Elaine Byrne: Finding a way to cope with grief is heroic enough for now
John Clarke sharing the details of his profound sadness at the death of his wife Marian Finucane can teach us how to support those grappling with bereavement in a time of lockdown
Grief is the form that love takes when someone we love dies. Bereavement is the most painful form of love, because of the disorientation and confusion it causes around how to love someone who is gone for ever.
“What I think, from time to time, is that it’s all been a big mistake. That I got it wrong, and that she’ll come through the door,” John Clarke said in the deeply moving documentary on his...
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Colin Murphy: Ireland was abusing its unwed mothers even before there was Church and state collusion
Twentieth-century Ireland was one of the most repressive sexual cultures in the world. Much of that is on the Catholic Church, but not all of it
Off Message: Flighty influencers have gone too far this time
Celebrities heading to far-flung sunny destinations while the rest of us are restricted to 5km is not a good look. So why do they do it?
Elaine Byrne: We need to stop being afraid to say what really happened to these girls
When we talk about mother and baby homes, we keep on finding ways to avoid saying certain words and that needs to change