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Wednesday, 22 November 2017

Ageing Irish population leading to greater isolation of over 65s, warns Alone

Ageing Irish population leading to greater isolation of over 65s, warns Alone
- The number of isolated and lonely older people seeking support has risen by 40 per cent in the past year reflecting Ireland's rapidly ageing population, ...

Vitamin D may help prevent rheumatoid arthritis – new study

Vitamin D may help prevent rheumatoid arthritis – new study
- onset of rheumatoid arthritis, which affects about 45,000 people in Ireland. ... it will certainly need to be so for people who have rheumatoid arthritis.

72% of Irish people think there should be more women in political decision making roles

72% of Irish people think there should be more women in political decision making roles
72% of Irish people think that more women should be involved in political decision-making roles. A new Eurobar survey shows that this is the third ...

What's the difference between Greek and Irish writers?

What's the difference between Greek and Irish writers?
- More than 30 years ago, Declan Kiberd asked whether Irish people “feel ravaged by crises of national identity as they reach for the multinational snap-crackle-and-pop”. Some countries are sufficiently complacent to dispense with this process: the Swiss invented mountain-shaped chocolate and an ...

I'd be disinvited from a sleepover when people found out I didn't go to church

I'd be disinvited from a sleepover when people found out I didn't go to church
- I knew one Irish person in Ireland and emailed him to ask who are these RTÉ people? Are they legitimate? I should have just googled his name ...

Irish Unionists warn Irish PM not to threaten the UK over Brexit

Irish Unionists warn Irish PM not to threaten the UK over Brexit
- The leader of the Democratic Unionist Party (DUP) and former first minister of Northern Ireland, Arlene Foster, warned the Prime Minister of Ireland not to threaten the UK over Brexit. Leo Varadskar has issued the UK with an ultimatum, demanding a written guarantee of an open border before the ...

Fears housing recovery 'running out of steam' as Northern Ireland new home starts down by 15%

Fears housing recovery 'running out of steam' as Northern Ireland new home starts down by 15%
- Work started on 1,723 new homes in Northern Ireland in the third quarter of the year, latest figures show. Land and Property Services' new dwelling statistics said that was a fall of 15% on the same quarter in 2016. Of all district council areas, Armagh, Banbridge and Craigavon claimed the largest number ...

Leo Varadkar and Simon Coveney's insistence that the UK spells out its vision for the island of ...

Leo Varadkar and Simon Coveney's insistence that the UK spells out its vision for the island of ...
- The UK Government shows no such nuance and, at times, seems to simply forget that Northern Ireland is even a consideration in the Brexit process. For some, it is far more about global might and domination than the best interests of UK citizens. Theresa May and Co may well be in for a shock at the ...