Work on big projects including the National Children’s Hospital stalled across the Republic last week, hitting up to 30,000 jobs. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill/The Irish Times

Construction collapsed at record speed to its lowest level in 11 years as Covid-19 restrictions halted building across the Republic last month, the la(...)

Maurice Kavanagh in Portugal in 2019: ‘I really worked at making myself have a good outlook’.

Since he was a child, Maurice Kavanagh has endured illness after illness. However, not only has he survived to tell the tale, he remains resolutely po(...)

BAM Ireland has stopped construction on the National Children’s Hospital in Dublin.

Builders have halted work on major road and other projects after the Government stepped up Covid-19 restrictions at the weekend. Taoiseach Leo Varadk(...)

Julie Walsh at work at the reception desk in RTÉ Radio. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

Julie Walsh is one of the faces that greets visitors to RTÉ Radio. Originally the broadcaster’s sole female security guard – a smiling presence aroun(...)

Marcin Filak and his wife Ola.

“Life was wonderful for us,” Marcin Filak says about his move to Ireland, from Poland, with his wife Ola and son Piotr in 2016. “I had a very good job(...)

Paulo Cassis Peres lost the use of his legs a month after moving to Ireland, while undergoing minor surgery. Photograph: Alan Betson

Two years ago Paulo Cassis Peres’ life changed forever. The Brazilian videographer was one month into a long-awaited adventure to Europe when he ended(...)

Most of the people referred to the course are convicted of having no insurance (104 referrals) or no license (82 referrals) or a combination of both. File photograph: Frank Miller/The Irish Times

More than one-quarter of motorists convicted of offences such as drink-driving and driving without insurance, who are sent on road-safety educational (...)

 Mark Pollock (L) and Jennifer Hester (R) Dublin. A chance meeting with Pollock at DCU led to Hester trying out an exoskeleton, a robotic frame strapped to the body which enables movement. Photograph: Julien Behal

Jennifer Hester has an extraordinary can-do attitude to life. The 35-year old Dubliner suffered from a spinal cord injury following surgery for the re(...)

Sean Cox (54), a former company director from Dunboyne, Co Meath, suffered major head trauma when he was struck in a random assault  outside Anfield in April 2018.

Seán Cox, the Irish Liverpool FC fan who suffered severe brain injuries in an unprovoked attack last year, is being moved to England for further speci(...)

Taoiseach Leo Varadkar and Minister for Health Simon Harris at the launch of the HSE capital plan at the National Rehabilitation Hospital in  Dún Laoghaire, Co Dublin on Monday. Photograph: Gareth Chaney/Collins

The long overdue publication of the Health Service Executive (HSE) €2.1 billion capital plan until the end of 2021 is welcome but it begs many questio(...)

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