Peter McVerry Trust Housing First Delivery in the Midlands

The national housing and homeless charity, Peter McVerry Trust, has announced that it has met its Housing First target in the Midlands for 2020. In its first year since signing the three-year contract, the charity has created 11 Housing First tenancies across the Midlands. Pat Doyle, CEO of Peter McVerry Trust said “We are delighted […]

Seven weekends of horseracing on TG4 in March and April

Irish horseracing will feature on TG4 for seven consecutive weekends as the channel today announced a significant increase in its racing coverage for 2021. TG4 have covered the annual Listowel Festival for the past 16 years and broke new ground with a live broadcast from Punchestown last Sunday. Beginning at Leopardstown on Sunday, March 7, […]

EPA continued to provide essential environmental enforcement activities during the Covid-19 pandemic using innovative approaches

The EPA employed a range of tools to assess compliance at licensed sites during 2020 and throughout the Covid-19 pandemic, including the innovative use of Remote Compliance Assessments. Odour complaints about licensed facilities rose dramatically in 2020, peaking in April.  Overall, there was a 92% increase in complaints received by the EPA. The EPA continued […]

Ulster Bank Cannot Throw Farmers To The Vultures

IFA President Tim Cullinan said that Ulster Bank cannot sell its loan book to a vulture fund.   “It’s estimated that there are 10,000 farmers with borrowings from Ulster Bank, and a further 10,000 availing of current account facilities. Ulster Bank must make a commitment that it will not to sell its loan book to […]

The epic love story between Gráinne Mhaol and Richard in Iron Bourke explored in TG4 documentary

Scéalta Grá na hÉireann Gráinne Ní Mháille & Iron Richard Burke  Wednesday 17th February @ 8:30pm Scéalta Grá na hÉireann concludes next Wednesday night with the epic love story of Gráinne Ní Mháille and RIchard in Iron Bourke that takes place during a time of great change and upheaval in 16th century Ireland. Watch here: https://youtu.be/pUfeXVg9pO0   […]

Macra members share their experiences of working from home

Covid-19 has changed the way we approach our workday with many commutes being eliminated allowing for that time to be used differently. In the recent Macra na Feirme Rural Youth Survey those working in rural Ireland outside of farming were asked a series of questions concerning their work/life balance and the impact of Covid-19 on […]

10 Tips For Driving in Snow and Ice- from Roscrea Race Driver Nicole Drought

1. If you know there is bad weather coming, check your tyre conditions and make sure the pressures are correct- most tyre centres will do this free of charge. Also ensure you have enough windscreen washer fluid and have an additive too to stop it freezing. 2. Unless you need to drive- don’t. This might […]

LIT Students design special programme to help people over 60 get involved in virtual exercise classes

Final Year Students of LIT’s Applied Strength and Conditioning BA Honours Course, along with lecturer Dr Eoin Everard, have developed a special programme to help senior members of the community get involved in virtual exercise classes. The specially developed six-week course will not only include two exercise classes per week, but one-on-one assistance from the […]

Ten tips for driving in snow and icy conditions from Carzone

This week, temperatures are predicted to drop across the country with snow and ice forecasted in the coming days. Motorists will be encouraged to drive with caution as these weather conditions can be unsettling, dangerous, and hazardous. Preparation, patience, and practicality are key when it comes to driving in snow, frost, ice, and other winter […]

New Child Rights Strategy must tackle cyberbullying – Sean Kelly MEP

The EU’s forthcoming Child Rights Strategy, due to be published in March, must include a clear focus on digital safety, literacy and empowerment for youth in order to combat cyberbullying which can have very tragic consequences, Seán Kelly MEP has said on Safer Internet Day (9 February).   The Ireland South MEP has continuously advocated […]

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