Evelyn Mahon

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The most difficult stage for couples is for both to recognise their relationship is irreconcilably broken. This often takes one partner longer than another. Photograph: Bryan O’Brien

A French journalist wanted me to tell her about our “divorce story” and whether opinion was divided in the forthcoming referendum. On arrival here she(...)

Twenty-three citizens voted that socio-economic reasons should never be grounds for abortion, four preferred not to state an opinion, and 60 members, or over 68 per cent, voted that this be recommended as a reason. File photograph: iStockPhoto

Justice Mary Laffoy and the Citizens’ Assembly have done the State some service in terms of determining future approaches in law on abortion - and the(...)

Research shows that as mothers delay having children they are keen on having the best of both worlds: work and motherhood. It does not have to be one or the other

Childcare provision has been on the agenda since the report of the Second Commission on the Status of Women (1993). The Equal Opportunities Childcare (...)

Minister for the Environment Simon Coveney at the launch of the Government’s new Housing Action Plan on Tuesday. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw/The Irish Times.

Economist Colm McCarthy has said Government assistance for first-time buyers will not address the issue of a shortage of housing and will only serve t(...)

Simone de Beauvoir and Jean-Paul Sartre: giants of 20th-century philosophy. Photograph: STF/AFP/Getty

Many unkind things are said about philosophers. Their discipline is accused of lacking a clear trajectory of progress. Their concerns are sometimes e(...)