ALONE Hosts Befriending Network Ireland National Seminar

ALONE, the charity that supports older people to age at home,hosted the Befriending Network Ireland’s (BNI) National Seminar in the Ashling Hotel, Dublin. The seminar, which was attended by Befriending Network Ireland (BNI) members from around the country, discussed the importance of highlighting loneliness as a public health issue, as well as the running of […]

Ireland At A Brexit Disadvantage Over Uncompetitive Incentives For Employees

The Irish economy is at a Brexit disadvantage because companies here cannot offer their employees share incentives that are as attractive as those available in the UK and other EU countries. That was the warning from the Irish ProShare Association (IPSA) today as it called on the Government to fast-track tax reform and introduce new […]

1,500 young singers from all corners of the county to gather for Music Generation Offaly/Westmeath’s Singfest 2017 ‘Big Sings’ and Gala Concert

Tomorrow, more than 1,500 children and young people will flock to Athlone Institute of Technology (AIT) for a three-day festival of choral singing to mark the culmination of Singfest 2017. Developed out of a groundbreaking choral residency presented by Music Generation Offaly/Westmeath (MGOW) in partnership with the Association of Irish Choirs, Singfest 2017 will play […]

Offaly’s Sofia Was Dazzling On Yellow Carpet For Brightest At Bloom

Sofia Diadiajeva (9) from Edenderry, Co Offaly took to the yellow carpet at Bloom as a finalist in Brighest at Bloom.  Judges were wowed by Sofia’s stunning outfit which she made herself with help from her mum and her radiant glow. Sofia was chosen to join 10 finalists on the yellow carpet at Enable Ireland’s No Limits Garden […]

30% Of Motorists Likely To Go Electric When Next Changing Car

1 in 10 motorists state they are “very likely” to purchase a hybrid or fully electric vehicle when they next change their car; further 19.84% state they are somewhat likely Lack of charging facilities and doubts over effective mileage range main concerns among those unlikely to switch to a hybrid/electric vehicle. AA Rescue continues investment […]

Over 60% Of Motorists Have Seen Cost Of Insurance Increase By At Least 15%

AA Motor Insurance survey finds that 3 in 5 motorists have seen their premiums jump by at least 15% compared to their renewal in the previous year. Almost 14% of motorists have seen no increase or a reduction in their premiums. AA advises motorists that shopping around vital to getting the best deal. Over 64% […]

70% Of Motorists Supportive Of New Drink Driving Proposals – AA Ireland

Almost 70% of motorists are supportive of the proposed changes to the Road Traffic (Fixed Penalty-Drink Driving) Bill 2017, according to an AA Motor Insurance survey. The survey, which was conducted in April 2017, found that 47.36% of the 3,000 participants were very supportive of Shane Ross’ proposals. Another 21% of respondents said that they […]

Irish business committed to Paris Agreement on climate change

Ibec, the group that represents Irish business, has today reaffirmed its support for the Paris Agreement on Climate Change following the decision by US President Donald Trump to withdraw the country from the historic accord. Commenting on the decision, Ibec Senior Energy and Environment Executive, Conor Minogue stated: “The 2015 Paris Agreement is a truly […]

Rally to denounce Trump “playing Russian roulette with climate change”

The Stop Climate Chaos coalition has called a protest rally outside the US Embassy in Dublin for Friday lunchtime to protest at President Trump’s decision to pull the US out of the landmark Paris Agreement on climate change. The coalition of aid agencies, environmental organizations, student and faith groups, denounced President Trump’s decision, describing it […]

Haven Holidays Summer Savings Offer

News likely to appeal to families who have yet to book a summer holiday is the announcement from Irish Ferries of a price reduction at a number of popular UK Haven Holiday resorts.   Bookable by July 1st and valid for arrivals between 9th June and 28th July inclusive, savings amount to €125 (7 nights) […]

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