Sheila Wayman

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St.Andrew’s Resource Centre, Pearse St Dublin. Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons

Commuters caught in traffic on Pearse Street in Dublin’s south inner-city may sometimes gaze at the elegant, flower-bedecked façade of a distinctive, (...)

Audrey Kindregan with her son Oisín and husband Shane. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

When Audrey Kindregan (39) was told that her cancer had returned in 2014, her big regret is that she lied to her then nine-year-old son Oisín about it(...)

Midwife  Annette Mulhern at Evie Clinic, a new, multi-disciplinary ‘well-being’ pregnancy care service.  Photograph: Alan Betson

The individual framed photographs of the Evie Clinic’s team are all the same size and hang in strict alphabetical order on the wall of the entrance lo(...)

Emily Mulvihill with her son Eoin (15) and mentoring volunteer Brian Doherty in Galway. Photograph: Joe O’Shaughnessy

Peers may seem to be all that matters to teenagers, but they still need “one good adult” to turn to during the emotional turmoil that is adolescence. (...)

Hold on to your heads for Halloween, celebrating the 3,000-year-old Celtic festival of Samhain

Spirits of Meath As befits the birth place of Halloween, the roots of which lie in the 3,000-year-old Celtic festival of Samhain, no county takes the(...)

Elaine Russell with her daughters Grace (11 months) and Laura (8)  at their home in Foxrock. Elaine has brought the UK organisation ‘Women Returners’ to Ireland and is pioneering the concept of ‘returnships’ with companies here. Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons

“Children are young for such a short time” is an argument used both for and against the idea of a parent taking time out of the workplace to stay at h(...)

International athletics athlete Thomas Barr with students from Newpark Comprehensive School, Blackrock, Co Dublin. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

So little time and so many teachers to talk to is a common complaint about teacher-parent meetings at secondary schools. But teachers of one subject a(...)

Colman Noctor,  child psychotherapist,  with his children Harry (2), Odhran (7), and Layla (4) at home in Co Wickow. Photograph: Aidan Crawley

This is part of series on the subject of burnout which continues next week in The Irish Times and on irishtimes.com. We would like to hear from reader(...)

Members of the Kerry Youth Dance  show TDs why arts necessary even in times of recession.  Photograph: Marc O’Sullivan

Will it be ballet or basketball? Chess or computers? Scouts or soccer? Music or martial arts? Or could my child possibly do all of the above? As prim(...)

Dee Pauley with some photographs of her mother, Eileen Crowley, who is now staying in a nursing home. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

Deirdre Pauley still feels “massively” guilty about having to arrange for her mother to go into a nursing home. “It’s the hardest thing I have ever do(...)

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