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Dick O’Hanrahan, George Hook and Mary Kennefick at Newstalk HQ for the launch of An EngAGEment with Bluebird Care, a nationwide roadshow looking at issues affecting older people in modern Ireland. Picture: Margaret Brown

By 2021 there will 800,000 people over the age of 65 in Ireland, but are we minding our ageing population?

That's the question...

Irish Water has announced details of its metering roll-out in Cork County, which will see the first water meter installations in Douglas and Ballincollig in the week commencing Monday, November 11th.

Meters will be installed outside domestic residences on the public water mains. Metering is already underway in Kildare, Kerry, Meath, Wexford, Dublin, Limerick, Mayo and Fingal, while...

A new book invites women with breast cancer, amid the whirlwind of medical activity, to find a path to healing and hope through prayer and reflection. The Pink Ribbon Path, written and compiled during author Mary Ussher’s journey through the cancer experience, includes original prayers as well as extracts from a wide range of sources.

The Pink Ribbon Path, published by The Columba...

Now in its fourth year, the John West Fantasy Writing Competition is once again accepting entries from student science fiction fans.

Last year the competition attracted over 11,000 entries in three categories – Primary (5/6th class), Junior Secondary (1st – 3rd year) and Senior Secondary (Transition Year/4-6th Year) and this year's prizes include a tablet PC and an iPod...

According to a recent Chiropractic Association of Ireland (CAI) survey, one-fifth of respondents (21%) experience regular back, neck, and/or shoulder pain, with almost three quarters (72%) suffering from one or more of these issues on occasion.

‘Straighten Up and Move’ was the message from the CAI during the fifth annual Straighten Up Ireland Week, as doctors warned the...

If the ghastly, gooey, bubbling, belching science behind Boo Bubbles and Vanishing Ghost Eggs sounds like something that might appeal to your little ghouls, the Mad About Science Halloween Workshop will be right up their street.

The three-hour classes will see kids create a batch of Gooey Slime, or an eerie glowing pumpkin. This year’s workshops will run in three different...

A documentary on a German healer who gave lectures after World War II is to be shown this weekend. The free showing of The Phenomenon Bruno Gröning on Sunday at Brú Columbanus on Cardinal Way, Wilton, shines light on the individual stages of Gröning’s life and work.  It will be shown from 11am to 5.30pm, with two intermissions included. The film will also be...

A free talk on managing exam stress will take place in Mallow on Friday, October 25th. Run by Solace and supported by Mallow Primary Healthcare Centre, the talk will explore the ways in which stress can manifest itself, look at what can be learned from the way we experience stress and provide tips on using this information to your advantage to build confidence.

The talk is suitable for...

A multi-media musical experience to educate young people on the workings of an orchestra will take place next month. Broadcaster and musician Evelyn Grant and the Cork Pops Orchestra will present A Young Person’s Guide… to primary schools on Wednesday, November 6th and Thursday, November 7th at City Hall while the post primary performance will be held on Friday, November 8th....

Diabetes Ireland, in association with Novartis, will host a public information evening entitled VisualEYES the Risks: Managing Your Diabetes and Diabetic Retinopathy at 7.30pm on Wednesday October 23rd at The Imperial Hotel in Cork.

Dr Mark James, consultant ophthalmologist, will be present on the evening to discuss the importance of regular screening and the treatments available; other...

A new reference guide to basic homeopathic children's remedies is available in bookshops. Rhymes for Remedies, written by Cork author Jackie Synnott and illustrated by West Cork artist Paul Delaney, is broken into eight sections covering an array of common ailments, from bruises and burns to colds and sleeplessness.

Printed in Carrigtwohill by selfpublishbooks.ie, Rhymes for Remedies is...

The parents of a Cork teenager who took her own life as a result of bullying are inviting other people affected by suicide to join them for an evening of uplifting music.

After Anthony and Collette Wolfe's daughter Leanne died in 2007, the couple set up the You Are Not Alone organisation, which supports people who are bereaved or affected by suicide and reaches out to those who have...

More than 150,000 people are expected to participate in events during Maths Week 2013, which runs until October 20th. Developed and coordinated by Calmast, the award winning centre at Waterford Institute of Technology, the week will see world-renowned maths presenters flock to Ireland to join local mathematicians in the biggest festival of its kind in the world.

An estimated 2,500...

Munster Rugby players Peter O’Mahony and Donncha O’Callaghan with Elaine Sheehan from Keanes Jewellers, who is wearing a Rolex watch worth €9000 that will be auctioned at The Marymount Hospice Ball. Picture: Gerard McCarthy Photography

The 2013 Marymount Hospice Ball is set to be even bigger than last year’s sell-out event. The annual...

A charity yoga class will be held on Saturday, October 12th in aid of The Hope Foundation. The class will take place in Womens’ Fitness Plus, Kinsale Road Roundabout, Cork at 12.30pm and will be taught by yoga teacher, Nika.

The class is open to yoga enthusiasts of all abilities and levels and yogis are asked to make a donation towards The Hope Foundation on the day. All funds...

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