How to differentiate between sick, and 'sick sick' in the back-to-school season

Wednesday 5th September 2018 - Dr Brian Higgins - The Irish Independent

This week, we send our young off to school like young soldiers going to war. After a carefree summer ceasefire from illnesses, we are returning to the trenches of coughs, colds and flus. Childhood illnesses can often be distressing and as children can get sick very quickly, it is often difficult t... Read more →

Be Your Best You: Less Stress and More Happiness

Monday 3rd September 2018 - Claire O'Mahony - The Irish Independent

The back-to-school days may be well behind us, but the arrival of September still presents an opportunity for a fresh start. Although we no longer have to worry about timetables and exams, the beginning of a new school year will motivate many of us to climb out of our depressing old rut sand shake... Read more →

This day last week my boy (7) picked up the phone and saved his mummy' - model Alison Canavan struck down by mystery virus

Friday 31st August 2018 - Geraldine Gittens - The Irish Independent

This day last week my seven-year-old boy picked up the phone and saved his mummy.” When model and wellness speaker Alison Canavan posted these words yesterday on Instagram, alarmed fans rushed to wish her well. The single mum was in the company of her son James (7) in London last week ... Read more →

First look: The stunning new home architect Dermot Bannon has bought for close to €800,000

Friday 31st August 2018 - Eugene Masterson - The Irish Independent

TAKE a first look at the stunning home which architect Dermot Bannon has bought for close to €800,000. Renovations to the beautiful semi-detached dwelling are set to feature on the next season of RTE's ‘Room To Improve’. Dermot and his wife Louise and their three c... Read more →

How do you create healthy habits that last a lifetime?: Here's what to eat at every age

Wednesday 29th August 2018 - Orla Walsh - The Irish Independent

How do you create healthy habits that will last a lifetime? It's not always easy; children gravitate naturally towards the less healthy treat foods after all, so finding a way around that is essential. Below is a stage-by-stage guide to help you. * Age 0-1 The best source of nutrition for a ... Read more →

Dr Ciara Kelly: 'Be happy in your relationship. If you're not - do something about it'

Wednesday 29th August 2018 - Ciara Kelly

This week we're talking about relationships. Are you happy? Can you be? Many of us want to be in a loving relationship, but if your relationship isn't enriching your life, maybe something needs to change. There's nothing so important to the human condition as a feeling of connectedness with a... Read more →

Recruitment firm to create 50 jobs in Kerry

Wednesday 29th August 2018 - The Irish Independent - The Irish Independent

Recruitment firm Sigmar is to create 50 jobs at its new European Talent Hub in Tralee. The roles will be will be in the area of IT, and employees will work alongside candidates from other countries. Sigmar said that applicants from all backgrounds, regardless of experience and education, wil... Read more →

Celebrity low-carb diets 'take years off your life'

Thursday 23rd August 2018 - Sarah Knapton - The Irish Independent

Eating a diet low in carbohydrates could mean you die younger, a 25-year study has suggested. Food plans which replace carbs with protein and fat, such as the Ketogenic or Atkins diets, have gained popularity, and been endorsed by celebrities such as Gwyneth Paltrow and Kim Kardashian. But re... Read more →

The 10/10/10 rule: Tried and tested ways to make smarter decisions

Monday 20th August 2018 - The Irish Independent - The Irish Independent

Whether it's a career move or a relationship dilemma, we all face tough decisions from time to time. Decisions are hard because we fear making a mistake and living with the regret afterwards. What makes them even harder is our tendency to focus on the outcome rather than the process. The next... Read more →

10 health hacks for a longer and fitter life

Friday 17th August 2018 - Karl Henry - The Irish Independent

Welcome to my new series on improving your health, which is all about tips for a longer life. This one comes after so many requests over the last few weeks on my Instagram page on healthy ageing. Over the next three weeks I want to bring you advice on how to do just that: live healthier and age he... Read more →