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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

ALONE reaction to Budget 2020: By not increasing supports, we are leaving thousands of older people vulnerable

Moynihan, CEO of ALONE   Older people across the country will be frustrated at this year’s Budget, which has given very little back to older people experiencing financial, health and housing difficulties, and left them vulnerable to the impact of Brexit. While the Budget addressed issues such as climate change, we at ALONE believe that […]

Teagasc Annual Report and Accounts for 2018

Excluding the Net Deferred Funding for Pensions, Teagasc income in 2018 was €195 million (2017 income – €187 million).  There was an increase of €6.432 million in Grant in Aid compared to 2017.  Research income increased by €1.924 million (6.3%), including increases of €1.835 million in externally funded research grants, €481,000 in analysis fees and […]

Brexit-related storage of additional chemicals prompts safety concerns

Irish firms, who may be increasing their stocks of chemicals ahead of the Brexit deadline on October 31st, are reminded to take the necessary steps to ensure all chemicals are stored safely. Speaking on behalf of the Health and Safety Authority (HSA) today (October 10th), Assistant Chief Executive Yvonne Mullooly has urged companies to fulfil […]

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