Eileen Finn, who has motor neurone disease, training for the women’s mini-marathon with friends and supporters. Photograph: Colm Mahady/Fennells

I was diagnosed with motor neurone disease (MND) on November 22nd, 2012. Some 95 per cent of people die within one thousand days of diagnosis. My expi(...)

Former Fianna Fáil TD and government minister Tony Killeen. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

Being told you have a life-affecting disease or illness can obviously come as a shock. But as people come to terms with their diagnosis, many are also(...)

Jockeys, owners, trainers and punters stand for in  silence at the Galway Races yesterday for the late broadcaster Colm Murray. Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons /The Irish Times

The Galway Festival resumed under a shadow last night, with the sad news that broadcaster Colm Murray had earlier in the day lost his three-year battl(...)