Head of the Class – Carrigtwohill NS.

Interview with Dan Leo, Principal of Scoil Mhuire Naofa. Published East Cork Journal, Thursday November 1st 2007.    This week I went to Interview Dan Leo, the Principal of Scoil Mhuire Naofa Carrigtwohill. Arriving at the school I was greeted by the teachers and pupils. I was surprised at how many students there were. Having attended [...]

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Head of the Class – St John the Baptist.

Interview with Elma Huggard, Principal of St John the Baptist Primary School, Midleton. Published – East Cork Journal – Thursday, 25th October 2007.  This week I visited St John the Baptists School in Midleton. Often forgotten as is it hidden away in the town this school is certainly one that should not be over looked.Earliest [...]

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Young Irish leaving to escape the recession

More and more Irish are escaping recession to explore new lands. Imagine leaving your usual nine to five office job in rainy Ireland for a job teaching kids in the African sunshine or trekking up Mount Everest with wildlife enthusiasts. This may just be a mid morning daydream for most but an increasing number of Irish [...]

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Naomi Interview

Moving to Thailand was a difficult decision for Naomi to make.Now taking a gap year before college Naomi has returned home to Ireland for a while before she decides what to study in college. Here she talks about the challenges she faced, the countries she’s seen and all the things she has done along the [...]

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Regan Interview

When asked about poverty and children who are living in poor conditions where would you think of? Would you think of Africa, Asia, South America? What would you say if I told you the answer could well be Egypt? A tourist attraction for its pyramids and great pharaohs the country is affected by poverty more [...]

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Mary O’Farrell, Midleton Holistic Health Centre: “Sometimes People just don’t know what they are looking for”

Published – East Cork Journal, Thursday, September 4th, 2008.  Leaving school there’s college and then a job. It is likely that you will remain in that same area of work for the rest of your life. This week I met one woman who made a change in her career path. After working in a pub for [...]

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East Cork underage bands given a chance to shine at charity gig.

Published – East Cork Journal – Thursday, November 22nd 2007. Green fields surround the secluded house in the middle of the countryside. All that can be heard is the echo of guitars and the clash of cymbals. The room is tiny. It can only barely fit all the gear that the band need. It is [...]

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Recycling doesn’t have to be all hard work.

Published – East Cork Journal – Thursday, October 11th, 2007.  Most of us are now used to doing some little bit of recycling as part of our daily lives. Although when it comes to waste disposal we no longer have much choice other than to recycle, there are a few things that can be done to [...]

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Broadband Connections. How secure is your network?

Published – East Cork Journal – September 27th, 2007. When subscribing for an Internet broadband connection do you consider whether or not your network is encrypted? Though it may seem as one of the simplest things, it is often one of those things that is often taken advantage of and people consider their broadband to [...]

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What to do in the evening?

Published – Imokilly People – Thursday, April 19th 2007. As a young person in Midleton it is often difficult to find something to do with friends. There is only so many times that you can go to the cinema in the same week without getting tired of it and other than that there is not much [...]

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