News

State could be liable for illegal home repossessions if EU law is not correctly implemented

January 17, 2017 · Leave a Comment 

AIB v Counihan ruling requires EU consumer law must be considered in repossession cases Government must follow example of Waterford County Registrar and suspend repossessions The Green Party today called on the Government to introduce a moratorium on home repossessions, warning that the State may be liable for illegal repossessions if EU law is not correctly implemented by the Irish court system. On the 21st of December, the High Court ruled in the case of AIB v Counihan that European Consumer Law must be considered in the context of home repossessions. This means that Judges or County... [Read the full story]

GAA

GAA Memorabilia Grabs Attention Under The Hammer

September 29, 2016 · Comments Off on GAA Memorabilia Grabs Attention Under The Hammer 

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

Big Band Route 66 To Perform In Birr

January 16, 2017 · Leave a Comment 

Route 66, the North Kildare based 16 piece big band, will bring their brilliant Live in Concert show to Birr Theatre & Arts Centre for the first time this March.   This unique show on Saturday 25 March will take the audience on a musical trip from the 1940s right up to the present day including music by Glenn Miller, Sinatra, Tina Turner, Adele, Joe Dolan, Tom Jones and Amy Winehouse among others. Route 66, North Kildare band without the singers With a six strong brass section, four saxophones, great rhythm section and four singers lead by Birr man Dickie Donnelly this is a really fabulous... [Read the full story]

Events

Imbolc Festival 2017 – ‘Milking Of The Goat’ Festival

January 16, 2017 · Leave a Comment 

Imbolc Festival 2017 or ‘Milking of the Goat’ Festival is organised by the Slieve Bloom Association. Now in its 5th year, this years Festival will take place on Sunday 5th February. The meeting point is Cadamstown Car Park, County Offaly, leaving at 2pm sharp for the Bracket Stones on Spink Hill. Suzie, Imbolc Fstival Goat 2016 Imbolc Festival Imbolc Festival marks the beginning of Spring. It is one of the four Celtic seasonal festivals. The others are Bealtane, Lughnasadh and Samhain. The Imbolc Festival was revived by the Slieve Bloom Association in 2013. There are many customs... [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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House Prices In Offaly Predicted To Rise – REA

January 9, 2017 · Leave a Comment 

House prices in Offaly are expected to rise by 5% in 2017, a survey by the Real Estate Alliance Group has found. Limited supply and the easing of first time buyers restrictions are expected to continue the 7.4% growth that the county experienced in 2016, according to REA. This comes as the REA Average House Price Survey revealed that prices in Offaly had increased by €10,000 over the past year – with the average three-bed semi now costing €145,000. REA Heffernan in Tullamore predict that prices will continue to rise this year due to the shortage of stock. “First-time buyers will also be... [Read the full story]

News

State could be liable for illegal home repossessions if EU law is not correctly implemented

AIB v Counihan ruling requires EU consumer law must be considered in repossession cases Government must follow example of Waterford County Registrar and suspend repossessions The Green Party today called on the Government to introduce a moratorium on home repossessions, warning that the State may be liable...

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Rehab Group Urge Government To Ratify UN Convention On Rights Of Persons With Disabilities

EXPLORER Mark Pollock joined campaigners from Rehab Group and a number of prominent disability charities today, to urge the Government to ratify the UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (CRPD). Ireland first signed the UN CRPD a decade ago, in March 2007, but have as yet not made it legally binding...

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Cutting Out Cigarettes Could Slash Life Insurance Costs, AA Ireland Highlights

With a number of people seeking to make changes in 2017, AA Ireland is highlighting that the decision to quit smoking can help you make significant savings on your life insurance in the long run. While quitting would save the average smoker approximately €2000 annually as a result of no longer purchasing cigarettes,...

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Engineers Ireland calls on engineering industry in Offaly to dream big

Engineers Ireland calls on Offaly engineering organisations to get involved in Engineers Week 2017 In 2016, over 2,100 students, teachers and parents took part in events across Offaly Engineers Ireland is calling on engineering organisations, local authorities and third-level institutes in Offaly to get involved...

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Owners urged to ensure end-of-life vehicles and waste tyres are managed by authorised waste treatment facilities

Ireland met the EU End-of-Life Vehicle Directive targets for 2014 but based on the current reuse, recycling and recovery trends, Ireland is at high risk of missing new, higher targets in force since January 2015. Approximately 87,000 end-of-life vehicles were treated in 2014 and 82% of their material was reused...

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