News

‘Housing Adaptation Grant falls short of meeting housing needs of older people’, says ALONE

March 6, 2021 · Leave a Comment 

ALONE, the organisation that supports older people, has today said that the €75 million announced by the Minister for Housing Darragh O’Brien for the Housing Adaptation Grants falls short of the required investment needed to support older people to make their homes age-friendly. According to a survey report published in June 2018 under the Healthy and Positive Ageing Initiative (HaPAI), a survey of people aged 55 and over (Gibney, et al., 2018), 55% of older people were experiencing housing facility problems, housing maintenance and housing condition issues.[1] Since 2018 and subsequent to... [Read the full story]

GAA

Unwrapping Ireland’s food waste: Bread is Ireland’s most wasted food, with 41% of people reporting they throw away bread

October 2, 2020 · Comments Off on Unwrapping Ireland’s food waste: Bread is Ireland’s most wasted food, with 41% of people reporting they throw away bread 

Food waste is an issue of high concern for Irish people and they are willing to take action. Main reasons for waste are food passing its Use-By date and forgetting to eat leftovers in time. After bread; vegetables, fruit and salad are the foods that are thrown out most often in the home. During the Covid-19 lockdown, 29% of people reported wasting less food. Ireland has committed to halving food waste by 2030 which requires a strong response along every step of the food chain from farm to fork. New findings from an EPA survey, show food waste is a high priority in Irish households, with 54% of... [Read the full story]

Entertainment

Junior Eurovision is back! Applications are now open for 2021

March 2, 2021 · Leave a Comment 

Do you have a great singing voice? Are you between the ages of 9 and 14 years? This is your chance!   Pic: Anna Kearney Pic: Anna Kearney Adare Productions are putting a call out for talented young singers who will be aged between 9 and 14 years this Autumn. This is a once in a lifetime opportunity for a talented youngster or group to represent Ireland at an international level. The Irish heats will take place in line with HSE guidelines and subject to COVID 19 Government restrictions at that time. The winner will go on to represent Ireland at the JUNIOR EUROVISION Song Contest 2021. “I... [Read the full story]

Events

Bord Bia invites the public to Bloom At Home this May

May 18, 2020 · Comments Off on Bord Bia invites the public to Bloom At Home this May 

This summer Bord Bia is encouraging the Irish public to come together and Bloom from their own homes on Sunday, 31st of May.   Bord Bia’s Bloom At Home will feature a series of online events, including Q&As and talks, cookery demonstrations with quality assured, in season produce and entertainment from some of Bord Bia Bloom’s long-time participants, bringing a flavour of Ireland’s largest gardening and lifestyle festival into people’s homes this June Bank Holiday weekend.   From preparing vibrant flower beds and much-loved house plants, to creating a wildflower meadow at... [Read the full story]

Sports

Niall Breslin launches ‘Marathon Mind’ exclusively available on Spotify Where Is My Mind? Podcast

March 2, 2021 · Leave a Comment 

Today, Monday, March 1st, Niall Breslin launches a unique and ambitious project on the Where Is My Mind? podcast that will document the journey of four individuals as they train for one of the most testing of all endurance events, a Marathon.   In 2021, Niall, alongside a team of passionate professionals, will be coaching, training and mentoring four individuals to complete a 26.2 mile marathon. The aim of the series is to train the mind to make the body strong, not the other way around – and to invite listeners to join on their own journey, too. Previously, Niall undertook a similar... [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 · Leave a Comment 

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]

News

‘Housing Adaptation Grant falls short of meeting housing needs of older people’, says ALONE

ALONE, the organisation that supports older people, has today said that the €75 million announced by the Minister for Housing Darragh O’Brien for the Housing Adaptation Grants falls short of the required investment needed to support older people to make their homes age-friendly. According to a survey report published...

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Bank of Ireland announces changes to Offaly branch services and new partnership with An Post

Bank of Ireland is announcing changes to branch services in Offaly, with the closure of its Banagher, Clara and Edenderry branches from September and a new partnership with An Post providing banking services locally. The changes are in response to significant trends in how people are banking – Bank of Ireland is...

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Niall Breslin launches ‘Marathon Mind’ exclusively available on Spotify Where Is My Mind? Podcast

Today, Monday, March 1st, Niall Breslin launches a unique and ambitious project on the Where Is My Mind? podcast that will document the journey of four individuals as they train for one of the most testing of all endurance events, a Marathon.   In 2021, Niall, alongside a team of passionate professionals, will...

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Bank of Ireland Closure of Branches a Slap in the Face for Rural Ireland – IFA

IFA President Tim Cullinan said today’s announcement from Bank of Ireland is very disappointing news for farming and rural communities.   “This comes as a slap in the face to farmers and rural communities who rely on local branches for banking services. We estimate that over 80% of the branches identified...

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Macra na Feirme welcomes 20 additional Teagasc teaching positions

Macra na Feirme welcomes the recent announcement that the Department of Agriculture, have secured approval for 20 additional full time 2-year contract teaching posts for Teagasc to support Green Certificate education. “Education of young farmers is one of the reasons Ireland is a world leader in agriculture....

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Events

Bord Bia invites the public to Bloom At Home this May

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Energy in Agriculture 15th July 2020 – Focus on Rural Diversification

The Energy in Agriculture committee today announced their fifth consecutive year...


The Countdown is on for Féile ’19 taking place this weekend at Semple Stadium

The final stage timetable has been confirmed for this weekend’s festival which...


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It’s the Final Countdown to Cannonball – Official route for spectators

Cannonball, the action-packed supercar spectacle, is set to roll on September 6th...


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...


Award-winning Author & Journalist Rosita Boland set to host for Immrama Festival Literary Breakfast

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Tusla launches National Child and Family Support Week 2019 in Tipperary

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