Category: Features

Keeping smart about your heart

We can do a lot to maintain a healthy heart writes Chai Brady   Many people are not seeing their family doctor as regularly as normal due to Covid-19. Most general practitioners are offering consultation via telephone or over the internet and people who are on regular medication are continuing to prescribe this. There have…

Education during lockdown

Róise McGagh looks at the affect Covid-19 has had on children’s education and what you can do to help your kids out at this time   There was recently a call for schools to reopen so Sixth Class pupils could say goodbye to their classmates and teachers. Catherine Martin TD, Green Party spokesperson for education…

Instilling peace in students with religion

Personal Profile Ruadhán Jones   Faith has always been an important part of her life, explains Sarah Seoige, a teacher of religion and Irish at Athlone Community School and an active member of political party Aontú. Sarah considers herself very fortunate to have had “two of the most wonderful parents any child could have asked…

Alcohol risks under lockdown

Isolation could lead to risky behaviour, writes Chai Brady   Social distancing and staying at home have become the new norm and even as restrictions are eased there are still a lot people doing this to protect each other during the pandemic. However, there are concerns this could be leading to dangerous behaviours due to…

The problem with cheap food that won’t go away

How should the principle of a fair days pay apply to those who nurture, grow, and produce the very food we eat asks David Mullins   ‘Social solidarity’ is apparently experiencing something of a renaissance of late. Acts of reciprocal kindness are increasing. Our hard-nosed individualism is being destabilised through a reawakening of a sense…

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Emma Edgeworth: inspired by sisters in Zambia

Personal Profile   In 2017 Emma Edgeworth took  a career break. She left her home county of Kildare and headed for Mongu, the capital of the Western Provence in Zambia. Emma was already working with children and families in the Dublin area when she saw the development role with Viatores Christi advertised on a professional…

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