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Sunday 19 February 2017

Our family will celebrate Father's Day but my dad won't, says senator

Senator Ronan Mullen tells Philip Ryan why he moved home to Galway to help care for his elderly father with Alzheimer's

Published 19/06/2016 | 02:30

Tragic decline: Ronan, here with his dad Tom and mother Maura, has seen his father’s mental health gradually get worse
Tragic decline: Ronan, here with his dad Tom and mother Maura, has seen his father’s mental health gradually get worse

Today, fathers throughout the country will be celebrated by their children. Some will wake up to breakfast in bed and a new pair of socks. Others will be brought out to lunch or for a few pints down the local.

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Sons and daughters scattered across the four corners of the world will ring home to catch up with their fathers.

It's a family day. A day for children to give back a little bit of the bucket-loads of love and support they received from their dads.

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