News

Offaly Farmers win Origin Green Farmer Award for Dairy

December 13, 2018 · Leave a Comment 

Mairead and Pat McLoughlin from Rath took home the top award for Small/Medium Herd in the Dairy category at this week’s Bord Bia Origin Green Farmer Awards, held at The Heritage Hotel, Killenard on 12th December. The McLoughlins milk 56 cows currently with plans to increase this number to 66. The couple are new entrants to dairying having taken over from Mairead’s father, Michael Gleeson, in 2014. The judges found that thanks to their dedication to measuring performance on-farm they have achieved excellent farm sustainability. The importance of animal health and welfare also stood out for... [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

Irish households and businesses need to improve their waste separation

December 7, 2018 · Leave a Comment 

 “That doesn’t belong there!” is the key message from the Environmental Protection Agency’s latest report which examined what Irish households and businesses are putting in their bins. The study found that; The increased use of brown bins in the past ten years has resulted in a significant reduction in organic waste (food and garden waste) in the household residual ‘black’ bin. However, almost 50 per cent of household organic waste is still being disposed of in the “wrong bins”, i.e. recycling or black bin. Similarly, almost 70 per cent of the content of the black bins... [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 · Comments Off on Munster Women Named For Winner-Takes-All Clash With Leinster 

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 · Comments Off on IFA Seeks Stronger Garda Presence Following Attacks In North Dublin 

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

Offaly Farmers win Origin Green Farmer Award for Dairy

Mairead and Pat McLoughlin from Rath took home the top award for Small/Medium Herd in the Dairy category at this week’s Bord Bia Origin Green Farmer Awards, held at The Heritage Hotel, Killenard on 12th December. The McLoughlins milk 56 cows currently with plans to increase this number to 66. The couple are new...

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Agri Aware urges consumers to support Irish Farmers and Food Producers this festive season

This holiday season Agri Aware, the independent Irish agri-food educational body, is asking shoppers to think local and support Irish farmers and food producers when purchasing food this festive season. With 1 in 8 jobs in Ireland linked to the agri-food sector, shopping locally for your Christmas dinner helps rural...

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Irish Government must urgently intensify no-deal contingency plans

This week’s UK developments further increase risk of no-deal  The Irish Exporters Association today calls on the Government and the European Union to urgently intensify its no-deal contingency planning following this week’s developments in the UK. Monday’s decision by UK Prime Minister Theresa May to defer the...

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Irish people making it easy for burglars, warns AA, with over 26% hiding presents in wardrobes

The AA is warning Irish home owners to be more imaginative when it comes to hiding Christmas presents in order to reduce their risk of losing everything in the event of a burglary.   A recent AA Home Insurance study, found that over a quarter (26.6%) of Irish people hide Christmas presents in a wardrobe,...

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A faster, more efficient way to buy and sell Offaly property: New conveyancing system takes effect from New Year’s Day 2019

Buying and selling Offaly property is about to become more streamlined and efficient with the introduction of a new conveyancing system that requires title investigation before contracts are signed. From 1 January 2019, we will have a faster, more efficient and cost-effective system for buying and selling property...

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