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Office Mum stories – Martha Kearns

“Leave the guilt at the door. It’s not helping anyone and just stresses you out : no one else” This week’s interview is with Martha Kearns, a journalist and mother of two. Originally from Sligo, she has lived in Dublin for 20 years. Martha is the News Editor of the Sunday

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Office Mum stories – Gwen Loughman

“Listen, I was that person who was going to have her baby on Friday night and be propped up at the bar in the pub wearing full make-up and heels on Saturday night.  Of course I was going back to work!!!” The weekly interview series is back with Gwen Loughman; a

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Office Mum stories – Sinéad Crowley

“I have guilty moments, I think most mothers do. Fathers tend not to, which is interesting; most men I know are pragmatic about it. Work has to be done, bills have to be paid” This week’s Office Mum interview is with Sinéad Crowley; journalist, RTE Arts and Media correspondent and

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Office Mum stories – Joanna O’Sullivan

“Yes, the world doesn’t see fit to give me money for looking after my children but it is my job and I’m doing it very well 😉 (My children are not available to give references). But yes, I do miss paycheques” I meet Joanna O’Sullivan for this week’s interview;  she

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Office Mum stories – Emily Hourican

“If the whole world worked part-time – three days a week, or five mornings/ afternoons – we would all be much happier, and less judgemental about each other!” I couldn’t agree more. This week I meet journalist Emily Hourican who is the author of the recently-published How To Really Be

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Office Mum stories – Laura Kenny

“I did start off a level above my husband when we were both working in the same company doing similar jobs. While I started off ahead, he moved much, much faster through the career ladder” In this week’s interview, I meet Laura Kenny, a working mother of two living in

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Office Mum stories – Looking for Blue Sky

“When asked aged 8 what I wanted to be when I grew up, I answered ‘Prime Minister’!  I must have been insufferably precocious….” Back after a St. Patrick’s Day break, the weekly interview series resumes with the writer behind Looking for Blue Sky – she’s a Dublin-based lone parent of

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Office Mum stories – Maud from Awfully Chipper

“The oldest story in the world: I followed a boy” This week I meet Maud, who left her native Dublin at the age of 29 and a half to live with her boyfriend in America, just for a few years. Almost eleven years, one wedding, and two children later, she’s

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Office Mum stories: Sadhbh Devlin

“a massive amount of guilt is assuaged for me because I am so happy that my girls are at home with their Dad” This week’s interview is with mother of two Sadhbh Devlin. Sadhbh has always been told she has a head for hats. This may be true, but in

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Office Mum stories: Lucy O’Connor

“I began a career break so my new job is stay at home mammy and my hours are now 24/7!” This week, I meet Lucy O’Connor, a mother of three who last June went from working full-time to taking a career break. Lucy has swapped HR management for school-runs, and

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Office Mum stories: Lucy Pearce

“There is no guilt to suffer from. I am there for every school event, every bed time, every day getting ready for school, if they’re sick they have a parent to be home with them” This week I have the pleasure of interviewing Lucy Pearce; a mother of three who

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Office Mum stories: June Tinsley

“it is the simple things that I find the hardest – like my child being invited to a birthday party mid-week and I can’t bring them, so have to ask another parent to bring him so he doesn’t miss out” The first interview for 2014 is with June Tinsley who

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