'At 16 I was told I had no womb - I went numb' - Irish woman (33) on shocking diagnosis
Lynda Ritchie was just 16 when she was first told she would never be able to carry children of her own because she was born without a uterus.
Lynda Ritchie was just 16 when she was first told she would never be able to carry children of her own because she was born without a uterus.
Meet Theo Ford – the Irish star of adult film who says his wholesome Waterford upbringing nurtured his sexuality and inspired his 130-movie career in...
On a Saturday morning last May, I booked a €99 one-way flight from Dublin to New York’s Stewart International Airport with Norwegian Air, thrilled...
A chef has spoken about the impact the difficult career can have on mental health and said he considered taking his own life at his lowest point.
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Future career prospects and public judgement may have been the worries that kept older generations out of the tattoo artist's chair but it seems Ireland's twenty-somethings feel the tide is changing when it comes to acceptance of body art, at least among their peers.
Tom Doorley has resigned from his position as a critic on TV3's The Restaurant and said he can no longer work with chef Marco Pierre White.
Henry Shefflin has said he still blames himself for the frightening accident involving a lawnmower in which his son Henry Jr lost four toes.
A top plastic surgeon has praised Courteney Cox for encouraging women to embrace ageing and said it was "refreshing" for a celebrity to be so open about cosmetic procedures.
A dad has criticised an online application for allowing inappropriate imagery to be displayed to children, despite having an age rating of seven years or older.
A dose of the fear of a Sunday is something we've all felt, particularly after a heavy weekend or facing the office after a blissful sun holiday.
Cook book author Roz Purcell said she can empathise with office workers as she finds it difficult to keep on track with healthy eating in...
Karl Henry has urged people to be cautious when following the health advice of their favourite...
A lawsuit involving US artist Usher has brought the herpes virus into the media spotlight, but are...
Friends of a Mayo woman who was told she has two years to live after welcoming her first baby are raising funds to support alternative treatment in...
A couple have appealed to thieves who stole a mobile phone containing the only photos of their late daughter to return the device's "priceless" SD card.
An Offaly mum has spoken about the unimaginable task of preparing her young family for life without her after she was told she was terminally ill at just 33.
When it comes nights out with friends, the pub can often seem like the most natural destination but spending time together away from the pints can make for a refreshing change.
"You can’t be too crazy and doing a lot of funny things. Just the kids love it, but not the teacher or mams and dads."
An Irish woman has credited an inspiring tattoo project which has helped her take the next step in her recovery from self-harm.
A Kilkenny bar has been named the best in Ireland at the annual Sky Bar of the Year Awards, held in Dublin on Monday.
A woman who was violently raped during a Dublin gaming conference has said she waived her right to anonymity to protect other women from her attacker.
Cork wedding planner Franc will front the Irish version of Say Yes to the Dress, it has been revealed.
A dad who left school at 16 said the birth of his young son motivated him to return to education and sit his Leaving Certificate more than two decades later.
A former journalist has been commended after sharing his personal experience with mental illness, which he said he kept hidden from those closest to him for decades until he "cracked".
Gym goers who lift weights could be damaging their teeth in the process, according to new research.
A mother who lost her teenage daughter to suicide has warned of the damage that can be caused by apps which allow online bullies to remain anonymous.
The father of a newborn who died days after contracting neonatal herpes has urged people to be aware of the dangers the virus can pose to vulnerable babies.
It was an emotional trip to Orlando for two siblings, who discovered they were to be adopted by their foster parents during a family holiday to Disney World in April.
Gordon Ramsay has said Ryanair's breakfast offering is among the "worst-looking" he has ever seen.
A Nathan Carter super fan has credited the country music star for inspiring her 10st (63kg) weight loss.
Broadchurch star Jodie Whittaker will be the thirteenth person to take on the role of Dr Who, it has been revealed.
The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge were the royal representatives at Wimbledon on Sunday afternoon, turning up to watch Roger Federer take on Croatian Marin Cilic in the men's final.
Rory Cowan has given his first television interview since departing Mrs Brown's Boys and said being so far away from his family and friends was the reasoning behind his shock exit from the show.
A crowd of celebrity spectators turned up to see Spain's Garbine Muguruza win her first Wimbledon title on Saturday afternoon, triumphing over five-time champion Venus Williams.
A hilarious Cork mum has attracted international attention after recreating Beyonce's baby announcement photographs in her own back garden.
Michelle Heaton has spoken of her battle with depression in the years after she underwent radical surgery to prevent cancer, which has pushed her body into early menopause.
Singer Shania Twain has spoken about her Lyme disease diagnosis for the first time and said she feared she would never perform again following her diagnosis.
Actress Melissa Rauch has opened up about the "profound" loss she experienced after losing a baby.
In a city obsessed with donuts, a new pastry hybrid could be set to steal the attention of the capital's Instagram-obsessed this summer.
If you live in a city, the probability that you've had an uncomfortable taxi experience is likely.
It’s holiday season and while jetting off is all about fun and relaxation, planes can come with their own set of health risks.
An ex prisoner who says a random act of kindness helped him turn his life around has been reunited with the man who came to his aid him during his darkest hours.
A Cork woman who touched the nation last year after sharing her story on RTE's Liveline fulfilled her wish to take a driving lesson on a touching episode of the programme's Call Back series.
The parents of an eight-year-old boy who lives with severe autism said their family has been "abandoned" by the government, who have failed to provide respite and adequate support to their family in crisis.
A couple who lost their eldest daughter to skin cancer eight months after she walked down the aisle at her wedding have urged Irish people to take correct measures to protect their skin from the sun's damaging UV rays.
Beyonce and Jay Z's twins are kick starting their little lives in ultimate luxury, as the family have retreated to a €48m beach side mansion to enjoy their first few weeks with the new arrivals.
Meet Ireland's Strongest Man Patrick O'Dwyer who eats an incredible 10,000 calories each day in the weeks ahead of a competition.
A group of women have joined together in Co Clare to transform old wedding dresses into tiny gowns for premature babies and those tragically stillborn.
As one half of Britain's most-loved double act presenter Ant McPartlin seemed to be living a charmed life, at least to those outside the bubble.
The emotional experience of a Kilkenny woman who emigrated to Australia in 2014 will be highlighted in Wednesday's episode of RTE's Missing You.
A delighted dog is thrilled to have finally found her 'forever' home after more than seven years spent in a Wicklow animal shelter.
A seaside village in Co Donegal with just 550 residents is celebrating the incredible arrival of 30 babies born within the space of just a year.
A seaside village in Donegal with just 550 residents is celebrating the incredible arrival of 30 babies born within the space of just a year.
A kind member of An Garda Síochána captured the attention of crowds outside Dublin's Aviva Stadium on Saturday, after he stopped to help an elderly woman struggling to make her way through the mass of people.
The nation is rejoicing at the late arrival of our Irish summer and it seems Conor McGregor is no different.
Poor Prince George looked like he'd rather have been anywhere else on Saturday as he appeared on the balcony of Buckingham Palace, but it turns out he isn't the first royal to be unimpressed with the Royal Air Force proceedings.
Robbie Williams introduced a particularly special guest to his spectacular Aviva Stadium crowd on Saturday, inviting his father Peter Williams on stage for a duet.
Prince George and Princess Charlotte stole the attention away from their granny Queen Elizabeth during a celebration of her 91st birthday, as the pair appeared on the balcony of Buckingham Palace to mark the occasion.
When it comes to naming their babies, Irish parents have become more adventurous than ever before.
There’s just two days to go until Taste of Dublin returns to the Iveagh Gardens and this year’s festival has a lot in store for dedicated revellers.
New statistics released from the Central Statistics office show how adventurous Irish parents have become since 1966, a year when John and Mary were the most popular monikers.
A Dublin man who battled with his mental health said the success of his idol Conor McGregor inspired him to regain control of his physical health and helped to pull him out of a particularly dark period of his life.
A Donegal teacher was preparing to begin a new life in Dubai when she received a frightening cancer diagnosis that would turn her life upside down.
One of the scariest memories of an Irish childhood has to be the horror moment of recognition after forgetting to turn off the immersion heater, but it seems many of us still have not learned our lesson.
Good Wife star Alan Cumming said it is 'wonderful' for Ireland that Leo Varadkar looks set to be appointed the next Taoiseach.
A grieving sister has embarked on a gruelling training regime to take part in a 360km race in memory of her sibling, who tragically died in a road accident in February.
It seems home is really where the heart is as visitors to INM interiors event House 2017 revealed that they would stay in Ireland and build their dream home if they won the lottery.
Architect Dermot Bannon has said the biggest mistake a person can make when designing their home is to ignore their surroundings during the planning stage.
A 17-year-old school boy said an embarrassing moment in the classroom was the last straw that prompted him to lose an astonishing 7st (44kg) in less than a year.
A widower who lost his "soul mate" to cervical cancer has told of how he slept next to her body for six days after she had died.
An Irish teenager battling a rare form of cancer in the US shared an emotional make-up tutorial and said simple products go a long way when it comes to making her feel more confident.
Kendall Jenner made sure she was the most stylish model to walk the red carpet on Saturday, as she continues to enjoy the 70th annual Cannes Film Festival.
An Irish teenager had all four Britain's Got Talent judges on their feet after an emotional audition on the TV3 programme on Saturday.
Ariana Grande has been enjoying her time in Ireland with her rescue dog Toulouse ahead of tonight's performance in Dublin's 3Arena.
A Dublin nurse said she was inspired to work with critically ill infants after hearing emotional stories about her own time spent in the neonatal intensive care unit.
Ben and Emma Kavanagh beamed at the camera like any other children on their Communion Day earlier this month, but for their mum and dad it was a milestone they feared they'd never see.
Going on the tear in Dublin will hit your pocket harder than in London, according to an international study into the average cost of a pint.
Fair City fans may have thought they'd never see the day when Katy finally broke free from Ciaran's grimy garage, but rumour has it there might be a resolution to the seemingly never-ending storyline this Sunday.
Chandeliers, marble-topped tables and personal paintings are among the contents of Nick Munier's Temple Bar restaurant which will be placed on auction later this month following the venue's unexpected closure.
It was one of the most precious moments of her life, but blogger Sarah Cantwell was happy to share the birth of her daughter with more than 60k fans on Facebook.
A mum who suffered a cardiac arrest when she was teenager has spoken about family life with her children, who inherited the same hereditary heart condition.
A group of Armagh siblings - with a combined age of 1,073 years - are celebrating after receiving the Guinness World Record for being the oldest family on Earth.
A group of Armagh siblings - with a combined age of 1073 years - are celebrating after receiving the Guinness World Record for being the oldest family on earth.
Steven and Alex Gerrard have shared a photograph of their newborn son Lio George, one week after welcoming their fourth child.
While the rest of us are lucky to nab a card with €50 in it from our godparents, it is certain Prince George is not set for the same fate as his godfather has been named the youngest billionaire in the UK in the Sunday Times Rich List.
Dublin football star Stephen Cluxton spent his Saturday night entwined in a sexy samba as he took part in a Strictly Come Dancing event for local charities.
Philip Treacy wed his long-term partner in Las Vegas on Saturday, after more than 21 years together.
Louis Walsh apologised to Ray D'Arcy on Saturday's episode of his RTE talk show after accusing the host of being axed from schedules throughout his career.
Keith Duffy has opened up about his daughter Mia who was diagnosed with autism at 18 months and offered advice to parents who have found themselves faced with the same circumstances.
The partner of Jonathan Rhys Meyers, Mara Lane, has said the Irish star is loving fatherhood since welcoming his first son in December.
A brave couple who lost their newborn son hours after his birth have welcomed twins, one year after their emotional story touched the nation's hearts on RTE's Late Late Show.
Can Derek Burke go anywhere without performing the Hucklebuck?
The Irish Cancer society has slammed a host of celebrities for glamorising cigarettes after photographs emerged from the annual Met Gala, which showed well known faces smoking in the museum's bathrooms.
Dublin Zoo's penguins have returned to their outdoor home for the first time since January, after precautionary measures were taken to protect them against bird flu.
A woman said she was left "heartbroken" after discovering her adoption agency had connected her with the wrong family following a life-long search for her birth mother.
The Restaurant Association of Ireland (RAI) has been criticised for its failure to promote gender equality in the food industry, after instating an all-male panel for its annual Restaurant Awards.
A third of gym-goers work out four times before washing their gym gear, an unnerving new study has revealed.
Irish health experts have criticised Demi Lovato for promoting a 'detox' tea brand containing the laxative senna leaf, and warned of the damage products like this can have on long-term health.
A Meath woman said an unintentionally cruel comment from a colleague motivated her to lose more than 5st (31kg) and helped her develop a passion for fitness.
Kim Kardashian may be lapping up luxury during her idyllic Mexican holiday, but back in the real world international headlines could focus on nothing else but on beach photographs of the star's famous derrière, clearly enhanced despite her denials.
A "jaw-dropping" country cottage was crowned RTE's Home of the Year during the much anticipated series finale on Thursday night.
Cookbook author and Sunday Independent columnist Sophie White has debuted her new series of achievable family recipes on the RTE Player.
Cheryl has placed the luxurious Hertfordshire mansion she once shared with her ex-husband Jean-Bernard Fernandez-Versini on the market for £5m (€5.9m).
An advertisement published by an Irish gym has been labelled de-humanising and humiliating by a body-positive activist, who said the fitness group publicly shamed fat people in a social media marketing campaign.
While the rest of us prepare for a summer shivering in rain soaked tents at Irish music festivals, Coachella's elite kicked off the season with the most enviable of festival digs, including Lady Gaga, who spent her down-time chilling out in a luxurious Airbnb.
A mum who lost her estranged husband to suicide earlier this year has said many people don't understand the grief she feels following his death because they were separated.
As another series on Home of the Year draws to a close tonight, it's worth taking a look back at the builds that thrilled us the most throughout the past seven weeks.
A couple who split their time between London and Ireland impressed the judges of RTE's Home of the Year, who said the picture windows and "cathedral" ceilings within the County Clare cottage gave them "goosebumps".
A powerful TG4 documentary brought to light the struggles of cancer patients in Donegal, who face a four-hour journey to University Hospital Galway twice a week on a bus that isn't supported by the government.
Al Porter told fans to expect a topless calendar this Christmas as the comedian begins his plans to get into shape.
Former Olympian Derval O’Rourke and Irish Independent fitness guru Karl Henry are among the names set to head up a new eight-week online fitness programme in preparation for the SPAR Fitlive Run this summer.
A kindhearted man has donated his vintage caravan to two sisters whose camper van café was destroyed at the weekend after it unhooked from a jeep and rolled into a bog.
A pop-up clinic at Californian music festival Coachella is administrating IV drips to partied-out festival goers, to re-hydrate and restore nutrients ahead of the day’s events.
Electric Picnic is sold out and Glastonbury tickets are hard to come by, but a new festival celebrating wrinkly-faced pugs may just be the event of the summer.