Weekend Guide: 10 great events happening around Ireland
Weekend Guide: 10 great events happening around Ireland

Sarah Gill

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Megan Burns

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Sarah Gill

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How to cope through loss and grief, according to a psychologist who knows all too...

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My older brothers are my best friends. Here’s why…
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Edaein OConnell

This Inchicore home dating back to 1870 is now on the market for €495,000
This Inchicore home dating back to 1870 is now on the market for €495,000

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Beyoncé sports gown from Irish designer Michael Stewart
Beyoncé sports gown from Irish designer Michael Stewart

Sarah Gill

Supper Club: This fish and grains tray bake is the perfect midweek supper
Supper Club: This fish and grains tray bake is the perfect midweek supper

Meg Walker

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Sarah Finnan

Kefir, kimchi and kombucha: are you cultured in the world of probiotics?
Kefir, kimchi and kombucha: are you cultured in the world of probiotics?

Geraldine Carton

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Pelvic pain: ‘There wasn’t a single Irish doctor who treated me with any level of empathy or respect’


by Jennifer McShane
22.06.21

Having dealt with pelvic pain for over 10 years, Jennifer McShane shares her own story, alongside another Irish woman who has also had to fight, as well as go abroad, to get the treatment she needs for her chronic illness.

My own pain journey started just before I turned 21. Pain in the pelvic area that would not subside. Using tampons was impossible, sex was worse. Smear tests would leave me in tears. I suffered in silence for a long time, gritted my teeth, and just got on with it (a very Irish reaction) before the pain turned from intermittent to constant. It was there when I woke, before I went to bed, no matter...

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