Member of Council of State Ruairí McKiernan launches stirring call to action #NewIrelandRising

Sunday April 24th is the 100th anniversary of the start of the 1916 Rising and the reading of the proclamation. To mark it social campaigner and member of the Council of State Ruairí McKiernan has released a powerful short video called ‘A New Ireland Rising’. It is a stirring reflection on 1916 and a call […]

Host your own coffee mornings in aid of Irish Seed Savers 2016

Host a coffee morning this Spring. Spend with friends, family and neighbours, drink coffee and tea, and invite guests to bring a treat to share. Download our seed catalogue, poster, and order forms from our website, or give us a call and we will send you a pack so you can host your own event. […]

Pieta House calls on people to look out for each other after Christmas

Suicide and self-harm charity Pieta House has called on people to be mindful of each other as we make the sometimes difficult transition from Christmas into January and the New Year. This comes as the charity reports a massive increase in calls for its services in January every year.       “Christmas is a […]

Cloughjordan Ecovillage Hosting Two Ecolearn Events in October

Community Living Cloughjordan Ecolearn hosts ‘Community Living’, on Saturday 3rd October, 11am-5pm in Cloughjordan Ecovillage Resilience Centre. We offer a day of learning on the theme of community, not just as a place to live, but also as a source of our well being, an enabler of resilience in the face of climate change and […]

Host a coffee morning in Offaly this Daffodil Day – Friday March 27th

One in three of us will face cancer, and by raising money for Daffodil Day you will help the Irish Cancer Society make sure no one has to face cancer alone. Hosting a coffee morning for Daffodil Day is the perfect chance to catch up over a cup of coffee. Last year there were 293 […]

Irish Cancer Society Calls for Grant Applications from Affiliated Cancer Support Centres in Co. Offaly

The Irish Cancer Society’s grant aid programme for affiliated cancer support centres is now open for applications and the Society is inviting all affiliated centres, including Dóchas Offaly Cancer Support and Midlands Myeloma Support Group to apply for funds. The Irish Cancer Society expects to grant over half a million euro this year to its […]

No Happy Christmas for Family Carers

Since the recession began family carers have feared what they would face in the budget. What was austerity for the community at large hit the carers harder. Each year The Carers Association lobbied hard. We presented pre budget submissions and they were well attended by elected members. We talked with them and they seemed to […]

Local Development Companies Empowering Communities – Kelly

The Minister for Environment, Community & Local Government, Alan Kelly T.D. has stated his support for the work of Local Development Companies (LDCs).   The Minister was speaking yesterday at the official opening of the LEADER Village at the National Ploughing Championships. The LEADER Village hosts a range of Irish food, craft and tourism projects supported by […]

Come experience the Ecovillage….as it is being created

Cloughjordan Ecovillage in County Tipperary is hosting an Experience Weekend on June 23rd-24th. The event offers a great opportunity to learn about many aspects of life in Ireland’s first ecovillage and to develop the knowledge and skills needed for sustainable living.   Learn about organic food growing, renewable energy, community resilience, green building and much […]

Low cost Hackney licence plans for rural areas

THE Government has revealed plans to introduce low-cost hackney licences for rural areas, stating that they will help curb rural isolation and boost the rural pub trade. The proposal is one of 40 key actions contained in a government report on the future of the taxi sector. “Many rural dwellers have been particularly impacted by […]

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