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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,(...)

Midwife Naomi O’Donovan at Cork University Maternity Hospital. Photograph: Daragh McSweeney/Provision

No woman forgets her midwife. She might not recall the name, or even the face, but she will probably remember how that healthcare professional made he(...)

 Seán McManus Allen (13) with his mother, Martha McManus. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

Thirteen-year-old Seán McManus Allen, who is deafblind after being born with a rare syndrome, loves to list off populations and capitals of various co(...)

Maria Walsh MEP on the farm at Largan, Shrule, Co Galway. “I would do chunks of meetings and then I would have to rest.” Photograph: Joe O Shaughnessy

“Fatigue is the killer,” says MEP and former Rose of Tralee Maria Walsh as she outlines how she is feeling: dull headache, muscle tiredness and an ene(...)

Eileen Keane Haly at home in Clogheen, Cork, with her daughters Megan and Erin. Photograph: Michael Mac Sweeney/Provision

Eileen Keane Haly still remembers how nervous she was about letting the eldest of her four daughters, Megan, out to her first disco. But when her youn(...)

If you do not chase things up and seek all the tests for your baby, there is a risk you may fall through the system.

Parents know their child best is a mantra that all good health professionals adhere to these days but that’s not to say we don’t like to be reassured (...)

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