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Breast milk donations neededThe Western Trust Milk Bank is located in Irvinestown, Co. Fermanagh, and is the only human milk bank in the country. It has provided help for hundreds of premature and sick babies both north and south in Ireland, since it opened in 2000.The service operates in a similar way to a blood bank. Breastfeeding mothers who...

Most of us love sharing pictures on social media whether it’s a family party, a child’s first day at school, a First Communion or some other memorable occasion. I love photography and, since I was a little girl, I was fascinated by the idea of capturing moments in time that you could look back on and savour. Facebook has been the...

Cervical cancer is diagnosed in about 300 women every year in Ireland and is responsible for approximately 90 deaths annually. Importantly, it also ranks as the second most common cause of death due to cancer in women aged 25-39. There has been an increasing level of awareness of cervical cancer in recent years with an almost 80% uptake in the...

It was a comment on Facebook, responding to the announcement that a friend is expecting her first baby: “Fantastic! You will love every minute of being a parent!” I have to admit, I laughed – possibly a little hysterically – and thought: “No you won’t!” It is not that I think this new mum won’t love...

Getting ready to go back to school can take some getting used to after a long and leisurely summer of long sleep ins and playing outside until dark. But there’s plenty to look forward to such as seeing all your friends more often, making new friends, and learning new things.And when you’ve got brand-new accessories and stationary you...

“We are each a miracle. We are the miracles that God made. We are precious.” These words first spoken by Ben Okri encapsulate the ethos of an almost 50-year-old Christian movement which celebrates the profound gifts of people with learning difficulties. Faith and Light is an international Christian community movement bringing...

As children, we may have heard the word mindful, in the context of, for example, “be mindful that I need you back early to help” or “be mindful of that stray dog” – and so we come to associate it with ‘remembering’ and, to a degree, with ‘alert caution’. And indeed, there is a portion of both...

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