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Coeliac (or celiac in the US) disease is an autoimmune condition that causes an adverse reaction in the gut, damaging the small intestine. Photograph: iStock

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Back: Crumlin Home Care Services chief executive Noel O’Meara; the Wheel’s director of public policy, Ivan Cooper; Kevin Gregory of Barnardos; (front) Northside Home Care Services head of operations Maria Jackson; Cope Galway chief executive Jacquie Horan; the Wheel’s campaigns manager, Sarah Monaghan; Daisyhouse Housing Association chief executive Ena Norris; and Coeliac Society chief executive Gill Brennan at the launch of the Wheel’s general election manifesto.

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‘The mindset now in restaurants, whether it’s the owners and the staff - it’s one of fear,’ says the Coeliac Society’s incoming chairperson

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Sinéad Tarmey, Wicklow Hospice, and Therese Tyrrell with  photographs of her late sisters Nora and Bernie

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Mash Direct director Tracy Hamilton says: “The entire company is gluten-free now and that’s very important to a lot of our customers.”

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Casual buffet-style suppers work really well. Guests can help themselves rather than have a meal served to them. That way everyone is in control of their portion sizes and the breadth of foods they wish to enjoy. Photograph: Thinkstock

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Lucy Hutchinson: Full of energy and no longer pale and tired, Lucy is thriving on a gluten-free diet since being diagnosed with coeliac disease.

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Quinoa salad. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

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