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EASTHAMPTON – During his career spanning nearly four decades, Char Gentes has seen a positive shift in the way the company helps people with intellectual and developmental disabilities live rich and independent lives. But things were not so “golden” at the start of his career, before the passage of the Americans with Disabilities Act in …

Parkinson’s disease is the second most common neurodegenerative disease after Alzheimer’s disease. It affects around 10 million people worldwide and around 12,000 Irish people live with this disease which can lead to mobility problems and balance disorders. Ninety percent of those affected also experience difficulty with their voice and this is the problem addressed by …

More than one in two Irish people living abroad plan to return to Ireland for Christmas, according to a new survey. This compares to the three in 10 who said they were thinking of coming home last year. The research, conducted by FRS Recruitment, aimed to determine Irish attitudes towards coming home for Christmas this …

SCHENECTADY – For the second time in history, a Union College student has received a prestigious Rhodes Scholarship. Tawreak “Ty” Gamble-Eddington was one of 32 people selected from a pool of 826 applicants representing 247 colleges across the country, according to an announcement Saturday from the Rhodes Trust, which oversees the more than century-old scholarship …

As a former club president and father of an international player, John O’Mahony perfectly sums up the strong bond between club rugby in Ireland and the national team which he provided with test quality talent during of the 30-year history of the All Ireland League. It’s a story that will be highlighted on TG4 tomorrow …

The Londonderry singer has revealed the artwork commissioned by the Antrim Castle Gardens Lottery, which aims to inspire change and encourage audiences to think about how they could use some of the $ 30 million pounds sterling raised for good causes every week in their own communities. The installation in Northern Ireland is the second …

Over 100 Irish public parks and green spaces have won an international Green Flag Award this year, the second highest in the world. In total, 103 sites have received a Green Flag. Eighty-four of these sites are official public parks and 19 sites are community green sites run by volunteers. Ireland was just behind the …

Nursing home owners will be able to ask people visiting residents for proof of a Covid-19 pass from next Monday. However, exceptions are made for humanitarian reasons. Earlier this month, Health Minister Stephen Donnelly approved a decision that visiting guidelines for long-term care facilities include a requirement for potential visitors to be asked to indicate …

They say a picture is worth a thousand words. That of the surgeon then psychiatrist Patricia Horne, who died on October 29, opens a fascinating window on the life of the late Irish doctor, who operated in Africa in the 1950s by the light of kerosene lamps and without running water. What he doesn’t communicate, …

The Northern Ireland protocol “rewrites” part of the Good Friday deal around cross-community support, the DUP said. Brexit party spokesman Sammy Wilson says the deal threatens peace in the region. Earlier, Foreign Secretary Simon Coveney warned Britain would face “really significant consequences” if London suspended the protocol. He said earlier New: “The EU has really …