Debut novelist uses childhood memories for inspiration

Deeply moving and evocative prose. Haunting, tender yet hopeful. Pilgrim is a beautiful read that lingers. – Carmel Harrington In this cynical age it’s a joy to encounter such sincerity, and wonderfully unexpected to see contemporary fiction as a profession of fervent yet gentle faith. Louise is a brave and humane writer, a breath of […]

Plastic Recycling must grow by 80% to hit new EU targets – Repak

Repak Launch New Plastic Packaging Strategy- Key Highlights:   Ireland has surpassed every packaging recycling target in the last 20 years however stringent new EU targets mean plastic recycling must go from 98,000 tonnes to 175,000 tonnes by 2030 The plastic challenge is one of our biggest environmental challenges and will require attitudinal change by all […]

Tusla launches interactive resource to build social worker expertise

Tusla – Child and Family Agency today officially launches its new Empowering Practitioners and Practice Initiative (EPPI) . EPPI is a practical online resource pool and toolkit for Tusla social workers to help them incorporate expert knowledge into their practice. The easily-navigated interactive resource carries literature reviews and reflections by staff  who took part in […]

AA Warns Motorists As Storm Helene Weather Warning Extended

AA Ireland is warning motorists to exercise additional caution in the coming days as large amounts of rainfall are expected as the remnants of tropical Storm Helene pass over Ireland. The warning to motorists came after Met Eireann extended a Status Yellow – Rainfall warning to five counties, Galway, Mayo, Sligo, Leitrim and Donegal, which […]

Irish Cancer Society Calls For Increase In Exercise To Help Reduce Cancer Risk

The Irish Cancer Society was concerned to learn that almost four out of 10 women and three in 10 men in Ireland are putting themselves at increased risk of diseases, such as cancer, by not getting enough exercise, according to new research by the World Health Organization (WHO). Regular physical activity helps to protect against […]

Giving it wellie! Solus Search for the #BrightestBoots at the Ploughing

The Ploughing Championships | Tullamore | September 18th – 20th   Holly Brady (6) from Santry and Noah Lynch (6) from Glasnevin launched the search for the Brightest Boots at the National Ploughing Championships coming up from September 18th -20st in Tullamore. Solus Light Bulbs are inviting all budding farmers and visitors to the National […]

Féile na nÚll – Celebrating Apples and Community In Cloughjordan Ecovillage

Let’s get juicy! It has been a great year for apples and at Féile na nÚll, the 3rd annual Apple Festival taking place in the ecovillage at Cloughjordan this Saturday. And you can bring your own apples to get them juiced.   Bring your apples for mashing and pressing and, if you have an apple […]

Minister Bruton confirms Funding for Fit Out of Phase One of the Build

The construction of the Mid West’s first engineering-focused higher education campus is underway at the LIT site in Coonagh, Limerick. Minister for Education and Skills Richard Bruton confirmed that funding of just over €11.6 million has been provided to deliver phase one of the project. The first phase of construction has already begun on the […]

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 […]

ECB Interest Rates Will Remain At Historic Lows Until Late 2019

The European Central Bank (ECB) has announced it will leave its benchmark interest rates unchanged and expects them to remain at present levels “at least through the summer of 2019”.   The ECB has also confirmed it is reducing the size of its monthly bond-buying stimulus program from €30bn to €15bn, and anticipates the buying will […]

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