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Doctor issues warning about opening windows in hot weather

A doctor has issued a warning to people about opening their windows in hot weather. Although it’s great to have the sunshine, it’s safe to say we’re not always built for the heat in ways that other countries may be. We don’t tend to have things like air conditioning, so we often have to find […]

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Warning to Irish tourists heading to Spain, Portugal and more after worrying data emerges

“The number of travel-related cases has increased very sharply recently, with over 800 such cases reported in the last fortnight alone” Deputy Chief Medical Officer, Dr Ronan Glynn has this evening issued a warning around the increase in travel-related infections here. In a post on social media, he urged anyone arriving home from holiday hotspots […]

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Lost touch with friends during Covid? Here’s how to reconnect

With lockdown easing, our social lives can, theoretically, begin again. In practice, however, it’s not always easy to get back on track with friendships that have been put on hold through more than a year of restrictions. According to the ONS, loneliness has increased recently, with 7.2% of adults (equivalent to around 3.7 million people) […]

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Should you buy or rent? 5 key questions to ask

A dilemma is a situation in which a difficult choice has to be made between two or more alternatives. It is precisely what is facing a vast cohort of tenants and would be home-owners here all over Ireland. House prices and rents have both already started to rise and as the nation recovers from lockdown […]

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What is the Fair Deal scheme and how does it work?

While there are 677,000 citizens over the age of 66 currently in Ireland, by 2050 there will be 1.8million – and it costs. John Lowe of MoneyDoctors.ie investigates. Caring for our ageing citizens is certainly going to become not just a national pastime but a serious task for these citizens and their families. Top of […]

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‘No way’ to end cycle of transmission without vaccinating children

‘Really good idea’ to inoculate students, says expert, as Covid-19 spreads among teenagers The “cycle of transmission” of Covid-19 and variants will not be broken until children as well as adults are vaccinated, leading experts warn. The ambition to do so however will be limited by factors including vaccine supply, the need to prioritise boosters […]

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Dublin’s fishermen catch unusual goods including supermarket trolleys and motorbikes

These guys have recovered a raft of objects including cutlery, scrap metal, gates, registration plates, mobile phones, laptops and a wheelbarrow An unusual form of fishing is budding on Ireland’s waterways with catches including supermarket trolleys and a Suzuki motorbike. Gda Emma Brady shares a passion for magnet angling with a group of friends. They […]

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UCD student to live in campervan due to unaffordable rent

‘I’m hoping, as UCD has quite a lot of onsite parking, I can park there during the day’ A young musician who is returning to college later this year in Dublin has decided to live in a converted campervan due to unaffordable rent. Conni Dawson (28), who is originally from Northern Ireland but is now […]

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Foreign holidays the price we must pay for reopening as Indian variant still a ‘black cloud’

Sacrificing a foreign holiday until later this summer may be the price paid for allowing the country to enjoy the reopening of pubs and restaurants next month, it emerged yesterday. Chief medical officer Dr Tony Holohan said the faster-spreading Indian variant of coronavirus was a “black cloud” but indicated there were no signs yet that […]

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