Cathy Belton is an actor renowned for her powerful performances on stage, screen and radio. I created theatres and I have a clear memory of rugs on the clothesline opening many shows. Being the elder meant that I had to chip down the boundaries for her, so I was the pioneer. It allowed me to have sufficient independence and life skills that I was happy to set out at 17 and move to Dublin. I’ve great admiration for anybody who just gets on with it.
January 17, 2021 08:25 UTC
Former Cork star Bríd Stack has been hospitalised after suffering an injury while lining out for Greater Western Sydney Giants during a practice match in Adelaide today. The game against Adelaide Crows in Norwood Oval was brought to a premature end near the end of the fourth quarter when Stack was met heavily in a tackle. A tweet on the Giants’ Twitter account read: “Unfortunately Irish recruit Brid Stack has been taken to hospital following spinal precaution protocols after a collision in a tackle late in the fourth quarter. She’s in the best possible care and we will provide a full update when we have further information.”Photos from the game show Stack’s concerned team-mates, including Mayo’s Cora Staunton, congregated around the 34-year-old as she received medical attention. Stack, who retired from inter-county football at the start of 2019 after claiming 11 All-Irelands and seven All-Stars, signed with the Giants in October and moved to Sydney with her husband Cárthach and their son Cárthach junior last month.
January 17, 2021 07:45 UTC
With four immortal words from a Dutch border officer, the previously hidden quirks of cross border traffic became a reality. Some plants mean problems tooDon’t gloat quite yet veggies - you cannot bring certain plants, seeds or plant products into the EU either. It’s complicated, but if it grows and things can live on it, then it’s out. If you have an EU or Northern Ireland issued pet passport then this may not apply but check before travel. You may be able to print the card, but I wouldn’t, if you’re crossing borders lots.
January 17, 2021 07:01 UTC
One in ten people who attend a sexual assault treatment unit (SATU) have forensic evidence stored so they can decide whether to tell gardaí at a later stage. Storage of forensic evidence without reporting to An Garda Síochána, known as Option 3, was introduced in August 2016. Of those who subsequently reported to gardaí, four in five had their evidence retrieved by gardaí for analysis. Another 3% (four people from the initial 127) requested that their evidence kits be kept for an additional year. Of those who chose Option 3, 93% were female, the mean age was 26, and 70% said a sexual assault had occurred.
January 17, 2021 06:30 UTC
I adore tea cakes. They can be thrown together in one bowl, piled into a loaf tin and baked in half an hour. You know the ones: fluffy, light, and unfussy, the type of cakes that are perfect with a cup of tea. This marmalade yoghurt cake is delicious – it’s lovely and light, scented with a mix of lemon and orange zests, and glazed with a sweet and sticky orange marmalade, giving it a glossy coating. Recipe: MARMALADE YOGHURT TEA CAKE
January 17, 2021 06:11 UTC
An Australian mother-of-five has offered a glimpse inside her incredibly neat and tidy pantry, which she arranged using affordable containers and labels. The kitchen space features perfectly aligned storage containers, personalised food labels and items placed in its own categories, ranging from canned goods to pastas and grains of all shapes and sizes. The kitchen is 3.2m long by 2.4m wide and the storage containers are from several different stores including Kmart, Big W, Woolworths, Cheap as Chips and IKEA. Kelly also made each label herself using a Silhouette Cameo label maker, which likely would have been a time consuming process. The kitchen was also designed with enough space to fit a sink and designated areas for kitchen appliances.
January 17, 2021 06:00 UTC
Last January on the eve of Brexit, with vice-president Mairead McGuinness presiding, Nigel Farage delivered his final speech to the European Parliament. “If you disobey the rules, you get cut off,” she said in a tone that suggested some serious, inner eye-rolling. Within the year, she has leaped from vice-president of the European Parliament to the European Commission, filling the seat vacated by Phil Hogan following his Covid-busting Irish holiday. As Miriam Lord wrote at the time, that directness explains why certain Fine Gael lads call her “Elbows McGuinness . On Wednesday, January 27th at 6.30pm, Mairead McGuinness talks to Kathy Sheridan in an event titled “Yes, commissioner”.
Dear Roe,Covid has had a huge impact on my life; I lost my job and lockdown meant I’ve lost contact with some friends. Now, my relationship of two years is getting strained. My job was stressing me out for a very long time and the “friends” I have fallen out of touch with had been increasingly flaky and selfish for a few years. Now I’m thinking of ending my relationship but my sister and close friends are telling me not to take on another life change during Covid because it could get better when this is all over. This letter is short on details, particularly about what’s going on with your relationship which would usually make me wary of responding.
Looking back on the past year, lockdowns and pandemic restrictions forced many people to start new routines. “The experience of 2020, as hard as it was, held many lessons,” says Gretchen Rubin, author of the book Better Than Before: What I Learned About Making and Breaking Habits. “Some people’s habits improved – often when they used the time they usually spend on work travel or commuting on exercising, cooking, reading or other healthy habits. Recycle the habit – While you still need to take pandemic precautions, you can build on your accountability habit. Find an accountability buddy to help you achieve your health goals.
January is a time synonymous with healthy eating when we all turn away from those food stuffs that we deem unhealthy. Now, as we all know, food is neither healthy nor unhealthy. In my world, food is either nutritious or non-nutritious, or at least somewhere between those two poles. When they are just about done, add a handful of green beans. Mix with the potatoes and green beans and enjoy.
The 35-year-old radio host suffers from cyclothymia which, if untreated, can lead to bipolar disorder. Symptoms of the mood disorder can include feeling so elated that there is a sense that you don’t need to sleep and you can feel full of energy. I was in my late 20s when I was diagnosed.”The NHS states of the condition: "Cyclothymia, or cyclothymic disorder, causes mood changes – from feeling low to emotional highs. "Cyclothymia has many similarities to bipolar disorder. While the condition can lead to developing bipolar disorder – where sufferers experience extreme mood swings.
January 17, 2021 05:20 UTC
Last year, the former pop star revealed she had suffered four heartbreaking losses while creating her young family. And now, opening up about the devastating impact of suffering a miscarriage, Myleene has described how she managed to bravely work through her radio show while suffering a tragic loss as she endured her third miscarriage. (Image: Myleene Klass/Instagram)Speaking to the Mail on Sunday’s You magazine, Myleene explained that the third miscarriage she suffered happened while she was working at a radio station. We counted the links.”Incredibly, Myleene bravely managed to complete her time on air thanks to Lauren’s support. I was on air.”Myleene shared details of her losses previously during Baby Loss Awareness Week in October 2020.
January 17, 2021 03:26 UTC
Parachute, Ireland's first CBD drinks company, has secured a listing with supermarket group Musgrave as it enters talks to supply Europe and the US. Parachute's deal with Musgraves will lead to the drink being distributed nationwide, with its total store count in excess of 150. Shubotham, who is the sales director in the UK, said Parachute, which hopes to brand itself as a relaxation drink, was delighted with the progress it had made since launching in February of last year. We never thought we'd achieve a listing with a multiple like Musgraves in the first year." Shubotham added Parachute had entered talks with distributors in both Europe and the US, which would be a big move for the brand.
Some feel it has put a stain back on their souls. My birth mother and father were from the country and they met in Dublin. She dressed me in beautiful clothes she bought in a shop in St Patrick's and took me in a taxi to the agency offices. She then took a bus back to St Patrick's to pack and got the boat to England. I used DNA services to track down relations of my birth father.
Twenty-five years after the murder of eight-year-old Kelly Doherty, Derry journalist Ingrid Devlin is running an anniversary piece for The Chronicle. While the Doherty family are reluctant to dredge up the past, Kelly's mother agrees to an exclusive interview and Ingrid visits the Doherty home, with its jarring memories. The man held responsible for Kelly's death contacts Ingrid and proclaims his innocence. Following his release from prison, he hides outside the walls of Derry, knowing he can never return home for fear of retribution. Against the background of post-Troubles Northern Ireland, Allan's fifth thriller is peppered with tension and fear, cleverly highlighting the changes in childhood experiences within one generation.