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Is the grand tour trip now a thing of the past?
Amii McKeever
The origins of modern day tourism are centuries old. People have travelled to learn, to relax and to escape but will the affordable travel we have become accustomed to last?
18 May 2022 Ask Miriam
I’m struggling with my workaholic husband
Dear Miriam, my husband is a perfectionist and a workaholic and I'm really struggling.
18 May 2022 Damien O'Reilly
Damien's Diary-Silage Season
Silage season is up and running – get out the Child of Prague, writes Damien O'Reilly.
Katherine's Coiuntry: Dairygold approach farm safety in a different way
Dairygold Co-op held a Farm Safety Event with a difference. Katherine O’Leary believes that this dramatic production has the power to invoke cultural change around wellness and safety on farms.
18 May 2022 Katherine O'Leary
The great resignation? No! it’s actually the great re-evaluation
Major life decisions are often made as a result of following the lead of peers and parents. A farming career is pretty much dependent on this but will young people re-evaluate?
11 May 2022 Amii
I’ve been invited to an adult-only wedding but I’m still breastfeeding my baby
Dear Miriam, I’ve been invited to an adult-only wedding but I’m still breastfeeding my baby. What should I say when I RSVP?
11 May 2022 Ask Miriam
Kathrine's Country: back to championship hurling
“We are starting to relax in crowded situations. Our old habits are returning. I’m surprised at how quickly it is all happening,”
11 May 2022 Katherine O'Leary
Katherine’s Country: from calving to breeding
Breeding time on the farm is upon us. It is important to get it right, writes Katherine O’Leary.
4 May 2022 Katherine O'Leary
Damien’s Diary: don’t mix up free speech and hate speech
Free speech is important but lets not confuse it with hate speech, writes Damien O'Reilly.
4 May 2022 Damien O'Reilly
Holidaying at home in 2022? Get off the well-trodden path for a bit if you can
Social enterprises - businesses with more than money on their minds - are affecting society for the better. Keep an eye out for them as you holiday at home this year, writes Amii McKeever,
4 May 2022 Amii
My daughter wants us to pay for her post-Leaving Cert holiday
Dear Miriam, my daughter wants us to pay for her post-Leaving Cert holiday
4 May 2022 Ask Miriam
Damien’s Diary: breathing life into rural Ireland
Housing refugees is an opportunity to revitalise rural towns, writes Damien O’Reilly.
27 April 2022 Damien O'Reilly