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Reflecting on an Incredible Achievement

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I’ve had a couple of weeks now to reflect and to try and settle back into normality. However, normality still hasn’t hit as in my local community in Youghal and in Cork city people are still coming up to me congratulating me on the achievement. Many people have asked me - how my recovery has been going and how are my feet. To be honest my legs recovered very quickly. I put this down to the Normatec recovery boots that I have been using. Also I have good leg strength which is one of my advantages. As for my feet they have healed and the swelling and blisters are gone. My toe nails haven’t grown back yet – ...

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Staged Accidents – What You Need to Know

Unfortunately staged accidents do happen on Irish roads. According to Insurance Ireland, insurance fraud in total costs insurers an estimated €200 million annually. Although there are no statistics available for how much of this figure is as a result of staged accidents, An Garda Síochána launched an investigation ‘Operation Nascar’ into car insurance claims scams.

Part of the problem with staged accidents is that they’re difficult to prove and quite often it can be a case of the perpetrator’s word against the victim’s. Being aware of staged accidents however, can help you take the necessary precautions and minimise th...

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Guinness World Record Holder

Sinead Kane is an extraordinary young woman from Cork, who with just 5% vision has completed the World Marathon Challenge - 7 marathons, 7 continents, 7 days - Sinead is now a Guinness World Record holder, becoming the first visually impaired person to do so. Here, she tells us how she got through the last race.

Hi Everyone,

At the moment I’m sitting in my hotel room, across from Manly beach in Sydney. I’ve just had a very welcome shower and I am trying to get my stomach to settle after the final marathon.

I am also trying to take in what I have just achieved over the past week. The last seven days have been a character ...

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Arrival in Marrakech

Sinead Kane is an extraordinary young woman from Cork, who has just 5% vision and is currently taking on the World Marathon Challenge. 7 marathons, 7 continents, 7 days, Sinead has passed the halfway mark, with four marathons completed, and is about to embark on another in North Africa today…

Hi Everyone,

Well, we have finally passed the halfway mark of this challenge and at 5:30pm yesterday evening we ran one step closer towards achieving my goal of completing the 777. I am elated!

Team with Banner Marrakech

We landed in Marrakech at midnight last night and got to our hotel at 2am. I was so looking forward to spending a few hours there to get a l...

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Miami Marathon

Sinead Kane is an extraordinary young woman from Cork, who has just 5% vision and is currently taking on the World Marathon Challenge. 7 marathons, 7 continents, 7 days, Sinead has completed an incredible three marathons already, with number four taking place in Madrid today.

Hi Everyone,

I am so happy to let you know that I have successfully completed the Miami marathon. The count is now 3 marathons, on 3 continents, in 3 days.

I am really proud of what I have achieved so far. Yesterday’s race was plagued by delays, so it was an unbelievably anxious time as we waited to begin the race. John, my guide runner, and I cross...

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Teaching Your Teenager to Drive

Teaching your teenager how to drive is one of the most challenging and daunting responsibilities of child rearing. As co-pilot, you will be in a very influential position to help your teenager make good driving decisions and develop good habits that will last them a life time.

The Essentials

Getting your Teenager a Learner Permit

To obtain a learner permit your teenager will have to complete and pass the driver theory test (DTT) at your local test centre. In preparing for the DTT, it is important that your teen prepares and revises. Learning the rules of the road is the first key step to life long safe driving. All the i...

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