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Public Health nurse Margaret Scargill in Bray, Co Wicklow. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

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Rachel Lane (left) with her daughter, Juliet (2), and Marie Dunne, organisers of the Babytalk Festival, to be held at the O’Reilly Hall, UCD. Photograph: Eric Luke

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