Reduced VAT Rate Results In New Jobs In Offaly

In Q1 2018 alone, 171,700 workers were employed directly in the Accommodation and Food Services sector and the total gross annual wage paid to those workers was €3.98 billion. In Q1 2018, it is estimated that 2,815 workers were employed directly in the Accommodation and Food Services sector in County Offaly. Total employment in the Accommodation and […]

Almost 1 in 6 Question If They’ll Ever Own a Home

Almost 1 in 6 Irish people are sceptical of the likelihood that they will every own a home according to recent research. According to a recent survey of over 5,000 people from AA Home Insurance, 9.22% of respondents fully agreed with the claim that owning a home was something they felt that they were unlikely […]

€1 million in start-up funding for overseas entrepreneurs and experienced business professionals

The Minister for Business, Enterprise and Innovation, Heather Humphreys TD, has announced two new Competitive Start Funds (CSFs) totalling up to €1 million to support overseas entrepreneurs and start-ups led by experienced business professionals. The funds, which will run simultaneously, will be administered by Enterprise Ireland. Each fund will provide up to €50,000 in equity […]

Minor Drop In Fuel Prices Welcome News For Motorists

The average cost of a litre of both petrol and diesel has fallen for the time in over 3 months according to the latest fuel prices survey from AA Ireland. According to the motoring organisation, a litre of petrol currently costs 143.8c on average having fallen from an average price of 147.6c last month. Meanwhile, […]

Carnival Atmosphere As Thousands Enjoy Foynes Air Show

Pat McLoughlin RIP

Foróige is greatly saddened to hear of the untimely passing of Pat McLoughlin, former National Chairperson of Foróige. Pat was the current serving Chairperson of Offaly District Council and Club Leader of Durrow Foróige Club, with whom he proudly volunteered for 30 years.   Pat was one of life’s great gentlemen. He was a passionate […]

Irish Motorists Report An Increase In Car Running Cost In The Last Year

Key findings 61% of motorists have reported an increase in running costs in the last year 1 in 3 (29%) spend over €250 on car running costs Insurance is still the top concern despite 32% seeing a decrease or no change in their premium Over half of parents spend more than two hours driving each […]

Offaly Link To New Livestock Feed Development

A Co. Offaly farm – situated at Millmount, Monasteroris, Edenderry – is at the forefront of what is proving to be one of the most innovate advances in the development of livestock feed ever undertaken in Ireland or elsewhere. There, on the 80-acres farm, a herd of highly valued Wagyu cattle is the first in […]

Fota Wildlife Park Receives Sandford Award For Heritage Education

Fota Wildlife Park is delighted to announce that it has again been chosen as a recipient of the Sandford Award for Heritage Education, which is recognised in Ireland and the UK. Fota Wildlife Park is one of only three institutions in Ireland who has been awarded the Sandford Award – which is a ‘kite mark’ […]

Sharp Increase In Number Of Children Living In Emergency Accommodation – Barnardos

Barnardos is drawing attention to the fact that child and family homelessness is a national crisis as the numbers of children living in emergency accommodation have risen sharply in the Mid-West (Clare and Limerick) and the South-East (Carlow, Kilkenny, Tipperary, Waterford, Wexford).   June Tinsley, Head of Advocacy, Barnardos said: “While the total number of […]

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