News

Clean Coasts and Irish Water select Tullamore as a ‘Think Before You Flush’ community as Irish Water reveal 4,600 sewer blockages across the country this year

October 19, 2018 · Leave a Comment 

Tullamore has been chosen along with 14 other cities and towns as a Think Before You Flush Community. Clean Coasts together with Irish Water are launching the third year of the Think Before You Flush campaign as the utility reveals that there has been an estimated 4,600 sewer blockages this year due to inappropriate items being flushed down toilets.   When the 3 Ps (pee, poo and paper) are flushed down the toilet they travel along the sewer network to wastewater treatment plants. However, every day people flush thousands of items such as wet wipes, cotton bud sticks, nappies and cotton wool... [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

Virgin Media TV to broadcast first ever National Lottery Good Causes Awards

October 12, 2018 · Leave a Comment 

The inaugural National Lottery Good Causes Awards are to be broadcast on Virgin Media One (formerly TV3) on Sunday 11th November, and hosted by popular TV presenter Karen Koster, it was announced. The significant new Awards are aimed at honouring the incredible difference that National Lottery-funded projects are making to communities all over Ireland. Nearly 30 cent in every euro spent on National Lottery games goes back to Good Causes and more than €5.3 billion has been raised since the National Lottery was founded 31 years ago, 36 Awards finalists will pitch to a judging panel chaired... [Read the full story]

Events

This Reuse Month Householders & Businesses are Encouraged to Reuse more, as less than 5% of disposed of items are reused

September 24, 2018 · Leave a Comment 

Reuse businesses, charities and organisation sustained more than 800 jobs, 350 job scheme training positions & 7,600 voluntary positions with a turnover of more than €80 million in 2017. National Reuse Month takes place from October 1 to 31, 2018. IT is estimated that Irish households reuse less than 5% of the amount of waste discarded every year, even though people continuously reuse certain items on a daily basis. At the launch of Reuse Month 2018 in Roscommon, Denis Naughten TD, Minister for Communications, Climate Action and Environment; with Michelle Fallon, Owner, michelle... [Read the full story]

Sports

Munster Women Named For Winner-Takes-All Clash With Leinster

September 14, 2018 · Leave a Comment 

Munster Women’s Head Coach, Laura Guest, has named her squad to take on Leinster in a winner-takes-all Interprovincial clash at Energia Park this Saturday, 15 September (kick-off 7.30pm). There are changes to the side who defeated Ulster 40-20 at Portadown RFC last weekend, with Aine Staunton starting at outside centre and Laura O’Mahony switching places with Eimear Considine in the back-line. Munster Women, sponsored by Keane’s jewellers, v Leinster Women 15. Eimear Considine – UL Bohemian RFC 14. Laura O’Mahony – UL Bohemian RFC 13. Aine Staunton – UL Bohemian RFC 12. Laura... [Read the full story]

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IFA Seeks Stronger Garda Presence Following Attacks In North Dublin

September 12, 2018 · Leave a Comment 

IFA Deputy President Richard Kennedy has described the unprovoked and violent attack on a farmer in north Dublin as disgraceful and very worrying. He said that the victim could have been seriously injured or killed. He said, “The hunting of hares is illegal under the Wildlife Act and gangs with their dogs are trespassing on farmlands across the country and when approached by farmers and land owners are met with hostility and in some cases violence.  They worry livestock, damage fences and leave gates open and animals distressed. This is the third such serious attack in the past year in north... [Read the full story]

News

Clean Coasts and Irish Water select Tullamore as a ‘Think Before You Flush’ community as Irish Water reveal 4,600 sewer blockages across the country this year

Tullamore has been chosen along with 14 other cities and towns as a Think Before You Flush Community. Clean Coasts together with Irish Water are launching the third year of the Think Before You Flush campaign as the utility reveals that there has been an estimated 4,600 sewer blockages this year due to inappropriate...

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Do you know an Ethel or a Norman? The name could soon die out as research reveals once popular names are quickly becoming ‘extinct’

Research by Ancestry.ie used online birth records to compare popularity of forenames over the past 100 years. In 1917 over 11,000 new-born girls were given the name Mary, in 2017 only 64 girls received the first name John was the most popular boys name in 1917 but by 2017 it had fallen to 22nd most popular Names...

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Vulture Funds Preying on Farm Families – IFA

Addressing the Joint Oireachtas Committee on Finance today, IFA President Joe Healy accused vulture funds of killing off farm businesses that have the potential to repay their debts over time and return to viability.    He said this short-term debt recovery approach is damaging as the repayment capacity of the business...

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Betting Tax Hike Will Cause 231 Job Losses In Midlands

The Government’s proposal to hike Betting Tax by 100pc will cost 231 jobs in the Midlands, according to an analysis by the Irish Bookmakers Association (IBA). Based on its engagement with members since Budget 2019 was announced last Tuesday, the IBA estimates that 16 bookmakers shops will close permanently...

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Asthma Society Calls On People With Asthma To Get Flue Vaccine

Anyone who has ever had the flu virus knows it is far from a pleasant experience. Headaches, high fever, chills, coughing and aching body are just a few of the many debilitating symptoms. The flu virus can be very serious for people with asthma as they are at even greater risk if they pick up the flu virus. The flu...

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