Tony Bates

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So we are a few days into the Healthy Town initiative. It has coincided nicely with the kids going back to school which means that it is a little easi(...)

Dr Tony Bates will be speaking at the Grand Hotel in Wicklow as part of the Healthy Town project. Photograph: Bryan O’Brien/The Irish Times
Is kindness a weakness?
  • Health
  • September 5, 2013, 17:20

Kindness in Ireland is often seen as a weakness, but being kind to yourself is a powerful coping skill. That’s according to Dr Tony Bates, psychologis(...)

Chef  Catherine Fulvio and Irish rugby star Leo Cullen help launch  The Irish Times/Pfizer Healthy Town initiative in Wicklow town.  Photograph: Julien Behal/Maxwells

An innovative health initiative will be launched in Wicklow this evening. Healthy Town, a collaboration between The Irish Times and Pfizer Healthcare,(...)

When my eyes opened the first thing I saw was the clock radio with its illuminated digits. They read 4:28am. The second thing I saw was a bright full (...)

What’s this all about?
  • Health
  • September 2, 2013, 13:30

Healthy Town is a unique collaboration between the Irish Times and Pfizer Healthcare designed to harness community spirit and expert knowledge to s(...)

There are moments in life when friends and strangers are drawn together by tragedy. In the past week I mourned the sudden loss of a beautiful young pe(...)

With the big Leaving Cert over and done with, the focus of every student is changing from points to offers, from studying differentiation for maths, t(...)

I came to live in Ireland from a village in Somalia, when I was 13. My two sisters, my parents and I stayed in Mosney after arriving. I got to know a (...)

Microsoft chief executive Steve Ballmer, who announced a radical restructuring of the business.  Photograph: REUTERS/Robert Galbraith

Microsoft is breaking up its fiefdoms as it seeks to create better products, faster. The company said Thursday that it would dissolve its eight exist(...)

Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer is set to announce a radical restructure amongst the company’s executive hierarchy today. The rumoured move, said a former(...)

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