Smart Farming Exceeds Cost Saving Target By 74%

The publication of the first Smart Farming Progress Report shows a significant overshoot of targets for improving farm returns and enhancing the environment, marking a very successful 12 months for the programme.   Smart Farming is a voluntary initiative led by IFA, in conjunction with the Environmental Protection Agency. 1,000 farmers will have participated in the programme by the end […]

Motorists Urged To Exercise Caution As Post-Ophelia Clean-up Begins

AA Ireland has urged motorists to exercise caution and expect delays on many routes across the country as the clean-up operation following Hurricane Ophelia continues. The motoring organisation is reminding drivers that even though conditions will have eased by the time most begin their commute to work on Tuesday morning, debris and fallen trees are still likely […]

Volkswagen Launch ‘Snaptshot’ Calendar In Aid Of Pieta House

Over the summer, Volkswagen Ireland wanted to engage with Ireland’s large Volkswagen community in a contemporary way. With this in mind, a competition was developed in collaboration with the Snapys entitled ‘Volkswagen Snapshot’, an Instagram-based photo competition designed to be an exercise of self-expression and participation with the brand. Volkswagen received an incredible 5,000 entries […]

From The Candy Store To The Galtymore

Eight Offaly people feature prominently in a new book recalling the halcyon days of the showband era, which was launched this week. From The Candy Store to the Galtymore chronicles the 1950s to the 1970s in rural and urban Ireland through the stories of the young men and women who religiously went to their local […]

Volkswagen Releases Details Of ‘181’ Offers

Volkswagen, Ireland’s No. 1 passenger car brand year-to-date in 2017, has announced details of its ‘181’ campaign, which includes Technology Upgrades across the range, low-rate finance, and Purchase Contributions of up to €2,000**. For customers who wish to scrap their EU 1 – 4 emissions standard diesel car, an EcoGrant of up to €5,000 is […]

Seat Launches Best Offers Ever With €5000 Savings

SEAT has launched details of its phenomenal 181 offers which will be available across its 23-strong dealer network from now until November 20th. SEAT’s 181 campaign includes a staggering 2.9% PCP finance on the all-new SEAT Arona Crossover and on the award-winning SEAT Ateca. Meanwhile finance is available from as little as 1.9% on the […]

Early Detection Improving Survival Rates For Breast Cancer

The Irish Cancer Society is calling on all women in Offaly to become aware of the signs and symptoms of breast cancer during breast cancer awareness month this October. The five year survival rate for breast cancer patients in Ireland is currently at 85% and the Society says early detection of the disease is a key factor […]

Irish Water Storm Ophelia update

Irish Water has incident plans in place and crews on standby to deal with the effects of Storm Ophelia. Irish Water recognises that the predicted conditions are likely to result in power outages at critical water and wastewater installations which could compromise service delivery. Heavy rainfall may also increase the risk of flooding.   Power […]

Community gets involved in pine marten conservation at Abbeyleix Bog

Heritage Council funded project involves a collaborative team effort including mammal researchers Denise O’Meara and David Tosh, volunteers from Abbeyleix Community Bog and Laois/Offaly Branch of the Irish Wildlife Trust and the craftsmen at the Portlaoise Men’s Shed Project The start of autumn heralded the start of a new and exciting conservation project, “Boxing Clever […]

AA Warns Motorists to Slow Down As Hurricane Ophelia Looms

AA Ireland is advising motorists to prepare for hazardous driving conditions in the coming days, after Met Éireann issued a Status Yellow Weather Warning as high winds and heavy rain are expected in the coming days as the remnants of Hurricane Ophelia pass close to Ireland on Monday. The weather warning will remain in place from 06:00 on Monday, 16 […]

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