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Leaving Certificate 2018: Six students celebrating eight H1s as more pupils achieve top grades

Wednesday 15th August 2018 - Katherine Donnelly - The Irish Independent

Leaving Cert students are aiming higher and are rewarded today with a jump in the numbers achieving the highest grade in a subject. As more than 57,000 candidates receive their results, a breakdown of the data shows 7,490 students were awarded at least one H1 - a mark of between 90pc and 100p... Read more →

Irish scientists discover link between excessive belly fat and dementia

Friday 10th August 2018 - Kirsty Blake Knox - The Irish Independent

Excessive belly fat has been linked to an increased likelihood of cognitive impairment and dementia. A groundbreaking study of 5,000 Irish individuals has found the measure of belly fat in adults over the age of 60 is linked with cognitive impairment. These findings are cause for concern as ... Read more →

Patricia Casey: Why laughter really is the best medicine. Laugh until your sides ache and tears run down your face

Friday 10th August 2018 - Ardal O'Hanlon - The Irish Independent

As you read this, I am in Edinburgh at the festivals. The International, Fringe and Tattoo festivals, have just begun and the book festival begins next week. The Fringe is probably the best known and people think of it as a comedy festival, but it also comprises drama and music in all its forms, a... Read more →

The top Irish hotels and businesses keeping their own bees on their roofs

Friday 10th August 2018 - The Irish Independent - The Irish Independent

In Myrtleville, Co Cork, Mark Riordan has come up with a novel way of operating the beehives that he keeps on his family farm. His background is in tech, but as part of a master’s degree in organic horticulture at UCC, he wrote a thesis on commercial beekeeping and genetics, and became hooke... Read more →

Are smartphones killing the art of conversation?

Thursday 9th August 2018 - Chris Graham - The Irish Independent

We are apparently talking less. That is the takeaway from a landmark report that found people are speaking to others less on their mobile phones for the first time ever. British communications regulator Ofcom, which compiled the report, says the popularity of messaging services such as WhatsA... Read more →

The top Irish hotels and businesses keeping their own bees on their roofs

Tuesday 7th August 2018 - The Irish Independent - The Irish Independent

In Myrtleville, Co Cork, Mark Riordan has come up with a novel way of operating the beehives that he keeps on his family farm. His background is in tech, but as part of a master’s degree in organic horticulture at UCC, he wrote a thesis on commercial beekeeping and genetics, and became hooke... Read more →

'We banned Fortnite in our house. But now my son is lonely; all of his friends play it for hours on end'

Friday 3rd August 2018 - David Coleman

Clinical psychologist David Coleman offers parenting advice in his weekly column. My 10-year-old son is lonely and bored. His friends are staying indoors and playing Fortnite for hours on end. We have banned this game in our house as it led to protests, rows, stomping up stairs, and banging d... Read more →

Why two Irish sisters made the Forbes '30 Under 30' list and caught the eye of designer Orla Kiely

Friday 3rd August 2018 - Caroline Quinn - The Irish Independent

Isabel (Izzy) and Ailbhe Keane must be two of the brightest, funkiest and most entrepreneurial sisters in Ireland right now. Combining their talents has resulted in an eruption of creative energy, which is in the process of transforming the world of disability - with kaleidoscopic consequences. ... Read more →

Food authority issues warning on undercooked beef following 'serious food poisoning outbreak

Friday 3rd August 2018 - Geraldine Gittens - The Irish Independent

Some 3 per cent of raw minced beef is known to be contaminated with a harmful type of bacteria that can cause kidney failure, the Food Safety Authority of Ireland (FSAI) has warned. This harmful bacteria is E. coli (called Shiga toxin-producing E. coli). Children under five years of age and ... Read more →

CervicalCheck scandal: Labs line up expert witnesses to challenge victim

Monday 30th July 2018 - Eilish O Regan - The Irish Independent

The laboratories at the centre of the CervicalCheck scandal are to field a team of scientific experts to argue that cancer victim Ruth Morrissey's incorrect smear test results were not the result of a mistake. The defence team will claim that the failure to detect any abnormalities in Ms Morr... Read more →

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