Sports grants for 19 Older Groups in Offaly announced by Age & Opportunity’s Go for Life Programme

19 Offaly groups will receive a total of €6,220 to fund physical activity for older people 1,028 grants totalling almost €300,000 allocated to groups nationwide under 2018 programme €5.7m awarded to date by the National Grant Scheme 30,000 older people to benefit from investment The ‘Go for Life’ National Grant Scheme has celebrated a momentous […]

Asthma Society Warns People In Offaly To Avoid Bonfires This Halloween

Keep your child safe from Bonfires and Fireworks this Hallowe’en – Asthma Society ~ Asthma tips – Avoid a Potentially Fatal Asthma Attack during Bonfire Season ~ ~Asthma Society warns 7,611 people in Offaly to stay clear of Bonfires and Fireworks this Hallowe’en ~ Smoke from bonfires and fireworks can lead to serious breathing difficulties […]

Two Tullamore Students To Star In National Science Book Series

Two Tullamore students are set to play a starring role in a new national series of science books which they has had a huge hand in designing. Angie Sewell (9) and Andy Lowbridge (13) are two of the nine members of Ireland’s most influential young people’s group, The Wonder Panel, who have been working on […]

Edenderry Chamber of Commerce Promotes Opening Up A “Gateway To The Hidden Heartlands”

Colourful canal boats and a vibrant boating community made a very welcome return to Edenderry. The unseasonably warm weather, dramatic early sunsets and beautiful autumn colours almost felt like nature’s own rustic red carpet rolled out.  The canal, which is a very popular route for walkers, joggers and strollers, looks great thanks to the work […]

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 […]

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