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Tuesday 3 June, 2014

Opinion: After seeing what my dad has gone through, I'm convinced we need an Ombudsman for the Elderly
# Older People
# Older People

Opinion: After seeing what my dad has gone through, I'm convinced we need an Ombudsman for the Elderly

Jun 3rd 2014, 7:30 AM 45 Views 27 Comments

Think about your average week and how much bureaucracy you have to deal with. Now think about how difficult that is for an older person.

Saturday 17 May, 2014

Opinion: E-Cigarettes – is ‘vaping’ in front of our children socially acceptable?
# Smoking
# Smoking

Opinion: E-Cigarettes – is ‘vaping’ in front of our children socially acceptable?

May 17th 2014, 7:00 PM 1,196 Views 159 Comments

Yes, you’ve done fantastically well to ween yourself down from a Grade 1 carcinogen to the equivalent of weed killer. But that doesn’t make it OK vape in front of my three-year-old.

Wednesday 7 May, 2014

Opinion: Let's talk about death (no, seriously)
# Opinion
# Opinion

Opinion: Let's talk about death (no, seriously)

May 7th 2014, 12:53 PM 87 Views 37 Comments

Do the Irish really ‘do death well’? We certainly know how to toast the departed, but we have a deep-rooted discomfort around discussing any practical aspect of death.

Wednesday 23 April, 2014

Column: Anxiety often breeds perfectionism and success. But at what cost to the individual?
# Worry
# Worry

Column: Anxiety often breeds perfectionism and success. But at what cost to the individual?

Apr 23rd 2014, 7:30 PM 120 Views 23 Comments

The fear of failure is a powerful motivator, but when does worrying become destructive?

Saturday 12 April, 2014

Column: Peaches and Paula – a mum without a mum and a photograph that spoke a thousand words.
# Bereavement
# Bereavement

Column: Peaches and Paula – a mum without a mum and a photograph that spoke a thousand words.

Apr 12th 2014, 12:00 PM 713 Views 26 Comments

Nothing prepared me for how the birth of my own children would mercilessly rip the scab off the wound that my mother’s death had left behind. In that way, I could relate to the late Peaches Geldof, writes Claire Micks.

Sunday 23 March, 2014

Column: Outnumbered ... how many kids is too many?
# Bring It On Baby
# Bring It On Baby

Column: Outnumbered ... how many kids is too many?

Mar 23rd 2014, 7:30 PM 492 Views 98 Comments

Claire Micks writes: your love for each little mini me will no doubt stretch to whatever number your reproductive organs are generous enough to produce. But will your sanity? Or your relationship? Or your bank balance?

Thursday 6 March, 2014

Column: Bye, Bye Babycinno – why I'm ditching my child's favourite treat
# Spilled Milk
# Spilled Milk

Column: Bye, Bye Babycinno – why I'm ditching my child's favourite treat

Mar 6th 2014, 8:00 AM 1,003 Views 124 Comments

Have you heard of babyccinos, the frothy, non-caffeine milk drink marketed at children? I wish I never had, writes Claire Micks.