New wave: why counsellors now prefer activities like kitesurfing and yoga for their...
Almost exactly 12 months ago, a man presented at the Rutland Centre seeking treatment for his addiction to alcohol.
Almost exactly 12 months ago, a man presented at the Rutland Centre seeking treatment for his addiction to alcohol.
Teachers with jobs on one side of the Border and homes on the other are fearful of the upheavals Brexit may bring.
Teachers are subjected to violent assaults in schools, with black eyes "at the lower end of the scale of injuries".
Cake sales, lotto draws, golf classics, bring-and-buy sales, zany dress-up days, Christmas cards and Christmas fairs.
There were roars of approving laughter when a teacher donned a Superman jacket and tie to highlight the Government hypocrisy of telling teachers they are superheroes while failing to give them the resources to do their job.
PRIMARY teachers have delivered a strong call to Education Minister Richard Bruton to deliver equal pay for younger members.
It was the festival to celebrate our culture, remember our revolutionary leaders and bring together communities - and Cruinniú na Cásca didn't disappoint.
Families are 'not having the conversation' about who will take on the care of a relative with an intellectual disability when a parent is no longer able to care for them.
'I'm happy here. I'm not crying because I don't know how to pay my bills," says Agnieszke Kowolezyk.
More than 18pc of homes in Ireland still have no internet connection, with Leitrim emerging as the county with the lowest broadband internet access.
It's a blurry shot and slightly out of focus, but the first snapshot taken of the nation in five years has finally emerged.
As chairman of RTÉ, Tom Savage would ring each person working over Christmas at the broadcaster to express his gratitude, mourners at his funeral heard.
Anton Savage has paid a moving tribute to his father, Tom Savage, describing him as “generous and kind, courageous and loyal” and who had seen money as “something to be given away as quickly as possible.”
Tom Savage experienced "great difficulties" when he left the priesthood to be with the love of his life, Terry Prone but the couple were "entirely upfront" and did not "disappear" from public life, their good friend Fr Brian D'Arcy has said.
They stood outside the church after the funeral, and President Michael D Higgins wrapped each heartbroken family member in a warm embrace.
Irish Coast Guard members formed a poignant guard of honour at the funeral for Captain Mark Duffy.
'We've had experience of the Border and it was not a good experience. It's not what we want for our kids," says Margot Loughran.
'I'm completely confined," says Gay Woods, thoughtfully. "It's an interesting feeling. This is what life was like 100 years ago - you stayed in your village and that was it."
A day after the body of Anne Shortall was discovered in the workshop of cabinetmaker Roy Webster, a candlelit vigil was held "to light her way home" at the spot where she was last seen. Onlookers had noted the powerful sense of love and community in action amongst the...
Usually the venue for puppet shows, pilates classes and local community gatherings, Halla Naomh Bhreandáin in Eachléim village is a hive of activity.
There was a former US president, there was Michael D, and there were the various leaders past and present.
'God Save the Queen' bellowed out of the Aviva Stadium as the band performed the final rehearsals.
For the third day since the tragic loss of Rescue 116, white waves thrashed on the Atlantic off the coast of the Mullet peninsula, making diving impossible.
Captain Dara Fitzpatrick was "a wonderful mother" whose "happy, contented and unstressed" three-year-old son is a tribute to her, the helicopter pilot's sister has said.
Inside a small white holiday cottage near Blacksod lighthouse, the stricken families sat and waited amid such great pain and anguish that it seemed an intolerable burden.
Rough conditions are hindering the search for the three missing crew members of Rescue 116 off the coast of Mayo.
Shortly before 6pm, a large piece of the battered undercarriage bearing the words "Coast Guard" was towed in from out at sea. It took four men to drag it onto the pier at Blacksod.
We have been accustomed to dry as dust accounts in the courtroom - and of terrible events being distilled down into mere mechanics.
Danger had already caused them to flee home once before.
Towards the end of the first half, the banner, clumsily scrawled and with an unfortunate spelling error, was unfurled: "We weren(sic) that drunk."
Paddy Lyons often used to sit on the bench in the graveyard in Ballysaggart. Not so much because it was a sun trap, but that he knew people would be passing and there would be the chance of a chat.
At lunchtime, a coachload from Orthez in the French Pyrenees set up camp in Ringsend, a stone's throw from the Aviva Stadium, putting up their trestle tables under the trees and laying out their wine and cheese for a proper picnic.
'When you see how many people are being given the runaround by politicians, it's your duty to do your best to improve things if you can," said Simon Harris at the age of just 15 as he contemplated his future career in politics.
Enda once shot rats with a shotgun through a window in his days as a primary school teacher in the Glenisland School in Castlebar.
What a relief to see them doing their best to lay the country's fears to rest and take this leadership storm in their stride.
'What you eat in private, you wear in public,' admonishes a slogan on one of the almost 29 million aspirational #cleaneating posts on Instagram.
With the chat drying up, we were reduced to the humiliation of searching for hidden messages. Rune stones, letters etched in the sand, the breadcrumbs dropped from Enda's pocket.
The long goodbye has just got longer.
The lines had been drawn - and the Labour party seats commandeered, as a bold step.
'Happy St Valentine's Day," said the Ceann Comhairle, in a tone that was part silk, part dry as the dust from the deserts of Arabia.
Patients lying on trollies in the corridors. Overworked nurses. Spiralling waiting lists. Rising stress levels and frustration.
A baffling legal row heralded the start of Sarah Keane's career with Swim Ireland. It proved a baptism of fire.
One of the frontrunners to succeed Pat Hickey as president of the Olympic Council of Ireland has issued a staunch defence of the embattled organisation ahead of elections to its executive committee.
How much suffering is a child expected to endure before it is deemed to be enough? Is it when a seven-year-old boy comes home from school and goes off on his own into the sitting room, crying his eyes out from the pain in his tummy?
Six Nations rugby chief John Feehan envisages a future where games will be available to view online via Netflix.
'A hurling match is like a city on fire, where the crackling of burning timber and the hissing of the flames swell into the roar of conflagration," enthused the founder of the GAA, Michael Cusack.
Financial damages in libel cases should be capped as the viability of Irish media becomes a concern, an academic has said.
Wherever Theresa May was, she certainly wasn't with us at Government Buildings.
'Don't call me auntie. From now on, refer to me as your mother," said *Tina's aunt, handing the 15-year-old girl her passport as they approached the first customs border en route to Ireland.
The cost of taking in unaccompanied migrant children to Ireland will be “considerably less” than was originally estimated – so “more money will be available for more children,” the Minister for Children Katherine Zappone has revealed.
'The British ambassador hit the button," quipped a mischievous "insider", as 700 international financiers stood around helplessly in the grounds of Dublin Castle, having been forced to evacuate.
The European Financial Forum in Dublin was evacuated this morning due to a fire alarm.
'The smugglers will be back," warns Paddy Malone of Dundalk Chamber of Commerce.
The CIA stayed silent on explosive allegations it was involved in gunrunning to the IRA at the height of the Troubles, declassified intelligence files reveal.
Has ever a national parliament felt more like a regional bus shelter in a snowstorm - with frenzied travellers determined to hop on the next service whatever it be, without knowing where they may end up?
Parents at a small private school in leafy Dublin 4 have been left "shocked" following the announcement it intends to move to new premises almost 20km away by next September.
Fist pumps, banter and GAA jerseys. The terrain was a familiar one, though the geography was very different.
Taoiseach Enda Kenny has arrived in Madrid to meet his Spanish counterpart to discuss the implications of Brexit ahead of negotiations between the EU and the UK, and the possibilities of growing the links between Ireland and Spain.
Some of the world's biggest and best-known motivational speakers were on stage with advice on how to get richer - or just how to be a better human being in general.
Brexit, the global migrant crisis and the tricks of successful gluten-free baking are among the problems which students have turned their mind to for the 53rd BT Young Scientist Exhibition.
Amid a series of controlled balloon explosions and dramatic puffs of dry ice, the BT Young Scientist was launched with a bang – and another record-breaking year with a record number of entries
The 1916 Rising commemorations turned out to be one of the most positive events of the year gone by. Ireland 2016 began on January 1 with a flag-raising ceremony at Dublin Castle and events rolled on smoothly - with the high point being the Easter commemorations at...
In a year that dragged us kicking and screaming into the middle layer of a Brexit-Trump sandwich, we could be forgiven for forgetting that we, too, had an election in 2016.
It's name sounds like the ugly croak of a bullfrog - and upon hearing it the majority of people shrug, make hurried excuses and flee back to the warmth of the festivities.
There could be no more emotive hearing in the days before Christmas, as the fate of some of the most vulnerable in our society hung in the balance. It was almost Bethlehemian.
It came when nobody was expecting it and, alerted by a barrister on another case, everybody came running.
Listening to the evidence, it was hard to escape the observation that Bernadette Scully had had little luck in life.
An Offaly doctor cleared of the manslaughter of her profoundly disabled daughter by giving her too much sedative has said she was "traumatised" by the criminal proceedings, describing her daughter as "my little bird with a broken wing".
The judge in the trial of a GP accused of the manslaughter of her profoundly disabled daughter has instructed the jury that he will be requiring them to reach a unanimous verdict.
The barrister for a GP charged with the manslaughter of her daughter has told the jury he believes there will be a national debate on the issues involved once the trial is over.
The jury in the trial of a GP charged with the manslaughter of her profoundly disabled daughter have been told that the prosecution did not have to prove that chloral hydrate was the only cause of death but was "a substantial" cause of death.
AT the pillars of the GPO, children from all four provinces of Ireland came to lay golden daffodils, a symbol of rebirth.
The trial of a GP charged with the manslaughter of her profoundly disabled daughter has heard that the mother was "very reluctant" to give her the sedative the prosecution claims caused her death.
The trial of a GP charged with the manslaughter of her profoundly disabled daughter that the mother was "very reluctant" to give her the sedative it is alleged she gave her daughter a toxic dose of the day she died.
'You can feel the enthusiasm in the room," said members of the arts world as they greeted the Government's ambitious new plan to put culture at the heart of public policy.
A GP on trial for the manslaughter of her profoundly disabled daughter has told how "everything went quiet and her lips went blue" when she gave her a final dose of sedatives.
An excessive level of sedatives was there in "black and white" in the post-mortem report of a severely disabled child and could not be avoided, the lead investigator has told the trial of a GP accused of manslaughter.
'Was she an easy child to love?" counsel for the defence, Ken Fogarty asked the partner of the GP on trial for the manslaughter of her profoundly disabled daughter.
The trial of a GP who is pleading not guilty to the manslaughter of her severely disabled daughter has heard that a note was found at the scene which read: "I cannot let Emily's suffering continue."
The trial of a GP who is pleading not guilty to the manslaughter of her severely disabled daughter has heard that a note was found at the scene in which the author said she could no longer watch her daughter suffer.
A GP gave her young, severely disabled daughter sedatives at a 'toxic' dosage up to 10 times the correct limit, a manslaughter trial has heard.
Facing the 'cliff edge' of a hard Brexit, Nicola Sturgeon went for hardcore diplomacy, waxing lyrical about the beauty of one of Scotland's most important national products.
Scottish First Minister Nicola Sturgeon has admitted that Brexit is the 'backdrop' to her visit to Ireland in a bid to build firmer ties between Scotland and Ireland.
The night after news broke that almost a third of symphysiotomy claims have been officially deemed 'unfounded', Rita McCann suffered a nightmare that she was back, almost 60 years ago, in the room where the procedure was being performed upon her.
It was the Baked Alaska of public encounters - a toasty, sugary surface belying the icy solid within.
ROCK, paper, scissors or social media? Paper wins - every time. The tables were turned on advertisers when they were told they were all together at an event because of the sheer power of a print newspaper advertisement.
Biting her tongue in certain situations was something Mary McAleese had to learn to do as President. That's not something she has to worry about any more.
A dusting of snow topped the fir trees on the mountains and Arctic gusts swirled past the twin cathedrals of Armagh - but at the top table, it was cocktails sipped from coconuts, Hawaiian shirts and cheery steel kettle drums.
SIPTU will authorise ballots of its 60,000 public service members for industrial action, including strikes, after the Government ignored its leader's ultimatum to announce new pay talks by today.
Public sector unions will meet government officials in a bid to agree pay talks in the New Year but have warned that unions will otherwise take industrial action.
The exchange was terse, the atmosphere uncomfortable as Wikileaks journalist Sarah Harrison came under the spotlight for the first time over her organisation's involvement in the US election.
Exposure to malware stemming from the internet of things is set to become a reality in our daily lives, according to a leading tech expert.
Ransomware is rampant but companies are not reporting cyber attacks, the head of the Garda Cyber Crime unit has warned.
In 1916, the dark clouds gathering overhead culminated in the Rising - fast forward 100 years and it is the as-yet unknowable perils of Brexit and Donald Trump's presidency that are buffeting our island nation.
Just a field away from home, Anthony Foley was laid to rest amid the rallying cries, softly sung, which had sent him out to battle.
Olive Foley spoke of the stresses in the final two years of her husband's life as Munster coach as she fought back tears to give a heart-rending eulogy to her husband, the legendary Axel, at his funeral Mass in Killaloe today.
Anthony Foley was a man who lived life with “dignity and personal and professional integrity”, mourners heard at his funeral on Friday afternoon.
No words could suffice, only a warm embrace and a hearty clap on the back that could be heard echoing down the narrow streets of Killaloe.
Up to 20,000 mourners attended the removal of Munster coach Anthony Foley in his home town of Killaloe, Co Clare.
Thousands of mourners have filled the town of Killaloe to pay tribute to their legendary son, Anthony Foley.
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