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Wicklow Town. Photograph: Eric Luke
Your health and where you live
  • Health
  • September 2, 2013, 13:30

Where you live has a big an impact on your health. Medical research increasingly shows that if you live in a place that feels good about itself and wh(...)

Construction work under way on the bridge that will span the river Liffey from Eden Quay to Burgh Quay in Dublin. Photograph: Alan Betson

Following the pouring of 4,400 tonnes of concrete, the laying of 500 tonnes of steel, and an overrun of approximately 10 months, the 21st bridge to cr(...)

Mavis Staples worked with Jeff Tweedy on the Grammy-winning You Are Not Alone, which told a winning tale of two kindred spirits finding and develop(...)

Home help complaints from seven locations around the country have again highlighted concerns that vulnerable older people are at risk of abuse and mistreatment within their own homes

  The latest tranche of home help complaints released to The Irish Times under the Freedom of Information Act relate to home help compl(...)

Separately, elder abuse statistics published by the HSE yesterday show that carers and home helps were implicated in only 5 per cent of elder abuse cases reported in 2012

A complaint against a home help who was alleged to have put “demands and pressures” on an elderly client to make a will in her favour in return for ta(...)

Ombudsman Emily O’Reilly:  There was no reason why reports on facilities such as creches should not be available on the internet given it was relevant public information and “parents are entrusting their children to these places”.   Photograph: Alan Betson

A regulatory system must be established for the home help sector to protect vulnerable people who are being dealt with outside of institutionalised se(...)

Me and You

H H We didn’t used to want to experience cold turkey here at (...)

The opening of the Lime Tree Theatre was seen as a positive development, but its sole remit is not to develop or support local artists

Nine months away from Limerick becoming Ireland’s first “National City of Culture”, an artistic programme has yet to be agreed and finalised fo(...)

The band’s third record follows the nuanced compositional flair of The Sleeper (2009(...)

“I never felt resentment”: Catherine Burke with husband John, children Maeve and Emmett and mother Bridget. Photograph: Garry O’Neill

Twelve years ago, Catherine Burke invited her mother to stay for a long weekend. “She had reached a stage when she couldn’t cope on her own,” t(...)

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