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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 hse.ie 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.
Voices
'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.
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'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