Weekend Guide: 10 great events happening around Ireland
Weekend Guide: 10 great events happening around Ireland

Sarah Gill

The experts’ guide to lighting – from lamps to feature pendants
The experts’ guide to lighting – from lamps to feature pendants

Megan Burns

February 22: Today’s top stories in 60 seconds
February 22: Today’s top stories in 60 seconds

Sarah Gill

How to cope through loss and grief, according to a psychologist who knows all too well
How to cope through loss and grief, according to a psychologist who knows all too...

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My older brothers are my best friends. Here’s why…
My older brothers are my best friends. Here’s why…

Edaein OConnell

This Inchicore home dating back to 1870 is now on the market for €495,000
This Inchicore home dating back to 1870 is now on the market for €495,000

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Beyoncé sports gown from Irish designer Michael Stewart
Beyoncé sports gown from Irish designer Michael Stewart

Sarah Gill

Supper Club: This fish and grains tray bake is the perfect midweek supper
Supper Club: This fish and grains tray bake is the perfect midweek supper

Meg Walker

Arket is coming to Dublin, here are the staples that will elevate your wardrobe
Arket is coming to Dublin, here are the staples that will elevate your wardrobe

Sarah Finnan

Kefir, kimchi and kombucha: are you cultured in the world of probiotics?
Kefir, kimchi and kombucha: are you cultured in the world of probiotics?

Geraldine Carton

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‘My twin sister had a baby and it’s changed how I feel about motherhood’


by Jennifer McShane
15.06.21

As her identical twin grapples with first-time motherhood, Jennifer McShane feels her biological clock ticking louder than ever and finds herself at a crossroads when it comes to deciding to have children of her own. 

For at least 21 years of my life, I felt my identical twin sister and I walked – well, I hobbled – the same path together. Milestones were hit equally, birthdays always felt euphoric and happy – our lives stretched out ahead of us.  We were a pair; almost one and the same (though not quite, when one of us has Cerebral Palsy). Would we live together? Travel to new countries together? We had each...

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