Should a birth parent whose child was adopted be bullied into meeting the adult adopted child? The question is posed by a reader in response to an art(...)

According to the survey, 48.3 per cent of carers looked after an older family member for more than 80 hours a week. Photograph:  John Stillwell/PA Wire

More than two out of five family carers of older people are at risk of clinical depression, and this is associated with carers being more likely to r(...)

People who have contributed to Irish society all their lives now find the quality of their latter years destroyed by perpetrators of abuse. Photograph: Alan Betson

Imagine seeing unexplained withdrawals from your bank account, or losing your financial independence, or failing to pay your bills or even struggling (...)