The society was founded by Thomas Prior, above, and 13 friends, all male and all from the middle classes of the Protestant ascendency

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“Many eating disorders start as a healthy eating regime. Nobody goes on a diet when they are feeling good about themselves, and eating disorders prey on vulnerable people who feel overwhelmed.” Photograph: iStock

Eating disorders prey on vulnerable people, who are, in turn, particularly susceptible to the social media messages around diet and exercise they are (...)

James Rickard, Diversity and Employer Manager with Rehab Group

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Night sky, uncontaminated by artificial light, seen over the Twelve Bens in Connemara, Co Galway. Photograph: Ray Butler

Only 5 per cent of Ireland has pristine night skies free from artificial light, according to a Trinity College Dublin professor leading the first surv(...)

Statue of Fr Edward Flanagan donated by the Boys Town National Alumni Association Nebraska USA. It stands in the grounds of the Fr Edward Flanaghan Memorial Centre in Ballymoe in Co Galway. Photograph: David Sleator

We often talk about the negative effects of emigration on the life of rural communities. There is another side to the story, however. Our emigrants ha(...)