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Monday 11 December 2023 Dublin: 8°C

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'The silence right now is ominous': Concern for women and children trapped with abusers during Covid-19 shutdown
Sharon O’Halloran, Co-CEO of Safe Ireland, says the lack of contact from abused women and children during Covid-19 is a real cause for concern.
'When this all passes over, what will you look back on and wish you had done?'
Keeping your body and mind healthy is even more imperative now that we are staying at home. We speak to some fitness experts.
Virtual parades and green buildings: How people have been celebrating St Patrick's Day
People have been thinking outside the box in order to celebrate the day.
Services closing, lack of transport and young people leaving - the causes and cost of rural isolation
Many local businesses are being forced to shut their doors and vital services are diminishing at a fast pace.
Have an elderly neighbour? Check in on them
Hundreds of people die each year due to health risks associated with cold weather and fuel poverty.
Poll: What's your biggest fear about growing older?
A campaign is encouraging people to reach out to their neighbours.
Poll: Do we do enough for our neighbours?
It’s often said people are less connected to their neighbours than previous generations were.
'Utterly heartbreaking': Community shocked by death of two elderly brothers
Daniel and William McCarthy were deaf and had lived together in south Dublin for over two decades.
Drug and alcohol abuse leading to care proceedings for children
The latest report on child care law shows that the Child & Family Agency failed in its applications for care orders in three cases.
Many emigrants fled Ireland because they were the victims of sexual abuse
Physical and sexual abuse and parents with alcohol or drug problems were listed as some of the main reasons why people left Ireland in the past.
Column: Autism – the ‘hidden condition’ – has been ignored for too long
Autism services have been historically underfunded, but with the new Autism Bill steps are finally being taken to acknowledge the rights of autistic citizens and those of their families, writes Michael McCarthy TD.