The city centre itself is easy to get around, with a small grid of shopping streets bordered by the high-rise business quarter in St George’s Terrace that defines the Perth skyline

Once defined as the most isolated ex-colonial outpost in the world, Perth is now a thriving city, happy in its multicultural skin and proud of its hug(...)

Do you need a digital detox from the constant stream of texts, emails, notifications and reminders on our mobiles or tablets? Time for a game of chess instead?

As we move into a new year, it’s time for reflecting on the way we live our lives and wondering if and how we can make improvements. Often, we promise(...)

Mary Paula Walsh, at home in Templeogue, Dublin: ‘My loss of independence was thrust upon me quite suddenly and unexpectedly.’ Photograph: Eric Luke

It all started before Christmas, 2012 with a virus that I couldn’t shake off. I felt very, very tired and then I began to get a pain in my bac(...)

Two-thirds of students use student counselling services and 58 per cent use the student health service. Some 87 per cent of students say it is reassuring to have a free counselling service on campus. Photograph: Thinkstock

Eighty-five per cent of students seek mental health information online, often as the first port of call, according to Reaching Out in College, a new s(...)

Artist Marie Brett: ‘I was intrigued with the idea of people being physically present and cognitively absent and wondered what does that mean to occupy such a place in the world, for both them and us.’

Dementia is a confusing condition, not only for those who have it but for the friends and family of those diagnosed with it. People with dementia c(...)

The layers of history at Strokestown Park House will draw tourists from around the world, as well as from Ireland, to Co Roscommon, according to Kevin(...)

Daragh Connolly: “We’re very concerned about a very small cohort of people who have no fear of the gardaí or the criminal justice system”

Daragh Connolly has a strong sense of empathy with and sympathy for the pharmacist who is recovering from being stabbed in a pharmacy in Drogheda, Co (...)

Eimear Murphy and Ian O’Sullivan whose project won a prestigious award at the EU contest for Young Scientists in Milan. Photograph: Maxwells

The hotly debated topic of how parents’ alcohol consumption affects their teenagers’ drinking gained recognition this week when a study by two Iris(...)

Michael McCabe: “Some people can’t even be at this protest because they don’t have transport or assistance to get here. So I’m protesting on their behalf too.”  Photograph: Nina Byrne/Centre for Independent Living

Michael McCabe is one of the 20 or so people with disabilities who, joined by supporters, camped outside the Dáil over three days this week. They stag(...)

Patient: Aoife Kirwan with her son, Adam, at last year’s MS Readathon. Photograph: Naoise Culhane

When Aoife Kirwan was diagnosed with multiple sclerosis, four years ago, at the age of 23, she began to investigate treatments. She decided that Ty(...)