I turned 58 yesterday – only two more years to go before the next ‘significant’ birthday and I’m very much looking forward to it as well as enjoying myself in the here and now.Read More
Fifteen years ago today, one of the most controversial public health measures in our history — the workplace smoking ban — came into effect on 29 March 2004.Read More
Today is World Hearing Day as every 3 March is and it has particular relevance for me — someone with poor hearing — as it does for hundreds of thousands of people here in Ireland and millions around the world.Read More
It’s three years today since the counts took place for the last General Election. On that day we saw the two traditional centre-right parties almost gaining almost 50% between them and, with their gene-pool independents, the centre-right gained in and around 60% of the popular vote. Not surprisingly, this vote has been well-reflected in the Confidence and Supply arrangement between the Fine Gael-led Government and Fianna Fáil.Read More
Today — the third Monday of January — is deemed to be Blue Monday, the most depressing day of the year.
However, for many of us — me included at times — most Mondays are difficult to manage as they bring with them that anxiety about all the things that you should have done last week (like your homework when you were in school) and left undone and/or what awaits in the week to come.Read More
Today is World Hearing Day and only my second since I got my hearing aids a little over a year ago and began to experience the world of sound in the way that most people just take for granted.Read More