BlueSnap has developed a platform designed to increase sales and reduce costs for businesses.

US fintech company BlueSnap has opened a European headquarters in Dublin and secured a payment institution licence from the Central Bank to ensure the(...)

Many services for older people and those living with dementia closed at the onset of the pandemic and have not yet reopened. Photograph: iStock

The closure of dementia services, such as day care, due to the coronavirus pandemic could result in an increase in older people being moved to nursing(...)

The aim is to keep people’s lives as normal as possible; to enable them to continue to do things that they enjoy, and to live life as well as possible. Photograph: iStock

Vanessa Bradbury, a registered general and mental-health nurse, is a dementia adviser for the Alzheimer’s Society in Cork and south Kerry. Here she sh(...)

The Lancet Commission on prevention of dementia has set out new risk factors and including nine actions for policymakers and individuals after a review by its panel of international experts. Photograph: iStock

The Government needs to adopt new public health approaches to reduce prevalence of dementia in the Irish population in light of the findings of a majo(...)

Many charities have been forced to cancel parts of their fundraising programme this year and are running alternative events that comply with social distancing rules.

Charities operating in Ireland are among the many sectors struggling due to the impact of the coronavirus pandemic. Many have been forced to cancel k(...)

 Mary Mooney, The Alzheimer Society of Ireland manager of Mill Lane Day Care, Mary Bardin, ASI operations manager and Marie Conlon, ASI Kildare Branch chairperson.;

With businesses closed, sporting and cultural events cancelled or postponed and many office workers confined to their homes during the Covid-19 pandem(...)

Most dementia sufferers need supports such as someone doing their shopping and emotional supports, like a regular telephone check-in. Photograph: Getty Images

The coronavirus has brought about a rise in isolation, loneliness, boredom and fear for those experiencing dementia and family carers, research from t(...)

About 4,000 new cases of dementia are diagnosed in Ireland each year and 63 per cent of those affected still live in the community.

There are about 55,000 people in Ireland living with dementia. It has no respect for age and while it’s more normally associated with older people, ea(...)

Taoiseach Leo Varadkar and his partner Matt Barrett take part in the annual Christmas day swim at the Forty Foot bathing spot in Sandycove Dublin. Photograph: Niall Carson/PA

Thousands of people have taken part in Christmas Day swims with many raising money for charity. Ali Carroll, jumps in for a Christmas swim (...)

Greg O’Shea: “There is a lot of pressure on families to have an extravagant ‘perfect’ Christmas, but that isn’t financially realistic for the majority of people.”

What was your perfect childhood Christmas? Getting woken up really early by my eldest sister, Laura. Then opening Santa presents around the tree. Then(...)

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