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Mary Kennedy hangs a silver-framed photograph of her late mother Pauline on the tree every year. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

It’s that time of year again when boxes of baubles are hauled down from the attic and unwrapped with delight as they take their places on the Christma(...)

Plenty of outlets will deliver a new sofa before Christmas. Photograph: Getty Images

There is never a better time to get family and friends together than over the Christmas holidays. The festive season is fast approaching and while mos(...)

Caroline McGuigan, of Suicide or Survive (SOS), at the annual forum of the HSE’s National Office for Suicide Prevention, in the Royal Hospital Kilmainham, Dublin. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

Mental health problems may not be visible to the naked eye, but more than 450,000 people are living with depression in Ireland and 45,000 with bipolar(...)

Aoife Power: 'Some of my earliest and fondest memories are being outside helping my parents with the gardening.'

As a young girl growing up in Limerick city, London-based garden designer Aoife Power was introduced to plants at an early stage. “Some of my earlies(...)

Katie and David Crosby at the Rock’n’Roll Dublin half-marathon last August.

David Crosby was the eldest of five children. Now aged 42, he has one sibling left. Three died from respiratory problems when they were children – two(...)

Anne Neary: “I have been using the tomato knife for years and if I had to go to a desert island it is the one kitchen gadget I’d like to bring with me.”

There was a time when preparing a meal really did involve “slaving over a hot stove”. But these days, there are so many tools and gadgets to help make(...)

Arun Kapil, author of ‘Fresh Spice’ and founder of Green Saffron,  in Green Saffron, Midleton, Co Cork. Photograph: Clare Keogh

For centuries spices have been used to add flavour and colour to food – but they have also been known to have wonderful medicinal properties. And whil(...)

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(...)

At the first-ever lymphoedema awareness campaign was the chairwoman of Lymphoedema Ireland, Nina Murray. Photograph: Jason Clarke

In the past decade Nina Murray’s life has changed beyond recognition. In 2008, she was diagnosed with cervical cancer and while fortunately it was ca(...)

No need to take supplements if the content of your fridge looks like this

Any woman who has been pregnant will remember how much effort she put into eating a healthy diet. Many expectant mums also turn to prenatal supplement(...)

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