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# Compassion

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Carer told to repay social welfare payment after teen son's death calls for system reform
The proposal would prevent family carers from being immediately cut off from supports if a disabled child dies at age 16 or older.
A carer is calling on the government to close a gap in the social welfare system upon the death of a disabled child aged 16 or over.
Tracy McGinnis lost her son Brendan Bjorn, aged 17, last month, and was ordered to refund a social welfare payment.
Care Alliance Ireland said carers who lose a child go through a "really difficult transition period", Lauren Boland reports.
All time
Wellness Wednesday: Cultivating self-compassion during the Covid-19 crisis
Ever tried being kind to yourself? Well, Louise Boland says self-compassion in a crisis like this can be the key to getting through it.
Watch this 10 minute film that RTÉ can't broadcast until after the Referendum
It’s the visual accompaniment to ‘In Her Shoes’.
Acts of heroism emerge in chaos of Las Vegas shooting
Stephen Craig Paddock appeared to fire unhindered for more than 10 minutes.
'I was at a point of crisis in my life' - How Graham Taylor saved Paul McGrath's career
Former Aston Villa boss, who died today aged 72, had a huge impact on McGrath’s life and career.
Ireland the most welcoming country for Syrian refugees, according to major European study
IRC chief executive David Miliband says the study shows the vast majority of Europeans have “not lost their hearts”.
Consoling a virtual child could be the key to helping people with depression
New research has found that consoling a child in virtual reality can help people be less critical of themselves and more positive.
Why Jose Mourinho deserves our compassion
Jose Mourinho’s father underwent surgery on a brain hemorrhage and has been seriously ill. It puts Chelsea’s current woes into perspective, writes Paul Allen.
Feeling despair about the world? This documentary wants to restore your faith in humans
Directed by Yann Arthus-Bertrand, Human tells ordinary people’s extraordinary stories.
Aer Lingus has really come through for Irish people affected by the Berkeley tragedy
The airline has been commended online for the sensitivity with which they have handled the situation.
A pilot shared this heartwarming letter from passenger prompted by Germanwings tragedy
Opinion: What is 'compassion' and can it actually be taught?
Compassion can improve physical and mental health, well-being, happiness, success and interpersonal relationships… so how can you cultivate it?
Brendan Lillis transferred to hospital from Maghaberry Prison
Former IRA member has been transferred to hospital for medical assessment after being refused early release or parole.