News

‘Budget 2022 missed opportunity to make Ireland a country fairer for old and young alike’, says ALONE

October 12, 2021 · Leave a Comment 

ALONE, the organisation that supports older people to age at home, has today responded to Budget 2022. The organisation says that Budget 2022 highlights Ireland as a country where quality of life in old age is still something many strive for, due to the low increase in the State Pension and lack of actions to address the issues impacting on older people.   Announced today, Budget 2022 increased the State Pension by €5 per week to €253.30. ALONE has highlighted that this increase still leaves the State Pension €33.18 below the poverty line. Furthermore, the €5 increase does not to deliver... [Read the full story]

GAA

Four Offaly stories selected for landmark GAA Grassroots book

October 1, 2021 · Leave a Comment 

Four stories from County Offaly have been selected to appear in a fascinating new book on the GAA – written by people at the heart of the association nationwide. ‘Grassroots: Stories From The Heart Of The GAA’, is a treasure trove of GAA memories, tales and incidents spanning over 150 years. PJ Cunningham “The book generated an incredible response from every county in Ireland, as well as from the Irish abroad,” said author and journalist, PJ Cunningham, who collaborated with Croke Park on the publication. “I have included stories not only since the GAA’s foundation in 1884, but from... [Read the full story]

Entertainment

Why Women Kill – season 2 on TG4

September 1, 2021 · Leave a Comment 

From creator Marc Cherry (“Desperate Housewives,” “Devious Maids”), season two of WHY WOMEN KILL which starts on TG4 on the 7th of September at 10.30pm features a new ensemble cast and storylines set in 1949 that will explore what it means to be beautiful, the hidden truth behind the facades people present to the world, the effects of being ignored and overlooked by society and the lengths one woman will go in order to finally belong… WHY WOMEN KILL is produced by Imagine Television Studios and CBS Studios. Cherry also serves as executive producer alongside Imagine’s Brian Grazer and... [Read the full story]

Events

MyMind mark 15 years and are encouraging the public to actively support their mental health

September 22, 2021 · Leave a Comment 

On Thursday, September 23rd at 11 am, Mental Health Service Provider MyMind will celebrate its 15th anniversary of providing affordable mental health services in Ireland by hosting a live webinar event to mark the occasion, share their insights and celebrate their achievements over the last 15 years. During this time MyMind has supported over 34,900 people to better mental health through its services. This webinar is open to the public and will look at the mental health landscape in Ireland during this time and how social enterprises have developed to deal with and solve social problems, including... [Read the full story]

Sports

Summer up and running as Kellogg’s GAA Cúl Camps underway

July 1, 2021 · Comments Off on Summer up and running as Kellogg’s GAA Cúl Camps underway 

Kilkenny camogie star, Grace Walsh was on hand with local kids in Bruff GAA Club, Limerick to mark the first day of this year’s Kellogg’s GAA Cúl Camps with numbers of over 130,000 expected to attend across 1,242 camps the length and breadth of the country. The 2021 Kellogg’s GAA Cúl Camps offers children a healthy, fun and safe summer outdoor activity at locations nationwide, and will continue until the end of August. Following the successful health and safety measures from last year, similar guidelines will be implemented and built on again. Despite unprecedented demand for this year’s... [Read the full story]

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Irish Water and Green-Schools supporting students during lockdown with suite of Stay Home Resources

February 9, 2021 · Comments Off on Irish Water and Green-Schools supporting students during lockdown with suite of Stay Home Resources 

Green-Schools, in partnership with Irish Water, are supporting students and their families during lockdown with a series of Stay Home resources aimed at helping them learn more about water, one of our most fascinating and precious resources. With students and their parents adapting to the challenges of home schooling, these online resources are designed to be fun, entertaining and easily accessible. From water-themed videos to quizzes, experiments and much more, there is a host of activities for students of all ages to enjoy doing at home. Sé McDermott doing the Green-Schools Stay Home Plastic... [Read the full story]

News

‘Budget 2022 missed opportunity to make Ireland a country fairer for old and young alike’, says ALONE

ALONE, the organisation that supports older people to age at home, has today responded to Budget 2022. The organisation says that Budget 2022 highlights Ireland as a country where quality of life in old age is still something many strive for, due to the low increase in the State Pension and lack of actions to address...

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Schools in Offaly Urged To Get Involved In STEM Challenge

Members of Student Innovation Ireland and Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths (STEM) advocates are encouraging schools in Offaly to register and take part in the 2021/22 F1 in Schools education programme this Autumn.   The F1 in Schools STEM Challenge raises awareness among schoolchildren all across the...

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13 Offaly schools awarded Green Flag this week

13 schools from Offaly were awarded the Green Flag this week for their dedication to sustainability and protecting their environment. Despite two school years with closures and challenges posed by COVID-19, 526 schools across Ireland were awarded Green Flags this week, including 33 schools that have been awarded the...

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MyMind celebrates World Mental Health Day with a free webinar: Demystifying Mental Health in an Unequal World

Mental Health Service Provider MyMind will celebrate World Mental Health Day with a free webinar this Thursday, October 7th at 11:00 am. The social enterprise has prepared a unique webinar which will look at ‘Demystifying Mental Health in an Unequal World’. The COVID-19 pandemic has heavily impacted the mental...

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Time to acknowledge the role of Deposit Refund Systems (DRS) in achieving a Circular Economy for beverage packaging in the EU

Natural Mineral Waters Europe (NMWE), UNESDA Soft Drinks Europe and Zero Waste Europe call on the EU to facilitate the beverage industry’s transition to circularity by developing a legal framework for setting up new efficient DRS for beverage packaging.   Natural Mineral Waters Europe (NMWE), UNESDA Soft Drinks...

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GAA

Four Offaly stories selected for landmark GAA Grassroots book

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Unwrapping Ireland’s food waste: Bread is Ireland’s most wasted food, with 41% of people reporting they throw away bread

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TG4’s Underdogs series is looking for players

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Another month of classic matches ahead as TG4 announce All Ireland Gold schedule for May #AllIrelandGold

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Super Sunday coming up on TG4, with THREE games in full!

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Tullamore among 9 clubs represented at Gaelic Voices for Change Youth Workshop

Three young members of Offaly club Tullamore were at Croke Park on Saturday,...


Gaelic Players Association (GPA) and Women’s Gaelic Players Association (WGPA) to benefit from further two year extension to the “Jim Madden Leadership Programme”

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Tipperary Ladies Gaelic Football Notes

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Events

MyMind mark 15 years and are encouraging the public to actively support their mental health

On Thursday, September 23rd at 11 am, Mental Health Service Provider MyMind will...


Virgin Media TV presenter Martin King and beauty expert and entrepreneur Pamela Laird issue final rallying call for Virtual Alzheimer’s Memory Walk fundraiser

Virgin Media TV presenter Martin King and beauty expert and entrepreneur Pamela...


Sustainability Summit announces latest additions to speaker line-up which includes Daniel Gutiérrez Patiño, CEO of Save the Amazon

New speakers have been announced for The Business Show’s International Sustainability...


Bealtaine Festival brings arts celebrations to nursing homes this Friday

Nursing homes will be celebrating the creative talents of residents this coming Friday,...


IACP and Blindboy Boatclub host ‘Essential Conversations’

A new free virtual conference offers practical advice and guidance on mental health...


Bord Bia invites the public to Bloom At Home this May

This summer Bord Bia is encouraging the Irish public to come together and Bloom from...


Energy in Agriculture 15th July 2020 – Focus on Rural Diversification

The Energy in Agriculture committee today announced their fifth consecutive year...


The Countdown is on for Féile ’19 taking place this weekend at Semple Stadium

The final stage timetable has been confirmed for this weekend’s festival which...


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