What’s hot and what’s not this week

The Irish Mail on Sunday - TV Week - - COVER STORY -


1 Jack The English boy’s name heads the top five in Ire­land with the equally un-Gaelic James and Daniel in sec­ond and third place. Conor and Seán help re­dress the bal­ance in fourth and fifth po­si­tion, a sur­vey shows.

2 Puffins More than 100 years af­ter they were driven off by rats, the colourful seabirds are be­ing lured back to re­mote Ram­sey Is­land off the Welsh coast with record­ings of thriv­ing colonies.

3 Flower power Eat­ing com­mon blooms found in many Ir­ish gar­dens – in­clud­ing marigolds, laven­der and rose petals – could re­duce the risk of heart dis­ease and cancer, ac­cord­ing to a new study.


1 Conkers Chil­dren spend so lit­tle time out­doors that four in ten have never seen the seed of a horse chest­nut tree, let alone played the game that uses them.

2 Work­ing out A third of people rarely or never do any ex­er­cise, with one in five of them blam­ing a lack of time and 15 per cent claim­ing they feel very ‘un­com­fort­able’ go­ing to the gym when they’re so un­fit.

3 Cook­ing with chil­dren Mil­lions of par­ents avoid let­ting their off­spring help out with bak­ing or mak­ing meals in case it makes a mess of their de­signer kitchens, a new sur­vey re­veals.

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