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Successful Projects in Offaly awarded funding from Energia Get Ireland Growing

March 23, 2017 · Leave a Comment 

The Get Ireland Growing Fund run by GIY (Grow It Yourself) in partnership with Energia have announced the winners of the grants from a fund of €70,000 for 2017. Grants will be awarded to the successful food growing projects planned by community groups, schools and not-for-profit organisations all across the country.   The teams behind 85 community projects are all being granted with funds for their unique plans. Groups from Kerry to Donegal and beyond will be presented with their funding amounts ranging from €500 to €2,000. Projects set for support include a grow garden for the Irish... [Read the full story]

GAA

GAA Memorabilia Grabs Attention Under The Hammer

September 29, 2016 · Comments Off on GAA Memorabilia Grabs Attention Under The Hammer 

Fonsie Mealy Auctioneers conducted an exciting auction specialising in GAA memorabilia. The sale which was held in The Kilkenny Ormonde Hotel realised almost €245K, according to the records 82% of the 800 lots were sold.   The auction consisted of a collection of rare and historic GAA and sporting memorabilia, as well as other interesting collectors and literary items. The libraries of the late John Bradley (Historian and Archaeologist) and Officer Peter James Rankin, Order of the British Empire (OBE) were included in this specialist auction. John Bradley was said to be an “Inspirational... [Read the full story]

Entertainment

Music Network Presents An All-Violin Quartet At Birr Theatre & Arts Centre

March 13, 2017 · Leave a Comment 

“A deliciously ardent violin solo from leader Mia Cooper” The Irish Times “The performance of Mendelssohn’s youthful Octet, led by Katherine Hunka, buzzed with energy. The audience loved it” The Irish Times “Utterly gripping… dazzling” Musical Opinion (on Woods) “Astoria’s Escualo acts as a safety net beneath the trapeze artistry of Ioana Petcu-Colan’s violin” The Irish Times Music Network is thrilled to bring together for the first time Leaders and Associate Leaders of Ireland’s most prestigious orchestras – Mia Cooper, Katherine Hunka, Ioana Petcu-Colan... [Read the full story]

Events

Attention Playwrights! SCRIPTS Ireland’s Playwriting Festival Seeks New Works

March 20, 2017 · Leave a Comment 

SCRIPTS Ireland’s Playwriting Festival, which is dedicated to new Irish plays, is looking for new works.   Taking place across Birr, Co Offaly from Sunday 9 July- Sunday 16 July 2017, playwrights (both established and emerging) are invited to submit original 15 minute plays on the theme, “What Next?”   Scripts most suited for development will then be chosen by the selection panel headed by playwright Eugene O’Brien. Deadline for submission is Friday March 31st 2017.   Playwrights must be available to be in Birr from Sunday 9 July -Thursday 13 July 2017, as well as attend... [Read the full story]

Sports

The Irish Times/Sport Ireland Sportswoman Award for February: Paula Fitzpatrick (Rugby)

March 9, 2017 · Leave a Comment 

The Irish Women’s Rugby captain Paula Fitzpatrick has been recognised for the team’s three wins in their Six Nations campaign to date and awarded The Irish Times – Sport Ireland Sportswoman of the Month award for February 2017. Earlier this week former Irish captain, Fiona Coghlan, reflected on the progress made by the national team in recent years, from being Six Nations also-rans to winning the Grand Slam in 2013 – having never finished higher than third until then – and winning the title again in 2015. It’s a measure of the standards the team has now set... [Read the full story]

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House Prices In Offaly Predicted To Rise – REA

January 9, 2017 · Leave a Comment 

House prices in Offaly are expected to rise by 5% in 2017, a survey by the Real Estate Alliance Group has found. Limited supply and the easing of first time buyers restrictions are expected to continue the 7.4% growth that the county experienced in 2016, according to REA. This comes as the REA Average House Price Survey revealed that prices in Offaly had increased by €10,000 over the past year – with the average three-bed semi now costing €145,000. REA Heffernan in Tullamore predict that prices will continue to rise this year due to the shortage of stock. “First-time buyers will also be... [Read the full story]

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Successful Projects in Offaly awarded funding from Energia Get Ireland Growing

The Get Ireland Growing Fund run by GIY (Grow It Yourself) in partnership with Energia have announced the winners of the grants from a fund of €70,000 for 2017. Grants will be awarded to the successful food growing projects planned by community groups, schools and not-for-profit organisations all across the country.   The...

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One week to go to apply to Social Entrepreneurs Ireland for funding and support– another 5k up for grabs for bright ideas to change Ireland

8 winning social entrepreneurs will receive initial €300,000 in funding and support with potential for further investment and development opportunities 15 people with early-stage ideas will win a place at the Academy for Social Entrepreneurs PLUS the chance to pitch for up to €5,000   SOCIAL ENTREPRENEURS...

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Failure To Provide Timely Scoliosis Treatment Is Impacting On Children’s Rights – Ombudsman For Children

“Ongoing delays and the failure by Government to adequately address the issue of access to Scoliosis treatment is impacting on the rights of children and young people in Ireland”, says Ombudsman for Children Dr Niall Muldoon. Niall was speaking following of the launch of the Ombudsman for Children’s Office...

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Hogan Must Suspend Brazilian Beef And Poultry Imports Immediately – Carthy

Sinn Féin MEP Matt Carthy has called for a suspension of all beef and poultry imports from Brazil and the immediate cessation of trade talks between the EU and Mercosur countries following recent shocking revelations. Matt Carthy said: “The European Commission must cease using the agricultural sector as a...

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Fuel Prices At Highest Level In 18 Months – AA Ireland

The cost of a litre of petrol or diesel has reached its highest level in 18 months according to the latest monthly fuel prices survey carried out by AA Ireland. According to the motoring organisation a litre of petrol now costs 137.7c up 1c on February prices, while diesel costs 127.1c per litre on average...

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