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Love Island: What is ‘the ick’?

Love it, hate it – or really love to hate it – reality TV show Love Island has become a pop culture sensation over the past number of years, with viewers across Ireland and the U.K tuning in six nights a week every summer to watch a group of twenty-somethings scramble to find their one […]

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What impact has lockdown had on vulnerable school children?

Broadcaster Evelyn O’Rourke reports on the impact that lockdown has had on schoolchildren in Ireland. Over the last few weeks, I’ve been reporting on the impact of Covid lockdowns on schoolchildren in areas of disadvantage for RTÉ Radio 1 and boy, have I learnt a few lessons! Firstly, I was blown away by the imagination, […]

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Irish people have been drinking an extra litre of water a day during the pandemic, research shows

People in Ireland drank almost an extra litre of water a day as the pandemic locked them out of offices, schools, colleges and hospitality, new research shows. It also revealed that women are drinking more than men. Women are now drinking an average of 1.4 litres daily since March 2020, an increase of 900ml, compared […]

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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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