From big to small, plant pots to upgrade your favourite leafy housemates
From big to small, plant pots to upgrade your favourite leafy housemates

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This beautiful Georgian residence is on the market for €775,000
This beautiful Georgian residence is on the market for €775,000

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Event: Join us for a fun nature hike with Nadia El Ferdaoussi
Event: Join us for a fun nature hike with Nadia El Ferdaoussi

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Ask the Doctor: ‘I’ve developed hay fever in adulthood, is it dangerous to rely on antihistamine tablets?’
Ask the Doctor: ‘I’ve developed hay fever in adulthood, is it dangerous to rely on...

Sarah Gill

Women in Sport: Freestyle mogul skier Claire Dooley
Women in Sport: Freestyle mogul skier Claire Dooley

Sarah Gill

School Meals Scheme: Ballymaloe sauces for some children, “beef of unknown origin” for others
School Meals Scheme: Ballymaloe sauces for some children, “beef of unknown origin” for others

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New season Kardashians and a reality real-estate show – what to watch this week
New season Kardashians and a reality real-estate show – what to watch this week

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A narrow Victorian Dublin terrace has become a light-filled space connected to the outdoors
A narrow Victorian Dublin terrace has become a light-filled space connected to the outdoors

Megan Burns

Stylist Eoin Gavin on his favourite fashion finds
Stylist Eoin Gavin on his favourite fashion finds

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‘My period cycle dominated my life, but then I started acupuncture’
‘My period cycle dominated my life, but then I started acupuncture’

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Ireland’s Covid mistakes: ‘It wasn’t a price I was willing to pay’


by Amanda Cassidy
25th Feb 2023

It’s exactly three years since Covid arrived on our doorstep. Now a NPHET expert has slammed some of the major decisions made by Irish leadership during the pandemic as “dangerous” and “wrong." Amanda Cassidy explores the impact of our big Covid mistakes and speaks to those who chose to do things their own way.

There were too many decisions based on fear rather than following the science, according to Professor Martin Cormican who has spoken out in an extraordinary interview with the Irish Independent today. The HSE’s former national clinical lead for infection control has admitted that the long-term closures of schools and banning visitors in nursing homes were “inhumane”. “The follow the science” mantra tended to communicate to the public a degree of certainty about the expected benefits...

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