Joseph Tuohy

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 Activists in Argentina  disguised as characters from The Handmaid’s Tale.  In hellish, dystopian Gilead, handmaids are given the names of their captors as a way of obliterating their dignity. Photograph:  Alejandro Pagni/AFP/Getty Images

‘I tell myself it doesn’t matter, your name is like your telephone number, useful only to others; but what I tell myself is wrong – it does matter,” w(...)

Hundreds of people have attended the funeral in Dublin of an Irish man Joseph Tuohy. Photograph Nick Bradshaw/ The Irish Times

Joseph Tuohy was “forgotten in life and remembered in death”, mourners heard at the funeral of the man who died alone at the age of 83 in London last (...)

Joseph Tuohy: his story echoes those of other emigrants who went to England and lost their way.

The story of forgotten Irish emigrant Joseph Tuohy touched the heart of many of our readers in Ireland and abroad this week. The article, written(...)

The late Joseph Tuohy (right), pictured with  Brian Boylan. “Before he died, he told me he wanted his ashes to be put in a black bin bag and buried in a garden. But we couldn’t let that happen.”

Joseph Tuohy, who died alone in a north London nursing home this summer, was taken from his single mother in Tipperary when just five, spending the ne(...)