Terry and Noeleen Delaney, with their granddaughter Megan Delaney (16), whose father Robert Delaney has been in a permanent vegetative state for nearly 10 years. Photograph: Dave Meehan/The Irish Times

A neat pile of clothes sits on Noeleen Delaney’s kitchen table. They have been washed, ironed and folded with almost military precision by a mother’s (...)

Life-changing and devastating: “There is not enough support for people with brain injuries, and the funding we get is not enough to meet demand,” says clinical psychologist Dr Brian Waldron

Falls, assaults, car crashes, heart attacks, strokes, suicide attempts: there are many ways in which people can acquire a brain injury. “Suffere(...)

Leo Varadkar and Simon Harris with children from the Youth Advisory Council as they urned the sod at a new paediatric outpatients and urgent care centre at Connolly Hospital Blanchardstown. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

Doctors in paediatric hospitals in Dublin have expressed concern about the new national children’s hospital being named Phoenix Children’s Hospital Ir(...)

 Taoiseach Leo Varadkar: with Minister for Health Simon Harris he will launch work at Connolly Hospital in west Dublin and a redevelopment of the National Rehabilitation Hospital in Dún Laoghaire.  Photograph: Dara Mac Donaill

Taoiseach Leo Varadkar and Minister for Health Simon Harris will officially turn the sod on two new major hospital developments in Dublin on Monday. (...)

Jackie McBrearty and her guide dog  Rhum  in Sligo. Photograph: Brian Farrell

Sometimes well-meaning people stop Jackie McBrearty on the street and tell her they’ll pray that God will restore her sight. A stranger once suggested(...)

Karen Donoghue  (right) from Dublin, is well aware of the dangers. Pictured here with her  mum Margaret

Almost 10,000 people are affected by stroke every year in Ireland and as September sees the start of Irish Heart Month, the Irish Heart Foundation (IH(...)

Grainne Duncan  aka Dorian and her partner Patrick Maher  in St Doolagh’s Park Care & Rehabilitation Centre, Malahide. Photograph: Barry Cronin

Life changed dramatically almost three years ago for Dublin couple Patrick Maher and Grainne Duncan, known as Dorian, following a cycling accident. M(...)

Physiotherapy at the National Rehabilitation Hospital in Dún Laoghaire

A specialist at the National Rehabilitation Hospital (NRH) has warned cyclists: “This is not cowboy territory, red light means red light.” Dr Mark D(...)

Stroke patients Helen Cassells, Edward Blake and PJ Wymbs:  all benefited from mirror therapy. Photograph: Brian Farrell

PJ WYMBS, CARPENTER: FOUR WEEKS OF THERAPY CHANGED HIS LIFE PJ Wymbs was getting out of bed on the morning of April 1st, 2016, when he fell. He knew(...)

Nathan Kirwan with Colin O’Shaughnessy of the Elite Gym: Mr Kirwan, who has a spinal cord injury, wears an exoskeleton in the Cork gym. Photograph: Kathleen Harris

Technology designed for combat zones by the US military is being used successfully in Irish gyms to return the gift of movement to people with paralys(...)

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