First established in 1939 as the Irish Red Cross Society (IRCS), today The Irish Red Cross is part of the world’s largest humanitarian network helping people affected by crisis and conflict. Over the years the organisation has provided first aid services in wartime and peacetime, playing a vital and pioneering […]

As we approach the inaugural World Lewy Body Dementia Day on January 28, Kevin Quaid, who was diagnosed with Lewy body dementia in 2017 after a previous diagnosis of Parkinson’s Disease, tells Mary O’Brien why he wants people who have dementia to be less afraid of the disease and Iracema Leroi, a professor in geriatric […]

Noreen Coomey of Transition Coaching and Psychotherapy looks at why men don’t ask for help. When a man does not ask for help with a problem (which he has tried to solve on his own without success) he may end up in one of three places – the hospital, the […]

In this photo series West Cork photographer Aoise Tutty Jackson uses her informal and fresh style to connect with, and share the wisdom of, people in our community. Well-known artist David Seeger, who lives in Castlehaven, recently celebrated his 86th birthday. Born in Bradford in West Yorkshire, David was inspired […]

I have, throughout this year, mostly resisted writing about art in relation to war, as images of ongoing conflict have never been so widely disseminated, heartrending and explicit, available constantly on everything from social media platforms to highly respected establishment media sites. In 1937, however, when the Spanish Republican government commissioned […]