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Timi Martins from Nigeria with his Polish-born wife Jolanta and children Gabriella (10) and Rebecca (8).

You never thought it would happen – the moment the words directed at your children are coming out of your mouth, you realise: “I sound just like my mo(...)

Vanessa Tierney and her husband Ben Wainwright with their daughters: Working from home “has given me the ability to have a career but be here for the family. I think everyone deserves that – man or woman.” Photograph: Patrick Browne

It took being incapacitated with a viral blood infection eight years ago for Vanessa Tierney to see the potential of remote working, but it’s a way of(...)

Barry Davis with Lauren, Grace and Niamh at their home near Athy, Co Kildare. Photograph: Michael Donnelly

Barry Davis and his wife Aisling were relaxing at home on a summer’s evening last July, a day after their middle child’s 12th birthday, when she said (...)

Niamh and Gerry Ryan from Portlaoise and their twin boys Sean and Liam

Limousines, cheering fans lining the red carpet, autograph hunters, photographers – there will be more than a touch of Hollywood about LauraLynn’s “Th(...)

The work experience in TY is valuable for not only helping to shape career aspirations but also in giving youngsters a taste of the workplace. Photograph: iStock

It’s nearly 10 years since entrepreneur Bill Cullen made headlines by branding Transition Year as a “doss”. Yet that notion still lingers among some (...)

Kildinan Pre-school located on Miina Murphy’s family farm in Kildinan, Co Cork. Photograph: Daragh Mc Sweeney/Provision

It’s an old joke, with more than an element of truth, that a small child presented with some expensive toy finds longer-lasting pleasure playing with (...)

Michelle Fanning, Clinical Specialist Dietitian at St James’ Hospital, Dublin. Photograph: Alan Betson / The Irish Times

Brona Wright goes to the gym, runs mini-marathons and enjoys a “really full life” after developing oesophageal cancer nearly 12 years ago at the age o(...)

ActionAid ran a pilot programme in Cork to raise awareness and to change mindsets about FGM. Pictured is a similar, recent programme in Milan, Italy

When women become defensive about use of the word “mutilation” in the term female genital mutilation, preferring to call it “modification” or “cutting(...)

Le Chéile’s Anne Conroy. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

Clare was so worried about her teenage son when he began to go off the rails during fifth year at school, that she went to the gardaí about him. It wa(...)

Kate and Sarah Fitzgerald. Kate  died on a Saturday and Sarah was killed two Saturdays later in a car crash in which her boyfriend Jason Burke also died

Teenager Kate Fitzgerald had a strong social conscience and wasn’t slow to voice her opinion when she encountered shortfalls in “the system” during tw(...)

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