The funeral of  Sonny Knowles will take place in Dublin next week. Photograph: Collins

The funeral of the popular entertainer Sonny Knowles, who died this week aged 86, will take place in St Agnes’s Church on Wednesday, November 21st in (...)

The National Charity for Deafness and Hearing Loss (formerly DeafHear) has been officially relaunched as ‘Chime’. Pictured at the relaunch announcement were comedian and actor Deirdre O’Kane and Lexie Noone (aged 5, from Kilnamanagh, Dublin). Photograph: Sasko Lazarov/Photocall Ireland

1) Why Believe in Science? is the title of the Irish Cancer Society’s free public talk on Wednesday, November 14th from 6:15pm in the Carmelite Commun(...)

The chill is in the air, the leaves are on the ground – and suddenly every man seems to be sporting a moustache. And just at the moment when you begin(...)

Elizabeth O’Kelly: “She was very quiet . . . She would have reminded you of Miss Marple.” Photograph: Alf Harvey

Fr Seán Kelly says that when Elizabeth O’Kelly gave him €12,000 to help fund the painting of the Catholic Church in Stradbally, Co Laois, she insisted(...)

Elizabeth O’Kelly, in 2015 at the opening of the Gemma Guihan exhibition in The Dunamaise Arts Centre. Photograph: Alf Harvey.

A Co Laois woman has bequeathed a total of €30 million to five charities in a massive windfall for the sector, it has emerged. One of those to receiv(...)

Damaged hair is almost an irrelevant descriptor, because it is standard. Heat and chemically treated hair is the norm. I realised recently, while chat(...)

It is four years since her  cancer diagnosis and Kathleen O’Connor stresses the importance for people who are newly diagnosed to be honest, accept help, communicate and get plenty of rest.

Breast cancer is the most common malignant tumour diagnosed among Irish women – more than 3,000 every year. And while these statistics are alarming, i(...)

Research, published during the summer in The Lancet, concluded there is no safe level of alcohol intake and the healthiest approach is to drink as little as possible

After a record 1,000 days, the Public Health Alcohol Bill has passed through the Dáil. Among its more groundbreaking features are the inclusion of wri(...)

Ireland’s Robbie Henshaw,  Olympian Sonia O’Sullivan, former Irish rugby international Shane Byrne and Cork camogie player Anna Geary  in the Phoenix Park  to show their support for  Breast Cancer Ireland’s Great Pink Run   on Saturday, October 13th, in the Phoenix Park, and on Sunday, October 14th, in Kilkenny Castle Park. To register go to www.greatpinkrun.ie. Photograph: Leon Farrell/Photocall

1) October is Breast Cancer Awareness month, and the Irish Cancer Society is keen for women to discuss any breast abnormalities with their doctors ear(...)

Orla O’Brien, the new chief executive of the LauraLynn Children’s Hospice. Photograph: Cyril Byrne / THE IRISH TIMES

Children die with no privacy in dingy rooms – that’s how a clinical nurse manager described the end-of-life scenario at Our Lady’s Hospital in Crumlin(...)

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