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Sport Ireland start Winter initiative

By Eoin Ryan The Sport Ireland Winter Initiative has launched to get people who do not usually exercise to get out walking, running, or doing some form of physical activity for the new year 25.3% of men and women in Ireland are obese, above the EU average of 23.3%, according to a World Health Organisation…

SOSAD Ireland well-being series: What Is Self Awareness?

By Alan O’Mara Life challenges us all in different ways, but I believe the sharing of human experiences empowers us all. I will share key insights from my work as a performance and well-being consultant with sports and business leaders around the world and reflect on key lessons from my own well-being journey.  What is…

“You have to be black to feel that there is a lot of racism in Ireland.”

By Eoin Ryan Concerns revolving around dangerous rhetoric and scapegoating ethnicities have reared their ugly head, according to Doras. The refugee and migrants organisation said this is due to the continuing stream of Ukrainian refugees seeking asylum in Ireland. “Ireland has an obligation to consider and process all asylum applications, and to provide a basic…

PUB AND NIGHTCLUB TIMES TO BE EXTENDED UP TO 6AM UNDER NEW LICENSING LAWS

By Emma Hickey  Pubs will now have the option to remain open until 12:30am and nightclubs until 6am after an overhaul of the ‘outdated’ licensing laws approved by Cabinet.  The new reforms will allow pubs to serve alcohol from 10:30am to 12:30am seven days a week, extending on the current 10:30am to 11:30pm opening hours…

The Banshees of Inisherin: A dark comedy for the Irish

By Robert Richmond After not being a huge fan of ’Three Billboards,’ it was vital McDonagh return to his roots and I think this is his best film yet! It perfectly balances the typical Irish humour of his work with the existential crisis of Colin and Brendan’s characters. The whole subplot with the cop felt…

Meath neighbours come together for Community Time Machine Project

Intergenerational stories and creative projects in Co. Meath communities are to be displayed on the new National Community Time Machine website launching this month. The Community Time Machine initiative is an age-friendly cross-generational community archive project designed to connect young people with their older neighbours through a series of facilitated interviews, art projects and photography.…

Dental screenings backlogged by almost 10 years in parts of Ireland

By Eoin Ryan There is a backlog of almost 10 years in accessing dental screenings through the HSE school in some parts of the country, according to the Irish Dental Association (IDA). The Irish Dental Association said understaffing and a lack of resources for public dentists is being blamed for the long delays. The number…

Maynooth Students’ Union ‘WheresmyLevy’ protest shows that people power works 

Christine O’Mahony  Students were outraged when Maynooth University announced that construction on a new student centre project had been terminated on 26 September Maynooth University claimed that this was due to the rising costs linked to technical construction issues.  Maynooth University promised the building of the first new student centre since 2015 and asked all…

Manchester United Mid-Season Review 

By Kyle Butler Having come off the back of a disappointing 21/22 season, finishing in 6th place, Manchester United hoped the up-and-coming season would be different. With the interim manager, Ralf Rangnick’s contract expiring and new manager Erik Ten Hag beginning his tenure, United fans were hopeful that the trophyless seasons would finally be over.…

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