Sheila Wayman

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Sam and Francisco Villena with their daughter Isabella (9) and son Alex (12). Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

“A comfort blanket over the whole family.” “We savoured every moment.” “No area of medicine in which you can make a bigger difference.” Those seeming(...)

The Ferguson, O’Connor and Petraskova families in Thomastown Co Kilkenny. From left: Jarrad Ferguson, Jana Petraskova, Nathaniel Ferguson (4) Ronia O’Connor (13) Joshua Ferguson (3) Muirne O’Connor and Aesien O’Connor Ferguson (10). Photograph: Dylan Vaughan

Take two homes, three parents, four children; throw in one broken marriage and mix into a family unit. It sounds like a recipe for disaster. But not (...)

The first day of “big school” will be like no other for those starting on Monday. That was the case not only for the 22 junior infants who on Fri(...)

Prof Brendan Doody at Cherry Orchard Hospital’s Linn Dara inpatient CAMHS unit. Photograph: Crispin Rodwell

When a father testifies in court that no bed was available in a psychiatric unit for his mentally ill 15-year-old son, who then went on to try to murd(...)

Eoin Kelly, Elizabeth Osikomaiya, Jack Goodman, Tara O’Sullivan and Amy Birmingham, who were all due to sit their Leaving Certificate exams this year. Photograph: Alan Betson

Elizabeth Osikomaiya was “buzzed” about the prospect of schools closing for a few weeks in March, as “sixth year was driving me crazy”. Little did she(...)

Laila and Floyd with their Bantam hens by the pond. Photograph: Brian Farrell

The “what if?” dream about uprooting from Dublin and moving to rural Ireland for a simpler, more sustainable life seems to be more desirable and at(...)

Dr Malie Coyne with her daughters Aimée and Jessica. Photograph: Joe O'Shaughnessy

Anxiety is both professional and personal for Dr Malie Coyne, a clinical psychologist and self-confessed “little worrier” as a child. From (...)

Elodie McGrath (4), at Kidz@Play, in Newton Hall, Maynooth, Co Kildare. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

Elodie McGrath (4), has only just come into the creche when she spots what’s wrong about the giant teddy doctor sitting in the corner of the room – he(...)

Prof Roy Philip, neonatologist at University Maternity Hospital Limerick, cites a dramatic drop in very low-weight babies being born at the hospital.  Photograph: Alan Place

Mandy Daly still wonders if she hadn’t got on to a plane, would she have not gone into premature labour and her daughter not had to cope with the comp(...)

David McCormack and Sam Dunne with their son Rian. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

If you had asked Sam Dunne two years ago if she and her former partner, David McCormack, were sharing the parenting of their son Rian, she would have (...)

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