AS I SEE IT BY MARIANNE HERON The resounding defeat by 74% of the care amendment to the Constitution must tell us something about our feelings about how carers are treated. There is another litmus test on care in the Supreme Court since April 11, which could have systemic importance for those caring full-time at …

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A chartered physiotherapist’s view By Paul Bolger. Nano Physiotherapy www.nanophysio.ie We have all heard the term ‘wear & tear’. This term should, in my opinion (and the opinion of some world-leading physiotherapists), be replaced with ‘Wear & Repair’. Why? Because this better reflects the reality of what occurs as we go through our lives. Yes, things …

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THE FACT OF THE MATTER BY PAUL HOPKINS We might like to think in the autumn of our years we have never had it so good. Thanks to advancements in nutrition and medicine, not to mention those (no thanks!) elective cosmetic treatments, our picture of ageing has changed radically in the past decades. In my …

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The Art of Change – a new Youth Arts initiative which aims to empower young people in exploring environmental and climate action topics through different artforms. By igniting and fueling young people’s interest in environmental and climate issues the project hopes to provide them with another way of approaching big issues while also giving them …

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Kilkenny musicians Burnchurch launched the debut EP to a hugely enthusiastic audience in the new venue, downstairs at the Pembroke Hotel. Martin Bridgeman was there for the packed event to celebrate the next stage in this young band’s career Words: Martin Bridgeman Picture Credit: Ian McDonnell of McGig Photography Sadhbh, Síofra, Éanna and Ruairí Ó’Casaide …

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At the recent Annual General Meeting of the above Comhairle Dáil Ceantair, held on Tuesday 2nd April, which was well attended, the following officers were elected. Cora Long was chosen as Chairperson, Ivan Sheridan as Vice Chairman, Maria Wall as Secretary, and Sean Breathnach and Muireann O’Neill as joint Treasurers. The meeting was chaired by …

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Nell and her partner Adrienne are about to have a baby. For Adrienne, it’s the start of a new life. For Nell, it’s the reason the two of them are sitting in a therapist’s office. Because she can’t go into this without dealing with the truth: that she has been a mother before, and now …

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FURTHERMORE By Gerry Moran I buried the hedgehog last week. A sad affair. As all burials are. The hedgehog who I’ve been feeding throughout the winter waddled into my carport a few days back, curled quietly into a ball, and remained there until its demise some days later. A strange place I thought for the …

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IN NOVEMBER OF 2023, CLOGH WRITERS GROUP LAUNCHED ‘WHERE I AM’, A COLLECTION OF POETRY AND PROSE FROM ELEVEN DIFFERENT WRITERS. AS CO-ORDINATOR OF THE WRITERS GROUP JANE MEALLY SAID: “WHERE I AM” IS A PUBLICATION WHERE EACH WRITER COMMUNICATES THEIR PASSION TO THE READER.” Having attended the launch in Clogh, The Kilkenny Observer Newspaper was quite taken with not only …

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BY CLAIR WHITTY Are you finding it difficult to remember what you are learning? There are several reasons why this might be happening, including an inadequate diet, sleep deprivation, stress, anxiety, lack of energy or fatigue. Top foods to support the grey matter would be omega oils, B vitamins, iron, protein, and antioxidants. These nutrients …

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