News

Half of Irish farmers concerned about future – 9 out of 10 farmers want to reduce carbon footprint on farms

May 22, 2020 · Leave a Comment 

Today, ifac, the farming, food, and agribusiness professional services firm, is releasing the findings of its annual, national Farm Report. These insights are a combination of ifac collated financial data and results of the most comprehensive farmer survey ever conducted in Ireland.   Ifac’s 2020 Farm Report combines the views of almost 1,500 Irish farmers with a comprehensive analysis of the financial data from over 2,500 sets of its clients’ 2019 farm accounts, and an analysis of emerging trends from over 22,000 sets of farm accounts over four years.   Key takeaways   Succession One... [Read the full story]

GAA

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

April 16, 2020 · Leave a Comment 

Sunday 3rd May 14:25              1997 Leinster Senior Football Semi-Final  Kildare v Meath  Another chance to see Kildare v Meath in the 1997 Leinster Senior Football Semi Final replay from Croke Park. Reigning All Ireland champions Meath who were managed by Sean Boylan had eliminated Dublin in the Leinster quarter final and were up against Mick O’Dwyer’s Kildare team.     16:20                 1996 All Ireland Ladies Football Final  Monaghan v Laois Another chance to see Monaghan v Laois in the 1996 All Ireland Ladies Football Final replay from Croke... [Read the full story]

Entertainment

Meitheal na mBan- A fundraiser by TG4 to raise money for Women’s Aid

May 14, 2020 · Leave a Comment 

Meitheal na mBan is an inspirational and empowering series of online concerts led by Ireland’s top female musicians and artists as they perform directly from their own homes, in a much-needed fundraiser to support the victims of domestic abuse. For many women at this difficult time, has left them and their children in great danger. The threat looms largest where they should be safest – in lockdown in their own homes. Nell Ní Chróinín- Meitheal na mBan – TG4 Responding generously to this vital need, some of our most visible female talent will reach musically across the... [Read the full story]

Events

Bord Bia invites the public to Bloom At Home this May

May 18, 2020 · Leave a Comment 

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

#BeActive for the UN International Day of Sport for Development and Peace

April 6, 2020 · Leave a Comment 

FIFA has joined forces with the United Nations (UN) and the World Health Organization (WHO) in supporting the #BeActive campaign launched on the UN International Day of Sport for Development and Peace to encourage people to be #HealthyAtHome as the world comes together in the fight against COVID-19, today and every day. fifa-be-active WHO recommends all healthy adults do at least 30 minutes a day of physical activity and children at least 60 minutes per day. As part of this, #BeActive and remain #HealthyAtHome include the following suggestions along with any other form of recreation to stay healthy... [Read the full story]

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Vitamin D can help build resistance to Covid-19

April 4, 2020 · Leave a Comment 

Researchers from Technological University Dublin (TU Dublin) and Trinity College Dublin (Trinity) have found that taking Vitamin D supplements may enhance resistance to respiratory infections such as Covid-19, or limit the severity of the illness for those that do become infected. Dr Daniel McCartney (TU Dublin) and Dr Declan Byrne (St. James’s Hospital and School of Medicine, Trinity), co-authors of the article published in the Irish Medical Journal on Friday, recommend that adults living in Ireland take 20-50 micrograms of vitamin D per day. Historically, humans received most of their... [Read the full story]

News

Half of Irish farmers concerned about future – 9 out of 10 farmers want to reduce carbon footprint on farms

Today, ifac, the farming, food, and agribusiness professional services firm, is releasing the findings of its annual, national Farm Report. These insights are a combination of ifac collated financial data and results of the most comprehensive farmer survey ever conducted in Ireland.   Ifac’s 2020 Farm...

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IFOAM EU welcomes landmark decision to put organic at the heart of future European food system

IFOAM EU welcomes the EU Biodiversity and Farm to Fork (F2F) strategies and the target to reach 25% organic land in Europe by 2030, as well as measures to boost the demand for organic products through promotion schemes and green public procurements. Jan Plagge, IFOAM EU President, stated: “Proposing an EU...

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European Youth Event 2020: giving a voice to young people to influence EU policy

 The European Youth Event (EYE) goes online to engage young people with high-level politicians, experts and influencers and discuss EU role in the COVID-19 crisis. ‘EYE online’, following the postponement of EYE2020 due to the pandemic, goes into its final week and offers young people from the EU and beyond an...

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EU Biodiversity Strategy Must Herald Transformative Change: Green MEP Grace O’Sullivan

Welcoming today’s European Commission launch of the EU 2030 Biodiversity Strategy, field ecologist and Green Party MEP Grace O’Sullivan said she was heartened to see the Commission moving forward to help tackle the loss of  land and marine species.The Strategy has, she says, the potential to create transformative...

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GRA welcomes introduction of facemasks at checkpoints and on patrols

GRA President Jim Mulligan has welcomed clarification that gardai on outdoor duties will be equipped with facemasks they can use if social distancing cannot be maintained – including on foot patrol and at checkpoints. However, the priority testing of gardaí remains an unresolved issue. Last Friday, NPHET announced...

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GAA

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,...


Gaelic Players Association (GPA) and Women’s Gaelic Players Association (WGPA) to benefit from further two year extension to the “Jim Madden Leadership Programme”

Application Process for 2020 is now open   Today, the Gaelic Players Association...


Tipperary Ladies Gaelic Football Notes

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The Camogie Association Launches Hurl With Me programme 2017

The Camogie Association, in conjunction with The National Dairy Council, are...


Offaly Ladies Football

Offaly u14 Ladies The u14 girls, having topped their group with wins over Wexford,...


GAA Memorabilia Grabs Attention Under The Hammer

Fonsie Mealy Auctioneers conducted an exciting auction specialising in GAA memorabilia....


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Events

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...


It’s the Final Countdown to a star-studded Cannonball coming to Edenderry

Official route for spectators and essential information on road closure and parking...


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

The 2019 Immrama Festival of Travel Writing in Lismore County Waterford is set to...


Tusla launches National Child and Family Support Week 2019 in Tipperary

Events taking place from May 13th – 19th to raise awareness about Tusla support...


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