Failure To Provide Timely Scoliosis Treatment Is Impacting On Children’s Rights – Ombudsman For Children

“Ongoing delays and the failure by Government to adequately address the issue of access to Scoliosis treatment is impacting on the rights of children and young people in Ireland”, says Ombudsman for Children Dr Niall Muldoon. Niall was speaking following of the launch of the Ombudsman for Children’s Office report, Waiting on Scoliosis treatment; A […]

IFA Reiterates Call For A Full Ban On Brazilian Meat

IFA President Joe Healy has reiterated his call for a full ban on Brazilian meat imports into the EU, saying the move by the EU Commission to halt only those companies implicated in the investigation is not enough.   Joe Healy said it is not credible for the EU’s policy on equivalence of standards if […]

Hogan Must Suspend Brazilian Beef And Poultry Imports Immediately – Carthy

Sinn Féin MEP Matt Carthy has called for a suspension of all beef and poultry imports from Brazil and the immediate cessation of trade talks between the EU and Mercosur countries following recent shocking revelations. Matt Carthy said: “The European Commission must cease using the agricultural sector as a bargaining chip in trade negotiations. “Revelations […]

Fuel Prices At Highest Level In 18 Months – AA Ireland

The cost of a litre of petrol or diesel has reached its highest level in 18 months according to the latest monthly fuel prices survey carried out by AA Ireland. According to the motoring organisation a litre of petrol now costs 137.7c up 1c on February prices, while diesel costs 127.1c per litre on average […]

1 In 5 Claims For Serious Illness Come From People Under 40 – AA Life

People assume that serious illness is something that happens when we get older but that is not always true, according to an analysis from AA Life Insurance. Almost a fifth of Specified Illness claims made in Ireland were made by people under the age of 40. “Serious illnesses hit young people as well.” Says AA […]

Offaly SPAR Store Recognised As Best In Class At Top Of The Tree Awards

 H2 Group SPAR Ferbane is among a small group of retailers from around the country who have been honoured at the fifth annual SPAR Top of the Tree Retail Awards.   The awards programme recognises best practice and outstanding retail practice in several store departments, including customer care, off-licence, butchery, fruit and veg and delicatessen. […]

Donagh Kelly Wins Quality Hotels West Cork International Rally Four Years In A Row

Donegal driver Donagh Kelly, the former National and Tarmac champion, added to his long list of achievements by becoming the first driver ever to win the Quality Hotels West Cork International Rally four years in a row.   At the finish in Clonakilty yesterday, he and co-driver Conor Foley had almost two minutes to spare […]

Attention Playwrights! SCRIPTS Ireland’s Playwriting Festival Seeks New Works

SCRIPTS Ireland’s Playwriting Festival, which is dedicated to new Irish plays, is looking for new works.   Taking place across Birr, Co Offaly from Sunday 9 July- Sunday 16 July 2017, playwrights (both established and emerging) are invited to submit original 15 minute plays on the theme, “What Next?”   Scripts most suited for development […]

Offaly Great Helps Power One Million Homes In Manchester

Former Offaly and Ireland International Rules footballer Ciaran McManus has been rising to new challenges since hanging up his boots.       As manager of ESB’s new Carrington Power Station, the Tubber native captains a 40-strong team that runs the ultra-efficient plant – in turn powering more than one million homes and businesses in […]

Minister Charlie Flanagan Lends A Hand To Boost Tourism From Italy

Minister for Foreign Affairs and Trade, Charlie Flanagan TD, has been visiting Italy, as part of a ‘Promote Ireland’ programme around St Patrick’s Day. The minister’s busy schedule included attending the ‘Greening’ of the famous Colosseum in Rome – which joined Tourism Ireland’s Global Greening initiative once again this year, to celebrate the island of Ireland […]

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