Helen O’Donoghue: Her family were in wagons and tents next to a national school in west Dublin. No one asked why the children were not in school. Photograph: Alan Place

Helen O’Donoghue (51) was four when her father started molesting her. She was eight when he first raped her – at a bog near Thurles, Co Tipperary. Sh(...)

L to R:  Sisters  Philomena Connors; Helen O”Donoghue; Mary Moran; Margaret Hutchison;  Anne O’Reilly; Bridget O’Reilly and Kathleen O’Driscoll outside the Central  Criminal Court in Dublin after their father James O’Reilly was jailed for 20 years. Photograph: Tom Honan

A 75-year-old man has been jailed for 20 years for raping and sexually abusing his sister and seven daughters over a 23 year period. James O’Reilly, (...)