News

Shortlist Announced for Social Entrepreneurs Ireland Awards 2017

June 22, 2017 · Leave a Comment 

SOCIAL ENTREPRENEURS IRELAND has announced the 16 finalists for the Social Entrepreneurs Ireland Awards 2017, supported by DCC plc. Of the sixteen, eight will go on to receive an initial 300,000 euro in funding and support for their projects for social change with potential for further investment and development opportunities. The finalists have entered the final stages of the selection process, pitching their projects to panels of judges in the hope of winning a place on the Social Entrepreneurs Ireland Awards programme. The highly competitive programme offers critical funding and mentorship... [Read the full story]

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The Camogie Association Launches Hurl With Me programme 2017

April 20, 2017 · Leave a Comment 

The Camogie Association, in conjunction with The National Dairy Council, are pleased to announce that registration for the Hurl with Me programme is now open. This programme is aimed at 7-10 year olds and their parents/guardians in camogie clubs across the country. To register go to www.camogie.ie or our social media platforms and follow the link. Orla Cooper, Kilmacow, Co. Kilkenny was one of the participating mums last year and said “It’s fantastic. This whole scheme has introduced a whole group of parents that may not have ever had the opportunity to get involved with the club. It has... [Read the full story]

Entertainment

Award Winning Irish Travel Films To Feature At Immrama Festival

May 22, 2017 · Leave a Comment 

An exploration of travel and tales of travel will be told at the fifteenth annual Lismore Immrama Festival of Travel Writing this June 14th to 18th in county Waterford. Opening the festival will be the screening of two award winning travel documentary films produced by Paddy Hayes.   Mongolian Rhapsody and Jamaican Rhapsody are a double bill of travel films from director Paddy Hayes following Irish musicians on musical pilgrimages to far flung destinations. According to Paddy, the films are “Something akin to travel writing through music.” Daire Bracken and Shinestsog Dorjnaym At 8pm on... [Read the full story]

Events

Dogs Trust Calling On Workplaces To Take Part In “Bring Your Dog To Work Day”

June 22, 2017 · Leave a Comment 

Have you always wanted to bring your dog to work with you? Well now you have the perfect excuse because June 23rd is Bring Your Dog to Work Day! As part of their exciting new campaign to make Ireland more dog-friendly, Dogs Trust, Ireland’s largest dog welfare charity, is celebrating ‘Bring Your Dog to Work Day’ and is calling for workplaces around Ireland to celebrate with them! Bring your dog to work day – Dogs Trust Dogs Trust is offering a limited number of goodie bags to workplaces welcoming dogs to their premises on the 23rd June, and will even be calling into some of the some... [Read the full story]

Sports

Offaly Team Competes At Go For Life Games 2017

June 14, 2017 · Leave a Comment 

A team representing OFFALY took part in the 2017 Go for Life Games held in the DCU on Saturday, 10th June.  They were one of twenty four from around the country participating in a day of fun sporting activities.  Now in its sixth year, the Go for Life Games is one of the biggest social sports events for older people in Ireland and this year’s event brought together 300 older players from all over Ireland to compete, to stay healthy and to have fun. Offaly Team: Front Row (R-L) Jim McLoughlin, Martin Ward, John Shehan, Tony Donegan, Frances Egan, Mary Vaughan, Jackie Masefield Hall, Rose McHugh.... [Read the full story]

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Junior fishing clubs and youth groups in Offaly invited to get in front of the camera and reel in the votes

June 1, 2017 · Leave a Comment 

Inland Fisheries Ireland has launched a Fish & Film competition to encourage young people to spread the word about fishing. Junior fishing clubs, youth clubs, projects and centres in Offaly are invited to apply to the competition by taking film footage of their fishing adventures and promoting it online. The Fish & Film competition will see entrants film a fishing trip and include fun interviews on what angling means to them. The films will be youth led in content and production with all junior anglers up to and including the age of 18 eligible to apply. All films submitted to Inland... [Read the full story]

News

Shortlist Announced for Social Entrepreneurs Ireland Awards 2017

SOCIAL ENTREPRENEURS IRELAND has announced the 16 finalists for the Social Entrepreneurs Ireland Awards 2017, supported by DCC plc. Of the sixteen, eight will go on to receive an initial 300,000 euro in funding and support for their projects for social change with potential for further investment and development opportunities. The...

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National Lottery congratulates Moneygall F.C on opening of new community football pitch amenity

Excitement hit fever-pitch in the village of Moneygall, Co. Offaly, last Saturday (June 17th) as the local soccer team Moneygall FC Legends took on a Republic of Ireland Masters XI side to mark the official opening of a new football pitch, part funded by the National Lottery. The Republic of Ireland side included former...

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Flawed Provisions On Defined Benefit Pensions Must Be Removed From Social Welfare And Pensions Bill – IBEC

Ibec, the group that represents Irish business, appeared before the Oireachtas Joint Committee on Social Protection and called on it to remove flawed provisions on defined benefit pensions from the Social Welfare and Pensions Bill. The hearing was part of the pre legislative scrutiny process in advance of publication...

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Good Weather Forecast Brings Driving Dangers – AA

With the mercury set to rise for the weekend the AA is warning drivers that hot summer weather can cause problems for cars. AA Rescue is expecting an increase in breakdowns caused by over heating or tyre issues, and more seriously there are road safety concerns. “Hot weather can make life hard for a driver.” Says...

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€60m Regional Enterprise Development Fund Open For Applications

On Thursday, 22 June a regional information session will be hosted by Enterprise Ireland for those interested in obtaining further information, and those who may be interested in submitting applications under the new Regional Enterprise Development Fund. The event will take place at The Strand Hotel, Limerick...

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