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Medical Poland facilitates student trip to Poland
Ilka Denker
Students interested in studying animal care or veterinary medicine will have the opportunity to get real-life experience of attending college in Poland on a trip this April, writes Ilka Denker.
 
 
Meet the Maker: Fiona Foley of Pear Shaped Studio
In this week’s Meet The Maker series, Maria Moynihan talks to illustrator Fiona Foley, who lives outside Macroom, Co Cork, and creates cards, prints and textiles under her Pear Shaped Studio brand.
The cost of a family home retrofit is as individual as the family itself
Home energy retrofits, prescribed by the Climate Action Plan will predominantly be paid for by home owners. Amii McKeever spoke to David Flannery, senior adviser with Electric Ireland Superhomes.
Consumer Watch: health insurance season
One million people renew their health insurance between December and February and even if your policy auto renewed, it might not be too late to shop around and get a better deal, writes Ciara Leahy.
A Week in the Country
From the best Instagram accounts to follow, to home budgeting tips, find out what caught ICL’s eye this week.
Changing a masochistic culture starts with talking about respect
Negative language and attitudes towards women, normalised through a ‘this is how it is’ attitude sees them go unchecked. Will the violence of the last week change anything?
Damien’s Diary: dear younger me, life is for living
If I could turn back the clock, I would give myself some advice.
Katherine’s Country: enough is enough
The people of Ireland are deeply saddened by the horrific murder of Ashling Murphy in broad daylight last week. Katherine O’Leary offers her sincerest sympathy to Ashling’s family and loved ones.
How much meat is too much meat?
We can argue up and down and over and back but we are never going to agree on everything. No, this is not religion or politics, Amii McKeever is talking about our diet.
Medical Poland facilitates student trip to Poland
Students interested in studying animal care or veterinary medicine will have the opportunity to get real-life experience of attending college in Poland on a trip this April, writes Ilka Denker.
Treat yourself to these chocolate and cream profiteroles
When it comes to profiteroles, there is no beating homemade, writes Janine Kennedy.
The Front Row: no End(game) in sight for Les Mis viewings
After getting to see Endgame in the Abbey Theatre recently, Leo Powell is looking forward to rewatching Les Misérables in the Bord Gáis this year too.
DIY: how to convert a picture frame into an eco-friendly notice board
Avid to-do list writer, but annoyed by all the papers lying around or looking for a more sustainable way to make your lists? Ilka Denker shows you how to upcycle a picture frame into a notice board.
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Calf rearers advised to consider milk quality and feeding level for pre-weaning
Getting pre-weaning nutrition right must be a priority to get the best possible results from calf rearing.
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Win a Kverneland Disc Spreader and save thousands!!!
To kick off 2022 and to provide some relief to farmers struggling with fertiliser costs, Kverneland Group Ireland is hosting a competition to win a Kverneland Exacta CL 2,000l capacity Disc Spreader.
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Cow Start the next generation in fresh cow supplementation
Owen and Conor Galvin milk 450 cows with their father Gerry just outside the village of Finuge, Co Kerry.
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Protecting livelihoods and improving animal transport standards - Billy Kelleher
This week, the European Parliament will debate a new set of recommendations drawn up by a Committee of Inquiry into the protection of animals during transport, of which Billy Kelleher is a member.
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