Maura O Dea

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St Peter’s mother and baby home, Castlepollard, Co Longford. A stairs in the home led to a window to which young mothers used to run in order to watch their babies being taken away. Photograph: Paddy Whelan

A stairs in the mother and baby home in Castlepollard, Co Westmeath, led to a window to which young mothers used to run in order to watch their babies(...)

Evelyn Forde (left) and Annette Hunter-Evans, founders of Cherish. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

Within the walls of a three-storey, red-brick house on Dublin’s Pembroke Street, the changing status of women in Irish society over the past half-cent(...)

Bishop Eamonn Casey at the papal youth Mass in Galway in 1979. Photograph: Peter Thursfield

Along with his mitre, Bishop Eamonn Casey wore many other hats during his career. He was said to have been perturbed when appointed a young bishop of (...)

Voting taking place on the issue of same-sex marriage at the Convention on the Constitution last month. Photograph: Eric Luke

What a wonderful opportunity Family Day is this Sunday to celebrate the diversity of all families in Ireland and what a stark contrast this is (...)