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Exposé the award winning Hair and Beauty salon opens in Firies on Thursday

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Exposé the award winning Hair and Beauty salon coming soon to Firies

Exciting times are afoot in Firies as Exposé Hair and Beauty prepare to open another branch of their multi award winning salon

Opening on September 3. Exposé Firies will offer a full service Hair Salon using prestigious L’Oréal Paris Hair products. Colours, cuts and up-styles will all be available.

“I began my hairdressing career in Firies 12 years ago,” manager Elaine Groves said. “Since then I have developed my skill and knowledge of hair colouring techniques, cutting and restyling, occasion styling and gentlemen's cuts. I have trained and styled with Ireland's best known hairdressing brand and one of Europe's most successful hairstyling groups. I’m excited to return to my local village where it all began."

Exposé Firies will also have a full service Beauty Salon, offering everything from facials, to tinting, waxing and nails.

Beauty Therapist Aisling Foran has 10 years’ experience in the industry and enjoys working with the top brands Exposé offers including Yon-Ka Paris, Waxperts, Gelish and Shellac.

Exposé Tralee and Kilflynn is renowned for high quality treatments in luxury surrounds. Each salon is interior-designed to the highest of standards.

This is being replicated in Firies, a luxury salon with high quality treatments synonymous with the Exposé Brand.

The studio in Tralee opened its doors in 2008 right by the Mounthawk Roundabout on the Fenit Road. It was instantly popular due to the high standard of hair services along with the salon’s easy accessibility and free parking.

In time, it became apparent that there was a high demand to offer beauty services under the one roof and in 2014, Exposé Beauty Lounge was born, incorporating beauty on the ground floor and a Day Spa facility on the first floor

Exposé Beauty Lounge and Hair Studio has since become a favourite destination for hair and beauty due to its professional and excellent service. It’s beauty therapists and hair stylists are highly trained and experienced professionals who all share the goal of looking after their clients in the best way possible. With all of these luxurious treatments on offer, it shouldn’t come as a surprise to learn that Team Exposé has won a plethora of awards.

In May 2017, Exposé Hair and Beauty Salon Kilflynn was opened, offering the highest standards in hair and beauty services to the locality.

As the Exposé Team prepare to open their third salon, Manager Elaine is looking forward to meeting clients both old and new in their new salon

“I look forward to welcoming many of my clients to my local village. I am excited to build relationships with new clients in our new salon, Exposé Firies,” she added. “We are excited to announce that local TV Stylist and Model Agent Orla Diffley will be Brand Ambassador for Expose Firies and will be keeping our clients updated on everything Hair and Beauty.

To make a booking contact the team by phoning 066 4018888, or through their social media outlets: Facebook or Instagram.

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COMMUNITY AIR AMBULANCE TASKED 512 TIMES DURING 2021

The Irish Community Air Ambulance has yet to receive any sort of government funding despite being called out on 512 missions in 14 counties during 2021. Last year was the ICAA busiest year since the Helicopter Emergency Medical Service (HEMS) Air Ambulance launched in July 2019. There were 490 taskings in 2020. The organisation is […]

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The Irish Community Air Ambulance has yet to receive any sort of government funding despite being called out on 512 missions in 14 counties during 2021.

Last year was the ICAA busiest year since the Helicopter Emergency Medical Service (HEMS) Air Ambulance launched in July 2019. There were 490 taskings in 2020.

The organisation is Ireland’s only charity-funded HEMS Air Ambulance. It works in partnership with the National Ambulance Service and responds to serious incidents and medical emergencies from its base in Rathcool, near Millstreet, in Co. Cork. Each helicopter mission costs an average of €3,500, all of which has to be raised or donated.

The CEO of the Irish Community Air Ambulance, Micheál Sheridan said that they engaged with the Government and regional political leaders throughout 2021 to secure some State support for the vital service.

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Micheál Sheridan said, “The HSE is releasing funding to private Ambulance firms to provide support during the continuing crisis yet the Irish Community Air Ambulance is still entirely funded by public donations. The increased number of taskings during 2021 show that we provide a vital service,” said Mr Sheridan.

“The cost to run the charity during 2022 is expected to be €2.1 million which is a significant amount of money to raise. We are so grateful to all our supporters who help us to bring hope to those in emergency situations but we will continue to engage with the Government to provide funding during these uncertain times.”

There were more calls to cardiac arrests, farming-related incidents and falls from heights during 2021. Cardiac arrests accounted for one in five calls with 103 taskings last year, that’s up from 81 during 2020.

July and April were the busiest months of the year for the service with 57 missions completed each month. Cork, Kerry and Tipperary accounted for the majority of taskings. The Irish Community Air Ambulance was also tasked to Clare, Limerick, Waterford, Wexford, Kilkenny, Mayo, Galway, Offaly, Laois, Wicklow and Kildare.

One in every three taskings required an airlift to hospital. There were 111 transfers to Cork University Hospital during 2021 which equates to 66% of all transfers. University Hospital Limerick accounts for 20%.

TRANSFERS

Micheal Sheridan added, “There were also transfers to hospitals in Kerry, Tallaght, Galway, Temple Street, Crumlin and The Mater as we saw an increase in the number of times we were required to transfer children and young people to specialist paediatric hospitals in Dublin. We cover an area of 25,000 square kilometres and treat some of the most critically ill and injured patients, bringing them to the hospital that is best suited to their life-saving needs, not just the closest hospital geographically.”

SERIOUSLY INJURED

Diarmuid O’Donovan from Cork was seriously injured when he was thrown over the handlebars of his bike while cycling around Slea Head, Co Kerry in May 2021. He said he needed to be brought to a dedicated Trauma Centre quickly.

“A moment of carelessness saw me hit the road. I was on my own but thankfully it wasn’t long before I was found. Paramedics, a local doctor, the local Fire Service and Gardai all responded,” he explained.

“I was drifting in and out of consciousness and it quickly emerged that I needed to be at Cork University Hospital as soon as possible. I wasn’t in a suitable state for a two-and-a-half-hour journey by road so the Irish Community Air Ambulance was tasked and landed in Ventry. The journey to CUH by helicopter took just 30 minutes. I had 28 different bone breaks including my spine, shoulder and ribs as well as a punctured lung. I underwent several procedures that evening and spent 12 days in hospital. I believe it could have been far worse if I had not been transported to CUH so quickly and that my recovery has been much faster as a result.”

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Now is a good time to plan features in the garden

Now is an excellent time to have a look at your garden and plan any new beds, water features or seating areas. With relatively little growth, it is easy to take measurements and mark out where your new project will take place. There are a few things to bear in mind when planning new features. […]

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Now is an excellent time to have a look at your garden and plan any new beds, water features or seating areas.

With relatively little growth, it is easy to take measurements and mark out where your new project will take place.
There are a few things to bear in mind when planning new features. First, the practical: are there water pipes, septic tanks, gas or electricity lines etc in the way?
Or, if planning a feature where construction is required, is there access to water and electricity?
Secondly, if you are planning a new bed, what is the soil like in that area, or have you better ground elsewhere which can be exploited?
I have learned over the years that the best thing to do with an area of bad soil is to cover it with paving!
On the other hand, if you are planning a patio, should you excavate the topsoil for use elsewhere? Planning a new bed or planting area is a lot of fun, and I always think it is a good idea to take the time, close your eyes and give your imagination free reign. Consult magazines, gardening websites and social media!
Have a look at a friends’ or neighbours’ gardens for ideas.
Decide how much time you have to maintain it, and keep in mind Irish weather, commitments and other hobbies.
Often we take on gardening projects which we think, at the time, we will have time for. Say you want to commit to, for example, three hours of gardening a week – Saturday morning is the one time you have free.
Guaranteed one of those Saturdays it will rain! Then there is a morning spent mowing. Weeding will take up another few hours. Time flies, no matter what you do…and with age, I am coming to realise we have to work realistically with the free time we have. Gardening should not become a job you are forced to do.
Plan what the new area will be used for, and again, keep time in mind. Maybe a mixed area is better than a single purpose one.
What I mean by this is, you may have decided this year is the year to grow vegetables. Rather than planning out half your garden as a rotating vegetable garden, it may be better to plan out two small beds and a seating area, surrounded by an area of wildflowers.
This can then easily be converted to a larger veg garden if you feel the trial run went well, or converted entirely to a patio. In my experience, it is wise not to commit to a large scale project, especially if you are new to it.

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