News

ITAA Statement On Cancellation Of Ryanair Flights

September 18, 2017 · Leave a Comment 

The Irish Travel Agents Association (ITAA) has expressed strong concern over the cancellation of flights by Ryanair at short notice.   Cormac Meehan, President of the ITAA, said, ‘Given the dominant position of Ryanair in the Irish aviation market place, this action has caused severe problems for thousands of travellers travelling to and from Ireland. For many, holiday plans have been ruined by this action where the option to change holiday accommodation is not possible or can only be done at a significant cost.”   “Ryanair’s actions will also have a considerable impact on... [Read the full story]

GAA

Tipperary Ladies Gaelic Football Notes

September 7, 2017 · Leave a Comment 

  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

Mary Coughlan Returns To Birr Theatre And Arts Centre Next Month

September 14, 2017 · Leave a Comment 

Mary Coughlan and her band are bringing her brand new show Live & Kicking to Birr Theatre & Arts Centre on Sunday 8 October, 8pm . Don’t miss this celebration of Mary’s 30 plus years in the music business when she takes to the Birr stage for the first time in three years next month. One of Ireland’s most celebrated singers, Mary’s music career has been a roller coaster, one hell of a ride, and this Live & Kicking concert will reflect that, featuring all the songs that are close to her heart and life. Often described, as one of the greatest female vocalists and interpreters... [Read the full story]

Events

Solus Search For The Brightest Boots At National Ploughing Championships

September 18, 2017 · Leave a Comment 

Holly Brady (5) from Santry and Noah Lynch (5) launched the search for the Brightest Boots at the National Ploughing Championships coming up from September 19th -21st in Tullamore. Solus Light Bulbs are inviting all budding farmers and visitors to the National Ploughing Championships to upload a picture with their brightest boots or wellies to the @solusbulbs Facebook or upload a picture to any social media platform using #BrighestBoots. Holly Brady (5) from Santry and Noah Lynch (5) launched the search for the Brightest Boots at the National Ploughing Championships Finalists will be invited... [Read the full story]

Sports

Offaly Team Competes At Go For Life Games 2017

June 14, 2017 · Comments Off on Offaly Team Competes At Go For Life Games 2017 

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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Multi-Award-Winning Author Donal Ryan Joins UL

July 13, 2017 · Leave a Comment 

Donal Ryan, multiple-award winning author of ‘The Spinning Heart’ (Irish Book of the Decade) has been appointed by the University of Limerick as a Lecturer in Creative Writing. He joins a programme led by acclaimed novelist and Frank McCourt Chair of Creative Writing, Joseph O’Connor, featuring celebrated authors and fellow teachers Giles Foden and Sarah Moore Fitzgerald. Donal Ryan’s ‘The Spinning Heart’ was an Irish and American bestseller, was longlisted for the Man Booker Prize, and has been optioned for television by the BBC. In addition, he has written the warmly received novels... [Read the full story]

News

ITAA Statement On Cancellation Of Ryanair Flights

The Irish Travel Agents Association (ITAA) has expressed strong concern over the cancellation of flights by Ryanair at short notice.   Cormac Meehan, President of the ITAA, said, ‘Given the dominant position of Ryanair in the Irish aviation market place, this action has caused severe problems for thousands...

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Quarter Of Irish Holiday-Goers Require Medical Attention While Abroad – AA

Almost one in four Irish people have required medical attention while abroad due to an unexpected illness or injury, recent research has found. In response to an AA Travel Insurance survey of over 5,000 Irish holiday-goers, 24.21% of respondents stated that they had required medical attention while abroad...

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The Donkey Sanctuary Open Day Has Been Cancelled

It is with great regret that we announce the cancellation of The Donkey Sanctuary Open Day on Sunday 24th September at Hannigans Farm, Liscarroll, Mallow, Co. Cork. We are so disappointed for our supporters who were looking forward to the event. Due to recent, continuous, heavy rainfall, the fields we use for...

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Increased Tax On Motor Fuel Would Damage Ireland – IPIA

The companies who import and distribute petrol and diesel have written to the Minister for Finance urging him resist attempts to increase excise on motor fuels as this would damage our competitiveness and hit rural Ireland particularly hard. The Department of Finance Tax Strategy Group has pointed out that excise rates...

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Filmmakers Wanted For Offline 2017 57 Hour Filmmaking Challenge

Think you could make a film in 57 hours? Then prove it at the 2017 OFFline Film Festival which runs from Wednesday October 11th to Sunday October 15th across Birr, Co. Offaly.   Teams of filmmakers will register on Thursday 12th, then shoot and edit their short film in and around the town and surrounding area....

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GAA

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Events

Solus Search For The Brightest Boots At National Ploughing Championships

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Launch Of UCD’s Big Red Shed At National Ploughing Championships 2017

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National Ploughing Championships 2017 Agenda

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Shorelines Arts Festival, Portumna, Co. Galway. September 14th-17th

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The Donkey Sanctuary Open Day

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Dogs Trust Launches Ireland’s First Ever ‘Pupcake Day’

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The Original Craft Beer Festival Is Back

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Pieta House And A Lust For Life Launch #SoundEffect Ahead Of Electric Picnic

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