Category: Family & Lifestyle

Avoiding overworking at home

The World Health Organisation says working longer and longer hours is killing hundreds of thousands each year, writes Jason Osborne The line between work and personal life blurred throughout the pandemic for many, with bedrooms, kitchens and living rooms slipping in and out of ‘office-mode’ during the days of the week (and sometimes the weekend).…

Meditation can cure our blindness

Mindful Living While walking one day, Jesus caught sight of a person who had been blind from birth. We can be confident that just as Jesus didn’t ignore him neither will he ignore us. The Lord considers us worthy of his attention. While this person had been blind from birth, the parable nonetheless speaks to…

Faith in the Family

It is not that easy being a mother Christina Malone While on holiday my four-year-old developed a very bad habit of whinging. If you have children, you might know it can be hard to ignore. My nine-year-old started to develop an attitude that makes you wonder what is going in her little head and my…

Lemon posset with raspberry cream

Sweet Treats Kiley Britten Take advantage of the last days of the summer season with this deceptively easy dessert. It can make for a final summer soiree or even to brighten a dreary day. Make sure to make it with plenty of time to spare, as the posset needs six hours in the fridge to…

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Bronze handle suggests ‘lions used’ in Roman Britain executions An unearthed bronze key handle suggests lions were used in executions in Roman Britain, archaeologists have said. The handle, which shows a “Barbarian” grappling with a lion, was excavated from under a Roman town house, off Great Central Street in Leicester. It also shows figures of…

Grilling for beginners

While the weather doesn’t support it at the moment, the ever-shortening summer implores us to get the grills out, writes Jason Osborne Summer’s close is always somewhat anxiety-producing as you realise how little time you have left for all of the things you wanted and planned to do during the summer. While the current weather…

Following God’s call out of the world

Personal profile Sr Máire Bríd of the Drumcondra Redemptoristines has followed God’s call to the very margins of human experience: enclosed, monastic life. It wasn’t a step she took lightly. Asked whether it took courage at the time, she responds, “It certainly did”. “It certainly did [require courage] because it was going against the grain.…

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Donegal ram sells for record €44,000 A farmer from Co Donegal has sold a ram for €44,000, which is the highest amount ever paid for a male sheep at a sale in Ireland, RTÉ reports. The record-breaking, seven-month-old Suffolk ram attracted notice when it went on sale in Wicklow. It was sold by Ballybofey, Co.…