Andrea Horan: “I’m not a big crier, but when I cry, I cry for a year.” Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons

When did you last cry? Brendan: Yesterday. A song came on and it made me think about my dad, dreading the first Christmas without him. I’m looking fo(...)

Bluebird has 1,600 staff providing in-home care services to clients, including the elderly. Photograph: Bryan O’Brien / THE IRISH TIMES

The Irish division of homecare provider, Bluebird Care, is to begin recruiting for 370 new roles nationwide. The company, which says it has encounter(...)

Dancing with the schedule: Adrian Lynch, controller of RTÉ One and RTÉ2.

Ireland’s obsessions with weather and sporting glory will be given pride of place in RTÉ’s new season of television programming, which it will launch (...)

Living longer is frequently presented entirely in negatives such as “pensions time bomb” and projections of a society too old and infirm to take care of itself. Photograph: iStock

We are living longer than at any point in human history and if we can just avoid any Twitter-fuelled nuclear apocalypse over the next three years and (...)

Brendan Courtney’s documentary highlights the difficulties in navigating Fair Deal and the delays that arise in the system. Photograph: Alan Betson

To what extent are hospitals being used as a dumping ground by families for financial reasons? This is the uncomfortable question raised in internal (...)

Brendan Courtney: “I think the current government would really do well in the polls if they could effect change in the health system because people are really wringing their hands now.” Photograph: RTÉ

On Monday night television presenter Brendan Courtney and his family revealed the difficulties they had, accessing care for his father, Frank, after a(...)

Petria Lenehan with her daughter Robyn in New York: ‘Everything has just happened by being here, by meeting the right person at the right time’

The fashion industry brings $250 billion (€222 billion) to the US economy every year. But in a city already saturated with fashion enthusiasts chasin(...)

  The organisers of the Outing were “walking on sunshine” on Sunday as they celebrated record numbers attending the third annual matchmaki(...)

Carol Kennelly from Tralee, Co Kerry, shows her excitement on being named Best Dressed Lady at Ladies Day at the Dublin Horse Show. Photograph: Eric Luke / The Irish Times

The Dublin Horse Show is a delight for the senses.The ripple of applause around the showing ring when a popular horse is beckoned to come forward for (...)

Lisa Crosbie from Wexford at Ladies Day at the Dublin Horse Show  in Ballsbridge, today. Photograph: Eric Luke / The Irish Times

It is day two at the Dublin Horse Show and today is all about the style stakes. Hundreds of women began queuing at 11.30am to register for the Blossom(...)

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