‘Fibre is the main nutrient source for our gut bacteria.’ Photograph: iStock

Dr Kirsten Berding Harold Dietician and researcher at APC Microbiome Ireland SFI Research Centre at University College Cork “A key aspect to good dig(...)

We focus on 16 transformative ideas with the potential to enhance Irish society – so that when we go back, we also move forward. Photograph: Getty

Experts from various fields offer 16 transformative ideas that have the potential to enhance society in a post-pandemic ireland The Covid-19 pan(...)

 A view of a park in Ballybrack, Co Dublin, during the recent snow. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

The “Beast from the East” was melting into the pavements and front gardens of Ballybrack – consigned to memories and history – when we visited the pla(...)

What to choose from the deli counter?

We’ve probably all been there at some time: Standing, mesmerised, in front of a convenience store deli counter, starving and about to make a bad (...)

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Some experts scoff at the idea that one can boost the immune system. Others swear by the efficacy of elderberry or echinacea. So as the nights get lon(...)

Fodmaps are found in many everyday foods. Don’t let the word put you off. These foods are not necessarily unhealthy. In fact, foods such as chickpeas,(...)