Marie Wynne at home with her husband Denis. “He played rugby. He was a sales director in a company. He was always building or making something at home or working in the garden.” Photograph: Aidan Crawley

Marie Wynne cares for her husband, Denis, who has dementia, in their home in Stillorgan, Co Dublin. Overall, she manages pretty well and pays particul(...)

The Sheridan family, Mary, Peter, Brian and Alice, with Paddy (seated): The staff at Forest House are Paddy’s “family. They know his likes and dislikes”. Photograph: Barry Cronin

An investigation into a Health Service Executive plan to end its role in running a home for adults with intellectual disabilities is to be launched by(...)

Some workers, nervous in their position, even keep a watchful eye on their colleagues in case they begin to show signs of being slightly too capable

Despite evidence to the contrary, many of us like to imagine that the world would stop turning without us in it. In the workplace, in particular, few (...)