Drivetime Study HubEpisode 4

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Evelyn O’Rourke presents an interactive half-hour of advice and support for second-level students, especially those preparing for the State Examinations. Along with advice on planning, study tips and online resources, Study Hub features some of the country’s best teachers, taking students step-by-step through the key Leaving Certificate subjects and exam papers. Study Hub also reflects the opinions and concerns of …

Drivetime Study HubEpisode 3

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Evelyn O’Rourke presents an interactive half-hour of advice and support for second-level students, especially those preparing for the State Examinations. Along with advice on planning, study tips and online resources, Study Hub features some of the country’s best teachers, taking students step-by-step through the key Leaving Certificate subjects and exam papers. Study Hub also reflects the opinions and concerns of …

Drivetime Study HubEpisode 2

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An interactive half-hour of advice and support for second-level students, especially those preparing for the State Examinations. Along with advice on planning, study tips and online resources, Study Hub features some of the country’s best teachers, taking students step-by-step through the key Leaving Certificate subjects and exam papers. Study Hub also reflects the opinions and concerns of students, and Evelyn …

Drivetime Study HubEpisode 1

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An interactive half-hour of advice and support for second-level students, especially those preparing for the State Examinations. Along with advice on planning, study tips and online resources, Study Hub features some of the country’s best teachers, taking students step-by-step through the key Leaving Certificate subjects and exam papers. Study Hub also reflects the opinions and concerns of students, and Evelyn …

Dunmore East Amish Community“We try to critique some of the consumerism and maybe the violence and some of those things that might be present in broader society.” 

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Brian O’Connell’s experience with the Amish community wasn’t so different from Harrison Ford’s in the film Witness. Admittedly, Brian wasn’t a world-weary detective on the run from his colleagues. There was no dancing to Sam Cooke tunes. No barn-raising. No gun of the hand. And Brian was in Co Waterford, not Pennsylvania. But he did meet some Christians who apply the Amish Mennonite traditions to their everyday lives. And, …

Family Friction“When we come together as a collective… we kind of transcend ourselves in a little way.”

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In the third and concluding part of his Drivetime series, Dr Paul D’Alton talks to Mary Wilson about family friction over the holiday period, a time of year that, he says, is so important and so significant for many people. “People at end of life will hang on over the next few days to spend that Christmas, to be alive …

Mary Wilson and Dr Paul D'Alton

Bereavement“It’s one day, and it does pass.”

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In the second part of a Drivetime series on mental health at Christmas, clinical psychologist Dr Paul D’Alton had some suggestions on coping skills for anyone affected by bereavement at this time of year. So much of it comes down to adjusting your expectations, according to Dr D’Alton. He says ideas that grief follows a predictable path are not helpful. …

Social Anxiety“A big dollop, I think at this time of year, a big dollop of self-compassion, a big dollop of generosity for oneself.”

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With a bit of preparation, anxiety can be made to melt into the background at Christmas time, making way for some welcome joy in the depths of winter. That’s according to clinical psychologist Dr Paul D’Alton. He spoke to Mary Wilson on Drivetime in the first of three chats on managing social anxiety and finding a way to survive work …