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11% of Irish people haven't been to the dentist in over five years.

A whopping 61% of Irish people say they are disgusted by other people’s bad breath, but seven out of 10 of us don’t keep an eye on plaque, which contributes to bad breath, in our own mouths. In fact 91% of us don’t even know how.

Plaque problems are on the rise all over Ireland and are the...

An event designed to break down the stigma surrounding mental health issues will take place next week as part of west Cork’s popular Skibbereen Arts Festival. Mad Pride Ireland will hold a free Family Fun Day in Skibbereen town park on Sunday July 27th from 1pm to 5pm. The event, featuring musical acts such as The Independent Scouts, The Other Side and The Roaring Forties, along with...

Emaior Hartnett from Mallow, County Cork has been awarded the Liam McCarthy Scholarship 2014 by PCI College. Emaior will receive a scholarship for full fees for the BSc degree in Counselling & Psychotherapy, a prize value in excess of €16,000. The BSc is a four-year, part-time degree validated by Middlesex University and leads to qualification as a professional counsellor and...

Summertime and the living is easy... but life may not be as sunny for the many older people who may be particularly lonely during the summer months, when family, friends and neighbours are on holiday.

Senior Help Line is a national confidential telephone service for older people, open every day of the year from 10am to 10pm. Senior Help Line received over 30,000 calls last year from...

Cork based Abbey Mobility offer a variety of solutions and support to increase the independence of disabled or elderly people. In order to ensure clients receive the right product to suit their needs Abbey Mobility offers client assessment and can carry out independent or joint surveys with occupational therapists. The team offer a wide range of high-quality products including mobility,...

Do you have experience working with children and a relevant honours degree in the area? If so you might be interested in a new MA in Play Therapy at Cork Institute of Technology on the Bishopstown Campus. This programme is a postgraduate clinical training in Play Therapy and will equip practitioners with the advanced knowledge and clinical capability, which will match international standards...

Supernova's unique 'Drop and Go' camps continue until August 22nd every Monday to Friday excluding bank holidays. Supernova offers a very affordable and cost friendly way of having your children looked after, while they have fun at the same time. With highly qualified staff on hand to keep a watchful eye, children a wide range of activities and sports, tailored for both boys and girls. Book 24...

The Guinness Book of World Records will be in Cork on July 27th as the organisers of Cork Pawfest 2014, a festival of fun for pets and pet owners, attempt to break the world record for most dogs in one picture.

Organised to raise funds for local cancer facilities, Cork Pawfest will take place at the Munster Agricultural Society showgrounds in Curraheen.

There will also be music,...

 Irish Cancer Society fight to extend Breast Cancer Screening

The Irish Cancer Society is calling on people in Cork to support its campaign to extend the free national breast cancer screening programme BreastCheck, to women aged 65 to 69 in 2015.

Women aged 60 to 69 have the second highest incidence of breast cancer and the second highest chance of dying from it. Yet only...

The Crawford Art Gallery will host a series of Family Workshops with Cork Printmakers on Saturday, August 23rd as part of Heritage Week. The workshops are open to participants aged from six to 96 and groups will be guided through the process of making a dry point or monoscreen print, taking inspiration from The Art of the Silhouette in 19th Century Cork.

No experience is required, all...

The third annual Random Acts of Kindness Festival will take place in Clonakilty from July 19th to 20th, and this year the public has been encouraged to take a much more active role in spreading the happiness.

The 2014 festival will also be an international event, with participants sharing their deeds on Twitter using the hashtag #bekind. Organisers are hoping that Hollywood stars will...

Cobh Museum is holding an Open Day on Saturday, July 19th, between 11am and 5pm.

All are welcome to see the 2014 exhibition ‘Horse Power: the Horse and World War I’. There will also be a children’s quiz and a competition to name the horse that stands outside the museum. Admission is free and donations welcome.

A Race Night in aid of Ataxia Ireland and Bandon Mens Shed will take place in the Brogan Inn, Kilbrogan, Bandon on August 29th, 2014 at 9pm. Ataxia Ireland is a national voluntary organisation that cares for people disabled with Friedreichs Ataxia, a disorder of the nervous system, and other Genetic Ataxias. All sponsorship is greatly appreciated so if your business can donate €50 to...

Skechers Back-to-School ranges of footwear for boys and girls attending both primary and secondary schools are now available at the Mahon Point store.

The girl’s back-to-school collection features the ever-popular Mary Jane in smooth leather with a choice of single or crisscross straps, while boys will love Skechers versatile and sporty styles and athletic sneakers available in a...

The new double-duty diaper cream by Burt's Bees dries to a soft powdery finish. Baby Bee® Cream-to-Powder combines the benefits of a diaper cream and a baby powder in one to help absorb wetness and leave baby’s skin soft, dry and smooth in one quick step—perfect for speeding up changing time. €11.95 from Boots and the Quay Co-Op.

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