Monthly Archives: July 2014

Catherine Mc Cartney : The Not so Good Samaritan.

On the 12th July  past my 17 year old niece headed into town to meet up with her Mum and Aunt. As she walked down Chapel lane she came upon the scene of an old man (whom she presumed to be homeless) being assaulted by two youths as

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A Mother’s story Part 4. Where are we now?

My mother has not changed her mind on the selfish act of suicide – her words not mine. However she now realises that people can conceal and hide what they’re doing and how they’re feeling. My eldest daughter still hates her sister and

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A Mother’s Story – Part Three. The Awakening.

At 2am, she finally awoke. Her first words “can I’ve my Hudl?” “What? No, why?” “…..just” I bit my tongue, afraid to put her off talking, confiding her dark secrets to me.I was able to find out what she’s taken.

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A Mother’s Story – Part Three. The Awakening.

At 2am, she finally awoke. Her first words “can I’ve my Hudl?” “What? No, why?” “…..just” I bit my tongue, afraid to put her off talking, confiding her dark secrets to me.I was able to find out what she’s taken.

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A Mother’s Story Part Two – The Longest Day.

The Longest Day. We didn’t go home to count tablets. We knew there was no point. We had a medicine cupboard overflowing with medication, unlocked; after all we were three adults and a teenager living in our home. My husband

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A Mother’s Story – Part One.

Sometime ago, Vixens was contacted by the woman whose piece below you will read shortly.  She would not consider herself a writer, but yet felt compelled to write her experience after watching a news report.  It was moving reading, sent

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Magaluf – “Anti Feminist” to protect young women? Don’t think so!

Yesterday, an article written by Eilis O’Hanlon appeared in the Sunday Independent on the subject of the young woman who has now become known as ‘Magaluf Girl’. It made this blogger think. The title was given to a young woman

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