Paul D Alton

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The psychology department at St Vincent’s University Hospital, Dublin

Clinical psychologist Dr Paul D’Alton would like to see mental health added as a sixth vital sign in hospitals and health centres across Ireland. Curr(...)

 John Boyne: “I chose to write Sam and Jessica’s story as a deliberately imperfect one in order for me to highlight the mistakes people make and how important empathy is.” Photograph: Alan Betson

John Boyne’s publisher Puffin has said it is proud to be publishing his novel about a transgender teen, after the book was dismissed as “transphobic” (...)

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 (...)

John Lonergan will speak at Men’s Health seminar at the Royal College of Surgeons, St Stephen’s Green, Dublin. Photograph: Alan Betson

Men’s health John Lonergan, former governor of Mountjoy Prison; Prof Niall Moyna from the Department of Health and Human Performance at Dublin City U(...)

Niall Breslin: Ireland is going through a transitional period as people are talking about mental health and emotional wellbeing

Mental health issues are the “great epidemic of this generation” that can no longer be ignored, musician and campaigner Niall Breslin told the Oireac(...)

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 (...)

Mr Garvey is understood to have told the company his decision in recent days

Troubled insurer FBD’s director of sales, Michael Garvey, is leaving the company, it has emerged. Mr Garvey is understood to have told the company his(...)

The Psychological Society of Ireland website.

The Psychological Society of Ireland (PSI) has warned against some academic material appearing in the debate on marriage equality which it believes ha(...)

Psychological Society of Ireland President Dr Paul D’Alton spoke on how psychology affected him as a young gay man at the PSI’s annual conference. Photograph: Cyril Byrne / The Irish Times

Psychological Society of Ireland (PSI) president Dr Paul D’Alton has criticised his own profession for damaging him as a young gay man by suggesting h(...)

Photograph: Getty Images

It was three days before I was due to fly home that my sister’s husband broached the subject of the funeral. We had researched the options beforeha(...)

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