Nissan X-Trail Is Filmakers’ Friend For Belfast Power Of Video Conference

The Nissan X-Trail helped world famous content creators and filmmakers showcase the Irish coastline at a prestigious conference in Belfast. The Speed Motion team were loaned two Nissan X-Trails by Charles Hurst Nissan at Boucher Road, Belfast, for them and their VIP guests to explore Northern Ireland as part of the Power of Video Conference. […]

Runway Run To Honour Memory Of Capt. Dara Fitzpatrick

An airport runway is not the typical place to find runners but for a brief time on Saturday September 16th, the runway at Waterford Airport will be teeming with precisely such people for The Dara Fitzpatrick Memorial Run. The run is a 5k run for charity on the runway used by Dara for ten years while […]

Finance Levels Way Up As PCPs Expire And Hit The Market

Vehicle data expert CARTELL.IE reports that the proportion of vehicles offered for sale (across all years) with finance outstanding is 12.5% – up from 11.5% in January and 9.5% in June 2016. Cartell.ie also reports that more vehicles for certain key registration years are being offered for sale with finance outstanding than in 2016. From a sample of […]

Construction Industry Set To Deliver 3,000 Extra Hotel Bedrooms In Dublin By 2020

The Irish construction industry is set to deliver a number of key hotel development projects over the next three years, paving the way for a significant tourist influx and boost to the economy. In the month of May 2017, Ireland welcomed over 900,000 tourists, an increase of 7% over the same period in 2016. In […]

Insurance Premium Increases Adding To Construction Costs – CIF

The Construction Industry Federation (CIF) has warned that spiralling insurance premiums are adding to construction costs. Over the last year, construction companies around Ireland have reported disproportionate increases in Employer Liability/Public Liability (EL/PL) premiums, rising by up to 50% in some incidences. Director of Safety and Training with CIF, Dermot Carey said: “Increases of this […]

Ombudsman For Children’s Office Housing Homplaint Shows Children’s Best Interests Not Considered

The Ombudsman for Children’s Office (OCO) has published an investigation about children who were homeless for two years after leaving a domestic violence situation. This investigation revealed that decisions made based on incorrect information and the delay in developing national quality standards negatively impacted on the children involved. It also showed that the process the […]

Only 37% Of Motorists Take Out Excess Insurance When Hiring A Car – AA Ireland

Research carried out by AA Ireland has found that 1 in 3 motorists are planning on hiring a car while abroad this year, but only 37% of the motorists have taken out excess insurance when hiring a car in the past. Reasons identified for this were cost and lack of necessity. The research, which was […]

Farmers Urged To Make Their Farms Safer Places To Work And Live

The start of the fifth annual Farm Safety Week UK & Ireland is an initiative led by the IFA in Ireland, aiming to reduce the number of accidents on farms that continue to give farming the poorest safety record of any occupation in the country.   Farm Safety Week is supported by a number of […]

Engineering Organisations In Offaly Encouraged To Celebrate Achievements And Skill

Engineers Ireland is calling on engineering organisations in Offaly to showcase and celebrate their achievements and skill by submitting an entry to the 2017 Engineers Ireland Excellence Awards, held in association with ESB. Now in its 8th year, the Engineers Ireland Excellence Awards are presented annually in recognition of the achievements of engineers who have demonstrated exceptional […]

IFA Advises Farmers To Stop Planting Until Autumn

IFA Farm Forestry Chairman, Pat Collins has advised farmers who have financial approval to afforest to wait until the autumn to plant. He said that normally all planting had stopped at this stage but the planting season had been extended this summer due to the introduction of the Forestry Regulation, which now requires farmers to […]

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