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'Grief is a lonely territory': Here's where to seek help if you're finding it hard to cope
There is no right or wrong way to grieve. A new HSE campaign is offering information and support to those experiencing bereavement, loss and grief.
Aged 35-39? It's now your turn to register for a COVID-19 vaccine
Here’s all you need to know. Registration is still open to those aged 40-69.
If you're aged 40-44, it's time to register for your COVID-19 vaccine
Registration is still open to those aged 45-69. For more information or to register visit or call 1850 24 1850.
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If you're aged 45-49, you will be offered a COVID-19 vaccine next
Find all you need to register in advance. Registration is still open to those aged 50-69.
If you're aged 50-59, you will be offered a COVID-19 vaccine next
Here is everything you need for the registration process. Registration is still open to those aged 60-69.
'As the year progresses, you'll adapt': A performance artist's letter to her pre-pandemic self
Áine Phillips reflects on how the pandemic has impacted the art world and the importance of taking time to slow down.
'You will appreciate your friends so much this year': A letter from a student to her pre-pandemic self
Kathryn Glen gives her past self advice on Zoom, laughing, and savouring moments with family.
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All 2 to 17 year olds can now get the flu vaccine for free
The vaccine will help reduce the spread of the flu to others.
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'They said she was the sickest child in ICU': One mother shares her four-year-old's experience with the flu
Nora O’Hare shared how her daughter went from being ‘the picture of health’ to ICU within 48 hours.
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6 common questions about the flu vaccine, answered by an expert
At-risk groups can get the vaccine free of charge.
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What if my child has symptoms? 5 questions about COVID-19 and school, answered
Including when to call your GP, and when it’s usually okay to send children to school.
'It's a win-win for me': People around Ireland share experiences of wearing face coverings
Face coverings will soon be mandatory in shops and shopping centres.
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'We had a lot of chats through the bedroom door': What it's like to recover from COVID-19 at home
Four out of five people with coronavirus will not need hospital care.
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'I'm looking forward to hugging my mum again': 3 people share their experiences of cocooning
Vulnerable members of our society are remaining at home to protect themselves from COVID-19.
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7 myths about the flu vaccine, busted by an expert
Think getting the vaccine last year means you don’t need to get it this year? Think again.
7 questions you might have about the HPV vaccine, answered by an expert
From tips for reducing nerves to exactly what the vaccine protects against.
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Navigating a night out when you're trying to drink less: 6 tips from Irish adults to make it easier
Here’s how to have a great night and still feel good the next morning.
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Cutting down: 6 great things you can expect to happen to your body when you drink less
Sober curious? Reducing your alcohol intake can help you feel better inside and out.
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8 alternative date night ideas to try out around Ireland this weekend 
After dark art galleries, comedy and rom-coms that won’t make you cringe.
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7 unexpected advantages of cutting down on drinking - from adults who’ve done it themselves 
‘My quality of sleep is so much better.’
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9 easy things you can do to help fend off bugs this winter
Feeling like there’s no escaping illness right now? We asked a GP for some practical advice.
QUIZ: How Much Do You Know About Looking After Your Loved Ones This Winter?
7 emergency contraception facts that everyone should know about
Expert Helen Deely explains why it’s now more accessible than ever.
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'The illness opened up my eyes to how quickly things can change': Noel McGrath on staying healthy
The Tipperary hurler talks about coming through a difficult period and keeping both his body and mind right.
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'As a team you go through so much together, you just wouldn't experience that elsewhere'
Sharon Courtney shares how drinking less has helped her to gain more.
6 little things to give your mental health a boost this summer
Here’s how to have a happy three months.
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7 important facts every parent should know about rashes
Dr Nuala O’Connor explains when you need to worry.
8 surprising facts everyone should know about sore throats and earaches
Dr Nuala O’Connor shares the inside track on these two common symptoms.
Poll: Would you be willing to discuss your mental health with your colleagues?
Poor mental health is estimated to cost the economy €3 billion a year.
QUIZ: Can You Tell The Difference Between A Common Cold And The Flu?
And which category does man-flu come under?
4 well-known Irish faces on the impact alcohol had on their mental health
‘One night I found myself sitting on the lid of a toilet in a Dublin nightclub hiding from the world.’
QUIZ: What One Change Should You Make This Month For Your Mental Health?
Thankfully, there’s not a diet suggestion in sight.
8 things to know if you need to go to the emergency department over Christmas
Or if one of your loved ones has a health emergency – you’ll be better off having read this.
7 essential Christmas survival tips to protect your mental health
From minimising family rows to picking the events that matter.
6 alcohol-related health risks everyone in their 20s should know about
Over half of 15 to 24 year olds regularly drink in excess of low-risk guidelines.
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‘I might not remember your name but I will remember a feeling of being with you’
Here’s what those living with dementia want you to know.
8 simple changes to make to your work day that can boost your mental health
From breaking out of bed in the morning to your night-time rituals.
Tend to feel low after drinking? Here are 7 reasons why
You may not realise that alcohol could be impacting on your mental health.
3 Irish people tell us why they decided to speak up about their mental health
It’s time to start the conversation.
7 things to know about alcohol and your weight