Rural communities should be cycle-friendly for all ages and abilities, says Rural Cycling Collective

Tuesday saw the formal launch of the Vision for Cycling in Rural Ireland by Cyclist.ie’s Rural Cycling Collective, an array of groups and individuals under the umbrella of the wider national Cyclist.ie advocacy network. The Collective seeks to make rural communities (towns, villages, and rural roads) cycle-friendly for all ages and abilities. It aims to re-balance the […]

Vitamin D can help build resistance to Covid-19

Researchers from Technological University Dublin (TU Dublin) and Trinity College Dublin (Trinity) have found that taking Vitamin D supplements may enhance resistance to respiratory infections such as Covid-19, or limit the severity of the illness for those that do become infected. Dr Daniel McCartney (TU Dublin) and Dr Declan Byrne (St. James’s Hospital and School of Medicine, Trinity), co-authors […]

Resilient Farmers Conference- Farmers Health & Wellbeing – Building a Community of Support

Thursday April 25, Killeshin Hotel, Portlaoise   10am – 3.50pm   Embrace Farm wishes to invite you to the “Resilient Farmers’ Conference – Farmer’s Health & Well-being: building a community of support” in conjunction with Rural Support (Northern Ireland) and Farm Safety Foundation (UK) on April 25 in the Killeshin Hotel, Portlaoise.   The objectives of the day are to: […]

With Easter coming up, Clean Coasts and Irish Water are reminding the people of Tipperary not to pour gravy or fats oils and greases (FOGs) from the Easter roast down the sink as Irish Water reveal that almost 1,500 sewer blockages have been cleared across the country already this year. That’s 125 blockages every single […]

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 […]

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