A lack of intervention compounds the situation ‘and suddenly you have people locked in their rooms for two years or being aggressive at home’. It is very hard for parents to say a child is hitting them. Photograph: Thinkstock

Maria McGarry’s daughter Róisín was two years and five months old when she applied to her local health office to have the child assessed for apparent (...)

NUIG’s Prof Pat Dolan: “It can be easily argued that while we have given forensic attention to the economic recovery, we have not yet given enough focus to the human cost and or recovery.”  Photograph: Aengus McMahon

Researchers need to “wake up” to the “lived experience of citizens” and produce work that is relevant now to families and communities, an NUI Galway ((...)