Lidl is offering customers free in-store recycling. The supermarket chain says it will be the first retailer operating in the Republic of Ireland to offer the service. Customers will be able to dispose of the paper and plastic packaging from their grocery shopping after paying at the checkouts. Deirdre Ryan, Lidl Ireland’s Head of Corporate […]
Have you ever felt unwell and Googled your symptoms instead of going to a doctor? Or taken health and fitness advice from an infleuncer on Instagram? Dr Ciara Kelly, medical doctor and health and wellness blogger at The Irish Balance, explains why Dr Google and influencers can actually be harmful to your health.
Parenting is challenging, especially if you’re a first time parent and you’ve very little support. Free positive parenting programmes for parents of children aged 2 to 10 are commencing after Easter in Sligo and Leitrim. The Triple P Parenting Programme is organised by the HSE in partnership with local Community and Voluntary groups. Louise spoke […]
Hundreds of horse racing fans have vowed to boycott the Grand National after seeing a horse die after falling on his neck. Irish horse Up For Review was one of three fatalities at the three-day event at Aintree last week. 70,000 spectators and millions more TV viewers saw the Willie Mullins-trained horse convulse in pain […]
The Irish Guide Dogs for the Blind are looking for puppy raisers in Kildare, Meath and Laois. The charity helps visually impaired people and children with autism to achieve mobility and independence. Louise spoke to Esther Ring from the organisation to find out more.
Meet Lee. He’s a 26-year-old lad from just outside Mullingar in County Westmeath. He works hard at the weekdays and hangs out with family and friends at the weekend. He likes nothing more than going to a few football and hurling games, backing the horses and socialising. That was up until August 2018, when Lee’s […]
Dr Ciara Kelly, medical doctor and health and wellness blogger at The Irish Balance, spoke to Louise about the direct and indirect damage smoking does to the health of the smoker and those around them. She also had some great advice on how to quit cigarettes.
It’s Organ Donor Awareness Week and we’re being urged to talk to our families about our organ donation wishes. 234 transplants were carried out in Irish hospitals last year as a result of 81 families choosing to donate a deceased member’s organs. Louise spoke to David Crosby from Kingscourt, Co Cavan who had his double […]
New figures have shown that the number of STI cases in Ireland have dramatically increased in the last five years. Louise spoke to Dr Ciara Kelly, medical doctor and health and wellness blogger at The Irish Balance, about the signs and symptoms of STIs and how to go about getting your sexual health checked.
The Government’s announced that it plans to establish an Irish gambling regulatory authority. The authority will enforce laws around gambling both in person and online. Louise spoke to Barry Grant, CEO and founder of Problem Gambling Ireland, to ask him if the legislation will protect vulnerable people.