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A weekend of visual creations For lovers of visual art, Kilkenny Animated is a festival of visual storytelling, hosted by Cartoon Saloon, that will be taking place across a variety of venues around Kilkenny City from February 23-25. Cartoon Saloon are a locally based animation studio who have been nominated twice for Oscars with their…

Being productive the Stoic way

Science of Life   We would all like to be productive, to use our time well and to get lots of things done. I know I would – I tend to have a problem with procrastination. But effective techniques to enhance productivity are well known, if only we would use them. Today I will outline…

A wonderful dessert that anyone can prepare

Sweet Treats   Strawberry cheesecake has always been one of my favourite dishes to make. Quick and easy, this no-bake cake would suit anyone looking to try their hand at desserts. This particular cheesecake is light and creamy in texture with bursts of sweetness from the strawberries mixed throughout. Perfect for a Sunday evening dessert,…

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Céilí, comedy and lots of craic For anyone in the family with a penchant for music or all things Irish, The Gathering Traditional Festival, which is one of the biggest traditional music festivals in the country, is an event worth your attention. The festival has been running for 19 years and takes place in Killarney…

Family News and Events

New cancer-fighting test is announced In Ireland, an average of 40,000 new cases of cancer are diagnosed each year, so it’s good news that a recently developed blood test is making leaps and bounds in changing the way doctors screen for cancer. Scientists at Johns Hopkins University in the US have developed a test that screens for…

Family News and Events

Science exhibition to draw the whole family For tech lovers and would-be scientists alike, the I WISH (Inspiring Women in STEM) Showcase event combines talks and interaction with female role models (superstars and graduates) with exhibition spaces where companies engage students directly through live experiments and demonstrations of what they actually do. I WISH is…

Oireachtas advice – the medical realities of abortion

Medical Matters   The government has set forth its intention to have a referendum on the Eight Amendment to the Constitution later this year. As it currently stands, the Protection of Life in Pregnancy Act (2013) allows for the termination of pregnancy in cases where there is a real and substantial risk of loss of…

Fighting an ancient disease in a modern world

Ken Gibson tells Colm Fitzpatrick about the myths surrounding leprosy   An Irish-born charity is working globally to try and make one of the world’s oldest diseases a thing of the past. Leprosy, also known as Hansen’s disease, often evokes imagery of contamination and bodily disfigurement but the reality of the ailment is very different…