Fr Tony Coote, who has motor neuron disease. Photograph: Dave Meehan

At 9.30am on Tuesday, Fr Tony Coote (54) will set off from Letterkenny, Co Donegal, on a marathon fundraising journey that, all going well, will see h(...)

Patricia and Eugene Sweeney who in spite of all the difficulties they now encounter show incredible positivity

As the crisis for community care continues, we have heard many valiant stories of those who dedicate their lives to caring for loved ones. The 2016 ce(...)

 Prof Orla Hardiman Neurologist and campaigner on Motor Neurone disease. File photograph: Alan Betson

A leading expert in motor neuron disease (MND) has said she is optimistic that new drugs will change the lives of those diagnosed with the disease in (...)

 Minister for Education Richard Bruton has appointed five new members to the Student Grants Appeals Board. Photograph: Seb Daly/Sportsfile

Fifteen appointments to the boards of two State organisations were announced on Friday. Minister for Education Richard Bruton has appointed five new(...)

Drag queen Panti Bliss (AKA Rory O’Neill) has been nominated to complete the Ice Bucket Challenge by two Dublin-based Redemptorist priests. Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons/The Irish Times.

Two Catholic priests have undertaken the Ice Bucket Challenge and nominated the Catholic Archbishop of Dublin Diarmuid Martin, papal nuncio Archbishop(...)

TDs and Senators are dunked by Trinity staff and students in Front Square in aid of motor neurone disease research. Photograph: Stephen Collins/Collins Photos

Since my colleague Donald Clarke poured cold water over the ice bucket challenge (and, inexplicably, Christmas jumpers) on these pages last week, mor(...)

 Minister for Health James Reilly orders communications campaign following weeks of controversy over medical cards. Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons

More than 45,000 people have had their medical cards removed following the biggest ever review of eligibility conducted by the Health Service Executiv(...)