Thirteen volunteers from Offaly attend national Foróige Volunteers Conference

Foróige volunteers from all over Ireland came together in the Hodson Bay Hotel in Roscommon last weekend, 11th-13th October 2019, for Foróige’s annual volunteer conference.   Sinead McDonagh, Barbara Daly, Colm Beirne, Shelly Dunican, Emma Egan, Ann Mullins, Mary Wynne, Irene Keaney, Serena Byrne, Daniel Dunne, Ann Bracken, Amanda Camon and Dermot Mcloughlin attended from […]

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

Application Process for 2020 is now open   Today, the Gaelic Players Association (GPA) and the Madden family announced a further two-year extension to the internationally acclaimed Jim Madden Leadership Programme. The Jim Madden Programme is a bespoke  leadership and development programme for county players from hurling, football, camogie and ladies football to help them […]

Tullamore D.E.W. says ‘bonjour’ in Nice

~ Tourism Ireland targets French travel agents at B2B workshop ~   Twelve (12) Irish tourism companies, including the Tullamore D.E.W. Visitor Centre, travelled to Nice this week – to take part in a B2B workshop and networking event, organised by Tourism Ireland. They met with local travel agents, to inform and educate them about […]

Successors of Offaly farm businesses could face costly legal and tax issues

Ifac advises Offaly farm families on how to avoid nasty tax surprises   The professional services firm for the farming, food and agribusiness sector, ifac (www.ifac.ie), is advising Offaly farm families to start succession planning – not only to protect the future wellbeing of their families but also to deliver financial benefits for their successor, prevent family disputes, and avoid unexpected […]

Agri–Environment Conference focusses on Biodiversity, Water Quality and Reducing Emissions

Agriculture is currently facing a number of environmental challenges relating to biodiversity, water quality and reducing both greenhouse gas and ammonia emissions. That was the clear message at the National Agri–Environment conference, organised by Teagasc, which took place in Tullamore, County Offaly, on Thursday, 17 October. Pat Murphy, Head of the Teagasc Environment Knowledge Transfer […]

ESB Networks reminds residents to remain vigilant and ask for identification

ESB Networks is aware that individuals are fraudulently calling to homes in areas of County Limerick and County Tipperary purporting to be staff from the company. ESB Networks is aware of some incidents where individuals are asking to assess trees on properties and subsequently stealing items. Other incidents involve cutting trees and then requesting cash […]

Bord na Móna ‘in the business of climate action’, details investment in Green Economy and Just Transition Plans

Investment in renewable energy development, new business projects, waste recycling and resource recovery of over €1.6 billion over next ten years* Almost 100 new direct jobs and over 150 indirect jobs will be created in the development of renewable energy assets and new recycling operations by 2023. Waste recycling and resource recovery to create approximately […]

Tricks and Treats to help parents survive family road trips this mid-term break

Research by Carzone reveals that over a third of parents find family road trips stressful   As the mid-term break comes upon us, many families across the country will be planning a road trip ahead of the Halloween break. A recent survey by Carzone, Ireland’s Trusted Motoring Marketplace, found that over a third (35%) of […]

Teagasc leads the fight against Ash Dieback – Discover Teagasc’s forest research on 16th Oct in Carlow

The Teagasc Forestry Development Department is organising a Teagasc Forest Research Day for tomorrow, Wednesday, 16 October 2019 at Teagasc, Oak Park, Carlow. The aim is to showcase forest research within Teagasc. Important research into ash dieback will feature prominently. Ash dieback is a serious fungal disease of ash trees. It has spread rapidly across […]

LIT and AIT Confirm Move to Form Technological University Consortium

New TU to have “regional focus with a national reach and an international outlook” LIT has confirmed that it is forming a consortium with AIT to develop a new Technological University (TU) for the Mid-West and Midlands. The governing bodies of both institutions met last week and formally confirmed the formation of a new TU […]

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