Audio clips from the archives

As part of our 40th celebrations, we interviewed some of the original founder members of One Family – listen to their moving memories and insights into parenting alone 40 years ago, and how things have and haven’t changed….Evelyn Forde, Annette Hunter-Evans, Margaret Murphy, Gráinne Farren and one of the first staff members, Nuala Feric .

In 2017 One Family said goodbye to its premises Cherish House on Lower Pembroke Street, Dublin and celebrated its 45th year in existence. Before the move to our new location in Smithfield, Dublin, memories of Cherish House were shared by One Family founding member Maura Richards and current staff. You can listen to this short podcast here.

Podcast recorded and created by Judy-Meg Ní Chinnéide.
Music credit: Søren Nissen Jørgensen. The music on this podcast is shared under a Creative Commons license by its composer Søren Nissen Jørgensen.

Listen to the documentary Cherish All The Children which includes challenging and insightful interviews with our founders Maura O’Dea Richards, Margaret Murphy, Evelyn Forde and Annette Hunter Evans; Mary Robinson; Minister Frances Fitzgerald; and current staff. Produced by Hilary Fennell, this documentary was first broadcast on Today FM on 29th December 2013.

Listen back to One Family Director Karen Kiernan on The Last Word, Thursday 27 January, debating Prof Ed Walsh on lone parents, DNA testing, poverty and a whole lot more here. Go to Part 2 and the debate starts at about 41 mins.