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 Stevie II  pictured with Brendan Crean, who helped trial the robot through the charity Alone, during a demonstration at the Science Gallery in Dublin. Photograph: Brian Lawless/PA Wire

An inquisitively cheerful and artificially intelligent robot that promises to fight loneliness and offer people care and security with the odd bingo n(...)

Chief executive of Alone, Seán Moynihan, described involvement as an invaluable service to the community.

A charity which supports tens of thousands of older people across the Republic has appealed for more people to get involved in its local communities a(...)

Minister of State for Mental Health Jim Daly secured the funding, separate from the HSE’s mental health budget, for community-based projects.Photograph: Eric Luke

A €3 million mental health fund to be launched next month will grant aid community organisations to help combat loneliness. Minister of State for Men(...)

The PSNI said on Wednesday it is carrying out inquiries into the 20 second video which is believed to have been filmed in a bar in Belfast. Photograph: iStock

The behaviour of some people singing anti-Catholic songs was totally uncharacteristic of where Northern Ireland football is at the moment, the head of(...)

When was the last time you enjoyed your own company? In today’s Fomo culture, where we all fear missing out, busyness is worn as a badge of honour, an(...)

Leo Varadkar: some of the 40 things he should know on his 40th – do yoga, avoid cycling, cut out meat, avoid supplements, get reading glasses

Happy Birthday Leo. The Big FOUR O eh? You might have woken up this morning feeling a little glum and middle aged and found yourself staring into an e(...)

A Muppet Christmas Carol: What the dickens is going on?

Apparently, as well as shouty Brexit end-times, Christmas is happening. Here are some classic Christmas films to watch, lest you feel insufficiently C(...)

Magical Woodland Christmas at Castlecomer Discovery Park

Magical Woodland Christmas The woodlands of Castlecomer Discovery Park in Co Kilkenny have been transformed into a magical, Christmas wonderland with(...)

Broken family relationships can create all sorts of tensions at Christmas. Photograph: Getty Images

It is dubbed the most wonderful time of the year – but not for everybody. Christmas can be a time of joy and happiness for many, but what about those (...)

Charlie Haughey gets ready to recreate that Duran Duran video. Photograph: Don MacMonagle

Poor Leo Varadkar. He can’t even have a photo-op at a pop concert without falling backwards into a bin and then walking around with a bin on his head (...)

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