John Sheehan

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Coroner Philip Comyn returned an open verdict and extended his sympathies to Richie Scanlan’s nephews on their uncle’s death. File photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

It is troubling that a reclusive pensioner lay dead in his Cork city home for more than six months without any State agencies or services noticing, a (...)

‘I recommend all families keep a hopefulness jar filled with post-it notes with suggested things to do to make everyone feel better.’ Photograph: iStock

Child psychotherapist Joanna Fortune says most parents with a serious but well-managed mental illness can continue to provide safe and secure loving c(...)

Mary Elmes’s son Patrick Danjou with Charlotte Berger-Greneche and Georges Koltein, who, as children, were rescued from deportation to Auschwitz, at the unveiling of a plazue in memory of Mary Elmes. Photograph: Brian Lougheed

“It’s better to build bridges than walls” said French man Patrick Danjou as he watched the Lord Mayor of Cork Cllr John Sheehan officially name the ci(...)

Diarmaid Fawsitt, grandson of nationalist, republican, journalist, civil servant and judge Diarmaid L Fawsitt, with his grandson Christian Murphy and the  extended Fawsitt family at the presentation of the Fawsitt archive to Cork City and County Archives Service. Photograph: Clare Keogh

Cork City Archives have welcomed the donation of a family archive which provides an insight into the cultural and political life of Cork during the re(...)

Gardaí estimated up to 1,000 people took part in the protest. Photograph: Barry Roche

An Post mail centre workers in Dublin, Portlaoise and Athlone are being urged to show solidarity with over 200 colleagues in Cork facing redundancy as(...)

 President Michael D Higgins and his wife, Sabina, the National Ploughing Association director Anna May McHugh,  and chairman of the National Ploughing Association, Denis Keohane. Photograph: Tom Honan

President Higgins must be very keen to keep to his campaign timetable, we mused, as he addressed the crowd at the Ploughing. He appeared to be wearin(...)

The importance of identifying emotional disorders in mothers-to-be is a key aim of the Government’s National Maternity Strategy, which will run for the next 10 years

It doesn’t seem like a question you’d expect on your first visit to the maternity hospital: “How’s your mental health?” At that early stage, it’s more(...)

Baby Emily with her mother Ellen Shine and consultant obstetrician Prof John Higgins at Cork University Maternity Hospital. Photograph: John Sheehan

Meet Emily, just days old and one of the first Irish citizens to have their health records stored electronically from birth. Born on Saturday in Cork(...)

Ailish Sheehan, (23), is from Kildimo, west of Limerick city.

DAVID RALEIGH An Irish rower has sustained serious head injuries in a freak fall, hours after winning a bronze medal at the FISU World University Ro(...)

 Great-nieces of Bridget Stewart (11), who died in 1916, attend the commemoration ceremony. Deirdre Billane, Marie Connolly, Lilla Peppard, Annette Delaney and Doreen Boylan were among those there. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

Forty children who lost their lives during the Easter Rising were remembered in Glasnevin Cemetery yesterday. Some 300 people gathered at the cemeter(...)

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