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Hollie McCabe at Darndale Park: : “I love helping little kids learn how to fish because I got taught when I was younger by the [Inland] Fisheries. That’s why I volunteer to help.” Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

This summer, The Irish Times will offer tips, advice and information for parents on how to help their children thrive during the holiday mon(...)

Coeliac (or celiac in the US) disease is an autoimmune condition that causes an adverse reaction in the gut, damaging the small intestine. Photograph: iStock

This summer, The Irish Times will offer tips, advice and information for parents on how to help their children thrive during the holiday mon(...)

‘We have an outstanding record of retrospective judgment in this country,” Paul Harrison says. ‘As we criticise the mother and baby homes, there’s not a peep about the kids who are in direct provision, who in turn will sue the State.’ Photograph: Alan Betson

When Paul Harrison was growing up in north Dublin, he could hear the Artane Boys Band rehearsing from the family’s back garden. His mother used to tel(...)

Tomás Murphy, who is on the board of Inclusion Ireland, at his home in Cabinteely, Dublin. He likes Zoom but says  it is not the same as being in a room with people. ‘You don’t get the atmosphere.’ Photograph: Laura Hutton

This summer, The Irish Times will offer tips, advice and information for parents on how to help their children thrive during the holiday mon(...)

One in five children in the Republic live in families with a parent who has a mental illness. Photograph: iStock

A disconnect between the treatment of parents with mental illness and their home life ended in tragedy for the family of Andrew McGinley. But he isn’t(...)

Without the FirstLight counselling sessions, Mark O’Sullivan says he would probably be a lot more lost and forlorn as the family tries to come to terms with the loss of  their beloved son and brother. Photograph: iStock

Fathers long for a connection with their children, says Mark O’Sullivan, and he forged a great bond with the eldest of his four children, Naoise, thro(...)

Orlagh and the gang in Orlando.

Orlagh Walker was 28 weeks pregnant with her 12th child when her husband, Fergus Green, rushed out of their south Dublin home at 8.30am on March 25th,(...)

The Dowdall-Heffernan family: Anya, mum Marissa, Louise and Sarah

Behind each of the 200-plus children and teenagers in the Republic who receive a cancer diagnosis every year stand parents and siblings who have (...)

Canada became the first country in the world at the start of May to approve the Pfizer vaccine for 12 years and up and was followed by the United States a week later. Photograph: iStock

Children and teenagers have been spared the worst of the Covid-19 pandemic, in medical terms at least, even though it has affected them in many other (...)

Selina and Justin Callaghan with their son Tristan (2).“Little Tristan helps a lot,” Selina says. “He keeps us busy.”  Photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times

Sociable and sporty, 11-year-old Conor Callaghan was excited about the prospect of starting sixth class at Dromin National School, Co Louth in August,(...)

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