Cork senior football captain Doireann O’Sullivan is taking part in a virtual skills challenge to raise money for LauraLynn Children’s Hospice. Photograph: Morgan Treacy/Inpho

Here’s the thing we are constantly told about sports: nothing brings the world and communities and people together like sports, especially sporting gr(...)

Graffiti art by Maser featuring the slogan ‘Maser loves you’ in 2008. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

Throughout lockdown, large format artwork in the public realm has brightened up people’s days, from Emma Blake’s brilliant poppy work under her monike(...)

Neptune’s Brompton Floor Lamp in Nickel, priced at €520. Amelia armchair in Isla Finch with black oak legs, from €860

After weeks of lockdown, who isn’t thinking of making a few changes around the house once restrictions are lifted? Rather than planning a big costly c(...)

Oonagh Horgan, Sara O’Hare and Debbie O’Brien, all of whom had reconstructive surgery following a breast cancer diagnosis. Photograph: Dave Meehan

Five women, all unknown to each other, take to a stage near the Mater hospital in Dublin on a Wednesday night. Each of them has had at least one br(...)

A woman receiving a scan for breast cancer diagnosis

Women seeking breast reconstruction have three options. They can have the Diep- flap procedure, implants or a combination of both. Plastic surgeons t(...)

Patrick Glanville at home in Dublin after having a TAVI procedure to replace a valve in his heart. Photograph: Dara Mac Donaill

Older people who need heart valve replacements but are too ill for open heart surgery have a new option – replacement heart valves threaded through(...)

My son was diagnosed with Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy which is a thickening of the heart wall in October 2012. My wife, Ciara, and I were very (...)

Comedians Dermot Whelan and Bernard O’Shea are the (blue) faces of the Blue September campaign

If you’re a woman and are only vaguely aware that this is Blue September, then the targeting of the new, month-long cancer awareness campaign is worki(...)