Hospital cleaners are among the thousands of support staff across the country who will be balloted on strike action. File photograph: Getty

The Government is facing a potential national strike by support staff in hospitals across the country including porters, security personnel, cleaners (...)

Undated handout screengrab taken with permission from the twitter feed of @coxynwa of Liverpool fan Sean Cox. Photograph: Support Sean/PA WireN

Irish Liverpool FC fan Sean Cox who sustained a serious brain injury in an attack by an Italian hooligan has spoken to the public for the first time s(...)

Martina and Seán Cox. Seán will attend a fundraiser in his honour on Friday.

Seán Cox is to attend a fundraising match in his honour, between the “Legends” of Liverpool and the FAI next Friday. The Meath man, who turns 54 next(...)

Martina Cox pictured with her husband Sean Cox at the National Rehabilitation Hospital in Dún Laoghaire. Photograph supplied by family.

I’m in the front room of Sean Cox’s house, sitting with his wife, Martina, on the grey curved sofa that he designed. Opposite us is the large flatscre(...)

Jim Clancy who suffered a life-changing fall in 2012: “Most of us learn as babies to perambulate. We don’t ever have to think about such a basic, but complex, task again. Walking is just taken for granted.” Photograph: Donal O’Connell

Recently I walked the Sheep’s Head Way. There is nothing remarkable, you may say, about a healthy, able-bodied, middle-aged man completing a 92km tra(...)

Sandra Farrell and her son Ryan (23), who suffered a brain injury at the age of 19. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

After 19-year-old Ryan Farrell fell off a high railing, head first on to concrete, during a night out in Dublin city centre, his family were told ther(...)

Liverpool fan Seán Cox: assaulted outside Anfield stadium last April.

A man has been charged with assaulting Liverpool FC supporter Seán Cox, police have said. Merseyside Police said Simone Mastrelli (30), from Rome, ha(...)

Declan O’Callaghan, of Ballaghaderreen, Co Roscommon, was suspended in July by the High Court. Photograph: Collins

Until last Wednesday afternoon, a shy middle-aged Roscommon wife and mother was unsure whether she was destined to lose her family home in the days be(...)

Rebecca Kelly suffered a serious head injury when she fell on the Luas tracks in 2010. Photograph: Collins Courts

The woman who received more than €550,000 last week for injuries she suffered while “Luas surfing” initially claimed her case was worth up to €4 milli(...)

Robert Bradshaw’s work accident  left him paralysed from the waist downwards. “There wasn’t any scaffolding on the site and demolition isn’t my usual type of work,” he says.

Robert Bradshaw was a self-employed steel erector for almost 30 years when, on September 16th, 2014, he had an accident at work that left him paralyse(...)

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