Shane O Mara

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There are many benefits in walking alone, particularly for your mental health. Photograph: Getty Images

“Ah, the lone walker!’ a man unknown to me exclaimed loudly as we crossed paths on a windy and otherwise empty beach. I didn’t know how I was meant to(...)

  Prof Shane O’Mara (TCD), Prof Roger O’Sullivan (Institute of Public Health), and Vanda Cummins (HSE) at the Institute of Public Health conference on physical activity in older people in Dublin. Photograph: Justin Farrelly

Older people across Ireland need to be encouraged and given opportunities to partake in strength and conditioning exercises, according to health profe(...)

Danish philosopher, Soren Kierkegaard wrote, ‘every day I walk myself into a state of well-being and walk away from every illness’. Photograph: iStock

“You get old when you stop walking. You don’t stop walking because you get old,” says Shane O’Mara, professor of experimental brain research at Trinit(...)

Prof Matthew Walker: “Regular sleep – seven to eight hours a night – is the best method to maintain brain and body health. We are the only species which deliberately deprives ourselves of sleep.”

Two-thirds of adults in the developed world don’t get the World Health Organisation’s recommended eight hours’ sleep per night, according to Matthew W(...)

From left, Prof Shane O’Mara, Dr Áine Kelly and Dr Sabina Brennan took part in Trinity College Dublin’s week-long focus on memory.  Photograph: Sharpix

How does our memory work? What can we do to keep it in good shape? Can we actually prevent a decline in memory? These were just some of the questions(...)

A US soldier holding a dog in front an Iraqi detainee at Abu Ghraib prison on the outskirts of Baghdad. Photograph: AP Photo/The Washington Post

The abhorrent practice of torture is a curious thing. Governments will almost never admit to perpetrating it while, at the same time, it is p(...)

Jennifer Lorigan, mediator at the Science Gallery in Dublin, with a display by artist Katharine Dowson titled Memory of a Brain Malformation. Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons/The Irish Times

A woman who was stalked for 25 years turned this trauma into healing by depicting it through art, according to a new exhibition. The terrible impact (...)

Alistair Tosh, head of executive education at IMI (left) with  Martin O’Neill and Roy Keane during a Q&A at the Irish Management Institute National Management Conference 2014

Roy Keane broke cover in what has been one of his first appearances since the publication of his controversial autobiography today when he appeared al(...)

Martin O’Neill: will give personal leadership lessons

I hear there will be an announcement next week that Martin O’Neill and Roy Keane, the Batman and Robin of Irish football, will speak at the Irish Mana(...)

From left: Bill Archer (Eircom Business Solutions) and Simon Boucher (IMI), at the launch of this year’s National Management Conference

Speaking of sponsorships, the Irish Management Institute has dialled up Eircom Business Solutions to support this year’s National Management Conferenc(...)

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