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 […]

Only three weeks to go! Sweeping employment law reforms to commence in March

Only three weeks to go! Sweeping employment law reforms to commence in March – Advice by Alan Hickey, Associate Director of Advisory at Peninsula Ireland The Employment (Miscellaneous Provisions) Act 2018, (the Act) cleared all stages in both houses of the Oireachtas in December 2018 and has been signed into law by the President. The […]

IFA Seeks Stronger Garda Presence Following Attacks In North Dublin

IFA Deputy President Richard Kennedy has described the unprovoked and violent attack on a farmer in north Dublin as disgraceful and very worrying. He said that the victim could have been seriously injured or killed. He said, “The hunting of hares is illegal under the Wildlife Act and gangs with their dogs are trespassing on […]

Homeowners Experience Difficulty Finding Affordable Home Insurance

Almost 1 in 3 Owners Experience Difficulty Finding Affordable Home Insurance Homeowners are being reminded of the important of shopping around at the time of renewing their home insurance, after recent research found many Irish people have had difficulties finding affordable cover. In response to a survey of over 4,000 homeowners undertaken by AA Home […]

Roy Keane Asks Public To Support Irish Guide Dogs Heroes Appeal

Roy Keane travelled to the Tyndall National Institute, Cork to mark the launch of Irish Guide Dogs for the Blind Annual Heroes Appeal which starts on April 6th. The Annual Heroes fundraising Campaign will see volunteers and staff collecting nationwide to raise much-needed funds to support the organisations work with people who are blind or […]

Seat Achieves The Highest Operating Profit In Its History

 SEAT posted the best results* in its history in 2017 after increasing its operating profit by 24.8% and reaching a figure of 191 million euros (2016: 153 million euros). According to the results presented yesterday by the Volkswagen Group, SEAT closed the year with a record 9.892 billion euros in turnover, which is 11.2% more […]

Agri Aware Appeals For Support For Irish Farmers This Christmas

89% of the public believe that Irish farmers provide quality, safe, traceable food at an affordable price for Irish consumers       90% of the public think legislation should be introduced to ensure that farmers receive a fair price from supermarkets for their food   95% of consumers believe Irish farmers play a key role in […]

WIT Arena Named Fitness Club Of The Year

WIT Arena has been awarded the Gold Standard Award for Fitness Facilities and has also taken the overall Best Fitness facility in Ireland Award by Active Ireland. Ireland Active provides support and services to the fitness sector in order to professionalise the industry through the introduction of standards and best practice as well as developing […]

Are you one of Offaly’s Silver Surfers?

Open eir is delighted to announce that nominations are open for people in Offaly to enter the 2018 open eir Silver Surfer Awards. This is the second year the company will sponsor these awards, which are run in conjunction with Age Action.  The awards recognise the online achievements of older people using technology as well as […]

Multi-Award-Winning Author Donal Ryan Joins UL

Donal Ryan, multiple-award winning author of ‘The Spinning Heart’ (Irish Book of the Decade) has been appointed by the University of Limerick as a Lecturer in Creative Writing. He joins a programme led by acclaimed novelist and Frank McCourt Chair of Creative Writing, Joseph O’Connor, featuring celebrated authors and fellow teachers Giles Foden and Sarah […]

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