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Plenty of teens up and down the country are probably getting an Xbox One this Christmas (or even a 360 - they’re still pretty decent) but the chances (...)

If people refuse to support the CRC’s work it is children and adults with disabilities who will suffer. Photograph: Dara MacDonaill

In the book Connected: the Surprising Power of Our Social Networks and How They Shape Our Lives, Nick Christakis and James Fowler trace the fascinatin(...)

Ireland’s largest waste management firm, Greyhound Recycling and Recovery, and two of its directors have been hit with penalties

Ireland’s largest waste management firm, Greyhound Recycling and Recovery, and two of its directors have been hit with penalties for failing to preven(...)

Jonathan Iriwin: has a salary of €90,000 as chief executive of Jack and Jill, but took nothing for the first six years of existence

The founder of the Jack and Jill Children’s Foundation Jonathan Irwin has called on the chairman of the Central Remedial Clinic, Hamilton Goulding, to(...)

 Jonathan Irwin, chief executive of the Jack and Jill Foundation and with John and Edward Grimes, aka Jedward. Photograph:  Alan Betson

In November 2012, I was at the Jack and Jill office when I had a rectal bleed in the bathroom. Although I was scared, I was like most men and was too (...)

Lorraine Dempsey of the Special Needs Parents Association: said parents who had actively fundraised for the organisation did so in the belief that money raised would give their children a better chance of accessing services.  Photograph: Cyril Byrne/The Irish Times

Charities have reported a drop in donations which they have attributed to revelations that money raised through fundraising were used to top up paymen(...)

 Dylan Gardiner and his mother Caroline. Photograph: Eric Luke

One of two babies highlighted this week in The Irish Times who could not go home from hospital because the HSE had not sanctioned safe homecare pac(...)

Gerry Adams said the programme for government commits to integrated “health care delivery, in which the right care is delivered in the right place”. Photograph: Niall Carson/PA Wire

A national homecare strategy for children and babies must be established “urgently” with a central funding stream, an expert in paediatric intensive c(...)

Tánaiste Eamon Gilmore: “I recognise there are continuing challenges and problems in the health services.” Photograph: Niall Carson/PA Wire

Reform of the health services is long overdue, Tánaiste Eamon Gilmore has said.He added that they involved changes in the way in which hospitals were (...)

Darragh Dooley (4) has cerebral palsy and epilepsy. He also  has learning difficulties. His parents,  both teachers, applied for a Medical card shortly after he was born but they were refused. They eventually were granted a medical card.

When Darragh Dooley turned four last week the celebrations were low key: a small party and a birthday cake shared with his grandparents and some of th(...)

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