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Fiona Rose Redmond (10), left, and Ava McCord (10)  at St Brigid’s Girls National School, Killester, Dublin. The school has become the first ‘asthma-friendly school’ in Dublin. Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons

On the back of every classroom door in St Brigid’s Girls’ National School in Killester, Dublin, there is a notice about the “Five-step rule” for manag(...)

Chuck Feeney. Photograph: Alan Betson / THE IRISH TIMES

The state of philanthropy in Ireland was a “really scary thing” as donations from Atlantic Philanthropies were disappearing, Caitriona Fottrell, vice (...)

James Nolan: “We always focus on the recipients and say that they are able to do this and that. I couldn’t do anything without my sister.” Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons

Three years ago James Nolan of Nolan’s Butchers in Kilcullen, Co Kildare, went to the House of Lords to accept the most prestigious award of its kind (...)

 Prof Orla Hardiman Neurologist and campaigner on Motor Neurone disease. File photograph: Alan Betson

A leading expert in motor neuron disease (MND) has said she is optimistic that new drugs will change the lives of those diagnosed with the disease in (...)

 Coolock has a sprawling suburban feel. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

Coolock, on Dublin’s northside, has had a number of building spurts, with the early 1970s producing one of Dublin’s most intriguingly named group of s(...)

A sustained campaign  from the Beaumont Woods Residents’ Association resulted in the suspension of Coast Guard landings at Beaumont Hospital. File photograph: Eric Luke

The Coast Guard stopped using a field adjacent to Beaumont Hospital for patient transfers after local residents complained about noise and safety conc(...)

The Royal Victoria Eye and Ear Hospital, Dublin: scored highest for satisfaction. Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons

While at least half of patients reported a positive overall experience in the health system, individual hospitals and hospital groups scored different(...)

Liz Martin has been HIV positive for 26 years. Photograph: Dara Mac Donaill

Liz Martin turned 50 this year, and comes across as a confident, organised, healthy and busy woman, happy with her own life, and with how her four chi(...)

Mark and Sue Gilnagh with their children from left; Mary, Emma, Michael and Daniel, at their home in Ballybrittas, Co Laois. Photograph: James Flynn/APX

It’s a chilly day in March, and I am sitting in Sue and Mark Gilnagh’s living room at their home in Ballybrittas, Co Laois. They are talking about the(...)

 Taoiseach Leo Varadkar photographed at Government Buildings, Dublin, September 17th, 2017. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill/The Irish Times

The Taoiseach is quoting Joe Biden, the much-loved US vice-president who visited recently. “He used to say, ‘Don’t compare me to the Almighty - compa(...)

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