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Offaly: 333 young people on apprenticeship programmes

August 19, 2019 · Leave a Comment 

At present there are 333 young people on apprenticeship programmes in County Offaly, we need increased investment in Budget 2020 to support more young people into an apprenticeship and a range of other employment and training measures to reduce long-term youth unemployment. That was the message from James Doorley, National Youth Council of Ireland (NYCI) Deputy Director, speaking in at the publication of the organisation’s pre-budget submission earlier this week (05.08.19).   In its Pre Budget 2020 submission ‘A Fair Share for Young People and Youth Work’ the NYCI, which represents youth... [Read the full story]

GAA

Tipperary Ladies Gaelic Football Notes

September 7, 2017 · Comments Off on Tipperary Ladies Gaelic Football Notes 

  Tipperary Intermediate Team   On Saturday last Tipperary Ladies Football found out their opponents in the All Ireland Final when the second All Ireland Semi Final was played in Cavan. Tyrone overcame Sligo in the Semi Final to earn themselves a place in the Final. Tyrone played in Division 2 in the Lidl National Football League so the teams have not met yet this year. Tyrone has enjoyed playing Senior for the last two years and this is something they will be hoping to achieve again. We would look forward to supporting Tipperary in their quest for Senior and All Ireland success in Croke... [Read the full story]

Entertainment

Inside America’s Opioid Crisis – New episode of UCC’s podcast – Plain Speaking

May 21, 2019 · Comments Off on Inside America’s Opioid Crisis – New episode of UCC’s podcast – Plain Speaking 

More American’s have died in the opioid crisis, than in both World Wars, outlined a former White House drug policy adviser, on the latest episode of UCC’s Plain Speaking podcast. Between 2001 and 2015, over 530,000 American’s died of drug overdoses, which was more than died in the World War One and World War Two combined. “The opioid epidemic is having a bigger impact than the AIDS crisis, and it’s particularly worrisome because we haven’t seen the top of it yet, as far as we can tell” outlined Keith Humphrey’s, the Esther Ting Memorial Professor in Psychiatry and Behavioural... [Read the full story]

Events

National launch of Cannonball Ireland and Edenderry tipped to be the biggest ever finish line

August 19, 2019 · Leave a Comment 

The National Launch event took place for Cannonball Ireland at the exclusive Krystle Night Club last week and guests were greeted by a €1.5 million sight of two brand new Lambourghini Aventator SVJs, a McLaren 720s and special guests the striking ‘Style Warriors’.   Ireland’s glitterati, celebrities, models, moguls and crazy ‘Cannonballers’ were out in force to launch the action packed Supercar spectacle which will finish in Edenderry on September 8th.   Cannonball will roll on September 6th – 8th with over 190,000 people expected to line the streets all around Ireland.  Cannonball... [Read the full story]

Sports

Stamina Thursday of the Punchestown Festival is a real crowd pleaser!

May 5, 2019 · Comments Off on Stamina Thursday of the Punchestown Festival is a real crowd pleaser! 

A great day’s racing was had by all at the Punchestown Festival on Thursdahy as crowds thronged to the Kildare venue for day three of the action-packed five-day festival! Attendance: 2019   20,756 2018   20,204 Difference +552 02/05/2019. FREE TO USE IMAGE. Day Three of the Punchestown Festival, Pictured are Best Dressed Lady With Sarah Cass with jockeys Jonathan Burke and Danny Mullins . Picture: Patrick Browne Racing Highlights: The Ladbrokes Champion Stayers Hurdle Won in great style by English raider Unowhatimeanharry trained by Harry Fry and ridden by Mark Walsh in the colours of JP... [Read the full story]

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Resilient Farmers Conference- Farmers Health & Wellbeing – Building a Community of Support

April 15, 2019 · Comments Off on Resilient Farmers Conference- Farmers Health & Wellbeing – Building a Community of Support 

Thursday April 25, Killeshin Hotel, Portlaoise   10am – 3.50pm   Embrace Farm wishes to invite you to the “Resilient Farmers’ Conference – Farmer’s Health & Well-being: building a community of support” in conjunction with Rural Support (Northern Ireland) and Farm Safety Foundation (UK) on April 25 in the Killeshin Hotel, Portlaoise.   The objectives of the day are to:   Highlight the issues impacting farmers health and well-being and the responsibility of Government and Industry. (Healthy Farmers, Healthy Farms, Healthy Sector / Society)   Ensure... [Read the full story]

News

Offaly: 333 young people on apprenticeship programmes

At present there are 333 young people on apprenticeship programmes in County Offaly, we need increased investment in Budget 2020 to support more young people into an apprenticeship and a range of other employment and training measures to reduce long-term youth unemployment. That was the message from James Doorley,...

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Fáilte Ireland and Waterways Ireland Join Forces to Develop Tourism Along Ireland’s Inland Waterways

Fáilte Ireland CEO Paul Kelly and Waterways Ireland Acting CEO John McDonagh met today to discuss the Strategic Partnership Programme which has been agreed by both organisations. The Strategic Partnership Programme signed today between Fáilte Ireland and Waterways Ireland primarily focuses on the delivery of a programme...

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National launch of Cannonball Ireland and Edenderry tipped to be the biggest ever finish line

The National Launch event took place for Cannonball Ireland at the exclusive Krystle Night Club last week and guests were greeted by a €1.5 million sight of two brand new Lambourghini Aventator SVJs, a McLaren 720s and special guests the striking ‘Style Warriors’.   Ireland’s glitterati, celebrities, models,...

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8 Young Midlands Singers take part in first ever Norwegian Choral Exchange

A collaborative project between Music Generation Offaly/Westmeath, Sing Ireland and Ung I Kor (Norway), funded through Erasmus+   Last week, eight young singers from the Midlands travelled to Bergen, Norway to take part in the first ever youth choral exchange between Ireland and Norway. Each of the singers...

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Dogs Trust offers FREE dog Microchipping Certificate Amnesty as part of National Chipping Week 2019

Today sees the launch of National Chipping Week, an annual nationwide campaign by Dogs Trust, Ireland’s largest dog welfare charity. Celebrity vet, Pete Wedderburn, also known as “Pete the Vet”, helped launch the campaign, which will run from the 12th – 18th of August in association with government approved...

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