June Shannon

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Emma Doran with her three children, Tommy (6), Joe (8) and Ella (18) at their home in Rathfarnham, Dublin. Photograph: Laura Hutton

Scrolling through the contact list on my phone, it’s hard not to notice how very few names saved actually include a surname. Generally it’s “Elaine, M(...)

Geraldine and Devin as a baby: ‘Devin was two weeks old when I realised my behaviour, my mood, my attitude and the frightening attacks were more than simply being overwhelmed with a newborn and a pre-schooler.’

The Irish Times has been shortlisted in three categories for the 2019 Headline Mental Health Media Awards. The awards – which were established more t(...)

Dr Stephen Shore said people on the autism spectrum to live fulfilling and productive lives is unlimited. Photograph: Getty

Hundreds of students on the autism spectrum are falling out of the school system each year due to a lack of support, a conference on autism has been t(...)

World Hospice and Palliative Care Day ‘plays an important role in raising public awareness that palliative care is about enhancing quality of life’

“You matter because you’re you, and you matter to the end of your life. We will do all we can not only to help you to die peacefully, but also to live(...)

 Rian the care dog with Penny Butler at Our Lady’s Hospice, Harold’s Cross. Photograph: Eric Luke

He looks at me with his big brown eyes, lays his warm blonde head in my lap and I am besotted. It’s not every day that I fall head over heels in lov(...)

“If you look at the Irish population, there is a great tradition of dog owning and it is a great loss . . . people do miss that greatly.” Photograph:  Mark Kauzlarich/Reuters

The first reported use of therapy animals dates back to the 1800s when Florence Nightingale observed that small animals helped ease distress among pat(...)