Sometimes we stayed up late in my kitchen and I was able to tell him of my nerves and dread around sharing my story

Instead of good money after bad, I decide to try to throw a bit of good money after good. Good advice that is.

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I am sitting at my desk, bursting with gratitude for so much since I “came out” about my abortion in last week’s magazine

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Marriage-equality supporters  at Dublin Castle.  Photograph: Dara Mac Donaill/The Irish Times

We stood connected, hearts brimming with gratitude, under blue skies and warm sun

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The Australian TV producer on her upbringing in Papua New Guinea and not wanting to be ‘a kept woman’

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Plus: great eye make-up remover, skincare, and hair and scalp products

Don McLean in Dublin recently. Photograph: Aidan Crawley

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‘You are always trying to get these little one percenters from anywhere you can’

Dakota Johnson and Jamie Dornan in the film of ‘Fifty Shades of Grey’: The reviews say the film is less terrible than the book. That’s still pretty awful though.

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Daniel Philbin-Bowman, Angus Ridgway and Tal Ben-Shahar of PotentiaLife.  Photograph: Joanne O’Brien

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The secret of a happy marriage is a secret. “Whenever you are wrong admit it. Whenever you are right shut up"

Róisín Ingle’s favourite work lunch, Lebanese tabbouleh (with some sweet chilli sauce if you’re feeling bold)

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Emily O’Reilly pictured in her office during her last week as Ombudsman last year.  Photograph: Bryan O’Brien / THE IRISH TIMES

European Ombudsman speaks of balance between work and family life

Women celebrate International Women’s Day. Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons

. . . abortion rights, a few days off a month, an end to pornification, not to be called ‘honey’, Putin’s head on a stick . . .

... politicians at the door

The fun factor, if not the sun factor, was sky high on a family camping holiday in Brittany

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