News

Alliance of Age Sector NGOs call for an Independent Commissioner for Ageing and Older People

February 14, 2024 · Comments Off on Alliance of Age Sector NGOs call for an Independent Commissioner for Ageing and Older People 

 The Alliance of Age Sector NGOs, representing seven leading older persons organisations, is calling on all political parties to include a commitment in their manifestos, ahead of the next general election, to establish an Independent Commissioner for Ageing and Older People and to relaunch the National Positive Ageing Strategy (2013) with a strong implementation and monitoring plan and a ring-fenced budget. According to ‘Taking stock: Is Government keeping its commitments to older people?’, a hard-hitting review launched today by the Alliance, there has been a significant failure to... [Read the full story]

GAA

GAA’s ‘little bit of madness’ joins us together – McCarthy

November 19, 2021 · Comments Off on GAA’s ‘little bit of madness’ joins us together – McCarthy 

Faithful County GAA fans have been told a new publication on life within the Association by Offaly writer and editor PJ Cunningham highlights the ‘madness’ which joins them together. Uachtarán Chumann Lúthchleas Gael, Larry McCarthy, was speaking as he launched ‘Grassroots – Stories from the Heart of the GAA’ at Croke Park. Editor PJ Cunningham (r) and Ricey Scully at the launch of ‘Grassroots – Stories from the Heart of the GAA’ in Croke Park. Pic: Aishling Conway. The book, edited by Clara-native author and journalist, Cunningham, is a comprehensive treasure trove of GAA-related... [Read the full story]

Entertainment

Tommy Tiernan “Work In Progress” at a venue near you from March 7th-30th

February 2, 2024 · Comments Off on Tommy Tiernan “Work In Progress” at a venue near you from March 7th-30th 

On Sale Tuesday 6th February at 10am   Ger Ready for an unforgettable experience with Tommy Tiernan, join him for a series of “work in progress” gigs unrehearsed, unfinished and as always unpredictable around the country from March 7th– 30th. Tickets for these show will be €28 on sale next Tuesday Feb 6th at 10am through  www.ticketmaster.ie and from local venue box offices. THU 07/03/2024 CORK – CONNOLLYS OF LEAP https://connollysofleap.com/events FRI 08/03/2024 CORK – DE BARRAS. CLONAKILTY www.debarra.ie THU 14/03/2024 SPIRIT STORE, DUNDALK www.spiritstore.ie FRI 15/03/2024 ABBEY... [Read the full story]

Events

Lough Derg RNLI hosts ‘Lap of the Lake’ RNLI Charity Cycle on 11 May 2024

January 29, 2024 · Comments Off on Lough Derg RNLI hosts ‘Lap of the Lake’ RNLI Charity Cycle on 11 May 2024 

Following the great success of the Lap the Lake RNLI charity cycles in 2022 and 2023, the Lough Derg RNLI Fundraising committee are inviting participants again this year. The cycle will take place Saturday 11 May. Cyclists who took part in the previous two years raised significant funds for the RNLI’s local lifeboat station, operated by volunteers on Lough Derg. 2024 is a special year of commemoration for the RNLI as the charity celebrates its bicentenary, and Lough Derg RNLI marks 20 years of lifeboat service on the lake.  On the 2024 Lap the Lake, cyclists may again choose between a... [Read the full story]

Sports

Sports Capital & Equipment Programme 2023 receives Record Number of Applications

January 18, 2024 · Comments Off on Sports Capital & Equipment Programme 2023 receives Record Number of Applications 

The Minister for Tourism, Culture, Arts, Gaeltacht, Sport and Media, Catherine Martin T.D, and the Minister of State for Sport and Physical Education, Thomas Byrne T.D., today announced details of the applications received under the latest round of the Sports Capital and Equipment Programme. The Programme is the Government’s primary vehicle for providing support to sports clubs and communities to develop sustainable sports infrastructure and increase active participation in sport around the country. Applications under the 2023 round of the Programme closed on 8 September, with 3,210 applications... [Read the full story]

Uncategorized

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

Alliance of Age Sector NGOs call for an Independent Commissioner for Ageing and Older People

 The Alliance of Age Sector NGOs, representing seven leading older persons organisations, is calling on all political parties to include a commitment in their manifestos, ahead of the next general election, to establish an Independent Commissioner for Ageing and Older People and to relaunch the National Positive...

[Continue reading: Alliance of Age Sector NGOs call for an Independent Commissioner for Ageing and Older People]

Ireland’s Deposit Return Scheme Guidance for Consumers

Ireland’s Deposit Return Scheme is now live nationwide.  Re-turn has shared further guidance for consumers on how the Scheme works and how to get your deposit refund.   My drinks container did not have a Re-turn logo on it, but I was still charged a deposit. Why?    Should consumers be charged a deposit...

[Continue reading: Ireland’s Deposit Return Scheme Guidance for Consumers]

EY Economic Eye: Growth Uplift for Irish Economy Forecast for 2024 as Inflation Tracks Lower and Interest Rate Cycle Turns

EY forecasts Irish GDP to rise by 2.2% in 2024 and 3.8% in 2025; Modified Domestic Demand to grow by 2.2% in 2024 and 2.5% in 2025 Employment forecast to increase by 1.6% in 2024, labour market to remain tight Inflation continuing on its downward trend with EY forecasting inflation at 3% for 2024, returning to 2%...

[Continue reading: EY Economic Eye: Growth Uplift for Irish Economy Forecast for 2024 as Inflation Tracks Lower and Interest Rate Cycle Turns]

Guidance for Irish Consumers on Deposit Return Scheme

Ireland’s Deposit Return Scheme is live. The operator of the nationwide scheme, Re-turn, has the following guidance for consumers.  What will I pay?   A deposit of 15 cents will apply to each drinks container from 150ml – 500mls and a deposit of 25 cents for drinks containers over 500ml to 3 litres.     How...

[Continue reading: Guidance for Irish Consumers on Deposit Return Scheme]

Offaly Schools Reminder for Art Competition deadline

Offaly teachers in primary and second level schools, whose pupils take part in the annual Texaco Children’s Art Competition, are reminded that the closing date for receipt of entries this year is Wednesday, 28th February next.   Offaly Schools Reminder for Art Competition deadline Now...

[Continue reading: Offaly Schools Reminder for Art Competition deadline]
Read More Posts From News »

GAA

GAA’s ‘little bit of madness’ joins us together – McCarthy

Faithful County GAA fans have been told a new publication on life within the Association...


50th anniversary of John West Féile

The Ballinamere Durrow U-15 ladies football team which took part in celebratory events...


Four Offaly stories selected for landmark GAA Grassroots book

Four stories from County Offaly have been selected to appear in a fascinating new...


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

Food waste is an issue of high concern for Irish people and they are willing to...


TG4’s Underdogs series is looking for players

In an ever changing world, TG4’s legendary GAA series Underdogs is back...


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 ...


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

TG4 have today announced a Super Sunday of AIB Club Championship action on December...


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,...


Read More Posts From GAA »

Events

Lough Derg RNLI hosts ‘Lap of the Lake’ RNLI Charity Cycle on 11 May 2024

Following the great success of the Lap the Lake RNLI charity cycles in 2022 and...


Holiday World Show Dublin welcomes over 25,000 visitors

Holiday World Show Dublin, which took place this weekend, in the RDS Simmonscourt...


The Outing: The World’s Only LGBTQ+ Matchmaking Festival Returns

Bid underway to secure EuroPride for the Mid-West in 2028 The Inn at Dromoland...


Parents, face your fears, teach your children to be safe online with FREE webinars from ISPCC

New year, new you, new evolutions in the online world. One thing we know for sure...


Students and Teachers to Descend upon The RDS Dublin from Tomorrow as Historic 60th BT Young Scientist & Technology Exhibition (BTYSTE) Begins

President of Ireland, Michael D. Higgins will officially open the 2024 BTYSTE at...


TransAtlantic flight Tickets among the prizes at The Holiday Show in Limerick

The Holiday Show in association with FlyShannon.ie returns to the Radisson Blu, Ennis...


Unmissable programme announced for the 2024 BT Young Scientist and Technology Exhibition (BTYSTE)

Tickets for the 60th BT Young Scientist and Technology Exhibition, which takes place...


Christmas at SOLAS Portarlington: Santa, Craft Market & New Antique Shop

The festive season is in full swing at SOLAS, with 200 Christmas trees arriving just...


Read More Posts From Events »