RTÉ reporter Olivia O’Leary is the latest in an ever-growing line of famous Irish faces to admit they have suffered from depression and undergone treatment. Slowly, the country’s cynical view of mental health is changing for the better, writes
Musician Niall Breslin has urged politicians to “park the egos” and admit mental health services are not even close to being adequate. The singer, better known as Bressie, who has spoken publicly about his own mental health battle has called on the Government to properly address the lack of joined up services.
A 500% increase in the number of home repossessions; the shooting of a former IRA commander; the appeal by a doctor found guilty of assaulting police officers while under the influence of a date rape drug; a special report on whether the recovery is starting to flower on the high street and how Cork learned traditional hurling formations were a thing of the past.
A former IRA commander has been shot dead in Belfast, a man attending an east Cork wedding has died after being hit by a car, former Cork captain Tomás Mulcahy says the hurlers need to improve by 200%, and the musician Bressie has called for a Yes vote in the Marriage Equality Referendum.