Mark Pollock

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 Mark Pollock (L) and Jennifer Hester (R) Dublin. A chance meeting with Pollock at DCU led to Hester trying out an exoskeleton, a robotic frame strapped to the body which enables movement. Photograph: Julien Behal

Jennifer Hester has an extraordinary can-do attitude to life. The 35-year old Dubliner suffered from a spinal cord injury following surgery for the re(...)

NUI Galway third year medical student Roberts Woods with six-year-old Aoibhin Farren. NUI Galway’s Sláinte Society are now accepting applications from primary schools for the 15th annual Teddy Bear Hospital event, which will take place on Thursday and Friday, January 16th and 17th. The event, aims to help children, aged 3-8, feel more comfortable around doctors and hospitals. To apply, see  https://forms.gle/FNDBRrSmao1aeMnQA by Friday, November 15th. Photograph: Aengus McMahon.

1) Blackrock Clinic in Dublin will host a “Masterclass in Heart Health” on Monday, November 11th at 7pm in the Radisson Blu Hotel in Stillorgan. Speak(...)

Lebanese women take part in a yoga class as security forces stand guard during anti-government demonstrations in the southern Lebanese port city of Sidon. Photograph: Mahmoud ZAYYAT/AFP

1) Researchers from the School of Psychology at NUI Galway are currently recruiting participants from ages 16-35 in the Galway area to participate in (...)

Mark Pollock demonstrates the Exoskeleton robotic frame at Dublin City Universit

Celebrated adventurer and motivational speaker Mark Pollock joined researchers from Dublin City University on Wednesday to launch the college’s Exoske(...)

Prof Geraldine Boylan with baby Sylvie Carter, Colleen and baby Con Deasy, baby Ruairi Deasy and Centre Manager ChristianStafford with Kate and Eva Deasy and Gail and Anna Carter celebrate a milestone five years of innovations and research at Ireland’s dedicated foetal and neonatal research centre, Infant, at University College Cork and Cork University Maternity Hospital. Photograph: Clare Keogh

1. One in four people experience a Christmas dinner disaster, according to Safefood Ireland which has issued tips on how to avert such a disaster this(...)

Cork children Olan Hanrahan (7) from Charleville, Kumail Alhlaichi (5) from Blackpool, and Alex Madden (6) from Aherla have unleashed their superpowers for the ‘Mercy Heroes’, which raises funds for POONS, the Paediatric Oncology Outreach Nursing Service. The service allows children with cancer to receive treatment from the comfort of their own home. The Mercy Hospital Foundation in Cork is holding its fundraising day on Friday, October 19th. Register at mercyfundraising.ie to receive a ‘Mercy Heroes’ pack full of information and ideas. Photograph: Ed Godsell and John Allen

1) Only one in seven people bring their unused, out-of-date medications back to their pharmacy, where they can be disposed of safely, according to a n(...)

Ted Talk: Mark Pollock and Simone George at Ted2018 in April. Photograph: Ryan Lash/Ted

Three weeks ago today I experienced a moment that my mind can still only describe to me using the words of master lyricist Amanda Palmer as a moment w(...)

Irish couple Mark Pollock and Simone George speaking at Ted 2018 in Vancouver. Photograph: Ryan Lash/TED

A Ted Talk by an Irish couple – explorer Mark Pollock and human rights lawyer Simone George – about using acceptance and hope to deal with grief, from(...)

A member of the expedition team surveys unexplored passages in Hayamaene Cave, Papua New Guinea. Photograph: Jack Healy

On Thursday February 2nd in Dublin, the fifth annual Outsider magazine awards will be handed out to those deemed to have “achieved extraordinary thing(...)

 Sinead Kane with running partner John O’Regan as she prepares to  become the first visually impaired athlete to complete the World Marathon Challenge, a race consisting of seven marathons on seven continents in seven days.  Photograph:  Sam Barnes/Sportsfile

Everyone has a story, Sinead Kane says. Hers began on Tuesday with a flight to Chile. She will fly south to Antarctica and back to Chile, continue to (...)

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