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This year has been colder than most! There’s a decided chill in the air mot days, and many of us are wondering the bet way to hear our home and, more importantly, the best way to keep the heat in! The Sustainable Energy Authority of Ireland (SEAI) has some handy tips and hints for householders… Read more »

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Most of us feel we are here to accomplish something big in our lives and, if we haven’t met our goals, we feel as if we are incomplete, or empty, as if our lives don’t yet make sense because they don’t line up with our idea of major accomplishments in the way we want them… Read more »

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January is known as the month of friendship and honouring those true friends. Friendship is like manna from heaven—it is essential to our humanity and we could not live without it. Ever since time began, we have been offering the hand of friendship to one another. However, many in today’s world seem to think we… Read more »

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It’s time to stand-to betwixt night and day As the god of the east sends darkness away, In grey mists of dawn amongst the bamboo, An alien wild world that few of us knew. A malaria tablet and a couple of salt pills, Washed down with rum the cure of all ills, Each man peering… Read more »

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New Year’s resolutions sometimes get a bad wrap, because they seem to represent the folly and flightiness of the human spirit. We start off the year with grand intentions to eat only salads, walk/run/swim 100 miles a week, and to do Bikram yoga in a sauna until we weigh as much as a baby sparrow…. Read more »

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The Prime Time special on Áras Attracta, which was aired on Tuesday 9th of December, made for distressing viewing. For those of us with special needs children, it was even more so. It is every parent’s worst nightmare. ‘That could be my Johnny or my Mary.’ It was all too horrific. Surely there must be some… Read more »

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Have you ever stopped to think what a brilliant, unique and remarkable person you are? The end of an old year and the start of a new year can be a time to reflect on that statement. Of all the people who ever lived, not one of them is just like you. No one who… Read more »

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As we look forward to another new year, I have put together some New Year’s resolutions or New Year’s New Beginnings as I like to call them. It is a time for giving thanks for blessings received, asking forgiveness for transgressions committed, forgiving those who have aggrived us, and asking grace and strength for the future…. Read more »

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This building has many secrets You will find it on the Dublin road just across from the GMIT a building that has seen it all from seasonal work parties to the graduation ball 175 rooms, a swimming pool, Jacuzzi, sauna, restaurant, bar all empty, full of secrets that will never be told it stands with… Read more »