Irwin: Jack & Jill Foundation, Jonathan

The Jack & Jill Children's Foundation ( was set up in 1997 by Jonathan Irwin and his wife MaryAnn O'Brien (MD of Lily O'Briens) to help young children in Ireland who are born with or develop brain damage and who suffer severe intellectual and physical developmental delay as a result. They decided to set up Jack & Jill based on their own experience with their son Jack whose short life showed them the ideal way in which little children can be nursed at home. From their experience evolved the Jack & Jill model of home nursing and respite care that supports 320 families in Ireland today and has helped over 1,200 children and their families since 1997.


To visit the Jack & Jill Foundation website, please click the underlined link: Jack & Jill Foundation.