Laura Cunningham with baby Ziggy, pictured in Co. Cavan. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

Life is still sometimes challenging for mothers raising their children alone, particularly during in a pandemic, but rarely, these days, are the ch(...)

Lydia Gratis, Nick Reynolds, Jeanne Nicole Ní Áinle, Aghogho Sophie Okpara and Nubi Kay. Photograph: Tom Honan

GINA AKPE-MOSES Gina Akpe-Moses is a 21-year-old athlete who came to Ireland from Nigeria at the age of three. From a very early stage, Akpe-Moses sh(...)

Author John Boyne: ‘You don’t know me, don’t judge me.’ Photograph: Dave Meehan/The Irish Times

The great Russian writer Anton Chekhov had one piece of advice for aspiring authors: the centre of gravity of any story should always be two character(...)

 Designer and Dress for Success founder Sonya Lennon was among the other panellists. Photograph:    Marc O’Sullivan

A calm, rational discussion can be a beautiful and enlightening thing. On Tuesday, I took part in a panel debate about gender inequality in business,(...)

 Learning to love: Deborah Somorin “I’d start to fall in love with a foster family’s dog or something, and then I’d have to move” For Deborah So(...)

Deborah Somorin (24) from Dublin

Deborah Somorin was 13-years-old when she became homeless in Dublin over 10 years ago. “It breaks my heart when I think of the 3,194 children who are(...)