Offaly Primary Schools Invited To Apply For Free GIY Pack

GIY and innocent drinks team up to launch the seventh annual food growing initiative, a project that will enable 43,000 primary school children across the country to learn how to grow their own food this spring with ‘The innocent Big Grow’.   Primary schools across the country can apply now for a free Big Grow […]

EY Entrepreneur Of The Year™ Nominations Open For 2018

Now in its 21st Year, the EY Entrepreneur Of The Year™ (EOY) 2018 programme has officially opened for nominations from Offaly. The theme of this year’s programme is “Ambition” and all sectors and businesses of all sizes are invited to submit their nominations until 16 February. The 24 finalists for 2018 will be announced on 23 April. Offaly entrepreneurs […]

Offaly Average House Prices To Rise in 2018 – REA

The price of the average three-bed semi in Offaly rose by 20.7% to €175,000 in the last 12 months, according to a national survey carried out by Real Estate Alliance. And after prices increased by 2.9% between September and December 2017, local agents are predicting that property values will rise by 7% in the county […]

The Search Is On To Find Offaly’s ‘Everyday Hero’

The People of the Year Awards, in partnership with Today with Sean O’Rourke on RTÉ Radio 1, is looking for local heroes and ordinary people who do extraordinary things in Offaly. Do you know someone who does extraordinary things that really make a difference to their family, friends, neighbours, work colleagues or local community?  This is your chance to have their unsung heroism acknowledged […]

Irish Cancer Society Launches Lung Cancer Awareness Month

At the launch of its Lung Cancer Awareness Month , the Irish Cancer Society announced that 27% of Irish people were unable to name any symptoms of lung cancer, according to new research from the Global Lung Cancer Coalition (GLCC). This is a significant drop in awareness from 2013 when only 9% of Irish people […]

Offaly GAA Stars To Participate In Homelessness Sleep-Out

A group of over 400 current and former inter-county football, hurling and camogie players who are passionate about making a difference have united under the umbrella of ‘Gaelic Voices for Change’. The new player-led social movement is made up of volunteers from the four provinces who have been meeting weekly for the past two months. […]

Nationwide Smoky Coal Ban Welcome News Fo Offaly Asthmatics

The Asthma Society of Ireland welcomed the announcement from Minister Denis Naughten of a nationwide smoky coal ban. Dublin led the ban in 1990, which has since saved more than 8,900 lives and many more will be saved with this announcement. Kevin Kelly, Asthma Society Interim CEO, commented, “We are delighted with this milestone announcement […]

Go For Life Grant Success for Offaly

A total of 19 groups in Offaly are celebrating the awarding of grants to fund physical activity for older people. The Go for Life Grant Scheme from Age & Opportunity and Sport Ireland is awarding over €5,870 to groups around Offaly, and nationwide grants totalling almost €300,000.   The aim of the grants is to improve the health and wellbeing […]

Midlands Office Is Chosen As Comfort Keepers Team Of The Year 2017

Comfort Keepers Midlands Office based in Tullamore, Co. Offaly was chosen as Team of the Year 2017 for Comfort Keepers Ireland.   Offaly’s, Midlands team has a year on year growth history and they want to recognise the amazing contributions and commitment to growth by the teams. The Midlands team are a small team who […]

GIY And Energia Want To ‘Get Ireland Growing’ With €75,000 Fund

GIY in partnership with Energia announce ‘Energia Get Ireland Growing’ a €75,000 pool of funding available to enable food growing by community and voluntary organisations all across Ireland including Northern Ireland. The application period is open from today until the 19th of January, 2018. The ‘Get Ireland Growing’ initiative has to date supported almost 500 community […]

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