Operation Transformation: television and radio shows focused on individual lifestyles will not fix the obesity problem and may even make things worse. Photograph: RTÉ

Government through public policies such as fat and sugar taxes, a living wage, and a ban on misleading food(...)

Tipping the scales: by 2030, 58 per cent of Irish men are expected to be obese. Photograph: Getty Images

(...) per cent of women. The big question, of course, is why. What is it about living on this island that(...)

(...) psychologist talking to us about how important a healthy mind was to achieving success.“That all stood to me. I(...)

Eamon Timmins of Age Action Ireland said the current hospital crisis highlighted the need to address the health needs of older people. His agency, as a national charity for older people, believed a major State challenge was the provision of health and social care supports for them in their communities. File photograph: Jonathan Brady/PA Wire

(...) people to living the last third of their lives on an income just above the poverty line.’’Mr Timmins said(...)

Public Health nurse Margaret Scargill in Bray, Co Wicklow. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

(...) are sometimes asked to give talks about falls prevention for older people and healthy eating for(...)

‘Speaking in Malawi recently, President Michael D Higgins said that the legacy of Irish missionaries “continues today through the inspirational work of their successors here in Malawi and across the globe”.’ Above, President Higgins and   his wife Sabina arriving at the National Museum of Ethiopia in Addis Ababa on the first day of his   official visit to Ethiopia, Malawi and South Africa. Photograph:  Chris Bellew / Fennell Photography

(...) means 700 million fewer people are living in extreme poverty.Much more remains to be done. Work on a(...)

More money never makes up for the loneliness and homesickness that can be felt by emigrants. Photograph: Aidan Crawley

(...) emigration is closed for another year. Although nearly a quarter of a million healthy, hardworking citizens(...)

Marc Andreesen, founder of Netscape and subsequently co-founder and general partner of $4bn venture capital group Andreessen Horowitz. His investments include Facebook, Skype, Airbnb and Twitter. Photographer: David Maung/Bloomberg

(...), that we order. He plans to “eat light”. He says “the food is incredibly good; very healthy. I’m a fully(...)

Graham McCulloch: “After I finished a degree in zoology at the University of Dundee in 1994, I got a contract as a safari guide with a company which was starting up in Botswana. All I wanted was a year’s experience, but that milestone came and went and I’m still here.”

(...) trade in China and southeast Asia, the population in Botswana is very healthy. It’s estimated there are(...)

Leinster’s Jamie Heaslip in action against Harlequins’ Matt Hopper at the Aviva Stadium in December. Heaslip has recovered from a shoulder injury and is fit to face Castres. Photograph: Dan Sheridan/Inpho

(...) disciplined; a part of his character he thinks may be drawn from living around army bases when he was younger(...)