Katherine's Country: focusing on the negative brings negative results
Katherine O'Leary
Recovery from the Troubles has been difficult enough. How valuable is research which focuses on negative questions around friendships? Katherine O’Leary writes.
1 February 2023 Features
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.
1 February 2023 Ask Miriam
‘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.
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.
1 February 2023 Amii
Too much screentime at granny’s
Dear Miriam, my mother-in-law relies too much on screentime when babysitting our son.
25 January 2023 Ask Miriam
Katherine's Country: Carrigaline IFA dinner dance resumes
It is lovely to be back meeting people and attending functions, writes Katherine O’Leary.
25 January 2023 Katherine O'Leary
Margaret Leahy: crafting is more than a hobby - it's a way of life
You don't just learn a new skill when you take up a hobby - you meet people, make friends and learn about yourself, writes Margaret Leahy.
25 January 2023 Features
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.
25 January 2023 Amii
The fifth and seventh days of 2023 brought both spiritual celebration and grief
Religious ceremonies were celebrated by Amii McKeever’s family as the new year began. These occasions coincided with a pope’s buried and a ceasefire to respect a religious day being ignored.
18 January 2023 Amii
My children are planning a surprise birthday; but I don’t want it
Dear Miriam, I don't want my children to organise a ‘surprise’ birthday party for me.
18 January 2023 Ask Miriam
Ok. Where to next?
Travelling solo can be a wonderful thing if you just take that first step forward, writes Margaret Leahy
18 January 2023 Features
Katherine's Country: back to the basics of calf rearing
The calf rearing season is almost upon us. It is important to be prepared and in the right mind-set, writes Katherine O’Leary.
18 January 2023 Katherine O'Leary