Irish Country Living

Witnessing history in the making
Ciara Leahy
A deserted inauguration, the storming of the Capitol and the coronavirus crisis, Brian O’Donovan has witnessed history in the making as RTÉ’s Washington correspondent. In his final year in the role,
Your mental health: 'We cannot direct the wind, but we can adjust the sails'
Focusing on a carers’ own mental health and well-being is vital. Finola Colgan, development officer with Mental Health Ireland writes about supporting the supporter.
A Week in the Country
Find out what the ICL team have been up to this week in the country
Best foot forward: farmers’ feet
So much is expected of farmer's feet are they are very often the most neglected and suffering body part. Ann Bermingham chiropodist shares her best footcare advice.
Making your home a safer living space
Speaking to Westport-based occupational therapist, Aoife Costello, we help you decide the necessary steps on creating a more comfortable and safe living space. Irene Bermingham writes
Farming: you will miss that when it’s gone
Some things are replaceable, some are ‘When it’s gone, it’s gone’. If Ireland loses another agricultural product, or the producers of that product, it will not be replaced.
Katherine's Country: Farmers are angry with Bóthar’s betrayal
The ones most adversely affected by the Bothár scandal are the women in developing countries who need assistance to feed their families, writes Katherine O'Leary
Damien’s Diary: it’s hard being perfect, especially on air
Radio presenters sometimes make mistakes - after all, they're human, too, writes Damien O'Reilly
Dear Miriam: ‘I’m fed up of living at home during the pandemic’
Dear Miriam, I’ve been doing my college work from home during the pandemic and I’m fed up of living with my parents
This lemon drizzle cake will add a bit of sunshine to your day
Using Irish butter and buttermilk is key to the best-ever lemon drizzle cake, writes Janine Kennedy
Racing shocked by death of amateur rider Lorna Brooke
The 37-year-old tragically died from injuries sustained in a fall in a race at Taunton earlier this month.
Apprenticeship support announced for employers and employees
The Government's five-year apprenticeship plan was announced on Monday. Irene Bermingham looks at the figures and supports in place for both employees and employers.
Front Row: Journey of a poet
As we approach the one-year anniversary of the death of poet Eavan Boland, Leo Powell reflects on some of her work and profiles the Upcoming performance on her life
Stay safe by staying clear of overhead electricity wires
Michael Murray, ESB Networks public safety manager, outlines the dangers of working under overhead electricity wires and highlights important safety advice.
Upgrading lines, upgrading lives: the Kildare-Meath Grid Upgrade
EirGrid faces the twin challenges of meeting increasing demand for electricity while at the same time ensuring that we move to green, renewable sources of generation, such as wind and solar power.
Millions available for home adaptation grants
Did you know that mobility aid can cover 95% of the cost of a new mobility bathroom? Local authorities have supports in place for people with decreased mobility due to age, disability or injury.
Tough times call for affordable reliability
In these testing times, how do you balance ambitions for greater sustainability with the need for increased productivity? How can you work smarter, but at an affordable price?
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