Jackie McBrearty and her guide dog  Rhum  in Sligo. Photograph: Brian Farrell

Sometimes well-meaning people stop Jackie McBrearty on the street and tell her they’ll pray that God will restore her sight. A stranger once suggested(...)

Karen Donoghue  (right) from Dublin, is well aware of the dangers. Pictured here with her  mum Margaret

Almost 10,000 people are affected by stroke every year in Ireland and as September sees the start of Irish Heart Month, the Irish Heart Foundation (IH(...)

Grainne Duncan  aka Dorian and her partner Patrick Maher  in St Doolagh’s Park Care & Rehabilitation Centre, Malahide. Photograph: Barry Cronin

Life changed dramatically almost three years ago for Dublin couple Patrick Maher and Grainne Duncan, known as Dorian, following a cycling accident. M(...)

Physiotherapy at the National Rehabilitation Hospital in Dún Laoghaire

A specialist at the National Rehabilitation Hospital (NRH) has warned cyclists: “This is not cowboy territory, red light means red light.” Dr Mark D(...)

Stroke patients Helen Cassells, Edward Blake and PJ Wymbs:  all benefited from mirror therapy. Photograph: Brian Farrell

PJ WYMBS, CARPENTER: FOUR WEEKS OF THERAPY CHANGED HIS LIFE PJ Wymbs was getting out of bed on the morning of April 1st, 2016, when he fell. He knew(...)

Nathan Kirwan with Colin O’Shaughnessy of the Elite Gym: Mr Kirwan, who has a spinal cord injury, wears an exoskeleton in the Cork gym. Photograph: Kathleen Harris

Technology designed for combat zones by the US military is being used successfully in Irish gyms to return the gift of movement to people with paralys(...)

Mary Paula Walsh: wrote two books on bereavement – ‘Living After A Death’ and ‘Helping Your Child Through Bereavement’ – both of which have given people the freedom to explore grief in all its complexity

Obituary for the Irish Times (April 30, 1941-April 17, 2017) “I swear I will not dishonor my soul with hatred, but offer myself humbly as a guardian (...)

The Catholic church has played a leading role in the development of healthcare in Ireland over many years, but critics feel its direct involvement should now come to an end. Photograph: Bryan O’Brien

I thought the row over moving the National Maternity Hospital (NMH) from Holles Street to St Vincent’s was settled. So why is it in the news again? T(...)

St. Vincent’s University Hospital: The Dublin institution is owned by the Sisters of Charity and valued at €255 million. Photograph: Dave Meehan

Two of the Catholic religious orders that have under-contributed to the redress scheme for survivors of institutional abuse own hospitals valued at ne(...)

High Court president Mr Justice Peter Kelly approved the settlement as a “just” result in the case. Photograph: Chris Maddaloni/Collins

A teenage boy who suffered a profound head injury in a road crash a number of years ago has settled his High Court action for €3.3 million. The boy’s(...)