Joseph Duffy

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‘We know there’s been much anxiety for those coming through the Leaving Cert year and now facing the prospect of attending college remotely or not at all,’ said Joseph Duffy, chief executive of Jigsaw. Photograph: iStock

Young people are experiencing a “growing sense of hopelessness” and a “fear for the future” as a result of the Covid-19 pandemic, the chief executive (...)

Ireland’s gifted Paul McGrath – The Black Pearl of Inchicore – salutes fans at the World Cup homecoming in Dublin on  July 1st, 1990. File photograph: Inpho

Discussing soccer with historian Prof Ronan Fanning is not something I had ever contemplated. But there I found myself, outside the old UCD bar as we (...)

Joseph (Joe) Duffy was the youngest boy in a family of seven boys and six girls

This article is one of a series about people who have died with coronavirus in Ireland and among the diaspora. Read more at

While the idea of online counselling is not new, it has been rigorously forced into the limelight in recent weeks.

In a crisis we are forced to rethink every aspect of our lives, regroup and reorder in a way to make life more doable. And yet, in a crisis, enforced(...)

A new study found just over a third of adolescents aged between 12 and 18 years (34 per cent) reported spending more than three hours online per day. Photograph: Adam Hester/Tetra/Getty

Young people who spend three hours or more online each day are more likely to miss out on sleep and have higher rates of anxiety and depression, accor(...)

Fianna Fáil TD Lisa Chambers said improving mental health services and reducing waiting lists “has to be a priority”.  Photograph: Fran Veale/The Irish Times

Almost half of HSE youth mental health service teams have staff vacancies, giving rise to waiting lists, an Oireachtas committee has heard. Staff sho(...)

The vast majority of students believe the Leaving Cert is stressful and does not prepare them adequately for third level or for the world of work

A national centre for youth mental health says it has recorded a 35 per cent increase in the number of young people engaging with its services in the (...)

The new Bishop of Clogher Larry Duffy

The episcopal ordination of the new Bishop of Clogher Larry Duffy took place at St Macartan’s Cathedral in Monaghan on Sunday. It follows the announc(...)

Members of Jigsaw’s Youth Advisory Panel at the launch of the partnership with Three Ireland. Photograph: Naoise Culhane/

Three Ireland has entered into a three-year partnership with Jigsaw, the National Centre for Youth Mental Health in Ireland, that will see the mobile (...)

The eight-man IRA unit killed in a shoot-out with soldiers following the bombing of the Loughgall RUC station. Clockwise from top left: Gerard O’Callaghan, Antony Gormley, James Lynagh, Eugene Kelly, Declan Arthurs, Patrick McKerney, Seamus Donnelly and Patrick Kelly. Photograph: PA

Sinn Féin president Gerry Adams was rumoured to have set up a notorious IRA gang for ambush by the SAS as they tried to blow up a police station in Ma(...)

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