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The game of life: how to navigate failed expectations

A few days after her 40th birthday, Glynnis MacNicol was at the wedding of a friend when an…

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‘The whole thing felt like an obstacle course to be survived rather than a celebration’: Christmas as a newly single parent

Been through a divorce or separation this year? Christmas after a break-up can be very hard, especially when…

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Beyond practical support, Barnardos will also provide family members, predominantly mothers and children, with a safe space in which to talk.

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‘For the first time, we weren’t alone… Somebody would listen to us’

Not everyone loves this time of year. For many out there, the approach of Christmas only adds to…

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Fig O’Reilly, NASA datanaut and beauty queen: ‘When are we going to stop minimising women to just one thing?’

NASA Datanaut, former Miss Universe Ireland, CBS correspondent; Fig O’Reilly talks to Liadán Hynes about why women leave…

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‘When he went to bed, we’d fall apart in each other’s arms’

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Making the leap: When leaving your ‘dream’ job is the right thing to do

What happens when the dream job is no longer living the dream? Leaving apparent career gold to leap…

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Irish journalist Shaunagh Connaire on her ‘off the charts’ job with the Clooney’s

The Emmy-nominated Longford journalist talks to Lia Hynes about her career path, being a mum in NYC, and…

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How to handle procrastination and the dread of getting things done

Liadan Hynes explores the myriad ways a person can find their way back to themselves, including managing procrastination.…

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‘There was very little they didn’t do to me, every day for a year’

Despite a history of horrific sexual and racial abuse growing up in a small Irish town, Chantal Kangowa…

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Rosanna Davidson: ‘I had sort of accepted that I was a girl who couldn’t have a baby herself’

For Mother's Day Lia Hynes sits down with Rosanna Davidson, whose exceptional journey into motherhood has given many…

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Working full-time and single parenting can feel like a rather intense form of juggling at the best of times.
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Single parenting in a pandemic: ‘I cry alone in the car so the kids don’t see me’

Being a single mother has always been a juggling act, but the pandemic is forcing single parents to…

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The reality of a decade of IVF: ‘I felt like a little light had gone out in me’

Lisa spent her thirties undergoing relentless fertility treatments in an attempt to have a baby. Here, she talks…

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