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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(...)

One of the objectives of the National Positive Ageing Strategy 2013 (NPAS) is to combat ageism “by encouraging the media and other opinion-making acto(...)

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The Leaving Certificate results come out next Wednesday, August 14th. Prospective university students will be looking at their options and this free a(...)

Inadequate accommodation: Mary McCarthy outside her caravan  at Bawney’s Bridge  halting site  in Limerick. Photograph: Liam Burke/Press 22

Irish Travellers are taking what amounts to a class action against the State, alleging persistent failure to provide adequate accommodation for the es(...)

Seán Aylward

The former secretary general of the Department of Justice, Seán Aylward, has resigned as Ireland’s representative on a key European anti-torture body (...)

The chase is on .... Noelle Kielty and Michalle Simon are chased by Catherine Simon through the streets og Galway city cntre yesterday during the Galway Fringe Festival. They were performing part of Drama Works Ireland production of Chidren of the Black Skirt.  Photograph: Joe O'Shaughnessy.

Hansel and Gretel in the courthouse, a burlesque cabaret in a bar, tributes to writer Patrick Kavanagh and the lampooning blasphemy of Nobel laureate (...)

THE Irish Blood Transfusion Service (IBTS) is to fund a €2.5 million research project led by NUI Galway (NUIG) which may see revolutionary cell therap(...)

Dr Heinrich Anhold has developed a testing kit which can quickly check if a horse has an infection or not, and also quantify any infection

How do you know if a horse is sick? If the animal is seriously ill, it will probably be obvious, but being a little under par could be harder to spot.(...)

Minister of State with responsibility for disability Kathleen Lynch:  “In all cases, the person’s will and preferences will have to be centre stage.” Photograph: Bryan O’Brien

A 140-year-old law that labels people with intellectual disabilities as “lunatics” is finally being replaced.Existing legislation governing mental cap(...)

Smoke breathing dragons roaming through Eyre Square in Galway for the opening of the Galway Arts Festival. Dragons is presented by one of Europe’s most exciting outdoor theatre companies, the world famous Sarruga from Barcelona. Photograph: Joe O’Shaughnessy.

Demonic dragons, flying trapeze and trampoline artists and a “dream engine” heliosphere envelope the streets of Galway over the next fortnight as the (...)

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