Alan and Valerie Kingston, owners of Glenilen Farm, with their children, Sally (12), Grace (10) and Ben (7), at their family farm. Photographs:Emma Jervis
Married to the job

When Jamie and Lisa Cobbe gave up jobs in Dublin to start a business together in the west, they had to learn to speak to each other as colleagues – no(...)

Ask anyone who does not have children and they will be able to easily recount moments when they have been excluded from conversations.  Photograph: Getty Images
Choosing a different direction

Ireland is experiencing a baby boom. According to official figures, there were 72,225 births registered here in 2012, a slight decrease on the precedi(...)