Dear Miriam: I seem to do all the running in my friendships
Ask Miriam
Dear Miriam, since COVID-19, none of my friends are that interested in meeting up anymore.
16 February 2022 Katherine O'Leary
Katherine’s Country: it’s only a matter of time
After nearly two whole years of restriction, sanitisation, mask wearing, staying at home and away from our friends and family; the cursed coronavirus finally landed in our house.
5 January 2022 Amii
A surreal welcome home this Christmas
For those returning from abroad that left pre-COVID, Ireland must seem a changed place. Despite the pandemic, for Amii McKeever an airport family collection made Christmas 2021 special.
Katherine’s Country: getting that dreaded phone call
The COVID-19 pandemic is far from over. The O’Learys received a phone call to be told one-year-old Ricky might have been a close contact, writes Katherine O’Leary.
17 November 2021 Katherine O'Leary
Katherine’s Country: Facebook goes down
Getting older siblings and cousins to assist younger teenagers to engage with social media is the way forward, having seen the stir #Facebookdown caused last week, writes Katherine O’Leary.
13 October 2021 Katherine O'Leary
Mo(o)ving towards better mental wellbeing in rural Ireland
In acknowledgement of World Mental Health Day on Sunday 10 October, Ilka Denker talks with John Keane, co-founder of Make the Moove and Macra president.
10 October 2021 Health
Technology can help older people feel secure in their own homes for longer
As we age, many people want to stay in the comfort of their own home for as long as possible, and Halocare is allowing them to do just that, writes Ciara Leahy.
21 July 2021 Consumer
Mental Health: Alcoholic parent, anxious child
Adult Children of Alcoholics and Dysfunctional families (ACOA) is the reason behind most anxiety and depression that you’ve never heard of, Writes Psychotherapist Enda Murphy.
30 June 2021 Health
Watch: finding purpose at each stage of our lives is essential part of journey
When you are lonely, life can be like constantly feeling on the outside, looking at the world through an imaginary barrier through which we can never break through. Psychotherapist Enda Murphy writes.
31 March 2021 Health
A winning community co-operative
There’s much talk about the decline of rural villages but is this inevitable or can the trend be reversed. Mary Fogarty says yes and proves it with ‘The Cottage' Loughmore writes Mairead Lavery
4 November 2020 Features
A crowd is not company
Psychotherapist Enda Murphy writes about overcoming loneliness by learning to accept ourselves, just as we are.
2 September 2020 Features
Absence makes the heart grow fonder, and weaker
Loneliness can have a negative impact on your physical and mental health. To beat it, Dr Mark Rowe advises the prioritisation of people with shared interests, values and attitudes.
5 August 2020 Health