Emma Kennedy

Emma Kennedy

Emma Kennedy is Money Editor at The Sunday Business Post. A qualified financial adviser, she manages the newspaper’s Money Plus section, and reports on personal finance. She has a degree in economics & finance from UCD, and a masters in journalism from DCU. Her first book, Megan and the Money Tree, which is designed to teach children about money, was published in 2011.

Book it: Deals of the week

Book it: Deals of the week

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Rude Health: Mercury warning for mums-to-be

Rude Health: Mercury warning for mums-to-be

A report published last week found that 95 per cent of women of childbearing age had detectable levels of mercury in their bodies, which was traced in their hair.

Buying time for Christmas

Buying time for Christmas

Diamonds have long been considered a girl’s best friend and this Christmas sees no exception.

So you want to go dowsing

So you want to go dowsing

The term ‘‘dowsing’’ refers to use of twigs, rods or a pendulum to find water, metals, gemstones and hidden objects from over a piece of land or a map. What it is:

Growing taste for organic

Growing taste for organic

One word that shoppers will spot more frequently on the labels of food products in their local supermarket is ‘‘organic’’.

Five things to do in New Delhi

Five things to do in New Delhi

New Delhi is the capital of India and the seat of the Indian government. In a nutshell:

From Swiss ski to swish baths

From Swiss ski to swish baths

THE CANDIDATES: John, Bri and two friends. THE CHALLENGE: A week skiing in Switzerland, which will take in a visit to the thermal baths at Vals.

Clothes to hire for mothers-to-be

Clothes to hire for mothers-to-be

Annamarie Hand, like most women, likes to look her best.

We’re going from iPod to iWhat?

We’re going from iPod to iWhat?

Feet dancing along the path, head bobbing, fingers clicking: a familiar sight on the streets these days as the so-called iPod generation wander through their days in a blissful haze of continuous music.

The peace of a yoga break

The peace of a yoga break

Amy and Paul (30s). A couple’s yoga break in Ireland or abroad. THE CANDIDATES: THE CHALLENGE:

Bringing elite air travel to Ireland for first time

Bringing elite air travel to Ireland for first time

Irish customers can travel like George W Bush and the pope thanks to a new business set up by a Shannon-based entrepreneur.

Family businesses ‘backbone of the economy’

Family businesses ‘backbone of the economy’

The challenges facing the family business sector came under the spotlight at the second Irish Family Business conference, held on Friday at University College Cork.

Learning the trade from the bottom up

Learning the trade from the bottom up

Keith Hollingsworth has spent most of his life in shops. His mother owned a fabric and interiors shop and Hollingsworth spent much of his youth ‘‘hanging around’’, learning the trade from the bottom up.

So you want to sumo wrestle

So you want to sumo wrestle

A distinctive form of wrestling, and Japan’s national sport. What it is:

Five things to do in Athens

Five things to do in Athens

The sprawling hub of Greece spans a massive 165 square miles and is home to almost four million people. In a nutshell: