Keira Bell (24) took legal action against the Tavistock NHS Trust, arguing that children cannot properly consent to taking puberty blockers. File photograph: PA

Senior figures in the HSE decided against withdrawing puberty blocking treatment at Crumlin Children’s Hospital in the wake of a High Court ruling in (...)

‘Loneliness and isolation are probably the main issues. We know that families are very important for people with mental health problems.’ Photograph: iStock

Covid-19 doesn’t just make people physically ill. It has also led to higher levels of anxiety and mental illness across Ireland. Combating it is no(...)

‘I don’t think anyone should worry about getting older – it’s just a number.’ Photograph: iStock

With better healthcare and an increasing awareness of how to look after our bodies, minds and, let’s face it, looks, we are often hard-pressed to dete(...)