Paul Gilligan

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File image of Bill Cullen and Jackie Lavin leaving the Four Courts in Dublin. File photograph: Collins Courts

Jackie Lavin’s High Court action against her partner Bill Cullen and one of his companies over an alleged failure to complete a €1 million deal for th(...)

A survey from St Patrick’s Mental Health Services found that despite 28 per cent of respondents having previously been treated for a mental health difficulty themselves,  many Irish people still find it difficult to discuss mental health issues.
Mental health: a stubborn stigma

Attitudes to mental health difficulties remain fraught with stigma and negativity, according to the latest survey from St Patrick’s Mental Health Serv(...)

Sonarc co-founders Paul Gilligan and Sorcha O’Brien. Photograph: Colm Mahady / Fennells

Paul Gilligan’s interest in all things audio was sparked at the age of 12 when he inherited his uncle’s speaker collection. “I disappeared into the ga(...)

Leaving Certificate jitters: although it’s a stressful time for both parents and students, try not to radiate your nervous tension on to your child in the run-up and throughout the Leaving Cert. Photograph:  Niall Carson/PA Wire

I’ve read about them, listened to them, written about them and, to be honest, had the odd smirk about them. Now I am one – a Leaving Cert mum.  (...)

The widespread view among men is that illness means weakness. Photograph: Istock

How many times have you passed off a symptom of illness as being something small that will go away by itself? If you’re a man, research tells us that (...)

Trainer Paul Gilligan has been disqualified from racing for 18 months by The Turf Club. Photograph: Lorraine O’Sullivan/Inpho

The Cheltenham Festival winning trainer Paul Gilligan has been disqualified from racing for 18 months by the Turf Club over the Dubawi Phantom ‘flappi(...)

Andrew Lynch: “I’d like to be riding and it is frustrating but at least I have something to aim for now.” Photograph: Matt Mackey/Presseye/Inpho

Top jockey Andrew Lynch aims to finally make his return from a broken arm in time for Cheltenham in four weeks’ time. Lynch, a multiple festival-win(...)

Paul Gilligan. Photo: Lorraine O’Sullivan/Inpho

Co Galway trainer Paul Gilligan has been disqualified for six months by the British Horseracing Authority after he was judged to have deliberately run(...)

To mark World Mental Health Day, George Best Belfast City Airport has hosted a Mental Health Awareness Showcase in partnership with Cinemagic, to premiere short films created by pupils from across Belfast focusing on the issues of mental health and wellbeing. Pictured are students Bea Santos, (front), with,  Chloe Hall, Niamh Mallaghan, Jack Dunlop, Lewis Doherty, Lewis Robinson. Photograph: Alan Lewis

Some 50 per cent of parents believe teachers should start introducing the idea of positive mental health to children from as early as ages four and fi(...)

In 1988, a patient began seeing Dr John Griffin (above), then a consultant psychiatrist at St Patrick’s Hospital in Dublin.   By 2012, the patient had informed the medical director of St Patrick’s, Prof Jim Lucey, of his dissatisfaction with the care he was receiving.  File photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons/The Irish Times

The patient in the St Patrick’s Mental Health Services case was seven or eight when he was sexually abused by an elderly cleric in his home town. The(...)

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