Number of properties available to rent hits three and a half year low

The number of properties available to rent nationwide at the start of 2012 is at its lowest level in three and a half years, according to the latest report published today by Ireland’s largest property website, The number of properties available to rent nationwide has fallen by 5.7%. This is primarily driven by Dublin, […]

Carbon tax proposals insufficient – IFA

IFA President John Bryan has said that the proposals in today’s Finance Bill to offset the increased costs of the Carbon Tax are insufficient and unworkable. He said, “There was a clear commitment given in the Programme for Government that farm diesel would be exempt from any further increases in the Carbon Tax. This has […]

Mid Ireland Tourism Enjoys Great Success At Holiday World

Last weekend at Holiday World Dublin, Mid Ireland Tourism displayed their new 2012 Visitors Guide for the first time promoting the counties of Offaly, Tipperary, Westmeath, East Galway, Laois & Longford. The Manager of Mid Ireland Tourism, Peter Ormond stated that there was great interest in their stand at Holiday World and in what the […]

400 psychiatric nurses to retire in 2012

The Psychiatric Nurses Association has said it will be impossible to maintain core services due to the level of early retirements and staff already departed from the sector. According to a new survey released today by the PNA, up to 400 frontline nurses will shortly retire from the psychiatric services. That represents 9% of whole […]

Ifa challenges national consumer agency and minister bruton to investigate iceland over questionable pricing policies

IFA President John Bryan today (Wed) called on the National Consumer Agency and on the Minister for Jobs, Enterprise and Employment Richard Bruton to investigate objectionable and confusing pricing policies by the British retailer Iceland, and why they are charging Irish consumers almost 20% more in currency exchange. Mr Bryan also highlighted the failure of […]

Community Phoenix Ensemble raises €847 for charity

THE recently formed ‘Phoenix Ensemble’ was very busy spreading a little festive cheer in December by playing in a number of locations around Tullamore to raise money for charity. One of the founding members, Colin Smyth stated, “As a newly formed Ensemble, a number of our members expressed the wish to raise funds for a […]

Targeting German Tourists for Offaly

Thirty five tourism organisations from around Ireland – including Silverline Cruisers in Banagher – hit the road with Tourism Ireland in Germany last week, for a three-city travel mission, aiming to increase Co Offaly’s and Ireland’s share of the valuable German holiday and cruising business this year. The trade mission included Frankfurt, Düsseldorf and Hamburg […]

Attract your Valentine before Valentine’s!

Wondering why it’s so hard to find that special person? Get the lowdown on love and how to attract your Valentine before Valentine’s 7 billion of us on Earth, and yet so many people feel so alone. With more avenues than ever to connect with each other, quicker than ever before, many people find it […]

Pancake Party in aid of The National Children’s Hospital,

We are asking all pancake lovers to mix it up again this year by hosting a Pancake Party in aid of The National Children’s Hospital, Tallaght. You can host a Pancake Party at a location of your choice between February 17th and 21st – all we ask is that you have a fun and delicious […]

Mid-west regional hospital, limerick is unsafe due to whole hospital being overcrowded

Members of the Irish Nurses and Midwives Organisation (INMO) are today battling to maintain a safe level of care to patients at the Mid Western Regional Hospital, Limerick. The Hospital is stretched beyond manageable and safe parameters in terms of the volume of admitted patients requiring medical and nursing care, and available beds and nursing […]

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