‘Why are young mothers taking their own lives?’

Women in some of the poorest parts of Dublin are taking their lives in the same numbers as men for the first time

Darren Martin, father of young woman (April), who took her own life last year in Cherry Orchard.  Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

Darren Martin, father of young woman (April), who took her own life last year in Cherry Orchard. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

April Martin, from Ballyfermot in Dublin, was 26 when she took her own life in May last year.

A single mother, she appeared to be in good spirits that Saturday afternoon, May 20th.

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