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A Homeopath’s story

Posted on: 15th May, 2017 in Features

Bernie Smyth has been practicing homeopathy in Clonakilty for almost 20 years. She is also a lecturer and mentor of students at the Irish School of Homoeopathy in Cork and Dublin and also in Wales. Originally from Dublin, Bernie’s first...

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A home on wheels

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Posted on: 15th May, 2017 in Features

Living without the constraints of a traditional mortgage is something that most homeowners just dream about. We’ve all watched with interest the various TV shows showcasing ‘small house living’ with all its advantages and disadvantages. But is it really possible...

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‘Hope to the Homeless’ on the streets of Cork City

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Posted on: 15th May, 2017 in Features

On the streets of Cork City, a Christian organisation and charity called ‘Hope for the Homeless’ is trying to make a difference. Led by Cork woman Gillian Horgan, the volunteers gives support to Cork’s homeless; every other Friday night meeting...

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Hidden rural homelessness

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Posted on: 10th April, 2017 in Features

Although more visible in urban areas, homelessness is a very real issue affecting individuals and families in rural Ireland today. The first quarter of 2017 continues to see a rise rural homelessness in the West Cork region with figures up...

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The final journey

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Posted on: 10th April, 2017 in Features

Planning your own funeral may seem morbid but for many people, particularly those approaching old age, it can give great peace of mind. It is also a very thoughtful and practical exercise that makes things a whole lot easier for...

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Living with a disability

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Posted on: 10th April, 2017 in Features

In Ireland the 600,000 people with disabilities are not afforded the same basic human rights as everyone else. Although one of the first countries to sign the UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (UNCRPD) a decade ago,...

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It’s the little things in life…

Tristan Cahalane

Posted on: 7th March, 2017 in Features

In December 2016, three-year-old Tristan Forde from Dunmanway became the first person in Ireland legally allowed to use cannibas for medicinal purposes. Since then, Tristan, who suffers from a catastrophic form of epilepsy, Dravet Syndrome, has been seizure-free. Prior to...

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Carving a place in history

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Posted on: 7th March, 2017 in Features

Around the world longlasting and famous structures like the Taj Mahal, Egyptian pyramids, Stonehenge and even West Cork’s own unique stone circles give us an idea of just how important the ancient craft of stonework is. Stone is everywhere and...

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