News

Offaly Taxpayers Urged To Claim Tax Back Before 31 December Deadline

December 5, 2016 · Leave a Comment 

Many PAYE workers can claim tax back, for example on health expenses, nursing home fees, tuition fees or flat-rate expenses. However, it is important to remember that there is a four year time limit to submit your claim. Last October, Revenue wrote to more than 137,000 PAYE workers who have not applied for any tax refund in the last four years.  Even if you did not get a letter from Revenue, now is a good time to check your records and make sure you have claimed all your entitlements, before the 31 December deadline passes.  Most online refund claims are paid within 5 working days. The important... [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

Christmas Classics On The Menu At Birr Theatre And Arts Centre

December 5, 2016 · Leave a Comment 

Birr Theatre & Arts Centre is delighted to present its first ever Christmas Lunchtime Concert this month.   Christmas Classics for Lunch, taking place on Thursday 22 December (1.05pm), will feature multi-award winning soprano Rachel Goode (Ballinasloe) with special guest, baritone Dylan Rooney (Nenagh). Dylan Rooney Rachel is currently on the Royal Welsh College of Music Opera MA course studying with the internationally renowned Irish soprano Suzanne Murphy. She posesses a wide repertoire of opera, oratorio, art song and musical theatre. Recent performances have been with Wide Open Opera... [Read the full story]

Events

Slieve Bloom Christmas Dinner Party

December 5, 2016 · Leave a Comment 

The Slieve Bloom Association are holding their annual Christmas Dinner Party on Friday 9th December in the Community Hall, Rosenallis at 7pm. The cost is €20pp for a 3 course meal. Raffle tickets available on the night for a chance to win some great prizes. The Association welcomes both members and non-members to take part in the festive fun. To reserve your seat contact Kathleen on 085 737 6745. If you have any dietary requirements please specify when booking. AGM The Slieve Bloom Association AGM will be held on Thursday 19th January 2017 at 8pm in the Community Hall, Kinnitty. Annual... [Read the full story]

Sports

Community Games National Area, Volunteer And Media Awards 2016

November 30, 2016 · Leave a Comment 

On Saturday 26th November, over 350 Community Games volunteers from all over Ireland attended the National Area, Volunteer and Media Awards in the Salthill Hotel in Galway. MC for the night was Tony O’Donoghue and distinguished guests included former Olympian Olive Loughnane, Minister Sean Canney, Deputy Mayor of Galway Pearce Flannery, County Galway GAA Chairman Noel Treacy, Former DTTAS Secretary Donagh Morgan, Councillor Peter Keane, Philp Gillen of the HSE, Brighid Carson of INM Group and Aidan Doyle of Kia Ireland. The Awards Ceremony is now in its 24th year and is one of Community Games... [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 · Comments Off on ALONE – The Provision Of Quality Home Care Packages For Older People Is A Necessity 

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

Offaly Taxpayers Urged To Claim Tax Back Before 31 December Deadline

Many PAYE workers can claim tax back, for example on health expenses, nursing home fees, tuition fees or flat-rate expenses. However, it is important to remember that there is a four year time limit to submit your claim. Last October, Revenue wrote to more than 137,000 PAYE workers who have not applied for any tax...

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Coping at Christmas after the Sudden Loss of Your Child

FirstLight, a charity supporting suddenly bereaved parents and families, would like to highlight that Christmas for people who have experienced the sudden death of a child or young person, is often far from a time of peace, happiness and goodwill. Margaret McGoldrick, Acting Head of Bereavement with FirstLight, believes...

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93% Of Employees Want a Christmas Bonus- not a Party, Reveals Irishjobs.ie

IrishJobs.ie Research Shows Private Sector as unhappy as the public sector on pay and getting ready to move on   93% want a Christmas bonus, not a party 56% of Irish job seekers haven’t had a salary increase this year 70% will be asking for a salary increase in the next 12 months 62% are not satisfied with their...

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Dubliner Walks Wicklow Way For Cappagh Cause

A Dubliner’s good deed has helped raise funds for new technology at Cappagh National Orthopaedic Hospital that will benefit patients with certain types of tumours. Joe Lowther, from Rathgar, recently completed a 7-day charity walk along the Wicklow Way in appreciation of the treatment received by his girlfriend Eimear...

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Engineering Apprenticeship Is Launched At LIT

For the first time in Ireland, completion of an apprenticeship will lead to the award of a Bachelor of Engineering degree.  LIT’s new apprenticeship in Industrial Electrical Engineering is a two year programme which will lead to qualified electricians being awarded with a BEng.   Speaking at the launch of the...

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