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78,184 CAO applicants at close of normal application deadline
Sarah McIntosh
With the CAO normal application deadline closing on Wednesday, the application figures show 78,184 people have applied to the college course portal, writes Sarah McIntosh.
 
 
Meet The Maker: Helena Golden, Willow Woman
In this week’s Meet The Maker, Maria Moynihan chats to Helena Golden, who runs basket making classes in Co Leitrim and beyond.
Margaret Leahy: when you lose your independence, the imapct is challenging
As a recent recipient of knee replacement surgery, Margaret Leahy discusses the challenges of learning to rely on others as she recuperates.
Mother and trucker Aine O'Brien on livestock haulage, hunting and childcare
Aine O’Brien is a livestock haulier from New Ross in Co Wexford. She talks to Caitríona Bolger about life on the road, switching off at the weekend and working with family.
Welcome to a week in the country
From a St Bridget- inspired poem to handy household tips, here is what caught the eye of the ICL team this week
Katherine's Country: focusing on the negative brings negative results
Recovery from the Troubles has been difficult enough. How valuable is research which focuses on negative questions around friendships? Katherine O’Leary writes.
Business failure rate rising again post COVID. Is a ‘correction’ gathering pace?
Although possibly the hardest hit sector, it could also be argued that some Irish hospitality businesses were given somewhat of a lifeline by COVID-19. But what now asks Amii McKeever.
‘I have concerns about a playdate’
Dear Miriam, my daughter wants to invite a friend to our home for a playdate, but I have some concerns.
Editorial: I will come back to you on that! Readers views vital
It’s often readers that spark the idea for an article. Praise or complaint, it’s all welcome in terms of addressing the concerns of the people who live and work in rural Ireland. Writes Amii McKeever.
78,184 CAO applicants at close of normal application deadline
With the CAO normal application deadline closing on Wednesday, the application figures show 78,184 people have applied to the college course portal, writes Sarah McIntosh.
What’s on: Brigid events in Kildare and Tipperary this weekend
A host of events are taking place this weekend to celebrate the life and legacy of St Brigid. Caitríona Bolger takes a look at what is happening in Kildare and Tipperary.
Avoiding foodborne illness with a few simple steps
These are the things I learned in professional kitchens, and what I do at home, to help avoid foodborne illness, writes Janine Kennedy.
Winnings and warnings
Helen Sharp reports on a stellar week of equestrian celebrations to round up a chilly January, plus a disease warning for breeders to keep an eye on
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