'I got the all-clear but five months later I had melanoma' - Irish woman (23) urges people to get checked
A 23-year-old woman who was diagnosed with melanoma earlier this year has urged people to get their skin checked, no matter their age.
A 23-year-old woman who was diagnosed with melanoma earlier this year has urged people to get their skin checked, no matter their age.
Newstalk’s Sean Moncrieff paid tribute to one its most loved contributors, psychologist David...
Two thirds of 14 and 16-year-olds in Amsterdam walk or cycle to school.
Jeanderson Castro, one of Ireland’s promising mixed martial arts stars, bears a big tattoo on the...
Sinead O’Toole’s son Daniel (10) has a mild form of autism. He has language delay, and his behaviour can be unpredictable when he becomes overwhelmed.
“It took just 15 minutes for my life to end and my existence to begin.”
Funeral customs in Ireland are evolving with time. Keening has disappeared; the Banshee is no longer the harbinger of death; and cremations and civil burials are becoming more common. So too are pared-back Catholic burials without the “removal” ceremony. You can even be buried under a tree if you want to be.
A food, art and music mini-festival is hitting three venues in Dublin from tonight.
“People ask for very simple things. We sometimes imagine people would ask for the moon. They don’t. They ask for simple things. They ask for the sister they haven’t spoken to.”
Irish people spend more money on junk food than they do on fresh fruits and vegetables, according to a new survey.
“The most frightening thing I found was going blind, because you’re never told about anything like that.”
A large Irish country estate and mansion, Castletown Cox in Co Kilkenny, has been sold to an international buyer for more than €20 million.
RTE sports broadcaster Evanne NÍ Chuilinn and musician Niall Breslin are among a whole host of names who are appearing in a short video to...
Irish actress Aoibhin Garrihy is the picture of health in her seventh month of pregnancy.
A proposal calling for alcohol testing during pregnancy was passed at the Irish Medical Organisation’s annual conference last weekend.
An Irish student who is hitch hiking around Ireland with a microwave is aiming to raise €10,000 for a mental health charity.
Irish theme park Tayto Park will hold an autism-friendly morning next week.
The newly crowned Tipperary Rose has paid tribute to her late grandfather who lost his battle with kidney failure six years ago.
A 38-year old female rugby player who lost six stone by giving up junk food and takeaways says she believes the sugar tax will disincentivise children from buying fizzy drinks.
A new initiative is being rolled out across Supervalus around the country to make its outlets more “autism-friendly”.
Apparently even the prospect of meeting his dream clients makes TV architect Dermot Bannon “incredibly nervous”.
“We don’t have indigenous wine, we have indigenous beer, and we could be eating it with our Irish food.”
One Dublin mother and her two-year-old daughter have shot to fame on social media thanks to their uplifting sense of fashion.
Home of the Year architect Patrick Bradley is no stranger to TV. And he’s an expert is house design.
Musician and charity campaigner Bob Geldof will appear on tonight’s Late Late Show.
An architect who designed a family home in the middle of a woods in Co Clare has won this week’s episode of Home of the Year.
Ireland's first nudist-friendly beach is to be established in South Dublin.
“It was very emotional for my mother to see me walking down the aisle. Maybe she didn’t think when I was born that it would happen.”
Snack sized avocados have arrived in Ireland.
A seven year-old girl has donated her hair to raise almost €1,000 for sick children in Crumlin hospital.
A seaside house in West Cork - where the sea and nature are visible from every room - won this week's episode of Home of the Year.
Two Irish parents signed an adoption order yesterday, allowing them to formally adopt their son Sean - more than 17 years after they first fostered him.
A new boutique community style of rental accommodation is opening in Dublin this month.
TV architect Dermot Bannon took on one of his most creative challenges on last Sunday’s Room to Improve.
“I was 18 when I got my first tattoo, and it was done by a friend of mine who was an apprentice and I said I’d let her practice on me. It was a little cat on my shoulder, which I still have.”
50pc of Irish people have never eaten coddle - and a further 10pc have never even heard of it, according to new research.
A renovated 18th century mill-turned-home won tonight’s episode of Home of the Year.
TDs and Senators will now be allowed to breastfeed in the Dáil and Seanad chambers for the first time.
Legendary Star Wars actor Mark Hamill has been named as this year’s St. Patrick’s Festival’s international guest of honour.
An Irish mother-of-one who suffered from a crippling lack of self-esteem because of her weight has lost a whopping nine stone - and can't wait to go shopping for her wedding dress this year.
RTE weather presenter Nuala Carey describes herself and her mother Ann as "the best of friends".
“I just knew that he was the man I was going to grow old with… Within a year we moved in together, I left my life behind and moved to the Midlands to be with him.”
It’s that time of year again. The Late Late Show’s Antiques Challenge has begun.
“I was one of those kids who if you were asked to write your little essay in school, I’d write ‘when I grow up I want to be a pilot’.”
Pauline Burke can remember a day in her car dealership business, when a customer didn't believe she was the manager.
Architect Niall Henry’s self designed home in Dublin won last night’s episode of Home of the Year.
Samaritans Ireland has launched a new email address for people in need of emotional support.
Boots Ireland has announced it will ban the sale of energy drinks containing more than 150mg of caffeine per litre to children under the age of 16.
Some hotels, restaurants and cafes are offering a 20 per cent discount on food and drinks for all frontline emergency staff this week, to thank them for their efforts during Storm Emma.
For architect Dermot Bannon, it's conservatories.
Boys and girls as young as nine and ten are presenting with eating disorders to the HSE, according to a leading Irish psychiatrist.
A mum who gave birth to a healthy baby boy this morning after the army was deployed to bring her to hospital, was herself born in Ireland’s last snow blizzard in 1982.
As Storm Emma continues to dust us in snow, you might be ready for a Friday night treat.
Irish maternity hospitals have advised pregnant women who feel they might be going into labour during Storm Emma to contact their hospitals.
A fundraising campaign started by cancer-stricken author Emma Hannigan has raised €100,000 for Breast Cancer Ireland (BCI) in less than two weeks.
A fundraising campaign started by cancer-stricken author Emma Hannigan has reached its goal and raised €100,000 for Breast Cancer Ireland (BCI) in less than two weeks.
Throughout the 1970s and 1980s, the majority of babies in Ireland were fed formula.
The most popular names in Ireland for girls and boys and Emily and Jack for another year running.
Here are eleven things to do - both outdoors and indoors - for those little people who are on a "snow day" today.
Having a vasectomy is cheaper than using other forms of contraception like the pill or condoms for one year, according to an Irish GP.
People with asthma have been warned to take care as cold temperatures are due to sweep in from Siberia.
An Australian heart and lung surgeon has revealed the devastating effects heartbreak can have on the human body.
Met Eireann’s Joanna Donnelly tweeted a photo of one of the bluest weather charts she’s seen recently, in a bid to warn the Irish public about the plummeting temperatures.
Former Coronation Street star Sachal Parkinson has revealed how she has endured years of crippling pain due to a chronic condition.
Musician Phil Coulter spoke about how he lost one brother and one sister in separate drowning accidents.
A 14-year-old Irish fan was so overwhelmed when she met her hero last night on the Late Late Show that she burst into tears.
Two years ago when childcare worker Jacqueline Caulfield (27) moved back to Ireland, she realised she needed to change her lifestyle.
What family activities make Irish children happiest? When do they most feel connected to their family?
River Island’s latest advertising campaign gives children with disabilities centre stage.
“Just the other day I stopped myself recently from taking something out of the oven without gloves on.”
"There's something about the outside of a horse that is good for the inside of a man."
Trump, the return of angry bees, and killer whales.
An Irish restaurant is giving a discount for the entire month of February to any customer who exchanges a kiss before paying their bill.
Irish milliner Sarah McGahon’s career has had its fair share of starlit moments.
Johnston Mooney and O’Brien has recalled some of its products because of a “very small risk” that some may contain pieces of metal.
Brian O'Driscoll and Amy Huberman have finally been given the go-ahead to revamp their €1.8m dream family home in Dublin 6.
A leading retailer has defended its decision to sell 'poo-shaped' sweets in its stores.
One Irish food business was forced to close last month after rodent droppings were found on the floor in the food production area. In total, four closure orders were served on Irish food businesses in January.
The family of a nine-year-old boy who was saved by a defibrillator after he collapsed in the school playground have called on the devices to be brought into all Irish schools.
Thyroid cancer survivor Amy Mahon was busy planning her four-year-old son’s birthday party when she was told that she had cancer – and it was malignant.
Next Saturday February 10, SuperValu is giving away over 50,000 packs of their one-kilogram own brand porridge - for free.
A former PE teacher, Professor Niall Moyna is passionate about how Ireland's schools can help tackle the country’s rising obesity rate in children.
Amanda Knox, the American woman who was convicted and later cleared of the murder of British student Meredith Kercher in 2007, has revealed that she received support from Irish people while she was in prison.
A €100 device could be a solution for Irish parents to protect their children online, its makers say.
2fm radio presenter Tara Stewart (27) is making strides on the domestic music scene. A familiar voice on our national airwaves, she’s also a popular performer at Electric Picnic.
IRISH rugby legend Brian O'Driscoll and his great friend 13-year-old Michaela Morley appeared on the Late Late Show last night to tell the story behind their now-famous photograph.
A group of taxi drivers in Dublin have been trained in how to help passengers who are showing signs of distress, and who may be in danger of taking their own lives.
“Mam was a playschool teacher, and one thing she lost was the ability to read and write.”
In a poll of Independent.ie readers today, 11pc of parents said they had no rules around their childrens' screen time.
Irish Olympian Thomas Barr said children are becoming lazier these days thanks to the impact of social media.
A husband and wife have lost 12 stone over the past year by completely overhauling their diet.
An advisor to Europol’s European Crime Centre said the digital age of consent in Ireland, which is 13, is too young.
Irish novelist Sheila O’Flanagan has been told the she “writes children” very well.
An Irish father-of-three and former fizzy drink addict, whose teeth had grown completely rotten, was given a fresh start last week when a dentist gave him a brand new set of teeth.
Mars Ireland has recalled a batch of Galaxy milk bars and Maltesers fun size bags due to a possible presence of salmonella.
For ten years Rosemount House has been home to Harmonia, the creative hub of Norah Casey’s magazine stable, which has produced magazines like U Magazine, Irish Tatler, and Womans Way.
Today the Government will unveil plans to enable local authorities to provide mortgages to first-time buyers.
This woman’s home in the west of Ireland is frequently visited by spiders.
Irish female politicians have criticised the lack of maternity leave entitlements for politicians here.
Irish shoppers can save tens of euros every week by staying loyal to one supermarket, according to shopper behaviourist Ken Hughes.
Five-year-old Filip was born without the ability to swallow.
Every day, around two million throwaway coffee cups are sent to landfill.
A heartbroken Irish mother has shared her daughter’s story of cyberbullying on Facebook in order to save her life.
TV3 presenter Karen Koster says that she often feels the guilt of being a working mum.
TV3 presenter Karen Koster breaks down in tears after dropping her two children off at crèche in her new documentary Mammy Guilt.
ITV This Morning’s Sharon Marshall has revealed she is 14 weeks pregnant with her first child.
Nutritional therapist Alison Cullen says that simple improvements in your habits will help to stave off the cold and flu during the peak season.
A 26-year-old Irish woman who was 33 weeks pregnant when she was diagnosed with a brain tumour, lapsed into a coma on the same day her baby was born by caesarean section.
An Irish mother-of-one has opened up about her ordeal of suffering 18 miscarriages in the last ten years.
An Irish man who won the gruelling OSTAR after sailing singlehandedly across the Atlantic Ocean is in the running for this year’s Sailor of the Year award.
Two-thirds of Dutch children under the age of 12 walk or cycle to school. Good cycling infrastructure - and the fact that pupils live close to their schools - makes it an attractive mode of transport.
A Tesco customer has claimed that a packet of carrot batons she bought recently in Dublin smelled of bleach.
Tennis star Serena Williams opened up earlier this week about the complications that arose after the birth of her daughter Alexis Olympia.