Joyce Stokes: “If I have a bad night’s sleep, the trembling becomes more frequent the next day.” Photograph: Shane Stokes

Saturday is designated World Rare Diseases Day in an attempt to highlight rare diseases and their impacts on individuals and their families. Rare dise(...)

Minister for Health Simon Harris said the rehabilitative training allowance was being discontinued to eliminate inequities in access to training places for people with disabilities. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

Minister for Health Simon Harris has defended the axing of a grant paid to people with disabilities on some training programmes. Mr Harris said the r(...)

Dr John G Cooney: devoted his life to the care of others

Dr John G Cooney, a leading psychiatrist and former medical director of the Daughters of Charity and associate medical director of St Patrick’s Hospit(...)

Daniel  and William McCarthy.

An “ultra-quiet” Funeral Mass, reflective of the elderly brothers who had been described as shadows in their local community, took place on Saturday (...)

Keri Grant from Co Donegal: Keri has cooked Cajun chicken and berry pudding for almost every member of her extended family since attending the NCBI cookery classes. Photograph: A.S Photography

Science was one subject that Ann-Marie Byrne reckoned was out of the question for her daughter, Keisha, when she started secondary school. The mother’(...)