John Church

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Childline said a number of children and young people who contacted them on Christmas Day described the tension in their homes, often propelled by fraught relationships and alcohol intake. Photograph: iStock

More than 1,200 contacts were made to Childline on Christmas Day this year, a 25 per cent increase on 2017. The 24-hour service answered 1,267 calls(...)

Children feel fear and isolation when  something they do online goes horribly wrong, says chief executive of the Irish Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Children, John Church. Photograph: Getty Images

Minister for Communications Richard Bruton has sought “urgent” legal advice from the Attorney General on a range of issues raised by a Bill proposing (...)

John Church: previously of Age Action and Arthritis Ireland

The Irish Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Children (ISPCC) has appointed John Church as chief executive of the charity. Grainia Long left th(...)

Dr Claire Guest and her dog, Daisy: ‘I had joined the large pool of dog owners who had been alerted to serious conditions by their pets.’

In August 2009 Dr Claire Guest, a scientist and animal behaviour expert, was training dogs to use their sense of smell for medical purposes. Struck by(...)

Emilie McCarthy at the launch their Why Are We Waiting? campaign. Photograph: Jason Clarke

Emilie McCarthy (22) first started experiencing arthritic symptoms when she started secondary school. “My legs weren’t working properly while walkin(...)

Colleen White (9), Finglas, who suffers from juvenile arthritis, with her mother Rachael at the launch of the Arthritis Ireland Why are we waiting? campaign. Photograph: Eric Luke /The Irish Times

People suffering with the debilitating condition rheumatoid arthritis have called for the appointment of six new consultants to tackle a waiting list (...)

Rheumatoid arthritis patients most likely to suffer the severest effects of the condition can be identified early and fast- tracked for treatment, fol(...)