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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

Marco

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

Victor

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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Yoga helping refugees

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Posted on: 7th March, 2017 in Features

West Cork yoga teachers Claire Osborne and Bella Hancock will be returning to the Middle East with the Yoga Mandela Project in March, where they will be offering yoga classes and yoga therapy in refugee communities. The Yoga Mandela Project...

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Cosima spreads her wings in Junk Kouture

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Posted on: 7th March, 2017 in Features

Sixteen-year-old Cosima Augustin, a home-schooled student living between Clonakilty and Rosscarbery, is among 80 young designers to have reached the South Regional Final of the Bank of Ireland Junk Kouture 2017 competition, taking place at University Concert Hall Limerick on...

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Living life with ovarian cancer

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Posted on: 6th February, 2017 in Features

Four years ago, life for Catherine Kingston and her family changed forever when, age 62, Catherine was diagnosed with advanced stage (Stage III) ovarian cancer. Ovarian cancer is the fourth most common female cancer for women in Ireland. Approximately 350...

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