Sophia Daly whose scoliosis surgery was suspended in August. Photograph: Aaron Daly

Parents of children with scoliosis are being forced to play “Russian roulette” with their loved ones’ lives as the long wait for surgery continues, th(...)

Amy Sheridan (11), who was born without a fibula, at home in Dunleer, Co Louth with her mother Caitríona, father Shay and sisters Sally (7), Lucy (9) and Kelly (4).  Photograph: Alan Betson

‘Even though Amy was blue and the umbilical cord was wrapped around her neck three times, when she was born the first thing I asked was, ‘has the baby(...)

While there is a very high rate of drop-out from sport and exercise among students in exam years, participation in sport is unlikely to affect exam performance negatively and may well have a positive impact. Photograph: Thinkstock

Some children dread the annual school sports day that is coming up any week now. They are probably the same youngsters who rejoice in wet Saturday mor(...)

“Hawo” recalls that when she was being taken to the plane, she had “a few belongings, my wheelchair and €60 that my husband had given me”. Photograph: Eric Luke/The Irish Times

The loud knocking on the door came at about 11pm. The young Somali woman was in her pyjamas and lying on a mattress on the floor. She had spent man(...)

Minister for Finance Michael Noonan has had a cancerous lump removed from his right arm, he stated tonight. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill/The Irish Times

Minister for Finance Michael Noonan has had a cancerous lump removed from his right arm, it emerged tonight.He said he had noticed the lump in Februar(...)

Darragh Murtagh pictured with Alma McClorey of the Athboy Mums Fundraising Team with some of the games and consoles donated to Our Lady’s Hospital in Crumlin.

A young Co Meath boy has not only beaten cancer but also helped to raise just over €24,000 to buy 57 game consoles and 200 games for sick children in (...)