Mother's Day: The bond that binds

To mark Mother’s Day, six compelling Irish writers – Donal Ryan, Sinéad Moriarty, Liz Nugent, Joseph O’Connor, Alan McMonagle and Frankie Gaffney – ponder the maternal connection

26th March, 2017
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Donal Ryan: ‘My mother is tough, in the best sense’ PIc: Lorraine O’Sullivan

My parents met in 1972, when my father parked his van across the entrance to my mother’s apartment. She started giving out to him and, 45 years later, she still hasn’t finished. They’ve been in love all that time, though, so it’s okay. They’re very alike. They’re both hardworking and loyal and incredibly kind, they both put their family before everything, and they share a gentle but steadfast faith....

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