Offaly Girl Goes Through To The Aldi Foroige Junior Baking Finals

Regional baking finals are taking place throughout Ireland this July as teen’s battle it out to become the Aldi Foróige Junior Baking champion, in a competition held by Aldi and youth organisation Foróige, the leading youth development organisation in Ireland. Ella Fox, 13, from Cloghan Foróige Club, in Offaly took one of the three top places […]

Munster Dementia Carers Advocacy Network To Meet To Discuss Lack of Dementia Support

The Alzheimer Society of Ireland (ASI) will hold the second meeting of the regional group of its carer advocacy network, the Dementia Carers Campaign Network (DCCN), in the Clayton Hotel in Limerick City on Friday, July 27th (12.00pm-2.00pm).   The DCCN, which was set up in 2013, is a national campaigning group and is made up of […]

Cyclists To Ride 470km Across Ireland For Youth Mental Health

On Friday 28th September the BoxyMo Giro D’Jigsaw will take to the road. Over three days, 50 cyclists will cover an epic 470km to raise money to support the mental health of Ireland’s young people. “Every home in Ireland has been impacted on by mental health challenges at one time or another. I was looking […]

ALONE Report Calls For Action To Prevent Housing Crisis For Older People

 ALONE, the charity that supports older people to age at home, is calling on the Oireachtas to provide €84.5m a year over the next 10 years in the form of home adaptation grants and to develop an additional 122,000 units of housing for older people.   The calls come as the charity releases its report […]

Offaly Engineering Organisations Encouraged To Celebrate Achievements and Skill

Engineers Ireland is calling on engineering organisations in Offaly to showcase and celebrate their achievements and skill by submitting an entry to the 2018 Engineers Ireland Excellence Awards, held in association with ESB. Now in its 9th year, the Engineers Ireland Excellence Awards are presented annually in recognition of the achievements of engineers who have demonstrated exceptional […]

Top German Travel Journalists Cruise Into Offaly

Leading travel journalists and influencers from Germany enjoyed a cruise on the River Shannon and a visit to Co Offaly – as guests of Tourism Ireland, Fáilte Ireland and German cruising tour operator, Le Boat.   The visiting group included a popular YouTube cruise personality, a photographer and travel journalists, with a combined audience of about […]

IFAC call on Minister Creed to convene emergency meeting of lenders

The accountancy and financial advisory firm ifac (www.ifac.ie) today called on the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine, Michael Creed T.D. to immediately convene a meeting of lenders to seek reassurance that there are appropriate credit facilities available to farmers over the coming months as the farming sector faces the prospect of a very […]

Hospital Overcrowding Hits Monthly High, Says INMO

414 people are on trolleys or in overcrowded wards today (Tuesday), the highest figure recorded this July, and a 22% increase on the same day last year.   Several hospitals have shown a spike in patients forced to wait on trolleys or in overcrowded wards: Cork University Hospital: 60 University Hospital Limerick: 49 Mater Misericordiae […]

Energy in Agriculture 2018 Launched

On Tuesday, 21st August Gurteen Agricultural College in Co Tipperary will play host to thousands of farmers and industry representatives during Energy in Agriculture 2018 which was launched today by Minister for Communications, Climate Action, and Environment, Denis Naughten TD. Energy in Agriculture 2018 will explore the latest renewable energy opportunities to use clean technology, […]

Inland Fisheries Ireland awarded vital funding to develop youth angling

Action measures include a novice & youth angling strategy, a scheme to support angling events for young people and regional outreach co-ordinators Inland Fisheries Ireland has been awarded funding to develop angling among young people as part of the Dormant Account Action Plan 2018, announced by Sean Kyne T.D., Minister of State at the Department of Rural Community […]

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