Family and Lifestyle

Depending on your age you may have a fondness for a particular Pope. There are now some young people who can compare their opinions on their favourite Pope. During my life time I have witnessed four very different Popes. There was also the curious year of three Popes in 1978. Young people now have an opportunity to compare three Pope’s most likely...

Last week, the Irish Medicines Board commissioned a survey looking at how and where Irish adults get information about medicines that they take. Apparently, less than two thirds of us read the product information materials (leaflets and boxes) that go with prescribed medicines, and only half of us read the...

Give Up Clothes for Good, Ireland’s biggest clothes drive, has returned for the fourth time, aiming to raise funds for Enable Ireland’s vital services for children with disabilities across the country, in association with designer brands-for-less retailer TK Maxx. Give Up Clothes for Good asks the public to drop their bags of unwanted quality...

Halloween is a busy night for the emergency services. In just 12 hours last Halloween night, Dublin city fire brigade and ambulance services answered 727 emergency calls. Sometimes, they had stones thrown at them as they tried to put out fires. The extra call outs cost €1 million in Dublin alone. The next morning, Dublin’s clean up bill comes to a...

Most of us get our first taste of the working world through a summer job. Up to the early 1990s, even primary school children did casual work like picking strawberries, working in a local shop or gathering eggs at a chicken farm. Since 1996, however, the law has forbidden children under 14 to be employed at all. Teens...

The visit of the relics of St Don Bosco has concluded in Limerick after a 13-day tour of Ireland. Following its arrival in Ireland on February 23, when it was welcomed by Apostolic Nuncio, Archbishop Charles Brown at St Agnes’ church in Crumlin, Dublin, the relics visited locations North and South, including Knock, St Peter’s Cathedral in Belfast...

The Pope’s intention for December is “that migrants throughout the world may be welcomed with generosity and authentic love, especially by Christian communities”. Are we in Ireland as welcoming as we would like to think? Ireland has been long-famed as the land of a thousand welcomes. Yet, for most of our recent history, we had relatively few...

Pages

Subscribe to RSS - Family and Lifestyle