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Health Matters with Susan Mitchell: Episode 1 - Brain Health and Dementia

Health Matters with Susan Mitchell: Episode 1 - Brain Health and Dementia

Health Editor Susan Mitchell is joined by Professor Sean Kennelly, consultant geriatrician and the director of memory services at Tallaght Hospital, Dublin and Dr. Suzanne Timmons, consultant geriatrician and the clinical lead of the HSE's national dementia office

Phoney war over, a sensible Brexit finally beckons

Phoney war over, a sensible Brexit finally beckons

Far from being the barrier to Brexit as depicted by arch-Brexiteers, the subtle compromise at the heart of the Good Friday Agreement provides a safe route to a lasting, post-Brexit accommodation between the two islands

May's last chance - or last dance?

May's last chance - or last dance?

The Novichok story will evaporate by the weekend and Theresa May will be back in the wretched Brexit trench

Health Matters with Susan Mitchell: Episode 1 - Brain Health and Dementia

Health Matters with Susan Mitchell: Episode 1 - Brain Health and Dementia

Health Editor Susan Mitchell is joined by Professor Sean Kennelly, consultant geriatrician and the director of memory services at Tallaght Hospital, Dublin and Dr. Suzanne Timmons, consultant geriatrician and the clinical lead of the HSE's national dementia office

Appetite for distraction

Appetite for distraction

As a nation of little ones head to school for the very first time, it’s easy to remember what our favourite teachers meant to us - even though we were probably absolute hellions to them at the time

Off Message

Off Message

The Presidential election is likely to be highly entertaining fare, but let’s not build up the job itself into something that it’s not

Mortgage to Rent Scheme should give value for money

Mortgage to Rent Scheme should give value for money

Every extra euro spent on a newly established rental scheme is one that won’t go into something else, such as a hospital or school

RTÉ walks a tightrope for the Pope

RTÉ walks a tightrope for the Pope

The national broadcaster’s coverage of the papal visit was a far cry from what it served up in 1979, but it still had to tread carefully at times

Colette Sexton on business

Colette Sexton on business

Inspired by Marissa Carter’s success, a Waterford company is launching beauty products for the modern-day man

Looking for the next big thing? think small

Looking for the next big thing? think small

Investing in small cap stocks involves higher risk, but it offers the greatest growth potential

The other half shake their wallets in Monterey

The other half shake their wallets in Monterey

Last week in California, a 1962 Ferrari 250 GTO became the most expensive car ever to be auctioned off

The end of the calm before the storm

The end of the calm before the storm

Witness the discontent in emerging markets, signs of turbulence spreading to advanced economies and worries over Italy’s eurozone performance

Is the decorum of high office slipping away?

Is the decorum of high office slipping away?

In the age of Trump, it’s tempting to believe that dignity has become an outdated concept in politcs

6 good reasons for Leo Varadkar not to call a snap general election

6 good reasons for Leo Varadkar not to call a snap general election

Any public sense that the Taoiseach was being smart or politically opportunistic in staging an unprovoked repudiation of the three-budget deal with Fianna Fáil could well blow up in Varadkar’s face

Stephen Kinsella on the housing market

Stephen Kinsella on the housing market

The system we have set up is driving the negative outcomes we are seeing, where The Economist calculates house prices are 25 per cent overvalued, 10,000 people are homeless, and we can expect another boom/bust cycle in property to come