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‘We owe it to our older people’ ALONE calls on Government to establish a regulated home care sector to ensure the safeguarding of older people

August 12, 2020 · Leave a Comment 

ALONE, the organisation which supports older people has highlighted the need for an established and regulated home care sector in Ireland to support older people to age at home for as long as they wish. The organisation believes that the lack of governance within the home care sector has had an ongoing negative impact on home care workers, that has now been heightened by the COVID-19 pandemic. They contend that change is needed to ensure that home care workers are correctly protected, paid and trained going forward. The home care sector has suffered as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic, with many... [Read the full story]

GAA

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

April 16, 2020 · Comments Off on Another month of classic matches ahead as TG4 announce All Ireland Gold schedule for May #AllIrelandGold 

Sunday 3rd May 14:25              1997 Leinster Senior Football Semi-Final  Kildare v Meath  Another chance to see Kildare v Meath in the 1997 Leinster Senior Football Semi Final replay from Croke Park. Reigning All Ireland champions Meath who were managed by Sean Boylan had eliminated Dublin in the Leinster quarter final and were up against Mick O’Dwyer’s Kildare team.     16:20                 1996 All Ireland Ladies Football Final  Monaghan v Laois Another chance to see Monaghan v Laois in the 1996 All Ireland Ladies Football Final replay from Croke... [Read the full story]

Entertainment

Fleadh2020- new series on TG4

July 24, 2020 · Leave a Comment 

Fleadh Cheoil na hÉireann is the world’s largest celebration of Irish music, language, song and dance. This year was due to be a big year for Mullingar—dubbed ‘The Homecoming,’ the 2020 Fleadh was set to return to the place where it all began in 1951. Because of COVID-19, however, the event has been cancelled for the first time in its 70-year history. But as one door closes, another opens: Fáilte go Fleadh2020! Presenters Dáithí Ó Sé & Doireann Ní Ghlacáin. Photograph by Eamon Ward Fleadh2020 is a series of programmes which will be broadcast on 4 consecutive evenings from 6th... [Read the full story]

Events

Bord Bia invites the public to Bloom At Home this May

May 18, 2020 · Leave a Comment 

This summer Bord Bia is encouraging the Irish public to come together and Bloom from their own homes on Sunday, 31st of May.   Bord Bia’s Bloom At Home will feature a series of online events, including Q&As and talks, cookery demonstrations with quality assured, in season produce and entertainment from some of Bord Bia Bloom’s long-time participants, bringing a flavour of Ireland’s largest gardening and lifestyle festival into people’s homes this June Bank Holiday weekend.   From preparing vibrant flower beds and much-loved house plants, to creating a wildflower meadow at... [Read the full story]

Sports

Live GAA back on TG4

July 14, 2020 · Leave a Comment 

Live GAA makes a very welcome return to our screens this weekend for the first time since March, as TG4 have launched their club coverage for 2020. The channel’s flagship series GAA BEO will hit the ground running with two exceptional hurling ties next weekend, one live on Friday night and one live on Sunday afternoon. On Friday 17th July they begin with live coverage from the Pettitt’s Supervalu Wexford Senior Hurling Championship when champions St. Martin’s clash with old rivals Oulart-The Ballagh.   On Sunday 19th July there is another heavyweight clash when Ballyboden St. Enda’s... [Read the full story]

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Vitamin D can help build resistance to Covid-19

April 4, 2020 · Comments Off on Vitamin D can help build resistance to Covid-19 

Researchers from Technological University Dublin (TU Dublin) and Trinity College Dublin (Trinity) have found that taking Vitamin D supplements may enhance resistance to respiratory infections such as Covid-19, or limit the severity of the illness for those that do become infected. Dr Daniel McCartney (TU Dublin) and Dr Declan Byrne (St. James’s Hospital and School of Medicine, Trinity), co-authors of the article published in the Irish Medical Journal on Friday, recommend that adults living in Ireland take 20-50 micrograms of vitamin D per day. Historically, humans received most of their... [Read the full story]

News

‘We owe it to our older people’ ALONE calls on Government to establish a regulated home care sector to ensure the safeguarding of older people

ALONE, the organisation which supports older people has highlighted the need for an established and regulated home care sector in Ireland to support older people to age at home for as long as they wish. The organisation believes that the lack of governance within the home care sector has had an ongoing negative impact...

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Correspondence shows CCPC dancing to the Beef Barons’ Tune

IFA President Tim Cullinan said that some of the correspondence released under FOI to ‘The Currency’ yesterday shows that the CCPC were dancing to the meat industry’s tune by trying to stymie any attempt to get a better return for the farmer. “They failed to act on hundreds of complaints from farmers, but...

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Remote Working a First Step to Address Challenges of Transition to a Low Carbon Economy for Rural Dwellers

Minister for Rural and Community Development, Heather Humphreys TD, launches Western Development Commission Report. The report identifies both opportunities and challenges for rural dwellers in the areas of transport, energy efficiency and heating and electricity demand and supply. The work is the first of its...

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LIT welcomes €168 million package of supports for further and higher education institutions

Limerick Institute of Technology has welcomed the €168 million package of supports for further and higher education institutions and students, announced by Minister for Further and Higher Education, Research, Innovation and Science Simon Harris TD and Minister of State Niall Collins TD. LIT President Dr Vincent Cunnane. President...

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EPA welcomes new septic tank grant scheme as over 50% of systems fail inspection

EPA welcomes new septic tank grant scheme as over 50% of systems fail inspection There are an estimated half a million septic tanks and other domestic waste water treatment systems in Ireland. Half of the 1,160 septic tank systems inspected in 2019 failed. Householders with private wells are particularly vulnerable...

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Events

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