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An ESRI report published in January found 21 per cent of lone parent families in consistent poverty compared with 6 per cent of families with two parents. File photograph: Getty Images

How lone parents are treated in the budget will be a test of the Government’s commitment to gender equality, organisations and individuals advocating (...)

In the cases of at least of the deaths examined for the study, “the stigma and shame of drug use was a contributing factor in death by suicide”. File photograph: Getty Images

The treatment by some gardaí and the courts of drug users exacerbates their mental health problems, further stigmatising and marginalising them, a lan(...)

 Sarah Conway with her children Kyra (11), Amelia (4) and Hallie (3) at home in Cork Street, Dublin. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

Lone parent Sarah Conway thought she would never be able to turn around again and say “life is amazing”. But that’s what it’s like in the depths of de(...)

Emma O’Brien at Spanish Point beach near her home in Milltown Malbay, Co Clare. Photograph: Eamon Ward

In an interview 10 years ago, Mary Hanafin, then Fianna Fáil minister for social affairs, announced what would be seen as the start of a departmental (...)

St Peter’s mother and baby home, Castlepollard, Co Longford. A stairs in the home led to a window to which young mothers used to run in order to watch their babies being taken away. Photograph: Paddy Whelan

A stairs in the mother and baby home in Castlepollard, Co Westmeath, led to a window to which young mothers used to run in order to watch their babies(...)

Advocates for a No vote in a demonstration on Grafton Street in Dublin. Photograph:  Stephen Collins/Collins Photos

Undecided voters will have to decide in the next few days whether they accept the premise – framed by the Government and Together for Yes – that the o(...)

Ana Kriegel. Photograph: RIP.ie

With her first year in secondary school almost completed and just two weeks of lessons to be completed before the long summer holidays stretched out b(...)

A family had a frustrating experience with Ryanair earlier this month.  Photograph: Eric Luke

Have we reached a point where a family navigating their way through an airport can be misdirected – or at the very least not given much by way of assi(...)

 Orla O’Connor, Ailbhe Smyth and Grainne Griffin at the launch of the Together For Yes poster campaign. Photograph: Gareth Chaney Collins

Pro-choice campaign group Together for Yes has said it is on course to raise €500,000 to fund its Eighth Amendment referendum campaign. The Together(...)

Members of the Students4Ch8ice group, part of the Union of Students in Ireland, at the official Together4Yes campaign launch to remove Article 40.3.3 of the Constitution. Photograph: Students4Ch8ice/Twitter

Campaigners advocating repeal of the Eighth Amendment of the Constitution have insisted they will accept and respect the result of the referendum. Th(...)

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