Tony Coote

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Fr Tony Coote, whose fundraising for motor neurone disease raised a total of €550,000. Photograph: Dave Meehan

The Irish Motor Neurone Disease Association (IMNDA) has announced plans to hire a fourth nurse to help people living with motor neurone disease, using(...)

Fr Tony Coote: Characteristically good humoured and alert to human nature

They say pride comes before a fall, but in the case of Fr Tony Coote, it may have been the opposite. Diagnosed in April with motor neurone disease, a (...)

 Nicole Kidman joins Graham Norton on Friday. Photograph: Justin Lane/EPA

The Late Late Show Friday, RTÉ One, 9.35pm After a heroic performance on Saturday which saw Ireland defeating the All Blacks by 16-9, man of the match(...)

Pope John Paul II kisses thr ground on arrival in Dublin, 1979. Photograph: Mazpix

Watching the second part of the quite superb RTÉ documentary series The Game last Monday night, I was struck by the fervour of the crowds in Croke Par(...)

Fr Tony Coote arrives into Ballydehob having finished his arduous trek which he undertook over the course of the last month. Photograph: Jonathan Healy

A priest who “fell to the floor” with shock earlier this year when he was diagnosed with motor neuron disease (MND), on Monday completed a 550km (...)

Fr Tony Coote was diagnosed with motor neuron disease in March 2018.

It affects talking, walking, eating, breathing and many more functions that most people take for granted. It can leave some with feelings of isolation(...)

Fr Tony Coote, who has motor neuron disease. Photograph: Dave Meehan

At 9.30am on Tuesday, Fr Tony Coote (54) will set off from Letterkenny, Co Donegal, on a marathon fundraising journey that, all going well, will see h(...)

Daughter of Don Cockburn Evelyn Cockburn (wearing red scarf) during the funeral of former RTÉ newsreader Don Cockburn at the Church of St Therese, Mount Merrion, Dublin. Photograph: Gareth Chaney Collins

Long-serving RTÉ television news anchor Don Cockburnwas a deeply religious man who loved his family, community, radio and poetry and possibly invented(...)

Dublin man Kevin Doyle, an engineer, moved to Australia in 2011 and met Katie Kossian, a lawyer from Sydney, when they were both between jobs and work(...)

UCD midwifery student Martha Baker-Kenny with children at Kisiizi Hospital, Uganda.

Since 1985, the United Nations has set aside December 5th as a day to honour volunteering, from the local to the global. Research published thi(...)

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