Sheila Wayman

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Christina and Liam Cashell. Their home situation having come on ‘in leaps and bounds’, the Cashells were able to enjoy their first family holiday in three years in Spain last summer. Photograph: Dara Mac Donaill

Liam and Christina Cashell could see the youngest of their two daughters was suffering terribly from anxiety but they had no idea what was wrong. The(...)

Kaitlin Eddy with Stephen Hinson. Photograph: Neely Ker-Fox

stretch marks, the flabby tummy, the herniated belly button, the Caesarean-section scar: they’re all telltale signs of motherhood that most women l(...)

Writer Maeve Binchy could never have foreseen that her deploring of “etiquette fiends”, with their notions of social graces, would inadvertently kicks(...)

School bullying: 26 per cent of primary school children in the country say they have been bullied offline and 13 per cent online. Photograph: iStock

A beautifully proportioned 17th-century house in north Dublin is perhaps an unlikely home for a campaign to eradicate bullying in schools around the S(...)

Launching the findings of the ENRICH programme led by the Centre for Mental Health and Community Research at Maynooth University were Jeanette Traynor and Jessica Staines. Photograph: Conor Healy / Picture It Photography

It took just one new mother to say out loud that she was “so tired” and within minutes all those around her were in tears. “It was a really special m(...)

The term ‘school refusal’ may conjure up the image of a brat who refuses point blank to go to school. However, it’s not usually a case of misbehaving

Almost 60,000 children in Ireland won’t have turned up for school today. Maybe they’re sick or unavoidably absent but many of them, despite the best e(...)

Mother Sinéad Ward and baby Ríona Roche in the Neonatal ICU at the Coombe Hospital. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw for The Irish Times

Some 86 per cent of all healthy, term babies born in Irish hospitals now receive skin-to-skin care after delivery, according to latest figures from th(...)

Tom and Norma Dinneen with their children Áine, Tadhg and Méabh.

Norma Dinneen knows exactly the moment she realised the combination of her high-flying career as an electrical engineer and motherhood was no longer g(...)

Children are often used as pawns by parents fighting over maintenance payments. Photograph: iStock

When father-of-two David moved out of the family home, he agreed with his ex-wife to pay half the bills and the shopping for their young children. But(...)

The big change for parents when the National Childcare Scheme is due to start operating on Tuesday, October 29th, is that they, not their childcare pr(...)

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