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Technology Ireland reaction – Budget 2023

September 28, 2022 · Leave a Comment 

Investment in skills and digitalisation welcome but urgency needed to address infrastructure challenges in order to maintain Ireland’s attractiveness    Technology Ireland, the Ibec group that represents the technology industry, has welcomed measures in Budget 2023 investing in digitalisation and skills but cautioned more urgency would be needed to maintain Ireland’s attractiveness as the location of choice for the technology sector, particularly as a hiring slowdown looms.    The technology sector is a key enabler of economic growth, innovation and the green transition and in the Technology... [Read the full story]

GAA

GAA’s ‘little bit of madness’ joins us together – McCarthy

November 19, 2021 · Comments Off on GAA’s ‘little bit of madness’ joins us together – McCarthy 

Faithful County GAA fans have been told a new publication on life within the Association by Offaly writer and editor PJ Cunningham highlights the ‘madness’ which joins them together. Uachtarán Chumann Lúthchleas Gael, Larry McCarthy, was speaking as he launched ‘Grassroots – Stories from the Heart of the GAA’ at Croke Park. Editor PJ Cunningham (r) and Ricey Scully at the launch of ‘Grassroots – Stories from the Heart of the GAA’ in Croke Park. Pic: Aishling Conway. The book, edited by Clara-native author and journalist, Cunningham, is a comprehensive treasure trove of GAA-related... [Read the full story]

Entertainment

Dan McCabe Headlines Gaelic Sounds at Birdhill

September 15, 2022 · Leave a Comment 

Fresh from sold out shows the Olympia, INEC and Áras an Uachtaráin, Dan Mc Cabe is the next headline show to come to the Gaelic Sounds series in Birdhill, Co. Tipperary on Saturday 1st October. Tickets are €35 + booking fee available from Ticketmaster now. Over 18’s, ID required. Coming from a long lineage of folk musicians Dan started out his career in live music at an early age. Dan would go from strength to strength in this side of the industry and music soon became his full time job. Due to the Covid 19 lockdown and lack of opportunity for live music performances, Dan turned his... [Read the full story]

Events

Farmers Encouraged to Attend Energy and Farm Business Show 2022 in Gurteen

July 13, 2022 · Leave a Comment 

IFA Environment and Rural Affairs Chair Paul O’Brien has encouraged farmers to attend the 2022 Energy and Farm Business Show in Gurteen College, Tipperary on Tuesday next, 19th July. The free event will provide farmers with the most up-to-date information on the opportunities in the renewable energy sector, as well as ways to improve energy efficiency on farms. There is also a strong focus on farm diversification options at this year’s show. “This year’s event will showcase the opportunities and supports that are available to farmers that want to get involved in renewable energy, be... [Read the full story]

Sports

Irish Sport Horse (ISH) Young Breeders crowned World Champions

July 13, 2022 · Leave a Comment 

The Irish Sport Horse Studbook Young Breeders team were crowned World Champions at the World Breeding Federation for Sport Horses International Young Breeders World Championships in Ermelo, Holland July 7-9 2022. Teagasc have partnered with Horse Sport Ireland since 2005 to provide the ‘ISH Young Breeders’ training programme. Wendy Conlon Teagasc Equine Specialist manages the programme with support from Horse Sport Ireland and DAFM. The success of the programme hinges on wider industry collaboration. Jack Doyle, Tiernan Gill, Andrew Hughes and Philip Scott have provided their expertise in recent... [Read the full story]

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Irish Water and Green-Schools supporting students during lockdown with suite of Stay Home Resources

February 9, 2021 · Comments Off on Irish Water and Green-Schools supporting students during lockdown with suite of Stay Home Resources 

Green-Schools, in partnership with Irish Water, are supporting students and their families during lockdown with a series of Stay Home resources aimed at helping them learn more about water, one of our most fascinating and precious resources. With students and their parents adapting to the challenges of home schooling, these online resources are designed to be fun, entertaining and easily accessible. From water-themed videos to quizzes, experiments and much more, there is a host of activities for students of all ages to enjoy doing at home. Sé McDermott doing the Green-Schools Stay Home Plastic... [Read the full story]

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Technology Ireland reaction – Budget 2023

Investment in skills and digitalisation welcome but urgency needed to address infrastructure challenges in order to maintain Ireland’s attractiveness    Technology Ireland, the Ibec group that represents the technology industry, has welcomed measures in Budget 2023 investing in digitalisation and skills but cautioned...

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Budget 2023 goes further than any before to address the cost of education but fails to deliver enough effective targeted supports for the most disadvantaged children

Commenting on Budget 2023 measures announced today, Tanya Ward, Chief Executive of the Children’s Rights Alliance said; “Framed as a ‘cost of living budget’, what we are seeing today is a suite of measures to help families keep their heads just above water.  Budget 2023 has gone further than any previous...

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Budget 2023 offers some short-term relief but lacks long term vision – NCBI

For NCBI, the introduction of short-term or one-off measures to ease the costs of living crisis on people who are blind or vision impaired while welcomed is a missed opportunity to invest in more strategic long-term initiatives that would have a longer lasting impact and create a more inclusive society. June Tinsley,...

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Energy supports welcomed by food and drink sector but more needed – Food Drink Ireland

Food Drink Ireland (FDI), the Ibec group representing the food and drink sector, has welcomed the energy supports announced in Budget 2023 as a step in the right direction but called for larger supports over a longer time period.   FDI Director Paul Kelly said “Energy supports are now central to the sustainability...

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Retail Ireland reaction to Budget 2023

Energy supports welcome, but more may be needed – Retail Ireland Personal tax cuts will support household budgets in run up to Christmas   Retail Ireland, the Ibec group that represents the Irish retail sector, today welcomed measures in Budget 2023 to offset spiralling energy costs and bolster household finances...

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