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Research shows inheritance planning not what it should be

Despite record levels of wealth and an ageing population, people in Ireland aren’t properly planning for how they will pass on their wealth after they die.

Tranquillity - new exhibition from Pat Flannery

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TRANQUILITY, THE latest exhibition by Galway artist Pat Flannery, whose work focuses on the connection between emotions and the hidden stories within, will be officially opened tomorrow, in the Portershed, Eyre Square.

Playing gender roles in Men At Play

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GENDER - Is it something you are born with, or is it a social construct, a set of behaviour and attitudes, imposed on, and expected from individuals simply because of the genitalia they were born with?

Water supply under serious risk as conservation order comes into force

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As a National Water Conservation Order came into effect this morning, water supplies in a number of areas in Mayo have been highlighted as being under serious risk, according to Irish Water.

Farmers urged to use best practice when spraying pesticides

Exceedances in pesticides have been detected in drinking water sources in Mayo and as a result Irish Water working in partnership with Mayo County Council and the National Pesticides and Drinking Water Action Group (NPDWAG) is appealing to farmers and other users of pesticides to follow the guidelines when applying these substances to their lands.

Status yellow: pollen season expected to hit Ireland early June

As it seems we are set to continue enjoying this sunny weather, hay fever could cause misery for numerous sufferers across Ireland.

Sleep advice for shift workers

If you work shifts, aim to have at least four hours sleep at the same time every night/morning (eg, 3am to 7am). This will help to keep your sleep clock regular. Use the weekend or days off to get in some extra “recovery” sleep. Make sure the sleeping environment is as conducive to rest as possible.

What is candida?

Candida is a yeast normally found in certain parts of our body such as mouth, intestines, and vagina. Recently scientists have discovered it living normally, without causing problems, in our eyes. If our immune system is working normally candida does not cause us any problems; on the contrary it helps with our digestion and nutrition and vitamin absorption. It is only if it starts to overgrow and turn into a fungal infection that it can start causing symptoms.

Let’s talk creepy crawlies

Eanna Ni Lamhna, well-known TV and radio presenter of Mooney Goes Wild, will give a talk entitled “Going Wild in the World of Creepy Crawlies” to the Headford Environment Group.

Climbing plants for boundaries

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As we talked about garden boundary options last week, you might like to hear about some climbing plants that can be used to good effect around the perimeters of the garden. A word of warning first though – when I’m called in to design garden plans, clients often assume that planting climbers is a good way to disguise an unattractive boundary. It can work, but you have to be careful, as you could end up drawing attention to the very feature you’re anxious to conceal.

 

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