When I was five my mother left my father in the small town of Kenmare and returned to live with her mother in Dublin, with me in tow. Soon after, she was diagnosed with multiple sclerosis. My grandmother was frail and mum's illness progressed quickly. I became the arms and legs of the house; a carer at the age of eight.
Over the next three years, mum and gran became increasingly infirm. In an age...
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