Care Services

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Taoiseach Leo Varadkar: ‘A choice of schools may not be possible or practicable in all areas.’ Photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times

Parents must get more choice for their children’s education in any new covenant between the State, churches and other ethical bodies, Taoiseach Leo Va(...)

Current chief executive Audrey  Houlihan said 100 per cent of the recommendations in the HSE internal audits had been implemented. Photograph: iStock

Our Lady’s Hospice has issued an “unreserved apology” for insufficiently comprehensive financial controls in place in the organisation in the past. T(...)

 Rian the care dog with Penny Butler at Our Lady’s Hospice, Harold’s Cross. Photograph: Eric Luke

He looks at me with his big brown eyes, lays his warm blonde head in my lap and I am besotted. It’s not every day that I fall head over heels in lov(...)

Dr Anne Merriman in Dublin this week: “None of us knows what’s going to happen after we die. Nobody has come back to tell us.” Photograph: Eric Luke

Anne Merriman, a former nun, has spent a lifetime looking after the dying across Asia and Africa: the experience has left her comfortable talking abou(...)

 Close-up of the flower and buds of Papaver somniferum ‘Lauren’s Grape’ flowering in Fionnuala’s garden last week. Photograph: Richard Johnson

Don’t you just love it when things go right in the garden? When, for example, seedlings come up just as you’d hoped – pristine and in perfectly spa(...)

These gardens bring nothing but good to a community, enriching many lives in many different ways.

While it’s difficult to put an exact figure on how many community gardens there are in Ireland – 200? 250? – it’s fair to say the majority have bee(...)