All posts in "Health"

How food can improve your mood

By Cliona Perrick / September 21, 2020

During times of uncertainty, it is important to keep a balanced and healthy diet to help with mental health and overall mood. This is more relevant than ever with the current pandemic that we are facing. Due to restrictions and lockdowns many of us have been confined to the four corners of our own homes. […]


Everything you need to know about reusable masks

By Marieke Oggel / September 16, 2020

For the foreseeable future, masks are going to be an essential part of our daily lives. They’ve extended the mental checklist we run through as we head outdoors. Phone, wallet, keys… Mask? By now, you’ve probably noticed how quickly a person can go through a bag of disposable masks. As a mask-wearing world becomes the […]


8 Walks to Try in Ireland this Autumn

By Michaela Moriarty / September 10, 2020

Now that the weather has cooled down and the leaves are starting to turn, it’s one of the most opportune times to go for a few walks in Ireland this autumn. You’ll find multiple walking trails around the island for the casual walkers, serious hikers, and everyone in between. Walking became a big part of […]


Why I became, and still am a vegetarian

By Kamila Mushkina / July 20, 2020

Wondering if you should become a vegetarian? I’ll tell you why you should! My goal is not to promote a vegetarian diet but rather to share my own experience, and maybe you’ll find something useful for yourself. Let’s dive right into it! How I became a vegetarian I became a vegetarian for the first time […]


Over one million people have downloaded the Covid-19 tracker app

By Karl Ffrench / July 10, 2020

Over one million people have now downloaded Ireland’s Covid-19 tracker app. Ireland has now joined Italy and Germany who have already activated their tracing apps as tools to avoid a second wave of coronavirus infections. But what does it actually do and how does it work? The Covid Tracker App is free to download and […]


Life nursing in a Covid-19 ward

By Niall Ó Brolcháin / July 9, 2020

What is it like nursing in a Covid-19 ward during the pandemic?  Eva McGilloway is a nurse at Altnagelvin hospital in Derry.  She spoke to me recently about what it is like taking care of people who have had to receive intensive care as a result of the virus. ICU 24-year-old Eva, who happens to […]