OPINION

Changing the conversation on obesity

In 1975, 1 percent of children living in Ireland were classed as being ‘obese’. In 2017, the percentage had increased to 10 percent. Focusing in on children’s weight is now a regular occurrence in classrooms around the country. As the obesity crisis increases in severity, self-esteem and body confidence issues among primary school students are set to become even more prevalent.

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5 Presidential Moments

The President of Ireland is largely a ceremonial position with little power over governing the State. However, the role creates a symbol of modern Ireland both at home and abroad, reflecting our history.   
Here we recount 5 examples of when Irish Presidents used their position to bring attention to a wider issue.  

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