MEPs urge Minister Flanagan to support end to biannual clock change – Seán Kelly

Seán Kelly MEP and Ireland’s only Member of the European Parliament Working Group on the bi-annual Clock Change has written to Minister Charlie Flanagan alongside his European Parliament colleague Pavel Svoboda MEP, Chair of the Parliamentary Working Group on Clock Change, to urge him to support their bid to keep Daylight Savings Time (summer time) […]

Relentless implementation of policy needed to combat effects of climate extremes

“We have, by any measure, experienced an extraordinary year where nature reminded us who is in charge. With our changing climate, the confident predictions are that we can expect extreme events at greater frequency into the future”, said Laura Burke, Director General of the EPA, speaking at the annual ‘Environment Ireland’ conference. Laura Burke was […]

Award-winning Irish film The Lonely Battle of Thomas Reid set for nationwide Irish cinema release on 19th October

Two Irelands dramatically collide in Feargal Ward’s critically acclaimed and award-winning new Irish filmThe Lonely Battle of Thomas Reid, now set for an eagerly anticipated Irish cinema release on 19thOctober. Kildare farmer Thomas Reid lives a solitary life on the fringes of mainstream society, but beyond the walls of his 18th century farm sits an American factory […]

Dyslexia Association launches research findings to mark Dyslexia Awareness Month (October 2018)

Over 90% of teachers agree that unidentified dyslexia damages children’s self-esteem Key findings include: • 93% of teachers report that they need training on dyslexia. • 88% of parents want mandatory training on dyslexia to be included in all teacher training courses. • Only 22% of students feel confident that their teachers understand their dyslexia […]

Motor Industry Calls for Budget to avoid further destabilising Car Market

Official statistics released today by the Society of the Irish Motor Industry (SIMI) show that the total new car registrations for the month of September were down 17.9% (3,201) when compared to September 2017 (3,897). Registrations year to date are down 4.2% (123,099) on the same period last year (128,548). New Light Commercial Vehicle registrations […]

National Reuse Month begins today, as Householders & Businesses are Encouraged to Reuse more at Home, at Work and at Play

– Reuse businesses, charities and organisations sustained more than 800 jobs, 350 job scheme training positions & 7,600 voluntary positions in 2017.  – National Reuse Month takes place from October 1 to 31, 2018. It is estimated that Irish households reuse less than 5% of the amount of waste discarded every year, but some savvy […]

Can a born and bred townie who falls in love with a farmer learn to live with the realities of the farming life?

‘I was hooked from page one. Hilarious, evocative, poignant, perceptive and beautifully written, it will strike a chord with every reader. I LOVED it!’ – Patricia Scanlan After living in California for close to a decade, Maura McElone ‘unemigrated’ to Ireland. After a few disastrous experiences with online dating, she met and fell with love […]

Irish Water replacing Ageing Water Mains in Crinkle, Co. Offaly to improve security of supply for local communities

Irish Water, working in partnership with Offaly County Council, is commencing works to replace ageing water mains prone to frequent bursts in Crinkle, Co. Offaly. The works involve laying new water service connections from the public water main in the road to customers’ property boundaries and connecting it to the customers’ water supply. Where the […]

Ireland’s First Ever Satellite Moves One Step Closer to Launch into Space

– EIRSAT-1 designed by a team of University College Dublin students John Halligan TD, Minister for Training, Skills, Innovation, Research and Development, has announced that Ireland’s first ever satellite, EIRSAT-1 (www.eirsat1.ie), has successfully completed the first phase of the European Space Agency’s (ESA’s) Fly your Satellite! (FYS) Programme, the Critical Design Review, and moves one […]

Essential Tips for Keeping Kids Safe Online

Carphone Warehouse highlights the importance of safety online for children with iKydz range   Carphone Warehouse has teamed up with leading child online safety expert Anne McCormack to help parents create a safer internet environment for their children at home.   In conjunction with Carphone Warehouse, Anne has created essential tips for parents to help […]

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