Kathleen Lynch

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For the child to develop properly, the relationship with the primary carer is important. Photograph: Thinkstock

We all know the early experience of infants and toddlers matters. My mother often says, “Sure he hadn’t a great start” when talking about someone who (...)

Minister for State Kathleen Lynch: said tagging was in operation in a small number of cases for prisoners on temporary release.

There were exchanges in the Seanad in a row over the cost of tagging offenders rather than sending them to prison. Fianna Fáil Senator Mark Daly said(...)

 Minister for Health Leo Varadkar. File photograph:  Colin Keegan/ Collins Dublin.

Trolley numbers and hospital waiting lists continued to rise in August, despite the provision of extra funding to alleviate pressures on the health se(...)

The introduction of the Government’s planned extension of free GP care for all children under age 12 potentially faces new delays . The Irish Medical(...)

Daniel “Woody” Woodgate (left) and his brother Nick, in a publicity shot from the official website of their band,  Magic Brothers.

A member of the band Madness warned of the dangers of taking hallucinogenic drugs as he helped launch a new schizophrenia treatment programme in Dubli(...)

Kathleen Lynch: Accepted that the general election date had become the “burning issue of the day”.

Labour Minister of State, Kathleen Lynch has played down talk of a rift between Labour and Fine Gael over the date of the election and conceded that a(...)

Senator Mary White says Dublin residents have complained to her about being placed in the wrong postal district. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

Fianna Fáil Senator Mary White has claimed the new Eircode system is placing householders in the wrong geographical area. She told the Seanad that Dub(...)

Migrant workers are helping people to die with dignity but they are not being afforded dignity themselves. Photograph: Thinkstock

Eunice is on call around the clock, working five days and five nights a week in an elderly couple’s private home as a carer for a woman who uses a whe(...)

Michael McCabe: “Some people can’t even be at this protest because they don’t have transport or assistance to get here. So I’m protesting on their behalf too.”  Photograph: Nina Byrne/Centre for Independent Living

Michael McCabe is one of the 20 or so people with disabilities who, joined by supporters, camped outside the Dáil over three days this week. They stag(...)

President Michael D Higgins speaking with Thomas Kent’s nieces Kathleen Kent and Prudence Riordan and his grandnephew Michael Riordan, after Kent’s State funeral. Photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times

Ireland needs people who believe in their community, their country and in putting others before themselves, Taoiseach Enda Kenny told mourners at the (...)

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