Every time you see them, you grieve a little bit more, but you never, ever show it.
Young graduate Oisin Gregorian is making a video diary of his experience of leaving Ireland for Spain.
If we want to address complex social issues like addiction and homelessness, we need the activity of frontline services to match the vision of high level policy.
At 28, Turner Syndrome continues to dominate my life and now the time is right to step out from the invisible wall I seem to have built around myself.
In many areas property is simply unaffordable, again – yet our political class seems to regard the ‘recovery’ in property prices as only a good thing.
Remembering some of the women played who played pivotal roles in Irish revolution.
Death is an inevitable part of life – but suicide is not. We all need to arm ourselves with the skills to intervene and assist people when they need help.
The stresses and strains of life were getting me down, but then I did what we so often neglect to do: I embraced the moment.
Yes, it may be politically unpalatable to target older drivers (ie solid voters) but is that a good enough reason to allow dangerous drivers onto our road?
The case of Ms Y highlights the cruel, inhuman and degrading treatment girls and women are subjected to because of Ireland’s abortion laws.
Many of us find it hard to focus, blaming the distractions we have on our modern working lives – but how can we achieve clear thinking?
The private lives of teachers and health workers should never be used against them, writes Senator Ivana Bacik.
The picture is clear: without adequate food and proper nutrition, a child will not live, learn and grow up to lead a healthy and productive life.
We’re going to need 20ccs of drama, STAT.
Mindfulness meditation is about accepting our current experience, whatever that may be, in a relaxed, alert, and open way.
Do you dismiss mixed martial arts as savage, dangerous and chaotic? Well, just think about how the average American might perceive hurling. It’s all about understanding the skill involved.
Often when we talk of services for women affected by domestic violence, we talk in terms of able-bodied, English speaking women – but that’s not the full picture.
The enforceability of prenuptial agreements remains a major question in Ireland; but in a country legal aid is limited, avoiding long battles in court is essential
Opinion: Forget the ‘Celtic Phoenix’ nonsense – Ireland’s Special Olympians should be our inspiration
Special Olympians have risen above the sort of hardship most of us can barely imagine; their spirit should inspire Ireland’s national recovery.
Remove abortion from the picture and we are still left with the highly troubling instance of a young, vulnerable women left traumatised by her encounter with the health service.
Director Amir Amirani writes about his stunning documentary, We Are Many, which explores the 2003 Stop the War global protests and their legacy.
UN Women Goodwill Ambassador Emma Watson addressed the UN on the subject of feminism, and why it matters to both men and women.
Despite the defeat for independence, Scotland and the UK will never be the same again – and Ireland’s relationship with its neighbours will change too.
The men who were killed for their involvement in the Easter Rising were diverse in age and occupation, but brought together by a common vision.
The Simon Community is hoping to press the government into action before the cold sets in.
Two people affected by dementia talk candidly about how it has changed their lives.
Language affects worldview in minuscule ways, as a study of colour perception has shown.
A young person experiencing mental health problems gives an honest and unflinching account of what it’s like to have suicidal thoughts, and the challenges to finding help.
Coalitions are the price of proportional systems such as ours: voters should have truthful information about potential alliances in order to make informed decisions.
This weekend, protests are planned all over the world to show that citizens care about this climate change – but do they really?
After side-stepping a goodnight kiss with a date, I wondered why I was so slow to be affectionate in public…
My naivety blinded me to the complex mental health issues that bring about eating disorders in the first place
Looking at how water charges have been implemented elsewhere allows us to glimpse what their likely effect will be in Ireland… and it’s not pretty.
This week, he’s coming back in a capacity he could only have dreamed of all those years ago, writes Larry Donnelly.
Irish Sign Language (ISL) is not yet legally or officially recognised in Ireland.
Column: ‘The Scottish voting yes are doing so from an international, rather than just a nationalist mindset’
If Scotland has to consider anew its membership of the European Union, then the Irish Government should be there standing up for its application, writes Eamon Ryan.
Clearly, people in Ireland support the principle of overseas aid, but they are not convinced our aid is actually making a difference.
Column: ‘Music isn’t just about what you hear. Where and how we hear it can have just as much impact’
Composer Fergal Dowling talks about two new site-specific concerts programmed in the Tiger Dublin Fringe Festival.
A job is no longer a guarantee of economic security and women are particularly vulnerable to precarious work and low wages.