Reformulation Is Key To Reducing Obesity Levels In Ireland – Food Drink Ireland

Food Drink Ireland (FDI), the Ibec group that represents the sector, today welcomed the establishment of a National Reformulation Technical Working Group by Marcella Corcoran Kennedy, Minister of State for Health Promotion. Director of Prepared Consumer Foods at FDI, Kevin McPartlan stated: “The commitment of the food and drink industry to reduce the levels of fat, […]

Award Winning Irish Travel Films To Feature At Immrama Festival

An exploration of travel and tales of travel will be told at the fifteenth annual Lismore Immrama Festival of Travel Writing this June 14th to 18th in county Waterford. Opening the festival will be the screening of two award winning travel documentary films produced by Paddy Hayes.   Mongolian Rhapsody and Jamaican Rhapsody are a […]

Kids Munster Football Tournament 10th Anniversary Raffle For Barnardos

When:             Sunday, 28th May 2017 Where:            Douglas Hall Football Club, Co.Cork What:              Each year the Kids for Kids Munster Football Tournament is held in communities in which Barnardos is working to help make a real impact. 2017 marks the 10th anniversary of their fundraising efforts, with Kids for Kids raising an incredible €60,000 for Barnardos […]

The Midlands are Alive with the Sound of Singing!

In June more than 1,500 children and young people will flock to Athlone Institute of Technology (AIT) for a three-day festival of choral singing to mark the culmination of Singfest 2017. Developed out of a groundbreaking choral residency presented by Music Generation Offaly/Westmeath (MGOW) in partnership with the Association of Irish Choirs, Singfest 2017 will […]

National Biodiversity Week 2017 launches with 50 FREE events taking place all across Ireland

The Irish Environmental Network is delighted to announce the launch of Ireland’s National Biodiversity Week, which will take place from the 19th – 28th May 2017. Over the course of nine days, over 50 free events will take place all across the country, celebrating Ireland’s diverse species and natural habitats. From bat walks and urban beekeeping to […]

1 In 8 Damaged Home When Attempting DIY Job – AA Ireland

Just under 13% of Irish homeowners have managed to do some sort of damage to their property while attempting DIY, according to the results of the latest AA Ireland Home Insurance survey. The survey, which was carried out in April 2017, found that just over 1 in 8 admitted that their attempt at DIY had […]

Zeeko Confirms High Internet Usage In Ireland Among Young People

A new World Health Organisation report has suggested that a dramatic rise in the use of computers and social media is wreaking havoc on the health of young people. Zeeko (www.zeeko.ie), an Irish EdTech start-up which works with parents and children, believes that education is key to promoting a healthy balance for children in using […]

ISPCC Childline Launch Campaign To Get Children Talking

ISPCC Childline in partnership with Vodafone Ireland Foundation today launches ‘Headbomz’, a slightly gory, massively squelchy and ultimately standout schools programme, as part of a national awareness campaign aimed at children aged eight to ten years, to remind them that ‘Talking Makes Us Stronger’. The launch sees the roll-out of an innovative song and video […]

Dogs Trust Launches Nationwide ‘Be Dog Smart’ Education Campaign

Pulling his tail, sitting on him, disturbing his sleep and kissing his nose are just some of the antagonising ways children act around dogs according to a new survey released by Dogs Trust. The charity is urging parents to never leave a child alone with any dog as part of its ground breaking Be Dog Smart […]

Offaly XL Stores Take Top Prizes At Prestigious XL Retailing Standard Awards

A number of XL store from Cuonty Offaly were honoured for achieving outstanding excellence in retail at the recent prestigious XL Retailing Standard Awards which attracted retailers from all over Ireland to the Lyrath Hotel in Co. Kilkenny for the ceremony held by BWG Foods, owners and operators of the XL brand.   Enda Scully’s XL […]

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