Second level students invited to create an experiment for testing in microgravity

Irish second level students are in with a chance to develop a science experiment for testing on a microgravity flight this October to help address the issue of sustaining life beyond this planet. Project PoSSUM (Polar Suborbital Science in the Upper Mesosphere) will fly a number of microgravity flights in Ottawa, Canada at the National […]

Offaly Student Brings Colour To Art Competition

Texaco Children’s Art Competition adjudicator Eoin Butler pictured during judging of entries in this year’s competition, the results of which will be announced mid-April.   In his hand is an untitled entry by 9-year old Aneta Volodkevic, from Charleville National School, Tullamore. Some 219 students from the county are amongst those from all parts of […]

9% of Irish Homeowners Have Been Victims of Vandalism

9% of Irish homeowners have had their homes vandalised in the past 3 years Almost a quarter of homeowners know someone who’s home has been vandalised Broken windows accounts for almost a third of all acts of vandalism In the past three years, almost 9% of Irish homeowners have had their homes vandalised. This is […]

Offaly Junior Entrepreneurs Complete their projects

7 schools in Offaly are completing their projects for the Junior Entrepreneur Programme. They’re part of more than 600 schools throughout the island of Ireland who have signed up for the programme which was co-founded by Tweak.com founder and entrepreneur CEO Jerry Kennelly.   The free nationwide programme gives children between the ages of 11 […]

Dáithí Ó Sé Invites Offaly To Tea To Mark 25th Anniversary Of Alzheimer’s Tea Day Campaign

RTÉ and Rose of Tralee presenter, Dáithí Ó Sé, is calling on the nation to host a Tea Day in aid of The Alzheimer Society of Ireland (ASI).  Alzheimer’s Tea Day, the charity’s largest annual fundraising campaign, was launched today in The Maryborough House Hotel, Cork and takes place on Thursday 2nd May, 2019.  The ASI […]

Free community CPR training programme launched by Irish Heart Foundation

The Irish Heart Foundation has this week (Tuesday 19th March) launched a new free community CPR training programme, Hands for Life. The programme, which is supported by Abbott and ESB Networks, was launched in Dublin by heroic nurse Aoife McGivney who recently intervened and saved the life of a bus driver who was suffering a cardiac […]

Offaly Project awarded one of the top prizes in Energia Get Ireland Growing Awards

The winners have been announced in the ‘Energia Get Ireland Growing’ community growing fund created by GIY (Grow It Yourself) in partnership with Energia. A fund of €75,000 has today been awarded to 86 community food growing projects across the island of Ireland. The teams behind 86 community projects will each receive funds in order […]

Vulture Funds And State Aid In Ireland – A Prima Facie Case?

Ed Honohan, Master of the high court, visited me today in the European Parliament to talk about vulture funds and building a case with DG competition on how these funds have an unfair competitive advantage on others. pic.twitter.com/FkehgeUk3S — Luke ‘Ming’ Flanagan (@lukeming) March 19, 2019 Yesterday morning in the European Parliament, by invitation of […]

Ifac are urging Offaly Farmers to be aware of The Employment (miscellaneous Provisions) Act 2018

The Employment (Miscellaneous Provisions) Act 2018 has come into force and farmers should be aware of the changes and what it means to how you manage your employees. The act delivers the Government’s commitment to strengthen rights for vulnerable workers and to increase the regulation around irregular employment contracts.   If you are a farmer […]

Fostering Fortnight 2019 with Fostering First Ireland

Fostering Fortnight has been running since Monday 4th March until Friday 15th March 2019. The aim is to promote public awareness of fostering, to celebrate the amazing work that foster carers do and to shine a light on how foster care can change the lives of vulnerable children. Anyone interested in learning more can attend […]

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