Two of tomorrow’s provincial finalists lost the central figures in their hurling histories within six years of each other. Mick Mackey of Limerick passed away in 1982, while Wexford’s Nicky Rackard died in 1976.
A young student has revealed how he has become an alcoholic and has tried to take his own life after he was sexually abused by a man after a disco.
Initially created to combat alcoholism, the 12-step programme can help everyone according to Russell Brand’s new book, writes Suzanne Harrington
Alcoholics Anonymous is demanding the return of its 1939 original manuscript describing the Twelve Step programme of recovery from addiction.
Úna Ní Fhlannagáin is a harpist and harp teacher based in Co Galway. She recently won the Seán Ó Riada Gold Medal for harp in a competition broadcast live from Cork on RTÉ Raidió na Gaeltachta.
An expert in addiction treatment has said many people with problem drinking are simply unaware of the medication options available to them.
Sharon Osbourne has revealed 'The Osbournes' is to return for eight episodes.
The jury in the trial of an Irishman accused of murder in Australia has been shown footage of a police interview recorded after the alleged incident.
Graham Norton used alcohol to help him "fit in".
Health care professionals must make better use of community-based, self-help groups for patients with mental health issues, according to the mental health organisation GROW.
Michael Le Vell has been sober for five weeks.
NOT ONLY am I a rotten cook, but I’m never going to be anything other than a rotten cook, and if that’s not important to you, I’m sorry.
Ray Wilkins has revealed he suffered from depression during his playing and coaching career and received treatment for the illness at the UK's Sporting Chance clinic.
New research reveals that 80% of doctors cannot access out-patient detox services for alcoholics.
The actor has said that at his worst, he once woke up in New York unaware that he had flown there from Manchester.
Michael Le Vell is set to return to 'Coronation Street' next year after signing a new deal.
There has been a fourfold increase in the number of young adults seeking support for mental health issues over the last three years, it has emerged.
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'Coronation Street' actor Michael Le Vell took the oath in a trembling voice before he gave evidence in his defence from the witness box at Manchester Crown Court today.
Coronation Street star Michael Le Vell told a court today he has never been arrested or cautioned before as he began his defence against child sex allegations.
A financial administrator for a charity for people with disabilities was yesterday jailed for 18 months for theft of more than €500,000.
At 31, Paul Graham found out he was adopted. Years later he found out more. Today he’s an angry man, writesDanielle McGrane
A man who lost two brothers to suicide has accused banks of contributing to the suicide crisis.
Love/Hate star Peter Coonan may play the ultimate hardman in the hit gangland series, but in real life he is urging the nation to reach out to the men in their lives in a bid to stop suicide.
Bobby Brown has been released from prison after spending just nine hours behind bars.
Lindsay Lohan is to be offered a plea deal that would see her spend two months in rehab.
RIGHT now, somewhere in Ireland, someone’s giving their name and telling everybody in the room how they stole from dying relatives or spent their children’s Holy Communion money or sold the curtains for drink.
The music of Paddy “Pecker” Dunne “is silent but not dead”.
A man who says he was sexually abused as a child has been jailed for three years after admitting to the sexual abuse of two female relatives nearly 30 years apart.
A man spared jailed on the condition he stay off alcohol and attend AA meetings has been remanded in custody after pictures of him drinking were posted on Facebook.
When the father of a 6-year-old girl killed in a crash by her drink-driving mother met the woman at a mortuary, she told him: “If I had a gun, I would shoot myself.”
A schoolgirl seriously injured in a car accident in which her sister and a friend died has launched an action for damages in the High Court against her parents.
Comedian and television presenter Justin Lee Collins has never hit anyone in his life, he told his trial for domestic and emotional abuse today.
Eighty Not Out. Memoirs of a Bad Mixer
THE man with the microphone said that he used to call one street in his home town the Bermuda Triangle.
A reformed alcoholic who carried out regular, “depraved and outrageous” sexual assaults on two brothers who had “adopted him as their father” has been jailed for four and half years.
Brooke Mueller has pleaded guilty to cocaine possession.
The Government has been accused of treating unemployed people like they are in Alcoholics Anonymous.
AS acts of contrition go, it was as pointless as it was insincere.
ENTERTAINER Michael Barrymore was found with cocaine in his pocket after launching a foul-mouthed tirade at police, a court has heard.
A Dublin man has today admitted that he continued a business and personal relationship with his alleged abuser after he stopped molesting him because the man was the only other person who knew the secret.
AN ANGRY boyfriend has been jailed for 10 months for painting obscene graffiti on the walls of the house where he thought his ex-girlfriend was living.
Hollywood star Martin Sheen has described his troubled son Charlie’s struggle with addiction as a disease “as dangerous as cancer”.
WARNER BROS Television last night said it had fired Charlie Sheen from the hit sitcom Two and a Half Men.
US network CBS and Warner Bros Television said they are ending production on this season of 'Two and a Half Men' in the wake of incendiary remarks by star Charlie Sheen.
Michael Lohan is giving financial support to troubled daughter Lindsay.
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