This time of year is especially difficult for families who have lost a child. Photograph: iStock

Between 2006 and 2015 there were 3,818 child deaths in Ireland, according to First Light, who provide a bereavement support service to families who ex(...)

Many groups offer bereaved parents and siblings support

Christmas is a lonely time for bereaved parents who often find the run-up to the day, with all the accompanying anticipation, more difficult than the(...)

 Lyndsey Pilkington with a photo of her  daughter Leyla who died when she was a year old.  She  was subsequently helped by an organisation called First Light/the Irish Sudden Death Association, Athy. Photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times

The day after her daughter’s death, Lyndsey Pilkington returned to her house in Newbridge, Co Kildare. “Leyla’s stuff was everywhere but she wasn’t t(...)