Enya Allen (4) from Navan and Lexi Byrne (4) from Carlow  reveal the theme of this year’s Late Late Toy Show, the Disney animated film The Little Mermaid. Photograph:  Andres Poveda

This year’s Late Late Toy Show will have a nautical theme. It has been a wish of host Ryan Tubridy for years that Hans Christian Andersen’s timeless (...)

Sarah Broderick (9) and her brother Daniel (6) are both profoundly deaf. Rachel, their mother, says: “Deaf children are succeeding more and more, because it’s more accepted that their education needs are different, and that’s not a bad thing.”

When Genevieve was diagnosed profoundly deaf at the age of two, her mother was consumed with worry. “This was a new experience for me,” she says. “ I(...)