How can I miss you if you can’t go away?: Valentine’s Day in a time of lockdown

Today will be a Valentine’s Day like no other, with couples having spent almost a year cooped up together due to the pandemic. We speak to four couples to find out how they will celebrate the day

David O’Halloran and Martin Buckley, owners of the Lifeboat Inn in west Cork

If absence makes the heart grow fonder, then being together every minute of the day for the best part of a year can have the opposite effect.

Psychotherapist and sex and relationship counsellor Orlagh Gahan says many couples are currently experiencing added stress, as they try to deal with everyday challenges whilst also coping with the anxiety of the pandemic and the confinement of lockdown. But many others have found ways of keeping their relationships ...