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BY NED EGAN Part 3 The moon helped the bombers, and they had no fear of RAF fighters: well the Luftwaffe knew that these scarce machines were still being held rigidly in wait for planes trying to destroy airfields – which would be Hitler’s first step towards an invasion. The weather might be lousy, but …

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BY JOHN ELLIS, FINANCIAL ADVISOR According to Minister Pascal O’Donohue this year’s Budget focused on helping families and businesses facing the cost-of-living crisis arising from the Russian invasion of Ukraine and the continuing effects of the Covid-19 pandemic. He said “As one of the most open economies in the world, we benefit when things are going …

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BY CLAIR WHITTY Are you wondering if it’s too early to think about boosting your immune system? So that you could try prevent winter viruses, coughs, and colds and not miss days from work or school. I think this is the perfect time to give your immune system a boost. But what are the best …

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AS I SEE IT MARIANNE HERON For a while now I have been wondering about being more energy efficient and guiltily putting off finding out about it. Retrofitting can seem daunting: what are you going to do, how much will it cost, what is the energy saving and can you even find a contractor to …

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THE FACT OF THE MATTER PAUL HOPKINS When I left school, I wanted to go to college which I did. Initially though, to appease my father, I went for job interviews with Aer Lingus, the Civil Service, and the banks. On the day of interview with Bank Of Ireland, at least three score of us …

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BY EOIN EVERARD With just one or two sessions per week, you can live a longer, more fulfilling life thanks to strength or Pilates training. In order to live longer, healthier lives free from illness and damage, people are always looking for ways to slow down the aging process. According to experts, strength training is …

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BY JOHN ELLIS, FINANCIAL ADVISOR As you read this Pensions Awareness Week (PAW) is just over . It is an initiative held annually in September to raise awareness in Ireland about retirement planning, and help people take charge of their long-term savings. In conjunction with the week, PAW commissioned a new survey on peoples attitude …

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Part 2 They roared into the yard, and after much shouting and bawling, the Tans went in to their mess {cookhouse} for some grub. He heard much roaring talk of a ‘treacherous b*****d’ ‘traitor’, and ‘turncoat’. Also a snarled ‘leave ‘im there to bloody snuff it.’ Steve, always on the lookout for a chance, and …

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BY CLAIR WHITTY Natural solutions to help children deal with anxiety, constipation, or nightmares are just some of the questions I get asked at the shop on a daily basis. Unfortunately, there are lots of young children who are experiencing anxiety, especially around school, and thankfully there is help available. Depending on their age, there’s …

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AS I SEE IT MARIANNE HERON Is all this gloom and doom about energy poverty and soaring cost of living getting you  down? It did me at first: I imagined myself watching that gizmo in the electricity meter going round and round as I tried to discover which appliance was treacherously clocking up my bill …

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