Yvonne and Shannon Kinsella. Photograph: Crispin Rodwell for the Irish Times

Yvonne Kinsella had watched broken-hearted when her daughter Shannon lost her hair, supporting her as she struggled to cope. Thirteen years later, whe(...)

Let’s talk softly about sex: Tom Dunne. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

A few years ago a hit film comedy entitled The 40 Year-Old Virgin chronicled the efforts of a socially awkward middle-aged man, played by Steve Carrel(...)