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Little Blue Heros

Gardaí Helping Seriously Ill Children   Little Blue Heroes Foundation is a not-for-profit charity operated entirely by volunteers (no paid staff) made up of Garda members/staff, retired Garda members, their…

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Clubs and Organisations

Garda Memorial Day 2020

The annual event commemorating members of the force who lost their lives on duty took place last weekend against a much changed backdrop from this time last year. Dublin Castle’s…

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Features

The Tasting Club – Irish Whiskey Podcast

The Irish Distillers Tasting Club is a six-part series for whiskey lovers, a masterclass in Irish whiskey. Over the 6 episode-series host Ger Garland meets the master distillers and discusses…

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Features

Whiskey cured my grandfather of Spanish flu

Paul Gorry F.S.G., F.I.G.R.S., M.A.G.I,  Co. Wicklow This is my grandfather, John McDermott.  He was born in Tulsk, Co. Roscommon, in March 1877, son of Patrick and Bridget McDermott.  When…

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Features

The View from Above

Sgt FitzPatrick on #Covid19 patrol at Lough Bray Upper Viewing Point today. From Garda Info: Our Beautiful little country will be filled with visitors/ day trippers soon again but in…

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Education

Switching on cancer gene could treat heart disease

Researchers trying to turn off a gene that allows cancers to spread have made a surprising U-turn. By making the gene overactive and functional in the hearts of mice, they…

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Irish News

Work on New Garda HQ

Work had just begun on the new Command & Control HQ for An Garda Síochána but has been paused due to the ongoing Covid 19 Crisis. The €80m project on…

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Health

Remdesivir: Covid-19 Cure?

Remdesivir is an investigational antiviral drug being developed by Gilead Sciences for the treatment of Covid-19 and Ebola virus infection. The drug is currently not approved. The US Food and…

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Irish News

HOME CRIME PREVENTION ADVICE – COVID 19

With reports of attempts by criminals to extort vulnerable people – remember to exercise caution where there are unexpected visitors to your home. An Garda Síochana have brought out a…

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Health

KNOW YOUR DISTANCE

Physical distancing saves lives Physical distancing is keeping a 2m (6ft) space between you and other people. You should not shake hands or make close contact where possible. This video demonstrates…

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Health

6 Amazing Hikes on the Wild Atlantic Way

1 – The Burren Way You’ll find the Burren, arguably the most unique landscape on Ireland’s west coast, in County Clare’s Burren region. You’ll often hear those that visit describe…

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Top Stories

Talking Statues Dublin

If statues could talk, what stories would they tell? 10 of Dublin’s most famous statues have been given the gift of the gab! Pass a Talking Statue, swipe your smartphone…

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History

The Phoenix Park – from the Georgian Period to the Present

The Eighteenth Century and the Chesterfield Era The 4th Earl of Chesterfield was appointed Lord Lieutenant of Ireland in January 1745, and is credited with initiating a series of landscape…

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Education

22 Books That Expand Your Mind and Change The Way You Live

1. Man’s Search For Meaning by Victor Frankl I still think about this book almost daily, years after I first read it. What happened to millions of Jews 70 years ago,…

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Lifestyle

Walking on the Grand Canal

The Grand Canal Way follows pleasant grassy towpaths, gravel and sometimes tarmac canal-side roads from Ringsend in Dublin to Shannon Harbour on Ireland’s longest river. ​​​The Grand Canal Way is…

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Irish News

Mothers of Invention – Comedian and writer Maeve Higgins & former Irish President Mary Robinson

Comedian and writer Maeve Higgins has been killing it with her ‘Maeve in America’ podcast since October 2016, which examined stories of her fellow immigrants in the USA with empathy…

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Golden Ireland – Holidays for over 55’s

Golden Ireland.ie – a unique Irish travel website exclusively for the over 55s and Actively Retired. Here you will find a broad range of discounts – from Hotel “Golden Year’s”…

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Features

Holiday Home Scheme

The Garda Benevolent Trust Fund continue to operate the Holiday Home Scheme as part of their initiative of improving the overall service it provides for its’ members. The aim is…

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Clubs and Organisations

Irish Men’s Sheds Association

The Irish Men’s Sheds Association exists to support the development of Ireland’s network of over 450 men’s sheds. Established in 2011, the IMSA has overseen the rapid growth of men’s…

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Health

Five Tips To Help Prevent And Manage Arthritis

Not only do they wear you down with gnawing pain, but they restrict your ability to do things that once you took for granted. The pains can affect your mood…

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Education

5 Books Anyone Over 60 Should Read

Mark Twain once said, “Age is an issue of mind over matter. If you don’t mind, it doesn’t matter.” So, while we don’t have a choice when it comes to…

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History

Sir Ernest Shackleton Endurance Expedition

So was born what became the Imperial Trans-Antarctica expedition of 1914 – 1917. The goal was ambitious – audacious even, considering that only 10 men had ever stood at the…

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History

The 1979 Fastnet Yacht Race Revisited

The 1979 Fastnet Race was the 28th Royal Ocean Racing Club’s Fastnet Race, a yachting race held generally every two years since 1925 on a 605-mile course from Cowes direct…

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Podcasts

Irish History Podcasts by Fin Dwyer

Even if you’re not a history buff per se, Fin Dwyer’s Irish History Podcast is well worth a listen. With topics including major events in Irish history – from the…

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