Joanna Fortune

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Geraldine and Devin as a baby: ‘Devin was two weeks old when I realised my behaviour, my mood, my attitude and the frightening attacks were more than simply being overwhelmed with a newborn and a pre-schooler.’

Looking down at the bundle of blankets I held gently, but awkwardly, in my arms, I felt an incessant rush of euphoria. An instant feeling of being an (...)

Photograph: Jena Ardell/Moment/Getty

The architecture of our intimate lives is changing. Irish couples have more choice than ever about how they want to design their relationships, and th(...)

The words ‘I love you’ have the  potential for utter disaster.

We all know those three magic little words, welcomed the world over, and no, we don’t mean “tax rebate scheme” or “full, open bar”, but rather the alt(...)

Geraldine Walsh with her husband Barry Walsh and daughters Allegra and Devin. Photograph: Donall Farmer for The Irish Times

There’s a novelty of parenting that gets old very quickly. The part when your little mini-me wants you and only you, no matter how many treats your ot(...)

Summer camps: getting outdoors makes for a change from school

Do you grin or groan when school’s out for the summer? If you’re a parent working outside the home, is it a childcare crisis or, if you’re at home, a (...)

Don’t ask children what they would do if they got requests from a stranger online but say “if your friend came to you and said this happened, what would you tell them?”

The little girl had bought the phone with her Holy Communion money to watch cartoons, dancing and singing online. It was a very innocent and very mode(...)

It is alleged Kieran Creaven, a television producer in the RTÉ Sports department, flew from Ireland to meet up  in Leeds with someone he believed to be a 13-year-old girl.

The video starts with a camera phone pointed at the ground. White runners are pounding on a dark pavement. A woman’s voice calls out a name and her ha(...)

Jennifer Ryan with her husband and son who was not really big on Japan

‘Can we afford this?” asked my husband, as the cursor hovered over the “okay”’ button on the airline’s website. “How the hell do I know?” was my less(...)

Nutritionist Caroline O’Connor  in Passage West, Cork, with her husband John and their children Finn (3), Aidan (7), Declan (9) and Alice (1). Photograph: Daragh McSweeney/Provision

The beauty of good family habits is that they encourage everybody to do the right thing without negotiations and rows. They just become the way thing(...)

No matter how much pocket money a child gets, they should always be taught to put aside 10 per cent

When should parents start teaching their children about cash and all the good and bad things it brings? And would a better grounding in personal fi(...)

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