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Last year
Lewis Hamilton: I have struggled mentally and emotionally for a long time
The seven-time world champion revealed his struggle in an Instagram story on Thursday.
All time
Low alcohol consumption during pregnancy doesn't cause harm, experts say
Academics and senior midwives and doctors say the current guidelines promote unnecessary fear.
Vice President of Paralympics Ireland prevented from voting freely
Wheelchair users were yesterday required to call ahead to arrange access at some polling stations.
School told it must enrol boy (6) it deems "an unacceptable risk" to other students
A school has asked to overturn a direction that compels it to enrol him.
Best Menswear has gone into examinership
The store operates 13 branches around the country.
There is one area in Ireland where it is really hard to get under-six free GP care
South Tipperary has seen a sign up of just four GPs out of a pool of 51.
The website for under-sixes free GP care is down, but it is still possible to register
The service has been experiencing a large volume of traffic this morning.
Almost 200 people have lost their homes to bankruptcy in just over a year
Prior to January 2014, only 10 family homes or Principal Private Residences were surrendered.
Kevin Myers is worried about how same-sex couples are going to consummate their marriages
He has said that this could present a legal loophole when it comes to divorce.
Three surfers die after getting into difficulty off the English coast
The surfers were airlifted to hospital.
Nurses in overcrowded emergency department given stress management help
Galway University Hospital-West/North West Hospitals Group said that recruitment of more nurses is underway.
One-in-10 Irish children can't read properly when leaving school
One organisation, SUAS, is helping to fight that.
"Serious concern" over staff shortages in Emergency Departments
The Irish Association for Emergency Medicine has said that the problem will worsen after July.
Report: Hard times for self-employed
A new report says that more and more self-employed people are having difficulties in accessing credit and paying their mortgage and loan payments.