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Feileacáin says it is important that men are encouraged to speak about their feelings about the loss of a child

For many families Father’s Day is a happy occasion, but for those who have lost a child, it can be a very difficult day. Ken Walsh’s third child Caoi(...)

Fathers who grieve (from left): Stephen Kelly, Anthony Owens, Peter Hensey, Paul Stuart, Ken Walsh, Padraig Brennan, Peter McCarthy, Mike Culshaw and Anthony Casey. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

On Father’s Day, Ken Walsh will receive a card from his three daughters. Lesley-Ann (12) and Niamh (9) will write the card. Their baby sister Caoimhe (...)

Anthony and Róisín Casey with a picture of their daughter, Ellen, who was stillborn. Photograph: Dave Meehan

‘Everybody just wants some tangible memory of their child, that they did exist.” Until recently, parents bereaved through stillbirth or neonatal de(...)