Today I left the house at 8.30 and I won’t be home until 10.30 tonight' - 2FM's Louise McSharry on being a working mother

Monday 10th September 2018 - Geraldine Gittens

When 2fm DJ Louise McSharry posted a full length photo of herself on Instagram recently, thousands applauded her for doing so. She wrote: “I know how helpful it is for me to see other fat women in great outfits,” underneath the candid photo of herself laughing, and basically, not ... Read more →

I was healthy except for a sore throat... then the GP rang

Friday 7th September 2018 - Bairbre power - The Irish Independent

I'm not in and out of the doctor's surgery very often thank God, but I do 'mind' myself and I'm certainly getting more 'careful' in my old age. With regular trips away for work, I've assembled a little bag of cure-alls, from Nexium (dodgy tummy), Paracetamol (sore head), Motilium (travel sickness)... Read more →

Is coconut oil all it's cracked up to be?

Wednesday 5th September 2018 - Orla Walsh - The Irish Independent

Many coconut oil fans will have been surprised to read that a leading Harvard researcher has described the popular ingredient as "pure poison." Karin Michels, an epidemiologist at Harvard TH Chan School of Public Health made her comments in a lecture about the dangers of relying on so-called 'supe... Read more →

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 →