Betting Tax Hike Will Cause 231 Job Losses In Midlands

The Government’s proposal to hike Betting Tax by 100pc will cost 231 jobs in the Midlands, according to an analysis by the Irish Bookmakers Association (IBA). Based on its engagement with members since Budget 2019 was announced last Tuesday, the IBA estimates that 16 bookmakers shops will close permanently in Kildare, four will close in […]

Asthma Society Calls On People With Asthma To Get Flue Vaccine

Anyone who has ever had the flu virus knows it is far from a pleasant experience. Headaches, high fever, chills, coughing and aching body are just a few of the many debilitating symptoms. The flu virus can be very serious for people with asthma as they are at even greater risk if they pick up […]

€750,000 Funding For Start-Ups In Enterprise Ireland’s Final Competitive Start Fund Of 2018

Enterprise Ireland today launched its final Competitive Start Fund (CSF) of 2018. The competition is worth up to €750,000 in funding for start-ups and will open for applications on Tuesday, 18th September and close on Tuesday, 2nd October. The Fund will provide up to €50,000 in equity funding for up to 15 successful applicants and is open to innovative start-ups […]

Tulsa Launches National Child And Family Support Week In Laois and Offaly

Tusla-Child and Family Agency has launched its first ever national promotional drive to highlight the range of services it provides as part of its Prevention, Partnership and Family Support(PPFS) programme. Tusla National Child and Family Support Week will feature special public events across Longford, Westmeath, Laois and Offaly and will be backed up by a […]

Reduced VAT Rate Results In New Jobs In Offaly

In Q1 2018 alone, 171,700 workers were employed directly in the Accommodation and Food Services sector and the total gross annual wage paid to those workers was €3.98 billion. In Q1 2018, it is estimated that 2,815 workers were employed directly in the Accommodation and Food Services sector in County Offaly. Total employment in the Accommodation and […]

Irish Cancer Society To Hold Its Annual Conference For Cancer Survivorship

The Irish Cancer Society has officially launched its annual free conference for cancer survivors and their families, entitled Living Well with Cancer. This year’s conferences will take place in Galway on 15 September at the Clayton Hotel, Ballybrit, and in Cork on 22 September at the Clayton Hotel, Sliver Springs. Up to 800 cancer patients, survivors and their supporters from […]

Offaly Link To New Livestock Feed Development

A Co. Offaly farm – situated at Millmount, Monasteroris, Edenderry – is at the forefront of what is proving to be one of the most innovate advances in the development of livestock feed ever undertaken in Ireland or elsewhere. There, on the 80-acres farm, a herd of highly valued Wagyu cattle is the first in […]

Offaly Engineering Organisations Encouraged To Celebrate Achievements and Skill

Engineers Ireland is calling on engineering organisations in Offaly to showcase and celebrate their achievements and skill by submitting an entry to the 2018 Engineers Ireland Excellence Awards, held in association with ESB. Now in its 9th year, the Engineers Ireland Excellence Awards are presented annually in recognition of the achievements of engineers who have demonstrated exceptional […]

Top German Travel Journalists Cruise Into Offaly

Leading travel journalists and influencers from Germany enjoyed a cruise on the River Shannon and a visit to Co Offaly – as guests of Tourism Ireland, Fáilte Ireland and German cruising tour operator, Le Boat.   The visiting group included a popular YouTube cruise personality, a photographer and travel journalists, with a combined audience of about […]

Water Restrictions Required In Dunnkerrin To Allow Water levels To Recover

Irish Water are asking customers in Lisduff, Summerhill, Fourteen roads, Longford wood, Rathnaveoge upper, Castlerone, Honeymount to conserve water for the foreseeable future due to increased demand and reducing water levels in the Lisduff Reservoir. The current dry spell and increased seasonal demand are contributing to the reduced available supply of treated drinking water. In order to avoid […]

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