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Louisa Crowley, with her daughters Fia and Keeva, at home in Drumcondra, Dublin. 
Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

Is home birth safe? It depends on who you ask.Women who have had their babies at home are often evangelical about the experience. For the HSE, whic(...)

2 July 2013; The Irish patient-led charity Fighting Blindness has been selected as one of the five official GAA charities for 2013 and a full programme of activity for the season as charity partner was launched today, Tuesday 2nd July 2013, at Croke Park with guest of honour P�raic Duffy, GAA director general in attendance. Players past and present, including Barney Rock, Dublin, Pat Fox, Tipperary, Eoghan O�Flaherty, Kildare, Aindreas Doyle, Wexford, and Sinead Finnegan, Dublin, also lent  their support on the day and participated in a blindfold hurling and football challenge. The programme of activity will include Fighting Blindness Sundays at Croke Park, All-Ireland ticket draws, a Gaelic Writers� Association Quiz, and an FBD Kilmacud Crokes Football 7s Charity Game. For further information, visit www.fightingblindness.ie. At the launch are Dublin ladies footballer Sin�ad Finnegan and former Dublin footballer Barney Rock. Croke Park, Dublin. Picture credit: Brian Lawless / SPORTSFILE *** NO REPRODUCTION FEE ***  Dublin ladies footballer Sinéad Finnegan and former Dublin footballer Barney Rock at Croke Park, Dublin, for the launch of the GAA’s charity programme for 2013. Photograph: Brian Lawless/Sportsfile

Do you think you have a healthy lifestyle? I wouldn’t have the healthiest of all lifestyles; a few football injuries from the past would have curtaile(...)

To save or not to save, that is the question. And you’ll get a different answer from baby boomers than from those their junior.A recent Nationwide UK (...)

Do you think you have a healthy lifestyle?It goes through phases of being healthy. It’s very hard to be healthy when you’re touring. Jet lag messes u(...)

Minister for Justice Alan Shatter has said the existing monetary limits have rendered the District and Circuit Courts redundant in respect of some classes of civil proceedings. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill/The Irish Times

Insurers have joined their voice to those warning the Government that increasing the monetary limits of cases dealt with by the District and Circuit C(...)

Interest rates on outstanding mortgages stood at 2.88 per cent at the end of May, according to figures published by the Central Bank yesterday. The ra(...)

Comparing May 2013 with May 2012, the value of exports decreased by 6 per cent (€448 million) to €7.1 billion. Photographer: Aidan Crawley/Bloomberg

Exports of medical and pharmaceutical products declined 26 per cent or €579 million in May, according to new figures from the Central Statistics Offic(...)

Isme chief executive Mark Fielding said SME dissatisfaction with government was due to upward only rent reviews and extortionate utilities. Photo: Frank Miller/The Irish Times

Business satisfaction with the government continues to improve, a new survey shows.Conducted by Irish Small and Medium Enterprises Association (Isme),(...)

Blood pressure checks in the boardroom, cancer screening in the canteen, Reiki in reception – savvy Irish bosses are realising that money spent on a h(...)

Health risks: mifepristone (above) and misoprostol, which cost about €90 online, cause medical miscarriage. Photograph: Phil Walter/Getty Images

Every week women in Ireland order pills on the internet to end their pregnancies. Already, more than 4,000 women travel to British clinics every year (...)

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