Thousands Of Shoppers Plan To Ditch Plastic At Supermarkets In Ireland

This Saturday, thousands of shoppers nationwide are planning to leave leave their unwanted plastic packaging at supermarket retailers as part of the Sick of Plastic campaign organised by Friends of the Earth and VOICE Ireland. The campaign has received widespread public interest over the past month with over 360 people registering as local organisers. The […]

McGuiness Meets French President Ahead Of Strasbourg Debate

Mairead McGuinness MEP and Vice-President of the European Parliament met the President of France, Emmanuel Macron, at the Parliament in Strasbourg as he addressed MEPs on his vision for the future of Europe this week. During the debate, McGuinness called for a strengthening of the links between the EU Parliament and national parliaments to address […]

Seven Industrial Sites Named On EPA’s Latest National Priortity Sites List For Enforcement

Seven industrial sites are currently on the EPA National Priority Sites List for Enforcement. Four of the sites are in the agri-food sector. The seven sites represent less than 1% of industrial sites licensed by the EPA yet account for 26% of complaints and 13% of open compliance investigation files. Five sites have come off the previous National […]

Long Awaited Biography Of Champion Boxer Eamonn Magee Released

‘Magee is Ireland’s answer to Johnny Tapia – Gibson captures the craziness of his life brilliantly. A book that is impossible to put down.’  -Carl Frampton ‘Eamonn Magee has lived a harrowing life. But it is a life that gains fresh meaning in this raw, riveting book. Magee thought he had run out of luck years […]

More Than 2 Out Of Five Public Patients Waiting Over 3 Months For A Colonoscopy

The Irish Cancer Society has today expressed concern at the lengthy waiting times people face for tests for bowel cancer.  At the end of February, figures from the National Treatment Purchase Fund (NTPF) showed that 4,184 people were waiting over three months for a colonoscopy. Donal Buggy, Head of Services and Advocacy at the Irish […]

Haven Spring Sale Announced

Though Spring has not yet fully sprung, Irish Ferries has unveiled details of a seasonal sale that sees savings up of to €329 available at a number of popular UK Haven Holiday resorts on bookings made before May 14th next.   Typically, this means a 7-night break, arriving July 28th and staying in a two […]

Ireland’s Best Hurdlers And Chasers Stand Their Ground For Punchestown Festival

The highest rated National Hunt horses from each division in Ireland all stood their ground at the latest entry stage today for the Punchestown Festival with Identity Thief, Melon, Penhill, Samcro, Douvan and Footpad all on course to line up at Ireland’s premier jumping fixture. Melon, Identity Thief and Penhill are all joint at the […]

Citizens’ Assembly Report A Mandate For Revolutionising Ireland’s Climate Policy

The Citizens’ Assembly will publish its report on climate chang. The report includes the Assembly’s 13 recommendations on ‘how the State can make Ireland a leader in tackling climate change’. These were agreed by the Assembly after four days of expert presentations in 2017 and following a major public consultation which received close to 2000 submissions. The […]

Fastest-Selling Music Gig In GIAF History

Galway International Arts Festival and Róisín Dubh are delighted to announce the return to the Festival Big Top of 2FM Live with Jenny Greene & the RTÉ Concert Orchestra.   2FM Live with Jenny Greene & the RTÉ Concert Orchestra became the fastest selling music gig in Galway International Arts Festival’s 40-year history in 2017, […]

Unbeaten Samcro To Lead Elliott Into Battle At Punchestown

Ireland’s highest rated novice hurdler, Samcro, will spearhead Gordon Elliott’s team of runners at the Punchestown Festival next week and a leap out of novice company for the BETDAQ Punchestown Champion Hurdle hasn’t been ruled out by connections.   Despite creating history by surpassing 200 Irish winners in a season and also winning both the […]

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