Tourism Ireland to increase spending to €45m

Tourism Ireland to increase spending to €45m   Niall Gibbons, CEO of Tourism Ireland, tells Aengus Cox that the tourism sector is facing competitiveness issues on numerous fronts Tourism Ireland is to boost its spending next year by more than a quarter to €45m in an attempt to attract more overseas tourists to Ireland.  The sector is facing competitiveness issues on numerous fronts, with a Brexit-linked fall in the value of sterling putting pressure on operators here, while a hike in the VAT rate for the hospitality sector will kick in from January. Tourism Ireland’s 2019 campaign, ‘Fill your Heart with…

Is Black Friday causing pain for retailers?

Is Black Friday causing pain for retailers? Today is Black Friday, the retail event that originated in the US but has made its way to this side of the Atlantic in recent years. For many it now marks the start of the Christmas shopping period, but for an increasing number of retailers it appears to be somewhat of a headache. Professor of Marketing at UCD’s School of Business Mary Lambkin said she’s not sure retailers are fully souring on the idea of Black Friday. “The final quarter of the year in the run-up to Christmas represents around 40% of sales…

What are the most common brain diseases and how to prevent them?

July 22 is World Brain Day . This part of our body is considered “the king organ”, since it is like the center of operations that governs our body and important functions such as breathing and heart rate, perception and movement, emotions, learning and planning. That is why we would like to tell you about some of the most common diseases and disorders suffered by this important organ and how to prevent them. We tell them based on their cause. Metabolic diseases When there are metabolic diseases, these can cause great damage to the brain if they are not treated…

Lack of doctors: Medical students doubt the country doctor rate

  Medical students doubt the country doctor rate Lack of doctors is an increasing problem, especially in rural areas. The policy wants to counteract this, inter alia, with a country doctor rate in the admission to studies. But today’s medical students see this solution critically. Instead, they demand more support for future doctors. Telemedicine can also help to ensure supply in the countryside. >  Lack of doctors becomes a problem, especially for older patients If you have a medical condition, do not hesitate to visit the family doctor – this is not easily possible for many people in Germany. Because…

What should be done in the face of a serious illness

Diseases, of whatever size and type, always destabilize our emotional and, in addition, financial health. Health is always a sensitive issue and also harms all members of the family, not just those who suffer it. Have you ever thought about what you would do in the face of a serious illness? Either yours or a family member. And of course it’s not that we’re looking forward to it, but thinking about things in advance can help us create an action plan if necessary and avoid any kind of crisis. The diseases always arrive without warning. It is normal that although…

Occupational disability insurance: Physicians exposed to particularly high levels of stress

  The risk of disability for doctors   Doctors are exposed to a particularly high daily stress in their profession. They have a steady responsibility for the lives of others, have to perform night duty and overtime, and often be available and available on-demand within minutes. The physical and above all mental stress is very high . This fact also increases the risk of occupational disability. A study by the German Physicians’ Insurance (as of 03/2015) shows that around 31 percent of non-occupational doctors are due to a mental illness . In 29 percent of all doctors affected by occupational…

Health issues in disability insurance

Important to the health issues   Limited period of health issues The health issues in the application for disability insurance cover the previous five to ten years. To answer truthfully and conscientiously Do not forget any supposed “little things”. Indicate only the diseases and treatments that are specifically asked for. Take time for answering Take the questionnaire home after the broker’s visit or appointment with the fee consultant and do not fill it in on the spot. Ask the family doctor / doctors for your medical records This will let you know what health information is stored about you. Have…

The 5 best things to fight stress

If you change your habits for actions that help reduce the symptoms of stress in your daily life and detect what makes you angry, you will have an idea of ​​what are your best options to lower your stress levels. How to identify situations that can cause you stress Do you think you are a constant victim of tension and stress? You can detect these emotions with this simple picture that will help you take a first step towards tranquility. How stress manifests in your body If you answer these questions sincerely, you can detect what situations in your daily…

Minimum contribution to health insurance: Relief for the self-employed?

With the new grand coalition (GroKo), the statutory health insurance for many self-employed will be cheaper in the future. For Union and SPD plan to reduce the minimum contribution to health insurance. This would pay off especially for self-employed with low income. But opposition and trade associations are criticizing the plans. The minimum contribution to the statutory health insurance has been criticized for years. Because this amounts to the contributions to nursing insurance currently at least 422 euros per month . Such a sum, however, can shoulder only the least self-employed. This is one of the reasons why the contribution…

Is fasting good or bad for health?

Fasting: Not Good for your Health “When a man has nothing to eat, fast is the most reasonable thing he can do.” Buddha It seems that fasting is fashionable, but in reality it is not something current. Those who have lived difficult times know perfectly what involuntary fasting is, and believers of different religions practice it, from Catholics with fasting and Lenten abstinence, to Muslims in the month of Ramadan. But, regardless of religious issues, is it good to fast as a diet? As in almost everything, it depends. The fundamental thing is that any diet (including fasting or not)…