Sarah O Connor

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It is estimated that 1,379,576 work days are lost to asthma each year in Ireland. Photograph: Anthony Wallace/AFP/Getty

Ireland has the highest mortality rates from asthma in western Europe and people are dying needlessly because of poor disease management, it has been (...)

A ban on the fuel was first introduced in Dublin in 1990. Photograph: iStock

The Department of the Environment delayed a smoky coal ban despite being warned a day beforehand that emissions from the fuel regularly cause air qual(...)

Emer Kelly, who died of an asthma attack, and her daughter, Ciara Kelly

Ciara Kelly’s mother, Emer, suffered from asthma since childhood and was “always breathless”, Ciara recalls. Asthma attacks came “almost monthly” and (...)

This week’s unprecedented heatwave has been joyfully welcomed by the Irish population – who have (if they could) spent the week lying on beaches, walk(...)

Fiona Rose Redmond (10), left, and Ava McCord (10)  at St Brigid’s Girls National School, Killester, Dublin. The school has become the first ‘asthma-friendly school’ in Dublin. Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons

On the back of every classroom door in St Brigid’s Girls’ National School in Killester, Dublin, there is a notice about the “Five-step rule” for manag(...)

Charred cauliflower with tahini, harissa honey sauce and preseved lemons, from Feasts by Sabrina Ghayour. Photograph: Kris Kirkham

Ghayour’s inspirational feast Sabrina Ghayour’s food is almost impossible to categorise, and it is all the more compelling for that reason. Sure, you(...)

The Dublin team celebrate after the final whistle in Thurles. Photograph: Inpho

Dublin 1-16 Wexford 0-12 David Herity was basking in the glow of a job very well done as his Dublin side beat Wexford in Semple Stadium to reach the (...)

Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn making a speech at Church House in Westminster, London, following the publication of the Chilcot Inquiry report. Photograph: Dominic Lipinski/PA Wire

Relatives of British military personnel killed in Iraq have reacted with grief and anger to the Chilcot report, with the sister of one serviceman who (...)

‘We cooked beans in the morning, went to work and cooked beans in the evening after work. It was just insane’. Sarah O’Connor and Isolde Johnson of Cool Beans.

Starting a business and being your own boss is a dream for many. But taking the plunge does not necessarily mean being able to quit the day job straig(...)

Sofapreneurship is not going to usher in a new era of innovation and productivity growth. Still, it seems to be making people a little richer and a little happier, and that is no bad thing

Talk to the owner of a place like Shoe Shuffle, an independent shoe shop in the English seaside town of Hastings, and you expect to hear some fretting(...)

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