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Cherry Keane with her two granddaughters, Grace Keane (7) and Sarah-Jane Keane (4). Photograph: Tom Honan

The one “horrible” part of the first lockdown in the coronavirus pandemic for Dublin grandmother Cherry Keane (76) was being separated from her two yo(...)

Pictured is Samantha Stuart from Carrick-On-Suir, owner of Pretty Bowtique, with her family, husband Alan, daughters Abigail and Aoibhinn and son Alex. Photograph: Patrick Browne

Flexibility in the workplace is a lifeline for parents with young children and one way of getting it is to become your own boss. For the three women (...)

“Winter is coming . . . ” The Rotunda hospital’s director of midwifery and nursing, Fiona Hanrahan, evokes a Game of Thrones mantra to convey the sen(...)

Sam and Francisco Villena with their daughter Isabella (9) and son Alex (12). Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

“A comfort blanket over the whole family.” “We savoured every moment.” “No area of medicine in which you can make a bigger difference.” Those seeming(...)

The Ferguson, O’Connor and Petraskova families in Thomastown Co Kilkenny. From left: Jarrad Ferguson, Jana Petraskova, Nathaniel Ferguson (4) Ronia O’Connor (13) Joshua Ferguson (3) Muirne O’Connor and Aesien O’Connor Ferguson (10). Photograph: Dylan Vaughan

Take two homes, three parents, four children; throw in one broken marriage and mix into a family unit. It sounds like a recipe for disaster. But not (...)

The first day of “big school” will be like no other for those starting on Monday. That was the case not only for the 22 junior infants who on Fri(...)

Prof Brendan Doody at Cherry Orchard Hospital’s Linn Dara inpatient CAMHS unit. Photograph: Crispin Rodwell

When a father testifies in court that no bed was available in a psychiatric unit for his mentally ill 15-year-old son, who then went on to try to murd(...)

Eoin Kelly, Elizabeth Osikomaiya, Jack Goodman, Tara O’Sullivan and Amy Birmingham, who were all due to sit their Leaving Certificate exams this year. Photograph: Alan Betson

Elizabeth Osikomaiya was “buzzed” about the prospect of schools closing for a few weeks in March, as “sixth year was driving me crazy”. Little did she(...)

Laila and Floyd with their Bantam hens by the pond. Photograph: Brian Farrell

The “what if?” dream about uprooting from Dublin and moving to rural Ireland for a simpler, more sustainable life seems to be more desirable and at(...)

Dr Malie Coyne with her daughters Aimée and Jessica. Photograph: Joe O'Shaughnessy

Anxiety is both professional and personal for Dr Malie Coyne, a clinical psychologist and self-confessed “little worrier” as a child. From (...)

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