Wednesday 26 October 2016

The Week that was

Published 13/08/2016 | 02:30


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Earlier bed times for toddlers leads to lower numbers of obese teenagers, a leading sleep expert claims.

Putting children to bed early, not only staves off crankiness, but also prevents ­pre-schoolers becoming teens with unhealthy weights.


The impact of Brexit will be felt worst in Ireland, according to a major survey of leading business and economic experts.

The study, by a German think tank, finds that Irish analysts are the most pessimistic in Europe about the effect of Britain's withdrawal, led by Prime Minister Theresa May (above), from the European Union.


An independent government inquiry into Ireland's Olympic ticket-touting scandal is demanded by Opposition TDs. Following the latest embarrassment to mar the Irish participation in Rio, Sports Minister Shane Ross (above) is criticised for his "failure" to set up a probe. The Olympic Council of Ireland (OCI) says it is investigating how its tickets ended up being sold irregularly.


Fighting back tears, Aoife Beary (above) bravely speaks in memory of her friends who died on her birthday just over a year ago. The Berkeley survivor tells of the horrific injuries she sustained.


Insurance premiums rose by 40pc in the past year in Ireland, sparking calls for government action.

Irish Independent

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