News

New EPA Radon maps show more homes and workplaces at risk from cancer-causing gas

May 27, 2022 · Leave a Comment 

The EPA has published new radon maps for Ireland that update the radon risk assessment for the country. 170,000 homes in the country are now predicted to be at risk from radon.  This is an increase of 45,000 homes from the previous estimate in 2002. Radon is a cancer-causing radioactive gas, and every year in Ireland 350 new lung cancer cases are linked to exposure to radon. You can check if your home is at risk/the level of risk of your home through the new Eircode map search on the EPA website. The EPA urges all householders and businesses, especially those in high radon areas, to test... [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

TUS LSAD Students win First Frame Best Documentary for Second Year in a Row

March 4, 2022 · Leave a Comment 

President of TUS Professor Vincent Cunnane has congratulated the second year TUS LASD (Limerick School of Art and Design) Creative Broadcast and Film Production students who won the First Frame Best Documentary award at the Virgin Media Dublin International Film Festival 2022.  This is the second year in a row that students from the acclaimed TUS LSAD have won this national award. TUS LSAD Film Win: At the First Frame Best Documentary left to right Tania Notaro, VMDIFF First Frame Programmer; Mark Griffin, Lecturer, Creative Broadcast and Media Production LSAD; Muireann de Barra, Co-Programme... [Read the full story]

Events

MyMind mark 15 years and are encouraging the public to actively support their mental health

September 22, 2021 · Comments Off on MyMind mark 15 years and are encouraging the public to actively support their mental health 

On Thursday, September 23rd at 11 am, Mental Health Service Provider MyMind will celebrate its 15th anniversary of providing affordable mental health services in Ireland by hosting a live webinar event to mark the occasion, share their insights and celebrate their achievements over the last 15 years. During this time MyMind has supported over 34,900 people to better mental health through its services. This webinar is open to the public and will look at the mental health landscape in Ireland during this time and how social enterprises have developed to deal with and solve social problems, including... [Read the full story]

Sports

Major €80m Funding Boost for Sports to recover, grow and attract people nationwide

December 14, 2021 · Comments Off on Major €80m Funding Boost for Sports to recover, grow and attract people nationwide 

€73.6 million in COVID-19 related funding   €5.3m for Sport Equipment   Minister for Tourism, Culture, Arts, Gaeltacht, Sport and Media, Catherine Martin TD, and Minister of State for Sport and Gaeltacht Affairs, Jack Chambers T.D, together with Sport Ireland, have announced almost €80m for the sport sector under two separate support programmes. Some €73.6m in Covid funding is being allocated under five separate streams to help sports organisations to recover and grow post pandemic, support our grassroots network of clubs and local sports partnerships, and ensure people of all ages... [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]

News

New EPA Radon maps show more homes and workplaces at risk from cancer-causing gas

The EPA has published new radon maps for Ireland that update the radon risk assessment for the country. 170,000 homes in the country are now predicted to be at risk from radon.  This is an increase of 45,000 homes from the previous estimate in 2002. Radon is a cancer-causing radioactive gas, and every year in...

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Minister Humphreys opens information event for the Community Centres Investment Fund

Minister for Rural and Community Development, Heather Humphreys, has today opened the pre-application information event for the new €15 million Community Centres Investment Fund. Over 600 people registered to attend the online information event hosted by the Department of Rural and Community Development today. The...

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More Farm Families to Qualify for Higher Education Support

IFA Farm Family & Social Affairs Chair Alice Doyle said farm families should be aware of the upcoming closing date and changes to the Student Universal Support Ireland (SUSI) education grants.   “The priority closing dates for the SUSI grant are Thurs, June 9th for grant renewal applications and Thurs, July...

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EPA publishes Guidelines on the information to be contained in Environmental Impact Assessment Reports

The EPA has published updated Guidelines for preparing Environmental Impact Assessment Reports (EIARs) for projects covered by the EIA Directive. The Guidelines are a statutory document that should be regarded by those preparing EIARs and the decision makers considering the EIARs. These guidelines should improve...

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EPA Climate Change Lecture Series – The Role of Communications in Driving Climate Action

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is delighted to welcome Dr. Anthony Leiserowitz, founder and Director of the Yale Program on Climate Change Communication and a Senior Research Scientist at the Yale School of the Environment. The public lecture will take place on Thursday 28th at 7:15 pm at the EPIC Museum...

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GAA

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Four Offaly stories selected for landmark GAA Grassroots book

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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...


TG4’s Underdogs series is looking for players

In an ever changing world, TG4’s legendary GAA series Underdogs is back...


Another month of classic matches ahead as TG4 announce All Ireland Gold schedule for May #AllIrelandGold

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Super Sunday coming up on TG4, with THREE games in full!

TG4 have today announced a Super Sunday of AIB Club Championship action on December...


Tullamore among 9 clubs represented at Gaelic Voices for Change Youth Workshop

Three young members of Offaly club Tullamore were at Croke Park on Saturday,...


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Events

MyMind mark 15 years and are encouraging the public to actively support their mental health

On Thursday, September 23rd at 11 am, Mental Health Service Provider MyMind will...


Virgin Media TV presenter Martin King and beauty expert and entrepreneur Pamela Laird issue final rallying call for Virtual Alzheimer’s Memory Walk fundraiser

Virgin Media TV presenter Martin King and beauty expert and entrepreneur Pamela...


Sustainability Summit announces latest additions to speaker line-up which includes Daniel Gutiérrez Patiño, CEO of Save the Amazon

New speakers have been announced for The Business Show’s International Sustainability...


Bealtaine Festival brings arts celebrations to nursing homes this Friday

Nursing homes will be celebrating the creative talents of residents this coming Friday,...


IACP and Blindboy Boatclub host ‘Essential Conversations’

A new free virtual conference offers practical advice and guidance on mental health...


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...


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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