Aoife and Kieran Shiels with their son Conall (7) who is registered with Laura Lynn hospice, along with his siblings Cara (13) and Senan (11) in Ballymacool, Letterkenny, Co Donegal. Photograph: Joe Dunne

No matter how familiar you are with the story behind the foundation of LauraLynn children’s hospice, the cruel, coincidental twists of fate that one D(...)

Stripe founders Patrick and John Collins

Stripe, the online payments company founded by Irish brothers Patrick and John Collison, may be on its way to becoming a household name, but few peopl(...)

Those taking part have in quizzes, so far, dressed in daft hats, as cartoon characters, and as the cast of Father Ted.

A Co Roscommon farmer has raised over €11,000 for charities over recent weeks of Covid-19 restrictions without leaving his kitchen. “I decided to tur(...)

 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(...)

Declan Ronayne, chief executive of Woodie’s: “We are a very firmly embedded Great Place to Work, it’s very much a focus for us.”

To be named Most Trusted Leader is a serious accolade, but Declan Ronayne, chief executive of Woodie’s, is adamant it isn’t just a personal honour. “(...)

The pupils of Kildare Place School sing Christmas carols at the 2019 Black Santa sit-out at St Ann’s Church, Dawson Street, Dublin which raised €45,000 for charity. File photograph: Alan Betson/ The Irish Times

A record € 45,000 was donated to the 2019 Black Santa Appeal last Christmas at St Ann’s Church on Dublin’s Dawson Street. Vicar of St Ann’s, Canon Dav(...)

 Tracy Carroll and her daughter Willow at their home. Photograph: Tom Honan

“Good morning cheeky face,” says Catherine Fullerton to Willow Carroll. Willow is two years and 10 months old and has spastic quadriplegic cere(...)

Kerrie Nelson and her son James with nurse Naomi Jackson. Photograph: Tom Honan

James Nelson is 20 months old. He was born with no complications but, shortly after birth, he started to experience breathing difficulties and(...)

Postcards from the edge: Taken from The world exists to be put on a postcard, by Jeremy Cooper

The advent of different technologies dates us. Those born before calculators can usually manage mental arithmetic. Those who don’t remember calculator(...)

Ailidh Farrell and her teddy ‘Woofer’ at the Teddy Bear Hospital at the RCSI. Photograph: Enda O’Dowd/The Irish Times

Killian McClean’s alien teddy, Stitch, managed to travel across the galaxy unscathed but suffered “tonnes of injuries” on earth after falling from sev(...)

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