Rian the care dog with Penny Butler at Our Lady’s Hospice, Harold’s Cross. Photograph: Eric Luke

He looks at me with his big brown eyes, lays his warm blonde head in my lap and I am besotted. It’s not every day that I fall head over heels in lov(...)

 Monica Devine, occupational therapist and Etta Kearney, a patient. Photograph: Alan Betson

Stepping into the new garden at Our Lady’s Hospice & Care Services Harold’s Cross in Dublin is like being transported to a healing oasis on a Tusc(...)