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James Gray: “I could have just stayed on my own and put a chicken in the oven, though I have something wrong with my fingers.” Photograph: Malcolm McNally/Irish Post

For the first time in nine Christmases, Irish octogenarian James Gray did not spend the festive period alone. The 85-year-old pensioner originally fro(...)

Winner of the Young Carer of the Year Award 2013  Niamh Duffy (13) from Middleton, Co Cork, who helps care for her brother Finn (11) with her parents Liam and Susan. Photograph:  Photocall Ireland

Carers deserve better treatment by Government than the recent cuts to respite care, the withdrawal of medical cards and cuts to the telephone allowanc(...)

Judge O’Neill said there was a clear conflict between the evidence given by HSE inspectors and the creche owner and her staff

A judge has reserved his decision in the case of a Cork creche owner being prosecuted over eight alleged breaches of child care regulations including (...)

The owner of a Co Cork creche being prosecuted for alleged breaches of childcare provision regulations yesterday denied breaching guidelines on staff(...)

Solicitor Frank Buttimer: said his client would be strongly contesting all alleged breaches of childcare regulations.  Photograph: Matt Kavanagh

The HSE yesterday began a prosecution of a Co Cork creche owner over eight alleged breaches of childcare regulations, including it being insufficientl(...)

A call for action on flooding has been made after extensive damage occurred to property in Midleton, Co Cork following heavy rainfall last week.Flash (...)

2012 Cheltenham Festival, Cheltenham, England 14/3/2012Simon Coveney TD,  Minister for Agriculture, Food and the MarineMandatory Credit �INPHO/Dan Sheridan *** Local Caption ***

Minister for Agriculture Simon Coveney had a summons for speeding against him struck out yesterday after a judge said he was satisfied that Mr Coveney(...)

Nuns on  O’Connell Street as  Clery’s store remains closed due to water damage. Photograph: Alan Betson / The Irish Times

Clery’s Department store on O’Connell Street in Dublin will remain closed in the coming days after it incurred “significant water damage” during heavy(...)

The way 999 calls are responded to depends on the state of the patient. Clinical status 1 (Echo) calls involve life-threatening emergencies such as heart attacks or respiratory issues, while clinical status 1 (Delta) calls involve other life-threatening emergencies. Photograph: Bryan O’Brien

It is every parent’s nightmare: your child has just had a serious accident and yet when you dial 999 you are told no ambulance is available or that on(...)

Noirín Nolan  with her daughter, Éabha, and husband, Darren, at home in Borrisokane, Co Tipperary. Photographs:  Don Moloney / Press 22

Mention of Fabrice Muamba’s name makes the hairs stand up on the back of Noirín Nolan’s neck. Ten years before his very public and distressing cardiac(...)

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