Helen Browne

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Wish you were here? While  countries across Europe are beginning to reopen their tourist markets, Irish people still have no idea if they are coming or going. Photograph: Getty Images

Irish holidaymakers who had hoped to see even an outline of their summer plans emerging from the fog of confusion created by the Covid-19 pandemic wil(...)

Ruth and her fiance had been trying for a baby for about two years before they started IVF when she was 34. File photograph: Getty Images

The day Ruth drove her car up to Howth harbour in Co Dublin and contemplated driving off the side, she realised it was time to stop preparing for a th(...)

One cycle of IVF  can cost about €5,000.  While a tax rebate can be claimed on some of the outlay, the financial burden on those seeking treatments is still significant. Photograph: Alan Betson

Private health insurers are to meet a national infertility support group in coming weeks to discuss the possibility of offering cover to policyholders(...)

Siobhan and Jim Boucher and their daughter, Rachael (7), at home at Castleknock, Co Dublin. Photograph: Eric Luke

Cliff and Anne had been going out for only two months when he discovered through medical investigations at the age of 30 that he was probably infertil(...)

Lyn Sharkey: the author of The Baby Wait had to learn the difference between being ‘ready’ to start a family and  being ‘able’ to. Photograph: Dave Meehan

Lyn Sharkey was out painting the front door of the brand new five-bedroom house her husband had built outside Cavan town when a neighbour stopp(...)