Once upon a time, going to college was the-be-all and end-all. What mattered was CAO points and the third-level college and course that a student got (...)

Barry Davis with Lauren, Grace and Niamh at their home near Athy, Co Kildare. Photograph: Michael Donnelly

Barry Davis and his wife Aisling were relaxing at home on a summer’s evening last July, a day after their middle child’s 12th birthday, when she said (...)

Karen Powell died in a car accident and her lungs,   liver and heart valves were donated

The subject of organ donation came up on a television programme that Sarah Powell was watching a few years ago with the second youngest of her seven c(...)