Alan Hayes

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Mourners at the funeral of Eileen Battersby in Drogheda at St Peter’s Church, Drogheda, Co Louth.  Photograph: Donall Farmer

Literary critic, author and journalist Eileen Battersby was a “brilliant”, “beguiling”, “beautiful”, “courageous”, “dynamic” romantic who lived by her(...)

A montage of images of UCD’s “gentle revolution in 1968-69. Photograph: The University Observer

In Paris, May 1968, a student protest over university reform drew a heavy-handed response from the authorities, leading to widespread worker strikes. (...)

Garda Alan Hayes, who along with colleagues was awarded a bronze medal and certificate of bravery, pictured with his daughter Aibhlinn. Photograph: Barry Cronin

The son of Caitríona Lucas, the Irish Coast Guard volunteer who died when a rigid inflatable boat capsized off the Clare coast in September 2016, has (...)

Survivors of Symphysiotomy chairwoman Marie O’Connor (far right) with members and supporters of  the group: The State recently claimed to the UN Women’s Committee   that in many cases consent was obtained before the pelvis-breaking procedure was performed.  Photograph: Alan Betson

In 2014, the UN Human Rights Committee found that the practice of symphysiotomy constituted torture and involuntary medical experimentation. Ireland (...)

Menopause: women’s life circumstances are hardly ever thought about when difficulties during menopause are discussed. Photograph: iStockphoto

Why do so many women use hormone replacement therapy (HRT) to cope with the menopause, particularly when it might damage their health? Recent resear(...)

Lena, the western lowland gorilla at Dublin Zoo, breastfed her baby immediately and will continue to do so for up to five years. She “did not need a lactation consultant to urge her to do what is best”. Photograph: Patrick Bolger

The sight of Lena, the western lowland gorilla, cuddling her new-born baby in Dublin Zoo was heart-warming. In media photos she looked pleased with he(...)