BY ANDREW MCDONALD HYPNOTHERAPIST THE BATTLE to get your kids to sleep is well-known to most parents. It’s a natural part of growing up when children test boundaries and bedtime is one of the biggest. However, Mums and Dads know the importance of getting a good night’s shut-eye, particularly with school back. So what do …

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BY JOHN ELLIS, FINANCIAL ADVISOR WE have written before that maximising your pension contributions is a very effective way to save for your retirement and can be very tax efficient. As the cutoff dates for making your tax return nears here are ways you can save toward your retirement with the blessings of Revenue. Tax-saving …

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AS I SEE IT BY MARIANNE HERON ALL may be fair in love and war but hardly in politics, where below-the-belt insults get traded regularly. Recent examples of accusations levelled at our representatives include ‘leaking’ and ‘blindsiding’ and now Mary Lou McDonald has added ‘mansplaining’ to the list. That’s a hard one to take. Not …

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THE FACT OF THE MATTER PAUL HOPKINS Three years ago when she was 15, Helen’s friend, a year older, enticed her into his house, when his parents were out. After some small talk he pounced on her and attempted to remove her clothing. Helen, thankfully, managed to fend off her attacker and flee. Her mother, …

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BY CLAIR WHITTY Bach Flower Rescue Remedy is a remedy that many of you will be familiar with. It has been available to us for more than 80 years. There are 38 Bach Flowers and Rescue Remedy contains five of these: Star of Bethlehem, Rock Rose, Clematis, Impatiens, and Cherry Plum. It’s the ideal remedy …

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BY JOHN ELLIS, FINANCIAL ADVISOR SINCE the outbreak of Covid-19, the subject of death has never been so prominent, and we know many who have experienced an unexpected loss. But, despite death being a universal experience, we still find talking about it very difficult. Especially when it comes to our own inevitable demise. Conversations about …

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