Offaly: 333 young people on apprenticeship programmes

At present there are 333 young people on apprenticeship programmes in County Offaly, we need increased investment in Budget 2020 to support more young people into an apprenticeship and a range of other employment and training measures to reduce long-term youth unemployment. That was the message from James Doorley, National Youth Council of Ireland (NYCI) […]

Fáilte Ireland and Waterways Ireland Join Forces to Develop Tourism Along Ireland’s Inland Waterways

Fáilte Ireland CEO Paul Kelly and Waterways Ireland Acting CEO John McDonagh met today to discuss the Strategic Partnership Programme which has been agreed by both organisations. The Strategic Partnership Programme signed today between Fáilte Ireland and Waterways Ireland primarily focuses on the delivery of a programme of works to improve the quality of the […]

National launch of Cannonball Ireland and Edenderry tipped to be the biggest ever finish line

The National Launch event took place for Cannonball Ireland at the exclusive Krystle Night Club last week and guests were greeted by a €1.5 million sight of two brand new Lambourghini Aventator SVJs, a McLaren 720s and special guests the striking ‘Style Warriors’.   Ireland’s glitterati, celebrities, models, moguls and crazy ‘Cannonballers’ were out in force […]

Car Sharing Offers A Means To Resolving Our Urban Congestion, AA Highlights

A wider rollout of car sharing platforms across Ireland could play a major role in easing urban congestion and reducing individual reliance on private cars, AA Ireland has highlighted.   As part of a recent AA Car Insurance survey of over 5,000 people, 1 in 5 of those who regularly drive in urban areas stated […]

8 Young Midlands Singers take part in first ever Norwegian Choral Exchange

A collaborative project between Music Generation Offaly/Westmeath, Sing Ireland and Ung I Kor (Norway), funded through Erasmus+   Last week, eight young singers from the Midlands travelled to Bergen, Norway to take part in the first ever youth choral exchange between Ireland and Norway. Each of the singers is a member of the Singfest Senior […]

Just half of businesses understand the Circular Economy – Ibec survey

Just one in two businesses (51%) understand what is meant by the Circular Economy, with only 39% aware of EU initiatives to drive sustainable change, according to a survey conducted by Ibec in association with the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). More encouragingly, half the respondents (49%) acknowledged that moving to a more circular economy presents […]

IFA Encourages Farmers To Apply For New €100m BEAM Scheme

IFA National Livestock Chairman Angus Woods has strongly encouraged all eligible beef and suckler farmers to apply for the new €100m BEAM scheme (Beef Exceptional Aid Measure).   The scheme will open next Monday, Aug 19th and close on Sunday, Sept 8th.   He said the Department of Agriculture have published the terms and conditions for […]

Dogs Trust offers FREE dog Microchipping Certificate Amnesty as part of National Chipping Week 2019

Today sees the launch of National Chipping Week, an annual nationwide campaign by Dogs Trust, Ireland’s largest dog welfare charity. Celebrity vet, Pete Wedderburn, also known as “Pete the Vet”, helped launch the campaign, which will run from the 12th – 18th of August in association with government approved microchipping database Fido. Since April 2016, when it […]

Statement from the Dyslexia Association of Ireland on the new criteria for Irish Exemptions

The Dyslexia Association of Ireland (DAI) welcomes the changes made to the Irish exemption criteria announced today by Minister Joe McHugh. The DAI have been lobbying for change to the exemption criteria for many years and believe that the changes announced today, if implemented properly, will help to create a more equitable and fairer educational […]

NPCPP Leaving Cert Helpline 2019, 1800-265-165

For many students, parents and guardians a new phase of life is about to begin. With the Leaving Cert results on the horizon new questions about what lies ahead are bound to arise. Help and advice is at hand.   The National Parents Council Post Primary’s free phone (1800 265 165) and online service (helpline@npcpp.ie) will provide […]

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