News

‘Atlantic’ Highlights European Ocean Citizenship in Irish Schools

April 25, 2017 · Leave a Comment 

As the shadow of Brexit looms, and the uncertainty around the future of our shared fishing grounds intensifies, the political implications for Ireland have come into sharp focus. Our relationship with the European Union at local, national and international level is being seriously questioned. Nowhere are the stakes higher or matters more divisive than with our ocean resources. The prospect of the UK leaving the Common Fisheries Area coupled with the ecological threats from overfishing and climate change are causing massive worry around our coast. There is a growing realisation that we, as a nation,... [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

John B Kean’s Classic Big Maggie To Be Brought To Life On Birr Stage

April 20, 2017 · Leave a Comment 

The story of Big Maggie Polpin and her attempts to keep her family together after the death of her husband is an enduring theatre favourite.   The John B Keane classic will be brought to life at Birr Theatre & Arts Centre on Saturday 29 April by Laois’ newest theatre group, Fourth Wall Laois Theatre Group, consisting of new and experienced talent.   Everyone wants a part of Big Maggie and her property but she has other issues. The dialogue crackles with hilarious, caustic putdowns as the indomitable Maggie deals with her feckless family and unwanted suitors. Big Maggie by John B.... [Read the full story]

Events

Lighthouse Festival To Shine A Light On Maritime Matters

April 24, 2017 · Leave a Comment 

A free fun filled festival set to shine a light on all things maritime will get underway at the world’s oldest intact working Lighthouse on the Hook Peninsula County Wexford this May bank holiday weekend.   An action packed weekend of festivities will get underway from Saturday, April 29th from 11am. Join in the fun and games for all the family or enroll at the new Pirate School headed up by none other than Captain Hook. Hook Lighthouse Also taking place over the weekend will be an opportunity to learn first hand about safety at sea from members of the Irish Coast Guard. Visitors will also... [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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A Feast Of Fun For Everyone At Limerick’s Riverfest 2017

April 10, 2017 · Leave a Comment 

Limerick, Ireland – Limerick’s majestic River Shannon will take centre stage for the May Bank Holiday weekend with action packed aquabatics by some of the world’s best water performers and a dramatic fireworks night show for RIVERFEST 2017. Thousands of visitors are set to attend Riverfest, Ireland’s first major festival of the summer with Limerick becoming a mecca for families, foodies, runners and watersport enthusiasts over the May Bank Holiday weekend (28th April to 1st May). Some of the world’s best jetboarders including Scott Knemeyer, Bo Krook and Irish champion wakeboarder David... [Read the full story]

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‘Atlantic’ Highlights European Ocean Citizenship in Irish Schools

As the shadow of Brexit looms, and the uncertainty around the future of our shared fishing grounds intensifies, the political implications for Ireland have come into sharp focus. Our relationship with the European Union at local, national and international level is being seriously questioned. Nowhere are the stakes...

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Offaly Invited To Join Global Campaign Against Cancerous Ingredient

Irish campaign group Uplift is asking people in Mayo to join the global efforts to ban Glyphosate, a Roundup ingredient which the World Health Organisation has deemed ‘probably carcinogenic’. This has been followed by moves to ban it around Europe while the state of California has just declared it a known...

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Follow Ireland’s Juvenile Salmon Numbers Through New Online Tool

Inland Fisheries Ireland has launched the SMOLTRACK project in Ireland which gives the public the opportunity to follow the numbers of juvenile salmon making their journey down the River Erriff – the National Salmonid Index Catchment (NSIC). The project is running in five other locations in Europe and will help...

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Over 13% Of Parents Have Taken Part In Insurance “Fronting”

An AA survey of over 3,000 motorists found that over 13% of parents have named themselves as the main driver of a car predominantly driven by their children to reduce insurance premiums. 55% of parents surveyed admitted to currently taking part in the practice, known as fronting, with 9.09% saying they had done so...

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Irish researchers for Climate Action secure €12.9m in EU funding over 3 years

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) supports and encourages the participation of the Irish Research Community under Horizon 2020, the EU Framework Programme for research and innovation. The EPA today congratulates successful Irish researchers who have secured competitive funding of €12.9 million from...

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