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BY JOHN ELLIS, FINANCIAL ADVISOR MORE than 55% of Irish people have not heated their homes at some point in the last year due to concerns about the cost, according to a recent Amarach poll on behalf of the Edmund Burke Institute. The main finding of the report makes for disturbing reading. In the last …

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BY ANDREW MCDONALD HYPNOTHERAPIST It’s February, it’s cold, Christmas is over, lights in people’s windows which brightened darker nights are gone, bank balances have probably taken a hit too. Let’s face it, feeling miserable in the first few months of the year is neither unjustified nor uncommon. That said, plenty of people use this part …

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BY CLAIR WHITTY Lacking in energy is a common complaint and something we get asked about at the shop. Many people are feeling tired after a stressful couple of years and would love to get back on track. Extreme tiredness wears you down both physically and mentally. I have a funny feeling that with the …

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AS I SEE IT BY MARIANNE HERON I wonder what President Michael D (80) would have thought about the idea of drawing a pension and stopping work at age 66. Or for that matter what would Judi Dench (87) David Attenborough (95) or Joanna Lumley (75) care to have been pensioned off at 66 from …

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THE FACT OF THE MATTER PAUL HOPKINS Back in the late 1970s I found myself in Africa, in what was then Rhodesia, in the middle of a bush war waged to overthrow the ruling white minority of Premier Ian Smith who had unilaterally broken away from British rule a decade or so earlier. I was young, perhaps …

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BY JOHN ELLIS, FINANCIAL ADVISOR IRISH WATER have appealed to homes and businesses to take preparatory steps to prepare for freezing weather and to conserve water. At the time of writing the long-range forecasts for February is suggesting a very rainy month but in the short term we could expect some freezing conditions which can …

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AS I SEE IT BY MARIANNE HERON February can be a lean month and it’s going to look leaner for those on tight budgets when they get their latest inflated energy bills. It seems wrong and completely out of proportion that a bill for electricity which has gone up by 53% in the last year …

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BY CLAIR WHITTY B vitamins are important vitamins that are needed every day for health. They are required for energy and red blood cell production, immunity, nervous system, and are essential for healthy skin, hair, and nails. B vitamins keep practically every cell in the body healthy and happy. We need a supply of B …

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BY ANDREW MCDONALD HYPNOTHERAPIST HYPNOTHERAPY works with your sub-conscious mind! That’s precisely why it is such a powerful tool in changing your habits and lifestyle. It quite literally has the ability to alter how you live your life in an instant and make those new year resolutions truly stick. When you make a resolve to …

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There is nothing like a stay in hospital to reconnect one with life and how fleeting it can be. I found myself the other week undergoing surgery on my lower spine, carried out by a man whose incalculable knowledge and sleight of hands I can only bow to. Those wonderful traits and modern science — …

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