Mary Doherty

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 Mary Doherty of Lifeline Inishowen  with supporters outside  the Dáil on Wednesday. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw / The Irish Times

It was “just not good enough” that rural domestic violence services were threatened with closure just months after Ireland ratified the Istanbul Conve(...)

Minister for Children Katherine Zappone: to receive petition from Lifeline Inishowen in Co Donegal seeking funds.  The Carndonagh-based service, for women and children affected by domestic violence and abuse, is the only one in the Inishowen peninsula.   Photograph: Dave Meehan

Women’s lives in one of the most isolated parts of the country could be lost if a domestic violence service is forced to close, its manager has warned(...)

1) Cystic Fibrosis Ireland is hosting its annual conference in the Crowne Plaza Hotel in Dundalk on April 6th and 7th. The theme is independent living(...)

Wreck of the ‘Pere Charles’ trawler, November 8th, 2007. Photograph: Niall Carson/PA Wire

Julia Hennessy had met helicopter pilot Capt Dara Fitzpatrick before. The Irish Coast Guard captain was in charge of the Sikorsky S-92 for the commemo(...)

Designs by Arts and Crafts maestro William Morris are once again available

Arts & Crafts beauty from the Morris archives Earlier this year Morris & Co launched Archive 3, a series of prints adapted from establi(...)

 Dakota Johnson and Jamie Dornan in ‘Fifty Shades of Grey’ which is coming out on Valentine’s Day

The owners of a cinema in Buncrana, Co Donegal, have rubbished a press report that the Catholic Church leaned on it not to show 50 Shades of Grey whic(...)

Eastern Region athletes LJ Ryan (17) from Blanchardstown in Co Dublin  and Adam Lalor (19) from Clonee Co Dublin after competing in the Mini Javelin heats at the Special Olympics Ireland Games at the University of Limerick. Photograph: Diarmuid Greene/Sportsfile

There are almost 70 years between them but the excitement felt by the oldest and youngest athletes competing at Special Olympics Ireland is perfectly (...)

The easiest way to transform a room is with a lick of paint. The right colour can brighten, add depth and even enhance your mood. With so many shad(...)

Mary Doherty with her son Aaron: parents are battling an inflexible system.Photograph:  Alan Betson

When the Minister for Education Ruairí Quinn proposed a 10 per cent cut in resource teaching hours for pupils with special needs last year, the rea(...)