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Cover interview

By Amy Wall. Images by Hazel Coonagh she gets on.” “I tend to sweat experience. We had, I
Aside from supporting her the small stuff, suppose, a long run into
so I’m trying it in the sense that Dad
daughter, I ask Anne if she has not to do that was [ill] over a number
anything she would like to achieve as much” of years. He had carers in
this year and she tells me she’d love with him. My mother died
to run a half marathon. ways indestructible and Anne agrees. very, very suddenly out of
“When you’ve had a father as old as mine, the blue eighteen years ago
“I think I’m confining to that and that was a completely
because I’ve been saying it every we’ve had him around an awful long time different experience. at
year for about five years and I’ve and well, we didn’t think he was going to was very raw and very
only done it one year,” she says. go on forever, but you really get used to the traumatic, so this wasn’t
person being there all of your adult life. the same experience – it
Anne is a massive supporter of the Every single bit of it. But his quality of life was different.”
Park Run, a timed run that takes was really poor. His mobility was gone, so
place in parks across the country that was very hard to look at… at was Dealing with grief is
really hard to look at. never an easy thing to do
every weekend morning, and she but unfortunately it’s a part
tells me she’s just completed “I’m reluctant to be too sweeping about of human life. I ask Anne
her 100th Park Run. it and I can only speak about my own about her own experience.
“I completed my
100th Park Run “Certainly there are
about a month ago, phases to it. Not quite sure
which was a bit what phase I’m in now. I’m
of a milestone so I not as exhausted as I was
was delighted with at the beginning. I think
that. e Run is once I’m just coming out of that
a week, so it’d take you kind of early exhaustion.
three years to do that. So Anyway, I try not to over
think it and try not to over
who’d have thought that when I analyse it. Just get on with
started out all those years ago, three it,” she says.
years ago, that I’d be slugging away
at it? I was delighted and had a bit of I ask Anne if losing her
a celebration and I’m going to keep father has changed her
going,” she says. perspective in anyway.

Given that running has become “No, I wouldn’t say it’s
such a big part of her life, I ask if she changed my outlook on
could imagine her life without it. life. It’s brought on the
inevitability of the process
“I wouldn’t like to lose it now. No, of life and the fact that
I wouldn’t. I can’t imagine my life death is at the end, and
without it now but I suppose that there is absolutely no escaping it. So it hasn’t
will come in time. But I’m not even changed my outlook, it’s just reinforced the
considering that at the moment. It’s finite nature of our lives and the fact that we
just what I do now.” are on this planet for quite a short while and
if you can, try and get your head up out of all
We’re five months into 2017 now and the busyness of life and smell the roses.
when I ask Anne what her year has been “I know it’s a bit cliché, but it’s true. I tend
like so far, she describes it as being “mixed”. to sweat the small stuff, so I’m trying not to
Sadly Anne’s father, Barry Cassin, the noted do that quite as much. I’m trying to take a
theatre actor and director, passed away in longer view – not focus on the wrong stuff, or
January at the age of 92. the silly stuff or the trivial stuff.” WW

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a little bit odd still, I must say. It’s a little bit
odd because I still kind of think that he’s still
there, but he’s not.”

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Here the experts share e perfect you work
their tips on getting it right blowdry right to the
end of the
There’s no better feeling that leaving a e perfect, modern blowdry needs to be done hair to give
salon with a beautiful blowdry. But try to in two parts: roots first and ends to finish. For you a sleek
recreate it at home, and if you’re anything volume, apply a generous amount of Joico Body finish”
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professional looking hair. give you movement in the hair. Work in small
sections no bigger than brush, directing the
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place. e perfect curly blowdry. di erent heat settings. 3. Put the nozzle on your 5. Finish your style with
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Health news

Grab your glasses Super sleek Save your skin

Nadine Coyle has launched the e Fitbit Alta HR is the world’s Broadcaster Karen Koster
Specsaver’s Ireland Spectacle slimmest fitness wristband. has just launched the La
Wearer of the Year competition. With up to seven days battery Roche-Posay ‘Save Your Skin’
Open to glasses wearers aged 16 and life and a heart rate monitor, campaign in partnership with
over, the winner will walk away this is stylish, sleek and packs the Irish Cancer Society. The
with €12,000 and an extra €1,000 a powerful fitness punch. You campaign encourages us all to
to spend solely on eye care. But can track your calories burned, have ‘SunSmart’ behaviour
that’s not all, for every entry into your exercise intensity and your this summer and, most
the competition, €1 will be donated resting heart rate. It’ll also track importantly, to pass it on to
to Our Lady’s Children’s Hospital your sleep and more. A savvy the next generation. Last year,
in Crumlin. e competition has investment for anyone who La Roche-Posay launched
five categories and the winner from needs a little encouragement to their My UV Patch – a patch
each will receive a VIP make-over start moving more. to help you become aware of
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Know two of their products. Twelve
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to those who register online at
A new survey conducted by GSK has SAY Too busy to meditate? is book By Amy Wall
revealed that 44 per cent of Irish parents GOODBYE is the answer. Unplug offers
think a distinctive rash is the first symptom TO SNEEZES a simple, minimalist guide to THREE STEPS
of meningitis. Contrary to popular belief, this ancient practice. Instead TO BE SUN AWARE
the rash often appears after other symptoms We’re stepping into of devoting an hour a day to
and sometimes, it does not appear at all. hay fever season, sitting in silence, author Suze La Roche-Posay and the
but the good news Yalof Schwartz shows that you Irish Cancer society are
e #TackleMeningitis campaign from GSK is that you don’t can get much more done (and encouraging the public to be
in partnership with rugby players Rory have to su er. Lu a start reaping the benefits) by ‘sun aware’ by following these
Best and Matt Dawson is aiming to raise Pollinosan Hay fever simply consciously unplugging three steps.
awareness of the rare but potentially fatal tablets are made up for a few minutes each day. e 1. Check moles and monitor
disease by helping parents to understand of a natural remedy techniques within this book any changes in your skin.
the signs and symptoms of the disease and containing seven are simple and incredibly easy Become a ‘skin checker’ for
raise awareness of existing information and tropical herbs to stop to follow, your loved ones.
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taking the tablets up straightaway. 3. Be SunSmart and play safe
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Meningitis often resembles common viral
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Living with IBS ConsultantDietician
Paula Mee on
ways to manage
D o you have irritable bowel syndrome
(IBS)? Are you regularly bloated? WHAT ARE FODMAPs? buckwheat and oat breads and cereals and ensure
Do you suffer with abdominal you drink plenty of water. Avoid wheat bran as it
discomfort or pain, emotional FODMAPs are found in carbohydrates. They may make symptoms worse. Try oat bran instead.
anguish, diarrhoea or constipation? Bowel are not found in proteins and fats. Healthy
conditions affect as many as one in five carbohydrate-rich foods such as apples, garlic Try adding ground or whole linseeds to cereal,
people and IBS is particularly common and milk contain FODMAPs. Not-so-healthy salad or two tablespoons of natural yoghurt. Start
in women. If you’ve been living with an processed carbohydrate-rich foods like battered with one teaspoon, increasing to one tablespoon
irritable bowel for years, you may not have fish, croissants and biscuits contain FODMAPs per day over time as tolerated. Drink 150ml
heard of the low FODMAP diet, an evidenced too. The amount of FODMAPs in carbohydrate- additional water with each tablespoon.
based way of managing symptoms. rich foods can vary depending on where the food
is grown, the climate and soil fertility. It’s not DIARRHOEA
DIAGNOSING IBS advisable to simply li information from the
internet, as the advice will only be relevant to the If you eat high-fibre foods, reduce your fibre
Once your GP has assessed your symptoms, country of origin. A dietitian will provide you with intake from allowed low FODMAP foods. Stick
a diagnosis can be made on the basis of your the most up-to-date list as well as any relevant to rice crackers and corn cakes without added
medical and dietary history. Blood tests are personalised advice. fibre and white gluten-free bread and rolls. If
required to rule out other digestive conditions symptoms improve, you can increase your fibre
with similar symptoms. Anti-spasmodic, anti- MANAGING EXCESSIVE WIND intake again to assess your tolerance level of
diarrhoeal or laxatives may be occasionally these foods. Peppermint oil can help to slow the
prescribed for symptom relief. Sometimes a Everyone has wind and it’s normal to pass wind time it takes food to travel through the gut and
referral to a gastroenterologist is necessary to throughout the day. Too much wind, can cause lessen diarrhoea in some people.
rule out other gut disorders such as inflammatory pain and flatulence. Some people swallow too
bowel disease or coeliac disease. much air when talking or eating, resulting in Your dietician may discuss the use of a
excessive wind. If you gulp your food, try chewing short-term eight-week probiotic supplement
MANAGING IBS each mouthful completely with your mouth or psychological therapies for the long-term
closed. Excessive wind may also arise if there is management, such as mindfulness, relaxation
If you do have IBS there are a number of practical an imbalance in the gut microbiome. Taking a treatments, yoga, CBT or counselling. WW
steps to follow to help manage symptoms. These probiotic supplement for two months might help.
include the following: In order for the probiotic to work it must ‘arrive, Gut Feeling by Paula Mee and Lorraine Maher
survive and thrive’ where it’s needed. Some (Gill Books, €19.99) is available now
› Eat small meals at regular intervals. Take your probiotics require a prescription.

time and chew your food well. Eating certain foods such as brassica vegetables
may cause wind too. Culprits include cauliflower,
› Cut down on high-fat foods like cakes, biscuits, cabbage, broccoli and legumes. Drinking fizzy
beverages can also cause excessive wind.
confectionery, fried foods, ice-cream and creamy
sauces. Avoid carbonated drinks and chewing Foods, medicines and chewing gum containing
gum. the artificial sweetener sorbitol also increase wind
production. There is a possibility that wind can
› If you believe spicy foods cause symptoms, trial arise as a result of lactose intolerance. The low
FODMAP diet is worth trying once your doctor
their restriction for a period of time. has ruled out associated medical conditions
related to excessive wind.
› Reduce your alcohol intake to well within the
national recommendations.
Try increasing your fibre intake from allowed
› Ensure you are fully hydrated. low FODMAP foods, if you have been advised to
› Ca eine (in co ee, tea, energy drinks and so follow this diet. Use wholegrain varieties of rice,

drinks) may induce or worsen IBS symptoms. “Free yourself
Monitor your intake and if you think it may be
related to your symptoms, reduce it. by switching

› Avoid supplementing your diet with wheat bran. off your phone

Ground linseeds (6-24g per day) can help to for an hour”
relieve constipation, abdominal discomfort and
bloating if you have constipation.

› Take a probiotic for a month and assess any

beneficial e ects.

› Get regular exercise and maintain a healthy


Additionally you can go and see a dietitian trained
in using the low FODMAP diet. You don’t need a
doctor’s referral but it’s always better to keep your
doctor updated on any dietetic management plan.


Health feature


Could enjoying the small things in life make you happier? e answer is yes

O ften we associate happiness with EXAMPLES OF SIMPLE or mindfulness, which are both great By Amy Wall
the big things that happen in our PLEASURES methods.
lives. Happiness comes as the result
of booking that badly-needed › Reading in bed Another way to slow down is to take five
holiday, sealing the deal on a new car or › Taking a walk in the rain minutes at the end of your day and simply
getting that wonderful new job. But these › Lighting a fire sit down. ink back over your day and
big events are sporadic – they don’t happen › Making a home cooked meal ‘see’ each moment unfolding in your mind’s
every day and anyone who was been away › Spending quality time with loved ones eye. Did anything lovely happen today that
on a fab holiday will know the depressing › Engaging in a hobby you couldn’t give much attention? Maybe
‘back to real life’ slump that occurs when › Singing along to the radio someone gave you their seat on the bus? Or
we return to our normal daily routines a › The smell of lavender oil maybe the rain held off so you could walk
week or two weeks later. › Having fresh flowers in the house the dog without worrying about getting
› Clean bed sheets soaked. As you remember each of these
We all want to be happy and we all deserve › Playing with a pet good things, allow yourself to feel true
to be happy, so the question is how do we › Reading to your child appreciation for them.
stay happy on a daily basis when we don’t › Treating yourself to something lovely
have these big events? e answer is simple Chances are you’ll notice your mood
– we focus on the small things. important to note that no two people will lifting in a matter of minutes.
have the exact same simple pleasures, and
THE SMALL THINGS that’s perfectly okay. A simple pleasure for WAKING UP
you might be going for a long walk while
e small things are exactly that. ey’re another person might favour switching By slowing down and trying the above
those every day moments that have the off with their favourite TV show. Simple practice you’re priming your mind to notice
potential to lead to big happiness if we pleasures are completely individual. simple pleasures. Eventually you’ll find
notice them. So often we live our lives in a yourself ‘waking up’ to these things and
cloud of stress and we rush around trying to e first step in starting to notice our actively enjoying these moments as they
accomplish everything we need to get done. simple pleasures is to slow down ever so happen without having to reflect on them
slightly. When we slow our pace, we open at a later stage. is is a process that takes a
erefore these simple pleasures regularly up space which gives us the time to actively little practice, but the good news is that it’s
go unnoticed, which is why we need to rely notice what’s going on around us. Some a nice thing to do and it feels good, so this
on the big events for happiness. people slow down by practicing meditation usually encourages people to stick with it.

But what if we made a promise to When you find yourself noticing these
ourselves to start noticing (and really moments as they happen, why not take it
enjoying) these simple pleasures every day? one step further and actively bring these
What would our lives look like then? moments into your life?

Acknowledging simple pleasures on a If one of your simple pleasures is enjoying
daily basis not only feels good and makes a punnet of fresh strawberries, why not start
us happier, it also encourages feelings of sprinkling them on your morning porridge
gratitude, which in turn cultivate more good to make you smile? Likewise if getting a hug
feelings and happiness. It’s a positivity- from your partner makes you feel amazing,
fuelled cycle which can make us feel why not have a weekly ‘cuddle date’
incredible and give us all of those health where you get cosy and watch a film or do
and wellbeing benefits associated with something else together?
happiness, such as lower blood pressure, a
brighter mood, more confidence and more It’s important to remember that
empathy towards others. happiness doesn’t have to be a lovely thing
that happens every once in a while. By
TAKE NOTICE taking some small steps and focussing on
everything that lights us up inside, we’re
e most important thing that we can start cultivating a more sustainable sense of
doing for our mental health and wellbeing is happiness that will be more consistent in the
to start noticing these simple pleasures. It’s long run. WW



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Cookbook the speed of the egg 6. Place the sponge onto meringue on the top
whites to a very low a large cake stand (I and then using a chef’s
Lemon and speed and then gently sometimes cut the top blowtorch glaze it up
raspberry pour the boiled sugar on crust off it). Spread with to brown it. No need to
baked Alaska top. Continue to whisk the raspberry jam and put it in the oven as the
very slowly until the then top with some sliced meringue has already
Serves 6 Time 1 hour 30 mixture is cool. At this ice cream and fresh fruit been cooked by pouring
minutes Level Hard stage it should be smooth if desired. the boiled sugar syrup in
and glossy. 7. Pipe the Italian on it. Serve immediately.
You will need
For the sponge
3 eggs, separated
110g sugar
Grated zest of 1 lemon
150g ground almonds

For the Italian meringue
60ml cold water
20g liquid glucose
240g caster sugar
4 egg whites

Other ingredients
2 tbsp raspberry jam
1 box ice cream
Fresh fruit (if desired)

1. Preheat oven to
180˚C/350˚F/Gas Mark 4.
Lightly grease and line an
8in/20cm deep round cake
2. In a mixing bowl beat the
egg yolks with the sugar
and lemon zest to a pale
light cream, add the ground
almonds and mix well. At
this stage the mixture will
be very stiff but don’t worry
about that! Stiffly beat the
egg whites until they are
meringue like and then
beat in half of the egg white
mixture into the almond mix
to loosen it up. Gently fold
the remaining egg white into
almond mixture.
3. Pour into the tin and bake
in the oven for approximately
20-25 minutes until set. A
skewer inserted in the centre
should come out clean.
4. Place the water and
glucose into a medium
saucepan and place onto a
moderate heat. If you have a
sugar thermometer put it into
the pan also. In a large clean
mixing bowl start beating
the egg whites until they are
stiffly beaten.
5. When the sugar reaches
121˚C (hard ball stage) reduce


Peach and

Serves 6 Time Overnight cream and thinly sliced peaches Photographed at The Edward says
Level Medium and halved strawberries and the Edward Hayden School of
tiny star shaped meringues and Cookery by Hazel Coonagh. “I think pavlova is
You will need some fresh mint. WW For details on Edward an eternally popular
3 large egg whites and his classes see www. dessert and is always
175g caster sugar a great success when
½ tsp cornflour it is served. Also for
½ tsp vinegar those that are calorie
½ tsp vanilla extract conscious it does have
a considerably lower
To garnish quantity of fat than
Freshly whipped cream other desserts, you
3-4 peaches (fresh or tinned) might need to go easy
10-12 strawberries on the cream though!”

1. Preheat the oven to
130˚C/250˚F/Gas Mark ½.
Choose a large spotlessly clean
mixing bowl.
2. Put the egg whites into the
mixing bowl and beat them
vigorously until they are stiffly
beaten. If you were to turn the
bowl upside down the eggs
would not come out of the bowl
and this is a good indication
of the different stages that can
be achieved. Be careful in case
they do come out of the bowl.
3. Reduce the speed of the
mixer and add the sugar bit by
bit until it is all incorporated.
It is important to beat well
between each addition of sugar.
4. At this stage you need to
turn off the mixer and add in
the vanilla extract, cornflour
and vinegar and then return
the mixer to full speed for 50-
60 seconds.
5. Using a piping bag, pipe
the meringue mixture into
a shell (with a piped border)
onto a baking tray lined with
parchment paper. I normally
pipe a small few extra small star
shapes to use as a garnish for
the top later. Place in the oven
and after 15 minutes reduce the
heat to 110˚C/225˚F/Gas Mark ¼
for a further 45 minutes or until
the edge of the meringue feels
crisp to the touch but the centre
will still be quite soft.
6. Allow to cool completely
(preferably overnight) and then
decorate with freshly whipped

Relatively speaking

It can be daunting, but choosing the right school for

your little one can be made easier with a few key tips...

Sending your child off into the big wide make repeat long journeys, five days a week, other parents is a good way of finding out how By Una Rice
world by starting primary school can possibly in traffic? Work out how far the school
be quite the decision. If there are older is from your home, your petrol/diesel costs bullying issues are eradicated and resolved
siblings you have previous experience and how long it’s going to take to make that
and a clearer idea of what you want this time journey at peak times – in the morning and and if the school’s anti-bullying policy is
round and you know the questions to ask, the afternoon. It may not be worth the journey adhered to. WW
which makes it all a bit easier. Ultimately and may be best to look closer to home.
you want your child to be happy and to reach COULD YOU HOME-SCHOOL
their full potential, but how can you possibly 4. WILL MY CHILD HAVE YOUR CHILD?
make these predictions pre-enrolment? Here FRIENDS FROM THE START?
are some key questions to consider asking It’s completely legal to home-school your
yourself, before you commit to a school. e transition from nursery to school is child, and a significant number of parents
mammoth for some children and a certain in Ireland choose this route. According to
Some of this may be eradicated by knowing
Whole School Evaluations (WSEs) are carried there are little friends from crèche going to “Parents have a constitutional right to
out in schools in Ireland and a number the same school. If not, find out who else from educate their children at home. If you choose
of things are evaluated according to the the area is going and make some pre-school to home-school your child, you do not need
Department of Education, from quality of play dates. a formal teaching qualification or curriculum
school management and leadership, quality but you must ensure that your child receives
of teaching, learning and assessment, and the M5.YHCOHWILMD’ASNCYLAASRSE?IN a minimum education. You can adopt the
school’s own planning and self-review. WSEs approach you feel best suits the learning
are an important indicator on how a school Will your child end up in a split class – this needs of your child to make sure that he
functions as this can affect the mood and is where two or more levels are taught in or she is learning successfully and making
teaching standards, so it is worthwhile, the same room by the same teacher, often reasonable progress, given his or her age,
not just reading your chosen school’s report, occurring when there are small numbers ability, aptitude and learning needs.”
but comparing reports of similar schools in of pupils, or when pupil numbers fluctuate
your area. e reports are available online at annually. Some parents worry that a child’s To safeguard a child’s right to this education may be affected in a split class, but “minimum education” it’s a requirement that
according to the National Parents Council homeschooled children in Ireland must be
2G.EWNEHRAATL’SRTEHPUE TSACTHIOONO?L’S this is not the case: “All research shows that registered with the Educational Services of
children are not disadvantaged. e older the Child and Family Agency.
It’s true that a school can go in and out of children benefit by having the work they
fashion, depending on who’s in charge, and covered in the previous year reinforced and Homeschooling can be fun and rewarding
reputation has a huge role to play in attracting the younger children experience a broader and uses multi-educational approaches. It
– as well as losing - numbers. For general spectrum of information, allowing many of does not mean your child won’t be sociable
questions about the school visit on open day them to advance.” and it doesn’t mean your child won’t go to
and meet with your child’s teacher, for more third level.
detailed information make an appointment However, the ability of a particular teacher
with the school principal. But it is also very to manage two or three curricula at the same
much worth speaking with other parents at time should be taken into account, as some
the school, including those on the Parents teachers may find this vastly more challenging
Association and board of management than others, which may affect educational
representatives. outcomes.


e lure of an “amazing school with a fabulous Most parents have some concerns about
reputation” that’s actually quite a long drive bullying issues, some to the point of removing
away seems enticing when you’re faced their child from a school where bullying
with the choice, but when it comes down to occurs. It’s not pleasant, but bullying is likely
it, will you have the time or the impetus to to occur in all school environments. How
effectively and consistently the school deals
with bullying is a crucial factor. Talking with


Parenting news


“My son is about to take his Lucy Kennedy launched a charity partnership
exams and I’m worried about his between the ISPCC and IKEA. e one-year
future if he doesn’t do well. I’m partnership involves over 713 co-workers from the
also concerned that he’ll sense my home furnishing experts fundraising throughout
anxiety and it’ll a ect him. What the year. To mark the announcement of the
should I do?” partnership, IKEA Dublin will donate an initial
€5,000 worth of home furnishings for the benefit
Isabelle Campbell, a wellbeing consultant of therapeutic rooms for children and young people
at the Chartered Accountants Benevolent to be distributed among the ISPCC’s services.
Association (CABA), which helps young
students sitting accountancy exams, says: “I am delighted to be part of launching this
“It’s only natural that parents will feel new partnership between two such well-known
worried about the outcome of exams. You’ll entities in Ireland, the ISPCC and IKEA,”
want your son to achieve and also not to feel said Lucy.
upset over the outcome, whatever it may be.
“However, it’s also important to remember “I am really pleased that IKEA Co-workers
his future isn’t dictated by grades on a piece chose the ISPCC as charity of the year. e ISPCC
of paper. This can be di cult when his focus provides such an important service to children,
is narrow right now, but you can help him listening to every child who needs someone to talk
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opportunities we can’t foresee.” KNOCK KNOCK DINOSAUR

by Caryl Hart, illustrated by Nick East (€6.99)

Little people learning to count will be any worse,
delighted by the first collaboration between the narrator
illustrator Nick East and children’s writer discovers
Caryl Hart. “Four velociraptors are drawing there’s been
on the wall. Five allosauruses skateboard a mistake
down the hall. e kitchen’s in chaos, the and his mum
dining room’s a mess, and who’s in the garden accidentally
is anybody’s guess!” With a nod to e Cat In ordered a
dinosaur play set in ‘actual size’. Luckily,
e Hat, our narrator answers a knock at the the dinos are pretty handy at cleaning up (a
door to find a gigantic T-Rex outside (“I say la the Cat from Dr Seuss’ beloved tale) and
‘Hi,’ and he says... ROARRRR!”). No sooner they’ve soon got the house ship-shape. With
has he gobbled up mum’s apple pie, than brilliant rhymes and colourful pictures that
two triceratops come charging in, followed burst with life, it’s a story that will be asked
swiftly by 51 other dinosaurs (yep, there’s for again and again and again.
54 in the whole book). Just when it can’t get



the watt or the brightness of the bulbs and
something as simple as a lampshade can make
a huge difference.

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Often seen as nothing
By Domhnall O’Donoghue more than a haven for ignore politics and, instead, Mosque of the Custodian of the WHERE TO STAY
duty-free booty or a point enjoy the many delights that this Holy Mosques. Ireland’s O’Callaghan Group,
of contention between dramatic and photo-friendly spot which lists the well-known
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few places have received as For those who love to mooch Mont Clare Hotels on its
much undeserving bad press WHERE TO VISIT around the shops, be sure to impressive portfolio, has a
as Gibraltar. ose prepared to familiarise yourself with the strong presence in Gibraltar
ignore preconceptions will be Take the Rock itself – the easily bustling Main Street with its in the form of
rewarded with a unique and recognisable landform enjoys profusion of household names all the friendly
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the secretive World War II Tunnels visitors’ various needs. For those
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such disorientation is on account the enclave is peppered with There are many direct flights
of the fact that this charming and EUROPA POINT many paths and trails. ere is from Ireland to Seville and
underappreciated enclave has Europa Point Lighthouse stands also an exciting cable car, a fleet Malaga with Aer Lingus and
been a British overseas territory at the southernmost point of of taxis and an inexpensive bus Ryanair. The local bus service
since 1713. Gibraltar and claims breathtaking service on offer for those who will take you as far La Línea de
views of nearby Morocco. e prefer their holidays to be relaxing la Concepción and, from there,
With a modest population of just surrounding area is a melting pot rather than sweat inducing. foot passengers can make
30,000, throughout its history, of cultures, politics, history and their way through customs
Gibraltar has been inhabited by religions: the Union Jack flies high with ease (
a wide range of immigrants from alongside the Shrine of our Lady
differing cultural backgrounds of Europe and the newly-built USEFUL TIPS
including Spanish, Maltese, If you’re taking a day out of
Moroccan, Jewish and Portuguese your Spanish sun-holiday
who, combined with the itinerary, don’t forget to bring
British, now provide the spot your Passport. The currency
with a diverse and multi-racial here is sterling, but euro is
community. widely accepted.

Sovereignty remains a Visit for further
contentious issue, especially information on admission
following the fallout from Brexit, prices and opening hours
but Irish tourists, yearning for
a weekend away from the rain
at home or a brief escape from
the Costa del Sol beaches, should


Real life

Adopting courage,
accepting the

One woman’s search for amount, but it meant a huge amount to me.
answers, but are there I was born in a nursing home in Ranelagh,
answers to be found? around the corner from where I grew up. It
was non-identifying information but it gave
Clíona Hunter-Moore is one of a countless the years she forged a very successful career me a sense of who I was prior to my adoption By Michelle Newman
number of children who were placed working on the creative side of print media. at six-weeks-old. I think it’s really important
for adoption in Ireland in the past fifty However, ten years ago, when her partner for adoptees to have clear, open information.
years. She was raised by her adoptive and father of her youngest daughter died Especially medical information because in a
parents in Dublin and although her adoption unexpectedly, followed by her own adoptive small country, stuff like that is important.”
was never kept a secret from her, at school father just seven days after, Clíona decided to
the reality of her situation began to set in. make a change and move back home. So far Clíona has managed to establish
“I was told right from the beginning so as a when and where she was born and even the
small child I thought that’s how people had “It was really traumatic and it shook me name she was given at birth, but she takes all
babies. It always felt quite normal, but it deeply. It was on the back of that, having a of this, as she says ‘with a pinch of salt.’
wasn’t until I started school that I began to baby and my mother died two years later.
feel different really.” I thought in the absence of family, you’ve “My mother was 17 at the time and a typist
community and perhaps that might give my and my father was 21 and a printer, but I don’t
e Ireland Clíona was born into almost children solidity. at’s really what facilitated know whether that’s true. I found out Anne-
half a century ago is worlds apart from the my move back to Ireland. en in the course Marie was my name, maybe it’s some thread
one we know today. Back then unmarried of that it opened the door to this journey.” of connection with perhaps my birth mother.
mothers were frowned upon, often being
ostracised by society. Clíona, a mother of two e journey Clíona refers to is that of the e excitement is dampened by the reality of
girls and one boy, admits that even as a young long and tedious process of finding her birth not knowing.”
girl she felt this stigma, something she’s has parents. She had always believed that her
carried her whole life. adoption was closed, but after contacting old e past years have taken their toll as every
friends she discovered this wasn’t the case. step forward is followed by two steps back.
“Growing up in the 1970s and early 1980s
I was aware that society saw my situation, “I had no information; I was told I had no “It’s such a rollercoaster of emotions; you
or women who had babies out of wedlock, birth certificate, it was closed, dead, nothing. embark on this journey with hope and at
as very shameful and very wrong. I couldn’t It was many years later, in 2011, I found out each interval you get knocked back or come
escape that in the Ireland that I grew up in, so that there certainly was one. It wasn’t easy to up against a brick wall. I have a life, I have a
when I left at 17 I never wanted to go back.” get hold of, but I was registered.” family and I’m living in the present not the
past, but just to know where I’ve come from.”
A move to the UK meant a fresh start for ese snippets Clíona has become aware of
Clíona and after art college she moved into since her search began are viewed as small She believes having the answers to these
the world of fashion production. rough victories for someone who, at one point, questions would pave the way for healing.
believed there was nothing to be found.
“You embark on “My hope is that I could find out who
this journey with “When I got some information from St my birth family were, both maternal and
hope and you get Patrick’s Guild, the agency that my adoption paternal. It’s draining and time consuming,
knocked back” was facilitated through, it was a small it’s very stressful and upsetting. I was just a
baby who was born, I had to internalise the
shame that was put on me from the society
and I don’t think any of that has shaken
now. As much as we can intellectualise it
as an adult, it’s something so deep inside of
my being and I suppose to have information
would help with that.” WW

Clíona was born on October, 26, 1968 at St
Rita’s Nursing Home, Dublin and given the
name Anne-Marie. Follow Clíona’s progress
and find out where she is with her search now
when Adoption Stories – What Happened Next
airs on May 11 at 8.30pm on TV3


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A er yet another disaster, Lorrie is
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tangled but it is a moment of violence with the touchscreen ensuring the truth. But why would a killer give up
that changes everything. I was gripped, his last secret so easily?
I read this in one go and felt bereft when turning the page is a doddle. On the
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also a breeze thanks to a solid front People thought a very boy could save
them and their blighted land, so they
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was where the monsters lived… such is
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about a world wherein humanity is on the
READER REVIEW: THE THIRST brink of extinction.

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and mutilated, after an internet date, Harry is blackmailed by the University on September 11,2001, a day
chief of police to undertake an investigation. He sets up his own small that will change their lives forever. Over
team and soon comes to realise the the crime is very similar to one in which he the next 13 years, they are reunited and
failed to find the culprit. Another murder adds pressure to the investigation as the torn apart, time and time again. Lucy
media bay for action and arrests. is is the eleventh book in the series and is as wonders if their love is a matter of destiny
blisteringly thrilling as all that has gone before. e description of Nesbo as the or simply chance.
King of all thriller writers is, in my view, wholly justified in what is a rip-roaring
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Not a lot happens in the sleepy village of Ballyanna.
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FIRST DATE Reader fiction
Melanie hadn’t been lucky in love
but could a TV show change that? Little by little, Melanie
started to trust Bert and
By Christina Hession Melanie knew she should that they would help her Gere. He was so surprised let him into her world.
turn the telly off. She had an recuperation. he didn’t even reply. Well I She didn’t dare tell her
early commute to Dublin in suppose it was better than colleagues at work, but they
the morning. However, she What an absolute pet, a ‘no’, Melanie reckoned in had noticed a new spring
couldn’t resist those First Melanie thought, blinking a hindsight. Ping. A Facebook in her step and the fact that
Date programmes. tear or two away. message. Oh my God it was she was making more of an
from HIM – Bert. effort with her appearance.
I’ll only watch a few When Jane said she didn’t Bert told her about his dates
minutes. Famous last want to go on a second date Hi Melanie, with British women, but they
words. She loved studying with Bert, he was gutted. anks for being my friend on never seemed to get past one
the body language of the Melanie empathised with or two dates at the most.
daters. Trying to predict his disappointment, but here. I’m new to it, so learning
who fancied who and which also thought, wouldn’t he as I go along. ey had been
pair had that elusive spark, be a lovely partner for some Regards, corresponding and phoning
which sadly had eluded her lucky woman. e following Bert each other for about
most of her life. evening she clicked on the three months, when Bert
First Dates Facebook page, What would she say? Keep announced he was coming
She would love to have to find Bert was an internet it light. Yes. at would be to Dublin for the weekend.
had the courage to apply sensation. Loads of women best. Would she meet him for
for the programme herself, were saying how lovely he dinner in e Gibson Hotel?
but Melanie was still wary was and offering to go on Hi Bert, Melanie smiled to herself.
after her online date from dates with him. Someone Sorry you didn’t find love
hell. Maybe it was sad living was even bold enough to ask on First Dates. But a lovely, e venue for First Dates
vicariously through people for his details. caring man like you will have Ireland, that had to be a good
on a TV dating show, but no problem. You’ll be beating omen.
she couldn’t get hurt that It transpired that a young them off! Wishing you all the
way. She settled down with female relative had set up best, Melanie. Getting ready on the night
her mug of hot chocolate to a Facebook page for him. of the date, Melanie couldn’t
watch the British First Dates Melanie clicked on it and To her surprise, Bert believe how calm she was.
programme. found he had no shortage of replied thanking her for All the healthy eating and
friends, all of them women. her kind words. It was the exercise had paid off.
Bert and Jane were the Before she could stop herself, start of a jokey, no pressure
first daters on the show, a she sent him a friend request. Facebook correspondence. She knew she looked
widower and a separated He accepted it the following great and exuded a new
woman in their 50s. e day. Melanie was envious of “Maybe it confidence. Head high,
latter was a very glamorous some of the messages on his was sad living shoulders back, tummy
blonde, and Bert was a well- homepage from women with vicariously tucked in, she strode into
built, jolly man. Melanie a lot more bottle than her. through the hotel foyer. Bert came
could see he was very people” towards her smiling, arms
pleased with his date. Jane “Bert, you’re such a out. is would be a first date
was pleasant and laughed a sweetie. Jane’s loss is our to remember. WW
lot at his jokes but she was gain. I’m footloose and fancy
harder to read. free, if you’d like to meet up
Bert is exactly the type
of man I’d like, Melanie “Loved you on First Dates,
felt. She knew at one level it Bert, I live close to you.
was ridiculous, but Melanie Maybe we can go for a bevvy
hoped that Jane wouldn’t sometime? PM me.”
want to go on another date
with him. Bert started “Hey big fella, I’m also
telling Jane about his late single and blonde. Here’s
partner who died suddenly my number if you want to
three years earlier. She was hook up.”
housebound. Bert bought
a camera and took photos Melanie recalled the first
of lovely seascapes, hoping and only time that she asked
for a guy’s number on a
night out. A guy from Cork
who looked like Richard


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Bernadette, Monaghan
We often had worse and he finished it. I am We danced all night and were totally lost in
You have a lot of questions but you only want
one answer, to know that your husband is so upset. I love him very much. Ten minutes each other. I was in love by the end of the
choosing you because he loves and wants you. I
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in July of last year. What happened then? Was
there a crisis of some sort? Whatever happened out he told me how much he enjoyed my meeting, confident that he would ring me. He
made him aware that he might lose you. at
thought frightened and grieved him a lot. He company. e argument was not even with didn’t. Gradually I realised it was all part of a
curtailed his ways because he wanted to win
you back. ink back, Bernadette, did he make me, it was with a relative staying at the time. pattern, if we bumped into one another he’d
little overtures to you that you shoved aside,
afraid of being rejected? He’s well aware that he Will we get back together? ask me out then cool down and cancel. I know
was devious and manipulative in the marriage
and doesn’t like that side of himself. If you were Anne, Co Cork I must be mad but I’m still very attracted to
to ask him outright, this minute, if he loved you
he’d tell you, yes, and mean it. him. Don’t get me wrong, I’m not sitting at

It’s very rare for a marriage like yours to You’ve put yourself on an equal par with his home still hoping. I am a very outgoing person
survive but where it does the Gemini/Scorpio
combo can beat the odds and prosper. children. You’re seeing time he gives them as and really enjoy a good social life. I suppose

It’s definitely not a second best business, don’t time taken away from you and you resent what I want to know is will that man ever ask
even think it. When a Scorpio of any age looks in
the mirror they usually see only a maddeningly them for it. I can see your Cancer man me out and not cancel?
attractive face oozing potent sexuality looking
back. Your man doesn’t think the woman exists surrounded by his adult children. Mags, Co Clare
who could withstand his sexy charms. Equally
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Scorpio youth gene that offers them a second being in that situation. But his
bite of the apple. Take it because it comes with a
lot of love. adult children are showing “Gemini and very soon. I think the meeting
the effects on them of rowing, Scorpio can beat is taking place at a sporting or
I am Scorpio (54) and have been very ill, divorcing parents. ey music event. I can sense it’s a
are all needy, some will feel the odds and fine day and there are a lot of
also, I was in a relationship for ten years with anger towards him, others prosper” people around. When he asks you
a Cancerian (59). We got on so well and helped disappointment. Few will love out take him by the arm and lead
each other a lot. He was so good to me when I
was ill. We trusted each other completely, the him for leaving their mother. He him to a tea and coffee outlet. Over
relapse of my illness affected us as we couldn’t
do the things we normally did but that all makes the best of it because he’s coffee tell him how you feel and ask
not in a position to bargain. You see him to give you the real reason for always
In the last 12 months his children had all
the children disappearing after a visit and cancelling. I suspect it’s something to do with

you turn to him happily ready to take up where alcohol.

you left off before they walked back into their ere could be something karmic happening

father’s life. But their absence doesn’t mean he here, maybe you two were partners in a

forgets all about them. ey’re in his head and previous life and are drawn to each other

heart and he tries to play down to you, how he without understanding why.

loves them and wants them to love him. Astrologically you are signs-next-door to

He’s being pulled and pushed in many each other and this always causes tension and

directions and cut you loose for a while to lighten misunderstandings between a couple who seem

his load. When the two of you are back together, to be competing against each other until they

try to look at your relationship differently. reach their years of maturity (when he’s 90 and

Astrologically Cancer and Scorpio struggle she 85).

hard to make a go of a love situation because Your temperament and behaviour always

each wants to rule the other. ey view any remain the same so friends and family always

distraction from their affair with each other as know how you are and where they stand with

some sort of hurdle to be overcome or obstacle to you. Aquarius is sometimes so changeable

be removed. It’s not either, it’s something to be that it’s like being with a whole new and often

negotiated or lived with. difficult person. Not recommended. You are

He’s not your enemy, neither are his children. meeting someone else very soon, I feel it’s

Help bring calm into his household by being someone new to your workplace. You’ll hit it off

a good listener and kind friend to him. At this very pleasurably from the moment you meet.

Contact Una... If you have an unresolved issue you need guidance on, Una may be able to help.
You can write to her at Una Power, Woman’s Way, Rosemount House, Dundrum Road, Dublin 14; or email: [email protected].
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