The village of Castletownsend in west Cork.

A wander in west Cork is always good for the soul and once past Clonakilty, a turn to the left of the N71 will lead you into all sorts of scenic delig(...)

Anne-Marie Lally and her husband, Ivor O’Donovan, with their daughter Pranathi, who is waiting for heart surgery at Our Lady’s Children’s Hospital in Crumlin. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

The mother of a seven-year-old girl in need of a heart transplant has expressed her anger at “bureaucratic wrangling” over the responsibility for ensu(...)