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Mark McGoldrick project manager, Fergal Black director of care and rehabilitation, Minister of State for Equality, Immigration and Integration David Stanton, Castlerea prison Governor Martin Reilly and Robert Hall of the Irish Horse Welfare Trust with horse handlers Joe and Cora Sharkey.

Prisoners in one of Ireland’s jails will get to work outside the prison in stables with up to 10 horses in a bid to secure jobs in the equine industry(...)

 Tracy Carroll and her daughter Willow at their home. Photograph: Tom Honan

“Good morning cheeky face,” says Catherine Fullerton to Willow Carroll. Willow is two years and 10 months old and has spastic quadriplegic cere(...)

Nurse Mary Joe Guilfoyle with Aisling. Photograph: Colm Mahady/Fennells

The little girl with an incurable neurological condition had become too big for her cot at home and she was entitled to an electric care bed from the (...)

The battle for the hearts and minds of the 30,000 parents who will decide this month whether their daughters should receive the Gardasil vaccine is long under way

What a difference a decade makes. In 2008 hundreds marched in Dublin to protest against the government’s decision not to introduce a cervical cancer v(...)

Gardasil is the vaccine used in the vaccination programme for girls in their first year of secondary school. File photograph: Vincent Kessler/Reuters

Independent TD Mattie McGrath has called for the head of the HSE to be fired over his comments about parents opposing the HPV vaccine. HSE director-g(...)

The percentage of teenage girls receiving the HPV vaccine in Cork and Kerry this year has risen to 50 per cent. Photograph: Getty Images

More teenage girls are receiving the cervical cancer vaccine for the first time since controversy erupted over its alleged side-effects. The percenta(...)

 Pat Hickey, former president of the Olympic Council of Ireland, has been granted his passport back by a Brazilian judge so he can leave Brazil for medical treatment. Photograph: Alan Betson

The Olympic Council of Ireland (OCI) has said it will not pay the €400,000-plus bond which its former president Pat Hickey is required to lodge in cou(...)

“The families of these precious children are excluded from obtaining any benefits from either their life cover or child serious-illness benefit,” says Jonathan Irwin

The founder of a leading charity working with sick children has challenged the Irish insurance industry to explain why it will not offer specified-ill(...)

Mary Ann O’Brien, of Lily O’Brien’s Chocolates, at home in Co Kilkenny: “The kitchen is big enough for multitasking, so the cook never misses any of the fun or conversation.” Photograph: Dylan Vaughan

Mary Ann O’Brien founded the Lily O’Brien’s Chocolates company in 1992, after a trip to South Africa and the first of many learning experiences in mak(...)

The ‘Exploration Station’ will draw up to 150,000 visitors per yera. File photograph: Getty Images

A multi-million euro interactive science centre for children featuring a planetarium has been granted planning permission by An Bord Pleanála. The N(...)

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