Kathy Ryan

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Ray D’Arcy:  ‘Like a good counsellor, D’Arcy makes the guest – and the listener – feel better’

Throughout his broadcasting career, Ray D’Arcy has often come across as a member of the family. When he was the youthful foil to anarchic puppets Zig (...)

Rachel McMahon of the Alzheimer’s Society of Ireland’s Dementia Carers Campaign Network. She first became a carer in 2005, when her father, Tony, a sports broadcaster, was diagnosed with Alzheimer’s.  Photograph: Liam Burke/Press 22

The Government has been urged to create a ring-fenced budget in October to tackle the growing gaps in services for people with Alzheimer’s disease and(...)

Kathy Ryan with her sons Matt  and Andrew: “Being an advocate has given me a purpose that I’m still useful and I can still do things, although I have challenges,” she says.

Kathy Ryan: “A big gaping hole of nothingness” stared back at Kathy Ryan when she was first diagnosed with early-onset dementia at 53 years old. Kathy(...)

Derek Mooney: “Don’t make me sound any weirder than I am”

It’s a pan-European broadcasting event, an annual gathering of warblers whose cacophonous songs unite an international audience for one night. The Eur(...)