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Tetiana Olkhovikova “I want to go back to February 23, but I have to move on”




Tetiana Olkhovikova lived in Kyiv in a high-rise building.

On the evening of February 23, she sat in her kitchen and prepared documents for the court process, drank tea, looked at the lights of the big city and planned her future.

Tetiana is a successful young lawyer in the field of judicial law.

On the morning of February 24, flashes of rocket fire around Kyiv and explosions could be seen and heard from the windows of her house. The war began. Life changed in an instant.

For several nights, the young woman and her boyfriend spent time in the basement, because it was dangerous to stay in the apartment on the 24th floor.

Especially when a Russian missile hit the ninth floor of a building a few blocks away from Tetiana.

Then they decided to go to western Ukraine. Evacuation trains going from the capital to western Ukraine were full of people. People travelled for many hours while standing, there was no place to sit down. Suitcases that did not fit on the train were simply left on the railway station platform. Tetiana spent 12 hours in such a train standing in the corridor.

All the time, she, as a lawyer, thought that all norms of international law, all laws on people's rights were destroyed by the Russians overnight.

All that knowledge she received at the University and relied on in her professional activities, turned out to be worthless.

Tetiana experienced a strong emotional upheaval when she realised that the laws no longer protect the lives and dignity of people, nor their property or business. Everything collapsed because of the brutal aggression of the Russian army.

Once in Ireland, Tetiana worked for a while in a cafe, but realised that she would be more useful in her main specialty as a lawyer.

Therefore, the young woman decided to help Ukrainians who, like her, face many legal issues here in Ireland every day.

"How to get a residence permit, how to organise your own business, how to arrange for the children to move, how to pay taxes, how to find a place to rent?" and many other "hows" she began to explain on her Instagram page ‘From_Ukraine_to_Ireland’.

Her audience is growing every day, in four months there are already more than 4,000 subscribers.

Currently, Tatyana conducts live broadcasts for Ukrainians in Ireland and Ukraine, records videos, explaining basic legal issues.

Every day, she receives more and more questions from Ukrainians. To do this, Tetiana studies the legislation of Ireland and helps her compatriots find answers and understand the legislation in the new country.
She also founded a Telegram channel for lawyers from Ukraine, where they discuss professional issues and plan professional development.

Soon Tetiana is going to a conference in Dublin. Her goal is to improve her English and find a job in a law firm.

She will be happy if she can work for a law firm in Ireland. She believes that providing advice to newly arrived Ukrainians in Ireland can become a separate area of ​​local law firms.

Tetiana still believes that laws exist to protect people and make their lives comfortable and orderly.

Tetiana does not hide that sometimes it is very difficult for her emotionally: a foreign country, separation from home and loved ones, a new life in which you cannot plan anything in advance.

Tetiana admits that she would like to return to her past life, on the day of February 23, when she spent the evening in her cozy kitchen. But she is forced to get up and move on. Walking in the park, running and cycling help her in this.



Gleeson Dental now offering facial aesthetics

Gleeson Dental, located on St Anthony’s Place, is now offering facial aesthetics. It is the latest offering from the town centre practice. Dr Susan Gleeson graduated as a general dental […]



Gleeson Dental, located on St Anthony’s Place, is now offering facial aesthetics.

It is the latest offering from the town centre practice.

Dr Susan Gleeson graduated as a general dental surgeon 27 years ago.

She previously worked in England and Cork before returning home to Killarney in 2009 to take over her father’s dental practice with her sister Katie.

“More recently, I decided to pursue my keen interest in facial aesthetics. Hence, I embarked on an intensive training course,” she told the Killareny Advertiser.
“This mentorship is under the guidance of Dr Sheila Li, a Harley Street based dentist with over 10 years’ experience in facial aesthetics. Every year following an interview process, Sheila takes on six trainees and I was lucky enough to get this amazing training opportunity.”
The course is a year-long process involving in-depth learning and hands-on clinical training days in Dr Sheila’s Harley Street clinic.
The course, also, extends to treatment planning cases with Dr Sheila, thus allowing access to her vast knowledge when planning treatments for Dr Gleeson’s patients.
“Therefore, I am now able to offer a vast array of facial aesthetic treatments at Gleeson Dental. These treatments include the use of Botox to reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles. In addition to this, Botox has a wide range of additional applications, including the treatment of tooth grinding, headaches, gummy smiles, neck bands and excessive underarm sweating,” she added.
Dermal filler treatments are, also, available to treat issues related to volume loss while skin booster treatments such as Sunekos and Profhilo can be used to regenerate and rehydrate tired looking skin.
Facial aesthetics may conjure up images of over-filled expressionless people but Susan hopes to change people’s view of it.


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Killarney postcode V93 home to the county’s most-expensive properties

With properties both for rent and for sale in short supply, prices in the Killarney area have remained strong. In fact, houses with the V93 eircode were, once again, the […]




With properties both for rent and for sale in short supply, prices in the Killarney area have remained strong.

In fact, houses with the V93 eircode were, once again, the most expensive homes in Kerry over the past 12 months according to data published by the CSO Residential Property Price Index. The report shows that in the year to December 2023, the average cost of buying a home in Kerry was €242,000 up 5% from the previous year’s figure of €230,000
Nationally that figure now stands at €327,000.
The average house price within the V93 eircode region was €284,000, 17% approx. above the average price for a home within the county.
With supply levels at an all time low and with very little new construction in the pipeline, there is little sign of this changing in the immediate term.

Commenting on the market, Ted Healy of DNG, has expressed concern with the low volume of properties available for sale at present.
‘We have lots of interested buyers seeking property in the Killarney area but unfortunately, we cannot satisfy the demand at present. The past 12 months has seen us securing sales in record time for record levels.”

DNG Ted Healy will be launching a new development of townhouses in the Woodlawn area to the market in the coming months and report that demand is exceptionally high.
The expect these properties to sell out in record time.
And with construction due to commence shortly on another scheme of detached houses on Muckross Road, it is looking like a busy year ahead.
However, this will not be enough to satisfy the demand at present. Properties within the V93 area are highly sought after and in very short supply, resulting in strong prices being achieved.
So is now a good time to sell your property? Yes, according to DNG Ted Healy who is actively seeking properties for sale to satisfy their ever expanding list of buyers.


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