The Evening Echo has a wonderful profile of Cian and his Assistance Dog, Fudge: Boy’s best friend, Cian and Fudge are great double act thanks to Cork charity.

Cian Hennessey is 7 and has spina bifida, hydrocephalus and scoliosis, and is a wheelchair user. Four years ago, his family applied to Irish Dogs for the Disabled and last year, the specially trained Fudge joined the Hennesseys as Cian’s assistance dog after the pair trained together. She opens doors for Cian, helps him undress, performs tasks for him and provides company as the two are now inseparable.