Sheila Wayman

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Ruth O’Sullivan and her daughter Madeleine Chivers: Madeleine was operated on for a brain tumour at age 11 and attended four summer camps at Barretstown before going back for leadership training. Photograph: Julien Behal Photography

When Ruth O’Sullivan opened a letter inviting her family to a camp in Barretstown, she was very upset at the apparent mistake. “I rang them immediatel(...)

Edward Mernagh, Jen Tymlin, Annabelle (8) and Poppy (5) at their home in Co Wicklow. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw for The Irish Times

The carefree days of summer were stretching ahead for the Mernagh family in June 2016, with one more week of school left for their eldest child Annabe(...)

Aoibhe Carroll “loved singing, loved dancing, loved life. We lost her so quickly.”

At eight months pregnant with her third child, Siobhán Carroll was kept in hospital overnight for observation. On that April evening, she rang home to(...)

 Siobhán Dowling and her baby son Harvey with her mother-in-law Mary Heseltine. Photograph: Alan Betson

When new mother Siobhán Dowling was feeling at her most vulnerable in hospital the day after her son’s birth, she felt she was lucky to have her mothe(...)

Tammy Darcy: “I personally feel every family should have a certain amount of device-free talking time every day.” Photograph: Alan Betson

“Yesterday is a cancelled cheque, tomorrow is a promissory note, today is the only cash you have – so spend it wisely... ”  A disembodied voice (...)

Business volunteers Colin O’Brien and Ciara Egan from Avanade conducting a Junior Achievement Ireland entreprenuership education programme  with fifth class from Scoil Treasa Naofa, Donore Avenue.  Photograph: Alan Betson

You have to admire the optimism of children who set up shop on the street outside their house to sell a ragged assortment of “pre-loved” toys, books a(...)

Four out of every five child car-seats prove to be wrongly fitted, RSA spokesman Brian Farrell says. Photograph: iStock/Getty Images

Seán Egan will “forever be 17 years and 11 months”, as his mother Helen told a Sligo court recently during a case against the driver of the car involv(...)

Sandra Farrell and her son Ryan (23), who suffered a brain injury at the age of 19. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

After 19-year-old Ryan Farrell fell off a high railing, head first on to concrete, during a night out in Dublin city centre, his family were told ther(...)

Claudia Kunkel, who is German, with her husband Domenico Fioravanti, who is Italian, and daughter Gretta (nearly 4) who speaks German, Italian and English. Photograph: Laura Hutton

Greta Fioravanti is not yet four, but already she is talking in three languages, thanks to having a German mother, an Italian father and living in Dub(...)

Barnardos chief executive Suzanne Connolly at the organisation’s Finglas centre. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

Step through the front door of the Barnardos Finglas Family Support Project in north Dublin and the feeling of warmth is instant, not just in terms of(...)

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