Caroline qualified as a nurse originally in 1991, but explored different career paths before a friend working in hospice care told her three years ago of a night nurse job available through the Irish Cancer Society. "I first thought, 'not a hope, I couldn't go back into nursing again'," she admits. "But since I got the job, I haven't looked back. I can barely tell you how important, and how rewarding, this work is." In fact, speak to any of the night nurses who work alongside the Irish Cancer Society, and they are unanimous on one thing. Despite working in various outposts of nursing and care, this work is among the most profound and enriching jobs they have ever had. That's not to say that the work is easy. Night nurses tend to work an 11pm-7am shift in the home of a patient requiring end-of-life care. Everyone in the country, irrespective of location or financial circumstance, is entitled to 10 nights of care via the Irish Cancer Society (the service is accessed through the patient's … [Read more...] about ‘Money, work, family, friends: the same things keep coming up’
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Things you won't want to miss! 1 Circus. Classic rock ‘n’ roll becomes the soundtrack for a juggling extravaganza as part of Worthing Theatres’ Summer of Circus. 8 Songs, from Gandini Juggling, comes billed as a tribute to the mythical landscape of popular music. It plays Worthing’s Pavilion Theatre on Friday, June 22 at 8pm. From Dylan’s stream of consciousness to the Velvet Underground’s troubling landscapes, from David Bowie’s soulful escapades to the rocking Rolling Stones’ greatest anthem, each song has its own atmosphere and its own micro universe, promises company founder Sean Gandini. Creating a sense of ritual, celebration, and primal tribal energy, the piece builds crescendo-style from solos and duets to a full-cast finale.“This is a bit of a departure for us,” says Sean, “a divertimento. We specialise in juggling with a dance essence. It is very choreographed juggling, juggling as like a form of dance really, … [Read more...] about 10 things coming up in Worthing!
The 71-year-old singer has travelled regularly to Ukraine and spoken out for gay rights in the eastern European country, including at an AIDS charity concert in Kiev during the Euro soccer championships in 2012. "Believe me, I love this country. We will do everything we can to continue the fight against AIDS," he said at an event organised by the Elena Pinchuk Foundation. "It takes a long time for things to happen as I said," he said. "Look what just happened in Ireland: the vote for abortion. Things change. People ... they change their mind. And with a younger generation coming up, they are different kind of people, and they're our future." Irish constituents voted to repeal the Eight Amendment last Friday by a landslide 66pc. Ukrainian authorities have increased their support for gay rights since a pro-Western government took power following the Maidan protests in 2014. In 2015, a law was passed banning workplace discrimination against the LGBT community. But critics say … [Read more...] about Elton John on Ireland’s abortion referendum: ‘A younger generation are coming up, they are a different kind of people’
1. Up and at it – what is your morning routine? I'm up at 8am and then I'll check my phone and emails, get ready and bring my daughter to creche. I'll come back home and have a cuppa (tea) and some breakfast, then head to training. 2. What might you eat in a typical working day for… Breakfast? For breakfast, I'll have three eggs, scrambled, eaten with smoked salmon. It depends on whether I'm training or not, but I do love a good fry up. Lunch? Lunch will likely be a protein shake and some chicken. Evening meal? For my evening meal, I'll have steak and sweet potatoes. 3. Is nutrition important to you? Yes, I'm a boxer, so I need to eat healthy and put the right foods into my body. I have to be careful to bring my body down to the correct fight weight and still have energy for training and competing, so balancing my nutrition plays a big part in my life, although I'm not a calorie counter. 4. Best meal ever? Steak, chips and vegetables with lots of peppered sauce. I also love … [Read more...] about Boxer Michael Conlan: With two big fights coming up, I’m a nine or 10 in fitness
Good afternoon from the bet365 Stadium... and what an afternoon it promises to be. Only a win will do for Stoke if they are to avoid relegation from the Premier League, and the Potters will be desperate to get the three points they need to take their survival fight into the final game of the season at Swansea next Sunday. But for now the focus is on beating in-form Crystal Palace, a tall order in itself for Paul Lambert's men. They come to the bet365 Stadium on the back of a 5-0 trouncing to Leicester City to all but comfirm their place in the top flight next season. And what a campaign it has been for the Eagles, who lost their first seven games to look doomed to the drop. But Roy Hodgson has revived their fortunes... and hopefully given a little inspiration to the Potters. Yes, the impossible IS possible... All the team news from the bet365 Stadium will be coming up shortly... 11:21 Fans out in force... Whatever the outcome of today’s game, the fans are right behind their … [Read more...] about Stoke City vs Crystal Palace LIVE! Team news coming up from the bet365 Stadium