Offaly Artist Receives Arts Council Next Generation Award Worth €15,000

Offaly native Ann Cleare is just one of the exceptional promise that has been given Next Generation awards by the Arts Council, the government agency for funding and developing the arts. The Next Generation programme recognises and promotes a selection of artists from different disciplines and gives them the time they need to develop their […]

Ireland’s Changing Climate Is Projected To Result In Wide Ranging Economic And Societal Impacts – EPA

“Observations of the atmosphere, oceans and land show that Ireland’s climate is changing. The observed scale and rate of change is similar to global trends. These changes are projected to continue and increase over the coming decades,” said Dr Margaret Desmond, lead author of one of the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) research reports being launched […]

Irish Water Urges Customers To Confirm Outstanding Details

Irish Water is to send out over 100,000 emails to customers who have already registered for Irish Water’s Online Account Management and 30,000 texts to customers to ensure that the process of refunding domestic water charges is as efficient as possible.   The refunds process is progressing well and it is expected that 90% of […]

Nationwide Smoky Coal Ban Welcome News Fo Offaly Asthmatics

The Asthma Society of Ireland welcomed the announcement from Minister Denis Naughten of a nationwide smoky coal ban. Dublin led the ban in 1990, which has since saved more than 8,900 lives and many more will be saved with this announcement. Kevin Kelly, Asthma Society Interim CEO, commented, “We are delighted with this milestone announcement […]

Irish Ferries Unwraps Christmas Gift Idea

A travel voucher towards next year’s Summer holiday could make a ‘ferry merry’ Christmas gift this year for families, friends or colleagues – according to Irish Ferries. The Company is now taking bookings for 2018 sailings to France and for its new €144million, 55,000 tonnes cruise ferry, W. B. Yeats, which will be the largest […]

IFA Urges Consumers To Buy Irish Food This Christmas

IFA President Joe Healy has urged consumers to check twice to make sure the food they buy this Christmas is really Irish, and is priced in an economically sustainable manner.   Launching the IFA’s Fairness for Farmers, Honesty for Consumers Christmas Campaign today (Fri), Joe Healy said, “Consumers value Irish produced food and want to support Irish […]

Dual Star Mairead Daly Speaks About Her Time On The Sideline

SPORTS FORUM: “Injury Management and the Road to Recovery” The Waterford Institute of Technology (WIT) GAA club in conjunction with Whitfield hosted a sports forum on Wednesday 29th of November at 6pm, in the WIT Arena. The aim was to open the debate on all aspects of recovery for an athlete; from injury, operation, rehabilitation, […]

A Very Dairy Christmas

The National Dairy Council is delighted to announce a range of festive recipes created exclusively by Vanessa Greenwood of Cooks Academy Cookery School to celebrate the best of Irish and European Cheese this Christmas. Vanessa has created five delicious festive recipes using the best of Irish produce , a range of indulgent treats to cook […]

School Transport Schemes Need To Be Fair – Ombudsman For Children

The Ombudsman for Children, Dr Niall Muldoon, has today (Monday), published School Transport In Focus, a report outlining a number of cases where the administration of school transport was not in the best interests of the children involved. Dr Niall Muldoon, Ombudsman for Children stated: “In our report, School Transport In Focus, we look at school transport […]

Majority Of Homeowners Plan To Increase Home Security In Lead Up To Christmas – AA

Over half of Irish homeowners are planning to take additional precautions to make their homes more secure in the lead up to Christmas, recent AA research has found. A survey of over 6,000 homeowners undertaken by AA Home Insurance found that 31% of respondents described themselves as “very likely” to take extra security measures to protect their […]

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