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“A lot of people are afraid of movement and exercise following spinal surgery yet we know that people work better in groups and prefer [physiotherapist] supervised exercise classes.” Photograph: iStock

Many people with chronic health conditions and those recovering from surgery are afraid to exercise. Often fearful of causing more pain, or simply not(...)

Denis O’Brien pictured at an event in  UCD in April, 2018. File photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

Businessman Denis O’Brien’s appeal against the dismissal of his action against the Dáil and State, over statements made by two TDs in the Dáil about h(...)

Winners of the People of the Year Awards: Ifrah Ahmed,  left, with Colette Byrne, Chris Reynolds, director, Irish Coast Guard, Joy Neville,  Catherine Corless, Harry and Molly Flynn,  Fr Peter McVerry,  Cyril Donnellan, representing Galway, Senior Hurling Team,  James Gannon, representing Community of Ballaghaderreen,  and Keith Swanick and John Gallagher, representing the Erris Community, right.  Photograph:  Robbie Reynolds

Galway historian Catherine Corless called for a full exhumation of the remains of hundreds of babies on the site of the former Tuam mother and baby ho(...)

Chief Justice, Mr Justice Frank Clarke, said the case taken by Angela Kerins was “important and difficult”. Photograph: Cyril Byrne/THE IRISH TIMES

The Constitution gives no immunity to parliamentary committees that unjustly attack the personal rights of a citizen, as was done to former Rehab CEO (...)

 Angela Kerins arriving at the Four Courts  for the continuation of her Supreme Court action. Photograph: Collins Courts

Things are said in the Oireachtas that should not be said, or people would prefer were not said, but that is “the nature of parliamentary privilege” a(...)

Former Rehab CEO Angela Kerins is appealing the High Court’s rejection of her claim for damages against the Dáil Public Accounts Committee. Photograph: Eric Luke/The Irish Times

A victory for former Rehab CEO Angela Kerins in her appeal over her treatment by the Dáil Public Accounts Committee would undermine “a core principle (...)

 Light Up A Life, a remembrance celebration held annually at Our Lady’s Hospice & Care Services in Harold’s Cross, Dublin.  Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill / The Irish Times

HSE internal auditors have criticised the country’s largest hospice, Our Lady’s in Harold’s Cross in Dublin, for paying out nearly €120,000 on staff t(...)

Hospice management told auditors that over the period 2010-2014, credit card expenditure of €25,000 related to direct operational costs.

The country’s biggest hospice, Our Lady’s in Harold’s Cross in Dublin, has been criticised over a €119,000 contract awarded to a company linked to a r(...)

‘I was working abroad when I attempted to take my own life, so I was committed to a lunatic asylum abroad’

Michael doesn’t talk about his gambling addiction much anymore. “The difference between the life I live now and the life I led before going for treatm(...)

Thousands of Siptu members in State-funded organisations providing health and social care are to stage a one-day strike on February 14th in a dispute over pay restoration. Photograph: Jimmy Weldon.

Thousands of staff in State-funded organisations providing health and social care are to stage a one-day strike on February 14th in a dispute over pay(...)

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