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A Dublin Pharmacist, who pioneered free home delivery services for vulnerable customers has expanded his service to meet the growing demand presented by the Coronavirus pandemic Edward Mac Manus, who runs two busy Pharmacies in Ballymun has been operating a free medicine delivery service to customers in Ballymun and surrounding areas for the past five years. He has invested in a dedicated van to ensure that medicines, some of which are extremely expensive hi- tech drugs, are maintained at the optimum temperature from Pharmacy to patient. He is now increasing the operating hours of his service as well as opening…

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April, London Eamon Lynskey In Mile End Park the daffodils explode again and he’s beside me telling how they’re good as any fringed the edge of Ullswater. He talks about the beautiful, the way it is inseparable from the brutal. Think, he says, the ghostly language of the earth: its cresting waves: such majesty – and threat. Its mountain peaks – reminders of our frailty. And yet – this splendid, fluttering host! I think the splendid, serried ranks that roared at Nuremberg and prophesied the bones and blitzmuck of this bombsite…

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Countywide volunteering effort in response to the COVID-19 emergency Fingal’s COVID-19 Community Response Forum has requested that people who need help, know someone who needs help or would like to offer help should get in touch by contacting the Community Line, telephone 01-890-5000, freephone 1-890-459-059 or by email covidsupport@fingal.ie. The Forum had another meeting on Friday morning to continue the coordination of Fingal’s response to the COVID-19 crisis. The Forum has been in operation since Monday of this week and is now leading the county’s response to the Coronavirus emergency. The Community Response Helpline, which is operated by Fingal County…

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NEW BEREAVEMENT HELPLINE TO BE AVAILABLE IN TWO WEEKS The Irish Hospice Foundation (IHF) has today announced the launch of a new Care and Inform online hub to provide accurate information around funerals and grieving during the COVID-19 crisis. The online resource available at hospicefoundation.ie provides reliable and up to date information in the areas of end-of-life and bereavement care in these exceptional times. The hub is line with HSE and Government guidance practices and will be continually updated. Currently people cannot gather in one location in large groups for funerals, while people also can’t receive the company of people who wish…

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Mairead Robinson suggests some ways to prepare yourself ready for the brighter days ahead With the worst of winter behind us, we can now get out walking and gardening and absorbing some badly wanted vitamin D from the spring sunshine. It is important to prepare our skin for this exposure and ensure that we hydrate thoroughly after months of central heating and fire-side sitting. Always start with thorough cleaning, and if you don’t like harsh exfoliates, then a mask is gentle way to really moisturise the skin. Some of the best products for revitalizing mature skin at this time of…

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Dermot Gilleece on the remarkable life and times of John Talbot Clifton As the 149th Open Championship returns this summer to Royal St George’s, earlier English stagings bring their own, special memories. Like 1996 at Royal Lytham, which created an awareness of John Talbot Clifton, the larger-than-life Squire of Lytham. He it was who raced horses in America’s wild west; had a lengthy affair with Lily Langtry; won his own, personal battle with the Old IRA and was president of Royal Lytham GC from 1890, until his death in 1928. He died at this time of year having fallen seriously…

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One of Ireland’s best loved broadcasters, Mike Murphy has access to the great and good of Irish society and we kick of the series with no less than President Michael D. Higgins and will also feature the same blend of interviews, profiles and information that has made SeniorTimes magazine Ireland’s No 1 magazine for people who don’t act their age. We would like to give thanks to our sponsors without whom this exciting project could not have been conceived. So Join the Revolution and CLICK HERE to listen in …

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Cappagh National Orthopaedic Hospital, Ireland’s largest dedicated orthopaedic hospital, has announced that it will be known as the National Orthopaedic Hospital Cappagh.. The new name asserts the hospital’s national reach and core offering of the National Orthopaedic Hospital Cappagh. The new identity is themed on growth and represents the hospital’s commitment to patients, education and innovation. Ranked as one of the top hospitals in Ireland by the National Patient Experience Survey (HIQA) 2019, the Hospital has the largest concentration of orthopaedic expertise in the country and specialises in orthopaedic, sports and exercise, and rehabilitation medicine. Commenting on the new brand,…

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Aubrey Malone on the remarkably long life and career of Kirk Douglas who recently died at 103 People sometimes speak of acting as being the career choice of tenderfoots. Not for Kirk Douglas. He talked of a 1991 helicopter crash in which he was involved as if it was a scene in a movie. Two people died in it. He was a mere 75 years of age at the time, a veritable stripling. ‘I try to stay in shape,’ he said, ‘There are no roles for fat leading men.’ We were all gobsmacked when Bob Hope and George Burns reached…

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