google e(...)

26/3/2013.   - HEALTH -Glenna Batson, Alexander technique teacher, at the Emmaus Centre, Swords, Co. Dublin.Photographer: Dara Mac Dónaill / THE IRISH TIMES Photographer: Dara Mac Donaill / THE IRISH TIMES

Alexander Technique teachers from Australia, North and South America and Europe gathered in Dublin last week to share their knowledge and exper(...)