Busy season for beekeepers and buyer beware
Marking queens is a tool simply to make them easier to find during the season and this important job was delayed slightly by a cool breeze. Writes Willie O’Byrne.
4 May 2022 Features
Mental health: The 10 signs that you might be in a co-dependent relationship
Psychotherapist and director of Enda Murphy explores what makes a co-dependent relationship; and explains the 10 warning signs that you might be in one.
27 April 2022 Health
Health bytes: from myths about food and cancer to antivirals for COVID-19
Want to sort myths from truth about food and cancer? Ever heard of the drugs, Wegovy and Paxlovid? Fancy volunteering to develop palliative care services? Margaret Hawkins has these Health bytes.
Starting your own skincare brand with Yvonne Naughton
Yvonne Naughton was once a chef designing menus, but now she has designed Mervue Natural Skincare, writes Anne O’Donoghue.
27 April 2022 Features
Mindfulness: access your inner calm
This month, mindfulness expert Catherine Callaghan shares her top tips to tap into your inner calm
20 April 2022 Features
Strength and conditioning is as important for those 50+ as for athletes
No matter how small the progress, success breeds motivation. Exercise coach Paddy Coady shares why a holistic approach to health and exercise is important for body longevity.
20 April 2022 Features
Snake banishment? Tall tale or long story?
In honour of St Patrick’s Day Amii McKeever pays a visit to James Hennessey who – using the profits from his construction business during the boom – bought a zoo. And not just any zoo; a reptile one.
15 March 2022 Living Life
Health: vital support group for ICU patients in recovery
ICU numbers hit the headlines every day during the pandemic but what is the reality of being that ill, whatever the cause, and what supports do ICU patients need afterwards? asks Margaret Hawkins.
2 March 2022 Health
Emotional eating: putting the brakes on
COVID-19 stress led to emotional eating for many, with one in three people reporting that they’ve gained weight*. Now the pandemic is easing, how do we get back to good habits, writes Margaret Hawkins.
9 February 2022 Health
Critical time for food supply in the beehive
During apiary checks, the beekeeper assesses weight. Those deemed light will require supplementary feeding - an emergency measure to prevent starvation of the colony, writes Willie O’Byrne.
26 January 2022 Features
Home Nurse: small steps to start 2022 on the right foot
As we settle into the new year, Nessa Robins shares the small changes she hopes to make to start 2022 off on the right foot.
19 January 2022 Recipes
Salt: think about shaking the habit
Too much salt in our diet can lead to heart disease and more, and with Irish people consuming twice the recommended amount each day, we need to think about shaking this habit, writes Margaret Hawkins
12 January 2022 Health