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Time to get tough on processed foods

OBESITY will become a disease of the past thanks to new weight loss medications helping people who struggle most, according to the HSE’s national...

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Breaking the stigma of Irritable Bowel Syndrome

IN my line of work as a consultant gastroenterologist, I speak to people every day with Irritable Bowel Syndrome. IBS is an extremely common...

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Housing will be a priority for me in Europe

I’VE been lucky enough to spend some time in Cork recently on my campaign for the European elections. I’ve met wonderful people and seen...

16.04.2024 10

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Drinks industry is key to cutting car death toll

FIGURES from the European Commission last month, documenting changes in road deaths from 2019 to 2023, show that Ireland is at the very bottom of the...

15.04.2024 10

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How to travel when you are ‘young and broke’

THE urge to travel can be strong – but if money is tight, are those getaways really possible? Especially if you’re ‘young and broke’, a phrase...

13.04.2024 9

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75 years ago, Republic is born - April 18 should be a holiday!

MAYBE it’s because we have just come through a Decade of Centenaries; or maybe we are all just too darn busy these days to reflect on our nation’s...

13.04.2024 20

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How to start good money habits at every stage of life

MORE than two-fifths (43%) of 35-54-year-olds haven’t yet ticked off money planning tasks such as making a will, paying into a private pension pot,...

12.04.2024 10

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Spilling the salt... and other odd Irish beliefs

SUPERSTITION is a loaded word with many associations: Witches. Ghosts. Banshees. Leprechauns. Nowadays, it is not uncommon for people to regard this...

11.04.2024 10

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Storm Kathleen had actually missed us... or so we thought

SO, last Saturday. Storm Kathleen. Status Orange weather warnings for five counties and high wind warnings in force for the country. The national...

10.04.2024 7

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Cork students tell us about key talking points at Dáil na nÓg

ON March 27, 165 young people from the 31 Comhairle na nÓg (local youth councils) gathered in Leinster House to discuss the topics that we feel...

09.04.2024 9

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Common loan scams: How to spot them

PERSONAL loan scams prey on your financial vulnerability and might even trap you in a vicious circle of debt. Here’s how to avoid being scammed when...

08.04.2024 10

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Cork teacher: ‘We are propping up broken school system’

IN a supposedly modern Ireland, why are teachers supplying pencils, cakes for bake sale, and teaching supersized classes? And why are Special...

02.04.2024 10

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Cork chefs, producers, and creatives feature at upcoming West Waterford food fest

MORE than 80 food events and activities centred around Dungarvan, and surrounding areas of Waterford, will provide opportunities for people to connect...

31.03.2024 10

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62,000 tonnes of Easter waste to be recycled in Ireland

REPAK is encouraging the public to make sure they recycle all packaging from Easter eggs and gifts this year This Easter, Irish residents are expected...

30.03.2024 10

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Lots of issues for teachers to raise at TUI Congress

WHILE conference season seems to arrive quicker each year, there will be absolutely no shortage of significant education and industrial relations...

28.03.2024 10

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Cork woman: I fear for people of Palestine after my visit there

WHEN I met a fellow Irishwoman in Palestine, I asked her what she says when people ask her if it is a dangerous place.  “I say that there is one...

27.03.2024 10

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Key issues up for discussion as 500 secondary school teachers set to meet for ASTI Convention

UP to 500 second-level teachers from schools all over Ireland will come together on April 2 in Wexford’s Clayton Whites Hotel for the ASTI’s...

27.03.2024 10

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What are your rights on public holidays?

Q: As an employee, what are my entitlements in relation to public holidays? A: Most employees are entitled to paid leave on public holidays. There is...

26.03.2024 9

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Beware of unwanted guests - germs - in your hotel room...

THERE’S a programme on Channel 4 at the moment called Four In A Bed. It’s a competition that goes on for a week, with a cash prize at the end for...

25.03.2024 10

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Call-out for people with psoriasis to take part in new study

A TEAM of researchers at University College Dublin (UCD) is urging people with psoriasis across Ireland to sign up for a new study examining their...

22.03.2024 8

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Get the lowdown on small claims procedure

WHAT is the small claims procedure? The small claims procedure (also known as the Small Claims Court) is a service which provides an inexpensive way...

20.03.2024 10

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All you need to know about jury service

JURY service is when you are instructed to attend court with other members of the public, so the court can select people to sit on juries for upcoming...

19.03.2024 10

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Why we need to get good sleep...

WORLD Sleep Day is today, March 15 and what better time to stretch, yawn, wiggle your toes and reflect on your sleep and your ‘sleep hygiene’ -...

15.03.2024 10

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Explainer: How to apply for a driving licence

HOW do I apply for or renew my driving licence? NDLS Online is the most efficient way to apply for or renew your driving licence or learner permit....

13.03.2024 8

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We need to allocate city spaces for youths

THE disappearance of children from the streets began in the middle of the 20th century and coincided with the rise in popularity of cars and the...

12.03.2024 10

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Scenes of animal cruelty can cause trauma

WHEN social media connects us to animal rights and conservation causes that we care about, we can find ourselves exposed to traumatic content that can...

05.03.2024 10

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If we all reported  poor drivers to the gardaí, maybe that would save lives

OK, I thought, time to stop the moaning. Time to step up to the plate here. Minutes earlier, a large car had screamed up behind me, swerved around my...

28.02.2024 8

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Why I will be voting Yes/Yes on Friday, March 8

I WILL be voting Yes and Yes in the upcoming referendum. I welcome the Government’s attempt to deal with this thorny issue. There has been more than...

28.02.2024 10

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Pharmacist: We can help deliver measles vaccine as cases rise

SADLY, this month, the death of a person due to a measles infection occurred in Ireland. This is a huge tragedy for any family to cope with, but...

27.02.2024 10

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Calling all disabled people in Cork - have a voice...

THE Virtual Online Inclusive Communities for Empowerment,(VOICE) initiated by the Independent Living Movement Ireland (ILMI) is reaching out to...

26.02.2024 20

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Two years on: Ireland deserves praise for  response to war in Ukraine

AS we reach the second anniversary of the start of the Ukraine war, Ireland needs to take time to reflect on how our support made a significant and...

24.02.2024 8

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How to improve rural healthcare in Cork and beyond

FOR the past two decades, I have spent large chunks of time on the Iveragh Peninsula, travelling the roads, by- ways and mountain paths in every type...

22.02.2024 10

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The State Pension: How your income is assessed

THE State Pension (Non-Contributory) is a means-tested payment. The Department of Social Protection examines all your sources of income to get a State...

21.02.2024 9

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Cork lecturer: Strains on hospitality sector are on the rise

THE bounce-back for the hospitality sector post-Covid has been incredible, but issues such as flight capacity, the use of hotels and guesthouses to...

20.02.2024 10

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The Echo view: Lord Mayor Awards a chance to shine a spotlight on our wonderful community groups 

THE guests at this week’s launch of the Lord Mayor’s Community and Voluntary Awards offer an insight into the range of organisations which can and...

18.02.2024 10

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Tackling food waste in tourism sector in Cork

HOW important is food and drink in tourism? In 2022, seven million people visited Ireland from overseas alone, and there were 13.3 million domestic...

17.02.2024 10

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We must deal now with the dangers of vapes

AFTER UK Prime Minister, Rishi Sunak announced a plan to ban disposable vapes, Tánaiste Micheál Martin said he would like to see it in Ireland. A...

16.02.2024 7

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What financial supports are available to students?

AS State exams loom, many parents of secondary school students in the Leaving Cert cycle are thinking about the future and the likely costs ahead....

15.02.2024 6

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Are YOU living the life of passion you need?

IN the best-selling book, Tuesday’s With Morrie, author Mitch Albom was shocked to see his old professor, Morrie Schwartz, on TV sharing the lessons...

13.02.2024 9

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Have your say on Cork city’s tree strategy

WITH more than 310,000 trees and 1,400 kms of hedgerow in Cork City’s administrative area, a tree top strategy is a vital tool for ensuring the...

12.02.2024 7

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How to complain about a public service

HAVE you a complaint about a public service? As of January 10, 2024, the Office of the Ombudsman is running a drop in clinic from Cork City Centre...

07.02.2024 10

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Can children get SAD in winter?

WE might think of Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD) as the sort of thing that only affects gloomy grown-ups, a not-so-serious side effect of...

02.02.2024 9

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6 health risks of your child gaming too much

MOST children play video games – and many parents have concerns about it - including children being able to talk to strangers or becoming a target...

02.02.2024 10

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How will the deposit return scheme work?

IRELAND’S Deposit Return Scheme goes live today, February 1. From this date on, when consumers purchase a drink in a plastic bottle or aluminium can...

01.02.2024 10

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How do I get a septic tank grant?

What is a domestic wastewater treatment system? Domestic wastewater treatment systems include all septic tanks, waste water tanks and treatment...

31.01.2024 7

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Sick leave and sick pay: What you need to know

IN the past, you had no legal right to be paid while you were on sick leave from work. However, this has changed and there is now a Statutory Sick Pay...

30.01.2024 20

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Lowdown on deferring your State Pension

FROM January 1, 024, a number of changes have been introduced in relation to claiming your State Pension (Contributory). One of these changes is that...

27.01.2024 10

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Minimum wage: What you need to know

GENERALLY, the amount of pay you get for working is agreed between you and your employer. Pay negotiations normally happen when you get a job offer....

26.01.2024 8

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Explainer - what is ‘assisted decision making’?

DECISION making is an integral part of our lives. At different times we make important decisions about our finances, property, employment,...

21.01.2024 8

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New series on Leaving Cert countdown: Getting organised is key to success

AS we enter the new year, many of us will resolve to improve ourselves through changing habits, beginning new routines, or learning new skills....

08.01.2024 5

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