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What is the Oireachtas? Ireland is a parliamentary democracy, – a form of representative government where voters elect the parliament, which then forms the government. The party with the most votes elects the leader of the government. The Oireachtas is the National Parliament of Ireland. It comprises: The President Dáil Éireann (the House of Representatives) Seanad Éireann (the Senate) For our laws to come into effect each Bill must be passed by both Houses and signed into law by the President Leinster House – the Seat of Power The History of the House The house was originally known as Kildare…

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Help us to help you At SeniorTimes, we listen to what our readers say. At the recent 50 Plus Expo, you told us that you want more adventurous holidays and short breaks. You’re looking for breaks to inspire, to try new experiences and have fun, whether solo or with friends. So, we’re calling all Group Organisers (and when we say Group Organisers, this can be Active Retirement Groups or simply someone who organises trips for a few friends). So, whether your group is interested in sport, steam trains, music, the Arts, food, gardening, travelling, history, painting, shopping – or all…

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Digital Skills Grant Scheme “The internet is a wonderful resource and it’s for everybody. However, almost one in six Irish adults has never used the internet. Find out more information on how we aim to get our citizens online” The Minister for Communications, Climate Action and Environment has today issued an invitation to community, voluntary and not-for-profit organisation to apply for a grant to provide citizens with basic digital skills training under his Department’s new Digital Skills for Citizens Grant Scheme. The Scheme replaces the BenefIT Scheme and aims to provide citizens who have never used the internet with the…

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Active Retirement Ireland (ARI) today launched their “Share the Experience” winter fundraising campaign. The organisation, which has over 25,000 members nationwide, is hoping to introduce the Active Retirement Ireland experience to over 1500 new members over the next year. Speaking at the launch, CEO of Active Retirement Ireland, Maureen Kavanagh, said: “Like all charitable organisations, Active Retirement Ireland is really feeling the pinch. As an organisation, we are committed to enabling older people in Ireland to get the most out of retirement and we need support to deliver that important message. We believe that retirement is only the beginning, and…

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Find Atrial Fibrillation before a stroke finds you: The Irish Heart Foundation, the national charity fighting heart disease and stroke, is urging the public to learn how to take their pulse to help detect an irregular heartbeat which may help prevent a stroke. Atrial Fibrillation (AF) is the most common heart rhythm disorder which carries a five-fold additional risk of stroke but regular pulse checks can help detect it. Dr Angie Brown Medical Director of the Irish Heart Foundation and consultant cardiologist said: “Atrial Fibrillation is a very common cause of disabling stroke in Ireland and by raising awareness of…

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Winter Holidays in Sunny Spain Are you thinking about a Winter Sun Break? The Irish owned Sunset Beach Club hotel is the perfect choice for a relaxing stay on the Costa del Sol. 10 Great Reasons to visit Sunset Beach Club in winter Easy and frequent flights direct from Dublin & Cork to Málaga airport Sunset Beach Club is a short 20 minute drive from the airport Lots of fun organised daytime activities in the hotel Live music every evening Discover the Costa del Sol without the heat and hassle of the summer Room rates from just €58 per night…

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Dr John Dinsmore from Trinity College, Dublin is heading up a €5 million European science project and he owes it all to his Granny. Growing up in Warrenpoint in Northern Ireland, he was keenly aware that his grandmother, Maureen, who developed MS in her late twenties had no access to services and support (outside the community GP) to help improve her knowledge and ability to self-manage and learn more about the progression of the disease. While the family were a strong and dedicated form of support, improved access to knowledge and services available to support Maureen would have helped greatly…

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What’s On in the Arts Oct / Nov 2016 Talented Irish composer, Roger Doyle, considered “The Godfather of Irish Electronic Music” will present the World Premiere of Heresy, an electronic opera examining the life, works and death of Giordano Bruno, 16th Century Italian Heretic, Philosopher, Playwright, Spy and all round Renaissance Superstar. Presented as part of Project 50, celebrating 50 years of Dublin’s Project Arts Centre. Begins October 28 / booking project.ie The intriguingly titled Hot Club of Cowtown is on the Music Network circuit from October 28. They have been setting stages ablaze with their intoxicating blend of jaw-dropping…

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Celia had always enjoyed an active lifestyle which involved long walks, swimming and aqua aerobics at her local swimming pool in Dublin. She thought that her ailments were perhaps just part of getting older until a conversation with her local pharmacy manager raised the question of whether her diet was providing all the nutrients her body required. An active lifestyle and balanced diet is the first line of defence against ill health at all ages, but often it can be hard to get all the nutrients your body needs. Research has shown we only derive one-third of the nutrients formerly available…

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