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It’s ‘Mission: Possible’ for Paul Gallen in big-screen debut 4 weeks ago

It’s ‘Mission: Possible’ for Paul Gallen in big-screen debut

By  •  Life, News

The 22-year-old from Termon played the lead role as a secret agent in the thrilling film, which was premiered in Century Cinemas yesterday. In the drama, Paul had a huge …
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Brave young Donegal woman inspires MS fundraiser 2 months ago

Brave young Donegal woman inspires MS fundraiser

By  •  Health

Jordana Devine’s life changed three years ago when she developed multiple sclerosis (MS).

At 21 years old, the Killygordan woman became one of the 9,000+ people in Ireland living with …
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World Ovarian Cancer Day – the symptoms you need to know 2 months ago

World Ovarian Cancer Day – the symptoms you need to know

By  •  Health

Today, 8th May, is World Ovarian Cancer Day.

Termed the ‘silent killer’, today is about sharing the signs and symptoms of ovarian cancer and encouraging women to talk to their …
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The fresh air challenge 3 months ago

The fresh air challenge

By  •  Health

This week’s challenge is fairly self explanatory.

I want you to get out and get at LEAST 30 mins of fresh air every day this week.

With the change in …
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Why you shouldn’t be shocked at the idea of a no caffeine challenge 4 months ago

Why you shouldn’t be shocked at the idea of a no caffeine challenge

By  •  Health

This week’s challenge may sound like sacrilege, but there is a good reason for doing it.

Your daily caffeine fix can have loads of great benefits.

Warning for parents as mumps outbreak confirmed in Donegal 4 months ago

Warning for parents as mumps outbreak confirmed in Donegal

By  •  Health, Kids

The HSE has confirmed that there have been 13 confirmed cases of Mumps in the North West since the start of March.

These have been mainly in the South Donegal …
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The painful reality of endometriosis 4 months ago

The painful reality of endometriosis

By  •  Health

March is Endometriosis Awareness Month. If you know 10 women, you know endometriosis.

Endometriosis is a disease caused by tissue developing outside the uterus. The two main symptoms are pain and …
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Donegal mum praises Crumlin staff for saving baby girl 4 months ago

Donegal mum praises Crumlin staff for saving baby girl

By  •  Kids

Donegal woman Bella Ward is full of thanks to Crumlin Hospital for saving the life of her spirited little girl Kayleigh.

Kayleigh is a twin from Letterkenny who was born prematurely …
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Extraordinary Donegal doctor honoured in women’s portrait series 4 months ago

Extraordinary Donegal doctor honoured in women’s portrait series

By  •  News

A leading physician and epidemiologist from Mountcharles is one of eight extraordinary women being celebrated by the Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland this week.

A portrait of Dr Margaret (Pearl) Dunlevy …
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Donegal measles outbreak is getting worse, HSE warns 5 months ago

Donegal measles outbreak is getting worse, HSE warns

The HSE last week revealed two confirmed cases of the highly infectious disease.

But now the HSE has confirmed that there are three more probable cases and several more possible …
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Emmet’s health challenge of the week: The hardest one you will ever do! 5 months ago

Emmet’s health challenge of the week: The hardest one you will ever do!

By  •  Health

It’s Valentines week and love is in the air.

Couples everywhere will be spending the next few days getting organised for Thursday when flowers, cards, chocolates and ‘other things’ will …
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Health challenge of the week: Declutter your life! 6 months ago

Health challenge of the week: Declutter your life!

By  •  Health

This week’s challenge is a personal one for us all.

We can all get to a point of feeling overwhelmed at times. This usually happens at busy times of the …
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Nikki gets set to motivate on Operation Transformation 6 months ago

Nikki gets set to motivate on Operation Transformation

Operation Transformation is set to gain another Donegal personality this series with the arrival of Nikki Bradley as the new challenge coordinator

Nikki, who is an adaptive adventurer and motivational …
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Relax, Recharge and Reset 7 months ago

Relax, Recharge and Reset

By  •  Health

It’s okay to eat, drink and be merry for one week in the year.

This week I am not going to preach to you.

There will be no tips …
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9 ways to avoid Christmas weight gain (and still have fun) 7 months ago

9 ways to avoid Christmas weight gain (and still have fun)

By  •  Health

Are you expecting to feel ‘bleugh’ from indulging too much this week?

Christmas is a time for relaxing and partying, and often a time when we overdo it on …
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How to ‘tame’ your thoughts and emotions 8 months ago

How to ‘tame’ your thoughts and emotions

By  •  Health

At this time of year, it is very easy to feel overwhelmed.

As we move further into December, it is easy to feel as if time is the one thing …
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The good night’s sleep challenge – could you do it? 8 months ago

The good night’s sleep challenge – could you do it?

By  •  Health

This week I set a challenge for the members of my Rushe Fitness Gym. 

The challenge was simple.

No screens after 9pm at night.

This meant no phones, iWatches, iPods, tablets, …
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Train your mind with the ‘Book A Week Challenge’ 9 months ago

Train your mind with the ‘Book A Week Challenge’

By  •  Health

Being a gym owner and coach, it’s easy to think that all we do and encourage is related to fitness and diet, but there is so much more to our …
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Women urged to be breast aware as cancer cases rise 10 months ago

Women urged to be breast aware as cancer cases rise

The Irish Cancer Society is urging women to be breast aware as the number of cases increases. 

There has been a 25 per cent increase in the number of breast cancer cases over ten years, according …
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Recipe: Healthy low-cal autumn soup 10 months ago

Recipe: Healthy low-cal autumn soup

By  •  Health

I don’t know about you, but it seems as if winter has well arrived earlier than usual to Donegal this year.

The dark evenings have set in. The weather is …
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Donegal woman joins rallying call for Lyme Disease recognition 10 months ago

Donegal woman joins rallying call for Lyme Disease recognition

Emma Doherty is part of a local delegation attending a Tick Talk Lyme Disease Awareness Rally on Wednesday 26th September in Dublin.

The Gleneely mother has had a new lease …
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About ‘that’ Cosmopolitan cover 10 months ago

About ‘that’ Cosmopolitan cover

By  •  Health

Last week Cosmopolitan UK broke the internet by putting Tess Holliday on its front cover.

If you haven’t seen it, were unaware of it or do not know who Tess …
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It’s time to live in the now! 12 months ago

It’s time to live in the now!

By  •  Health

Have you ever found yourself getting drawn into work and not realising how much time has gone by?

Have you ever went on your phone to check Facebook or Instagram …
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Health, happiness, tea and toast on the menu for Inishowen mums 1 year ago

Health, happiness, tea and toast on the menu for Inishowen mums

By  •  Mammy

The Tea & Toast is an Inishowen-based group hosting casual meet-ups for mothers to get together and learn new tips and tools for taking care of their own mental well-being.


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Think about this before body shaming anyone 1 year ago

Think about this before body shaming anyone

By  •  Health

Twice during the past week, I was met with body shaming on social media.

Once towards a person on Facebook and another in a group on Twitter.

The thing is, …
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5 reasons why you aren’t seeing progress in your nutrition 1 year ago

5 reasons why you aren’t seeing progress in your nutrition

By  •  Health

This is 2nd part of a 2 part article on progress and why you might not be seeing any.

The 1st part can be seen on Donegal Daily here and …
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College Corner: Summertime self-care 1 year ago

College Corner: Summertime self-care

By  •  Life

Sunshine, beach days, summer jobs, a packed Letterkenny dance floor and the return of Love Island means one thing, Summer Time!

Summer can be a fun time especially for …
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How to lose friends and alienate people 1 year ago

How to lose friends and alienate people

By  •  Health

People like to feel comfortable.

No matter what the situation is, for most people, if they feel comfortable in their surroundings, they will be quite happy where they are.

This …
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Why don’t you like me? – The flip side of fitness and social media 1 year ago

Why don’t you like me? – The flip side of fitness and social media

By  •  Health

Social media is fake.

It’s as fake as can be.

It’s driven by our need to be liked and this is being misused daily.

We judge our lives on what …
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Donegal Dyspraxia meeting to seek services for children 1 year ago

Donegal Dyspraxia meeting to seek services for children

By  •  Kids

The Donegal Dyspraxia Support Group, founded by Carndonagh woman Alison Doherty, is set to highlight the lack of local services available for children with the condition at a public event on …
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Donegal Women’s Centre records huge increase in smear test inquiries 1 year ago

Donegal Women’s Centre records huge increase in smear test inquiries

In light of the recent CervicalCheck controversy, the service centre has been on hand to answer queries and to provide free smear tests for women over 25 years old.

DWC Manager Mary …
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What it really means to get ‘toned’ 1 year ago

What it really means to get ‘toned’

By  •  Health

Have you ever looked at a model on the cover of a magazine and thought, ‘I would love to look like that?’

Maybe you have taken the 4-week workout; you …
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Here’s what the Health Minister was told before Vicky Phelan’s CervicalCheck case 1 year ago

Here’s what the Health Minister was told before Vicky Phelan’s CervicalCheck case

The latest development in the CervicalCheck controversy has revealed that attempts were made to keep Vicky Phelan’s case confidential, but she rejected these moves.

The Limerick mother of two settled …
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3 ways to beat night time snacking 1 year ago

3 ways to beat night time snacking

By  •  Health

One thing that seems to be a huge obstacle for people is snacking in the evenings and at night.

The scenario usually goes like this;

You manage your meals fine …
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Reasons you don’t need another diet 1 year ago

Reasons you don’t need another diet

By  •  Health

Every diet works, until it doesn’t!

If that sounds confusing, it shouldn’t. In fact it’s pretty much true for every diet you have ever tried right up to reading this …
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Don’t eat chocolate! And other motivational nonsense 1 year ago

Don’t eat chocolate! And other motivational nonsense

By  •  Fitness

This is going to be short and sweet today. After all, it is a Bank Holiday and most of you are probably still in bed.

I am pre-empting an early …
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Alison’s ambitions to help Donegal families understand Dyspraxia 1 year ago

Alison’s ambitions to help Donegal families understand Dyspraxia

Alison Doherty’s eldest son Ryan was diagnosed with Dyspraxia last year, and it was only then that she discovered a lack of awareness of the condition.

Dyspraxia is a …
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Is sitting bad for your health? 1 year ago

Is sitting bad for your health?

By  •  Health

Sitting has recently been described as the ‘Smoking of our Generation’ and it has been compared to cancer for it’s ill health effects.

The average time spent sitting is around …
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The silent agony of Endometriosis 1 year ago

The silent agony of Endometriosis

We all know someone who struggles with their periods – be it a sister, daughter, friend or colleague.

You know that woman who goes through hell every month? She has …
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Need a digital detox? Try this challenge 1 year ago

Need a digital detox? Try this challenge

By  •  Health

This week I set a challenge for the members of my Rushe Fitness Gym and also the members of my online Lean in 2018 program.

The challenge was simple.

No …
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The best piece of fitness advice you will ever get 1 year ago

The best piece of fitness advice you will ever get

By  •  Health

Fitness has exploded in Donegal over the past few years.

The number of people training is on the rise and it doesn’t look to be slowing down.

When I started …
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Trigger foods: How to avoid a bingefest 1 year ago

Trigger foods: How to avoid a bingefest

By  •  Health

Everyone has one.

Some of us have more than one.

Some of us have a whole array of foods that set us off on a bingefest that can leave us …
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Looking for the best fat loss supplement? There’s one thing you should know 1 year ago

Looking for the best fat loss supplement? There’s one thing you should know

By  •  Health

January may be over, but It seems as if you cannot turn on your computer, phone, TV or radio, without being met with some form of advertisement for “Fat Loss …
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Don’t let the ‘success’ of others put you off 2 years ago

Don’t let the ‘success’ of others put you off

By  •  Health

Social media is a both a blessing and a curse.

It allows us to keep in touch with friends and family around the world and also to ‘see inside’ their …
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HSE presents national award to Letterkenny Breast Centre team 2 years ago

HSE presents national award to Letterkenny Breast Centre team

By  •  News

The team are delighted that their latest research, carried out locally, is being recognised on a National level in the HSE Open Access Research Awards 2017. This is the second year in …
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Don’t compare your weight loss to others 2 years ago

Don’t compare your weight loss to others

By  •  Health

The January resolutions are in full swing.

Everyone is making some sort of healthy change to their activity levels or their diets.

When you see that 80% of resolutions fail …
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Aoife McGill’s passion to help us be fit, strong and unstoppable in 2018 2 years ago

Aoife McGill’s passion to help us be fit, strong and unstoppable in 2018

Aoife McGill is the inspirational leader behind Aoife Mc Gill Personal Training. She could be the source of motivation you’re looking for this January to start a fresh and friendly …
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The best way to lose weight in January is… 2 years ago

The best way to lose weight in January is…

By  •  Health

January dieting usually follows a very similar trend around the world.

  • Let’s lose ALL THE WEIGHT…..
  • When do we want to lose it?
  • THE 1ST 2 WEEKS IN JANUARY …
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Keep calm and party on: 4 low-calorie Christmas drinks 2 years ago

Keep calm and party on: 4 low-calorie Christmas drinks

By  •  Health

It is officially December and that can only mean one thing; Christmas party season has officially arrived.

With the upcoming festivities and with Christmas being only a few weeks away, it …
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Monday Motivation: How to find your best time to exercise 2 years ago

Monday Motivation: How to find your best time to exercise

By  •  Health

When it comes to exercise, there can be a few myths surrounding the ‘right’ time to train.

  • Some do it ‘fasted’,1st thing in the morning in order to burn …
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