News

Prepare Now For Winter Motoring Conditions – Mitchelin Advises

September 29, 2016 · Leave a Comment 

Now is the time to prepare your car for the Winter conditions that lie ahead, tyre manufacturer Michelin advises.   Against the backdrop of survey results conducted by them showing that sixty per cent of motorists drive with tyres that are underinflated, it is noted that, with normal tyres, low temperatures can harden the tread, reducing grip on slippery surfaces. In winter, when temperatures can drop below 7˚C, the advice is that motorists would fit tyres designed specifically for winter conditions with compounds that remain flexible to improve grip and braking.   In this respect, the... [Read the full story]

GAA

GAA Memorabilia Grabs Attention Under The Hammer

September 29, 2016 · Leave a Comment 

Fonsie Mealy Auctioneers conducted an exciting auction specialising in GAA memorabilia. The sale which was held in The Kilkenny Ormonde Hotel realised almost €245K, according to the records 82% of the 800 lots were sold.   The auction consisted of a collection of rare and historic GAA and sporting memorabilia, as well as other interesting collectors and literary items. The libraries of the late John Bradley (Historian and Archaeologist) and Officer Peter James Rankin, Order of the British Empire (OBE) were included in this specialist auction. John Bradley was said to be an “Inspirational... [Read the full story]

Entertainment

Magic Of The Movies Coming To Birr Theatre And Arts Centre

September 27, 2016 · Leave a Comment 

The Irish Chamber Orchestra presents THE MAGIC OF THE MOVIES showcasing some of Hollywood’s best film music, from classic movie scores to today’s most popular soundtracks on Friday 7 October at Birr Theatre & Arts Centre.   A selection of these colourful works feature the accordion, played with acrobatic panache by Dermot Dunne.   This programme sold out in tour venues last May so this extra performance is highly anticipated.  Bernard Hermann used tonality and pitch to great effect in his iconic Psycho score.  It is exciting, bleak, shocking and visceral all at once.  Bacalov’s... [Read the full story]

Events

Host A Halloween Party To Help Sick Children In Temple Street

September 29, 2016 · Leave a Comment 

Broadcaster and mum of eight, Miriam O’Callaghan today launched Trick or Treat for Temple Street, proudly supported by MiWadi, with help from some newly appointed kid Trick or Treat ambassadors. Miriam and her fellow ambassadors Ruby, Billie and Setanta – all aged 9 – are teaming up to encourage everyone – kids, adults, schools, communities and work places – to host a Halloween party and help raise funds for Temple Street. Miriam O’Callaghan launches Trick or Treat for Temple Street 2016 Money raised from ‘Trick or Treat for Temple Street’ will help the hospital... [Read the full story]

Sports

Rugby League’s All Ireland Grand Final

August 2, 2016 · Leave a Comment 

The McGettigans All Ireland Grand final will take place on Saturday 6th August at the Carlisle ground, Bray. The final will be contested between the best of Northern Ireland and the Republic of Ireland with their respective grand final winners the Rabbitohs (NI) and the Galway Tribesmen (ROI) duelling to become the island’s champion team. This year sees a changing of the guard in the competition with the Titans of Limerick, dominant for almost ten years ,not being finalists. Rabbitohs after regional final win From Northern Ireland the Rabbitohs of Ballynahinch will be looking to win their first... [Read the full story]

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ALONE – The Provision Of Quality Home Care Packages For Older People Is A Necessity

August 10, 2016 · Leave a Comment 

ALONE, the charity that supports older people to age at home, have expressed their disappointment in the HSE following the news that a 92-year-old woman has been in hospital for almost 300 days due to a lack of funding for home care packages. ALONE is calling on the government to increase home help hours in line with demand to ensure that older people are supported to age in the community.   Sean Moynihan, CEO of ALONE said, “The number of home help hours has been cut by 1.58 million since 2010. In that time, the number of older people in the state has increased by 18%. This case is a clear... [Read the full story]

News

Prepare Now For Winter Motoring Conditions – Mitchelin Advises

Now is the time to prepare your car for the Winter conditions that lie ahead, tyre manufacturer Michelin advises.   Against the backdrop of survey results conducted by them showing that sixty per cent of motorists drive with tyres that are underinflated, it is noted that, with normal tyres, low temperatures can...

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Shortage of Chefs threatens the success of Tourism Industry Recovery – Restaurants Association of Ireland

The Restaurants Association of Ireland (RAI) today launched its Pre-Budget Submission 2017, “Putting Tourism, Hospitality and Food at the Centre of Our Recovery.” The plan outlines the RAI’s key issues that need to be addressed for the Restaurant and Hospitality sector ahead of Budget 2017. Shortage of Chefs has...

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County Offaly Customer Strikes It Rich In Afternoon Daily Millions

Another BoyleSports punter has struck the big time thanks to their afternoon Daily Millions numbers bet. The customer who hails from County Offaly correctly predicted the numbers 1, 3, 6, 8, and 12 at a €0.50 cent stake from five numbers at odds of 50,000/1. They had the same numbers at a €0.50 cent stake...

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USI Support INMO Protest As 93% Of Student Nurses Think About Emigrating

The Union of Students in Ireland (USI) is supporting The Irish Nurses and Midwives Organisation (INMO) in their protest outside the Dáil calling for the restoration of incremental credit for nurses and midwives who graduated between 2011 and 2015 on Tuesday the 27th September at 11:30am. According to survey...

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Irishman Ibrahim Halawa Writes New ‘Graduation’ Letter From Egytian Prison

As the days get closer to Ibrahim’s hearing, so are the number of days rising to continue his suffering, For a while Ibrahim has been feeling very painful chest pain  and since In the history of the family there has been serious illness from heart issues including His  father, a doctor also...

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