The A5 Toll: When Mothers Lose Their Sons

Colm Hackett (L) and Darragh Horisk (R) were children when they were killed on the A5 road, metres from their homes

Colm and Darragh lived and were killed along the same three-mile stretch of the A5 road in County Tyrone. Their mothers spoke to She Matters about the impact of their deaths and what it’s like living beside one of the North’s most notorious roads.

Fact Or Folklore, Goddess Or Saint: Who Was Brigid?

Credit: “Brigid” by Rebecca Lively (with permission from Herstory)

Ireland has a new national holiday, the first that honours a woman. But who was Brigid, what is Imbolc and what do they mean to the women of Ireland today?

‘It’s all in your head’: The women fighting to have their pain taken seriously

Some days Olivia McVeigh is in so much pain from endometriosis that she can barely walk

As many women endure gaslighting in addition to severe pain from endometriosis, She Matters reveals how some gynaecology waiting lists have trebled.

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