Toyota Ireland supports Children’s Books Ireland to gift 2,000 books to vulnerable children this Christmas

2,000 books to be gifted to children in direct provision centres, hospitals, the Travelling community and homeless services by Toyota Ireland and Children’s Books Ireland. This donation brings the total to 8,000 books being gifted to children across the country as part of Children’s Books Ireland’s Christmas book-gifting initiative, supported by Toyota Ireland, the Arts […]

Kathryn Thomas is asking the public to reach out and give a helping hand to older people who may be struggling during the festive season

ALONE, the organisation that supports older people to age at home, launched their Christmas campaign on Friday, which encourages members of the public to give a helping hand to older friends, neighbours and relatives who may be struggling this Christmas. For many older people, Christmas can be a particularly difficult time of year, made more […]

Avoid Making It Easy For Burglars Ahead Of Christmas, AA Warns

Motorists and homeowners are being encouraged to be security-aware in the weeks leading up to Christmas to help reduce their risk of a car break-in or home burglary. With both the shopping and Christmas party seasons in mind, the AA is encouraging people to be careful when leaving their car or home unattended ahead of […]

What annual leave are Irish workers entitled to over Christmas? – advice by Alan Price, CEO and HR expert at BrightHR

As the festive season approaches, workers across Ireland will be looking forward to spending some quality time at home with their friends and family. While most staff will be entitled to enjoy some time off over Christmas, this will differ depending on their employer’s approach and their contractual terms.   Three public holidays span the […]

Who’s who at the Christmas table? Ancestry reveals how little we know about our festive families

Research conducted for Ancestry.ie shines a light on how Irish families celebrate Christmas.   Almost 30% of people don’t know their cousins’ surnames. Nearly 15% of people don’t know how they are linked to some of their relatives around the dinner table Over 70% of people wish they knew more about their family. Combat those […]

Average households to spend over €2,690 in shops this Christmas

Retail Ireland, the Ibec group that represents the sector, today published its Christmas Retail Monitor 2018 (see attached pdf) that predicts the Irish household will spend an average of €2,690 in shops this December, approximately €866 more than any other month of this year and roughly 3% more than Christmas 2017.   The monitor predicts […]

Repak reveals Irish shoppers attitude to recycling at Christmas

Ireland expected to generate 83,000 tonnes of packaging waste this Christmas 83,000 tonnes of packaging waste is the equivalent to the combined packaging waste of 176,000 people, or the volume of packaging waste that both the cities of Galway and Limerick would produce in a year 91% of Irish residents are concerned about climate change, […]

Reflection And Remembrance: Pieta House’s ‘Misneach’ Event Returns This November

Pieta House’s annual ‘Misneach’ event returns for its second year to Dublin, Cork, Limerick, Galway, and Edenderry on November 26th. Creating a space for us to both honour and celebrate those we have lost, and to reconnect with our loved ones, ‘Misneach’ is timed to fall between November, traditionally a time for remembrance and reflection, […]

ALONE – Show An Older Person You Care This Christmas

ALONE, the charity that supports older people to age at home, is asking members of the public to reach out to the older members of their community this Christmas and offer support to those who may be lonely or isolated.   Sean Moynihan, CEO of ALONE commented, “No one should feel alone at Christmas, however, […]

Irish Ferries Advises Early Booking For Holiday Sailings

 Irish Ferries is reminding passengers intending to travel over the Christmas and New Year holiday period that they should book early in order to secure their preferred sailings.   Pointing to the fact that Christmas is normally the busiest time of year, their head of passenger sales, Dermot Merrigan said: “Many of our customers choose […]

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