Harry Barry

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Healthy Town

Wexford town has been selected as the 2018 Pfizer Healthy Town. There’s a busy schedule of events planned for the autumn, aimed at helping lo(...)

Hubert McHugh with his Leitrim Person of the Year 2017 award and his colleague Valerie Cogan

Hubert McHugh says we need to change how we parent boys. “Fellows are in big bother in my estimation,” says the community mental health nurse who has (...)

Mental health has been defined as “a state of wellbeing in which every individual realises his or her own potential, can cope with the normal stresses(...)

One of Dr Barry’s ‘golden rules’ is to try and get everyone who’s depressed to exercise for 30 minutes a day

With the State exams on the horizon, taking time out to exercise every day may be seen as a waste of good study time, but flexing those muscles or jus(...)

Hector Ó hEochagáin launches  Healthy Town 2016 in Newgrange Hotel, Navan, Co Meath last September. Photograph: Barry Cronin

A project aimed at raising awareness of health and wellbeing has led to an increase in people taking exercise and eating a healthy diet, a new survey(...)

We can, with a bit of discomfort, change ourselves. People do it all the time

It’s that time of year: we’re giving up things, being bombarded with detoxing tips, planning on getting thinner or fitter. But will it make us happy? (...)

Seán O’Keeffe: ‘What those baying for blood seem to fail to realise is that, now as in 2010 and 2013, the only way to ensure that authors and others receive what they are rightfully due is for the company to continue to trade successfully - which remains my first, and only, professional priority.’

The situation facing Liberties Press now is similar to two previous episodes in the company’s development. In November 2010, when my then business par(...)

A panic attack is where, out of nowhere, a person suddenly finds themselves short of breath, heart pounding, mouth dry, dizzy, stomach in knots, muscles tensed up, shaking, sweating and feeling as if they are going to die.

Hundreds of thousands of people in Ireland suffer from panic attacks. They learn to dread that awful moment when waves of physical sensation(...)

There are numerous free events on in Navan and surrounding areas over the coming weeks as part of The Irish Times Pfizer healthy town initiative (iri(...)

‘Both parents and children are safer, more educated and have more opportunities to live fulfilling lives than any other generation that came before us and parents today have the opportunity to enjoy raising their children in a way that our own parents could never have dreamed of - but this isn’t happening.’ Photograph: Getty Images

When I first became pregnant in 2007 I had warm and fuzzy notions of meeting other mothers, gassing about the trials of family life and bonding over e(...)

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