“If you wouldn’t say something in the presence of a women, you shouldn’t be saying it at all.”

Mark Cooper, a second-year law and business student at University College Cork, last week joined the university’s efforts to safeguard women in the wa(...)

Mary Crilly,  Sexual Violence Centre Cork, says the  fewer contacts illustrate the impact of Covid-19 on women’s ability to get help, not the level of demand. Photograph: Larry Cummins

It is only now, after the Christmas and new year celebrations, that people are contacting the Sexual Violence Centre Cork (SVCC) about the sexual abus(...)

Martin Nevin and his wife, Evie, who has Ehlers-Danlos syndrome (EDS).

Martin Nevin cares for his wife Evie, who has Ehlers-Danlos syndrome (EDS). The couple’s two young children also have the condition which affects the(...)

My children are my priority, says Sara Murphy, who was diagnosed with ovarian cancer in 2012. Photograph:  Daragh Mc Sweeney/Provision

I was told very brutally in July 2012 that I had stage 4 advanced metastatic ovarian cancer that had spread to most of my organs. I had shadows(...)

Dan Boyle: is grateful for the level of care he received at Cork University Hospital. Photograph: Michael Mac Sweeney/Provision

When I called to my doctor the other day, he said he hadn’t actually been totally honest with me. My white blood cell count had been extremely (...)

‘I don’t know what it’s like not to feel pain. With fibromyalgia, you’re always in pain. There are so many symptoms that go with it. There’s inflammat(...)

Tara Lee performing at First Fortnight 2013.

As someone who feels awkward in social situations and is prone to depression, 19-year-old singer/songwriter Tara Lee (her stage name) felt liberated a(...)

Artist and writer Jim McKeon  in Blackpool Community Centre, Cork. Photographs: Daragh McSweeney/Provision

If I hadn’t been laid up 2½ years ago, I would never have learned how to paint and I’d never have gone to college. I finished at UCC last year at the (...)

Declan Coyle and with his wife, Annette, and three children.

Declan Coyle, a former Columban missionary, who is now a married father of three children including a nine-year-old boy with severe disabilities, has (...)

Clodagh Daly: may need treatment in the US

The parents of a baby girl with a rare and aggressive form of cancer are trying to raise €500,000 for treatment in the US if, as is likely, she suffer(...)

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