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Reformulation Is Key To Reducing Obesity Levels In Ireland – Food Drink Ireland

May 22, 2017 · Comments Off on Reformulation Is Key To Reducing Obesity Levels In Ireland – Food Drink Ireland 

Food Drink Ireland (FDI), the Ibec group that represents the sector, today welcomed the establishment of a National Reformulation Technical Working Group by Marcella Corcoran Kennedy, Minister of State for Health Promotion. Director of Prepared Consumer Foods at FDI, Kevin McPartlan stated: “The commitment of the food and drink industry to reduce the levels of fat, saturated fat, salt and sugar consumed in Ireland by reformulating their products is absolute and very well established. Research undertaken on behalf of FDI showed that in the seven years prior to 2012: · Salt content... [Read the full story]

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The Camogie Association Launches Hurl With Me programme 2017

April 20, 2017 · Comments Off on The Camogie Association Launches Hurl With Me programme 2017 

The Camogie Association, in conjunction with The National Dairy Council, are pleased to announce that registration for the Hurl with Me programme is now open. This programme is aimed at 7-10 year olds and their parents/guardians in camogie clubs across the country. To register go to www.camogie.ie or our social media platforms and follow the link. Orla Cooper, Kilmacow, Co. Kilkenny was one of the participating mums last year and said “It’s fantastic. This whole scheme has introduced a whole group of parents that may not have ever had the opportunity to get involved with the club. It has... [Read the full story]

Entertainment

Award Winning Irish Travel Films To Feature At Immrama Festival

May 22, 2017 · Comments Off on Award Winning Irish Travel Films To Feature At Immrama Festival 

An exploration of travel and tales of travel will be told at the fifteenth annual Lismore Immrama Festival of Travel Writing this June 14th to 18th in county Waterford. Opening the festival will be the screening of two award winning travel documentary films produced by Paddy Hayes.   Mongolian Rhapsody and Jamaican Rhapsody are a double bill of travel films from director Paddy Hayes following Irish musicians on musical pilgrimages to far flung destinations. According to Paddy, the films are “Something akin to travel writing through music.”   Daire Bracken and Shinestsog Dorjnaym At... [Read the full story]

Events

Kids Munster Football Tournament 10th Anniversary Raffle For Barnardos

May 22, 2017 · Comments Off on Kids Munster Football Tournament 10th Anniversary Raffle For Barnardos 

When:             Sunday, 28th May 2017 Where:            Douglas Hall Football Club, Co.Cork What:              Each year the Kids for Kids Munster Football Tournament is held in communities in which Barnardos is working to help make a real impact. 2017 marks the 10th anniversary of their fundraising efforts, with Kids for Kids raising an incredible €60,000 for Barnardos to date. This year they have partnered with Noel Deasy Cars to include a fantastic car raffle, offering entrants the chance to win aSkoda Superb Ambition. How to support:  The tournament... [Read the full story]

Sport

The Irish Times/Sport Ireland Sportswoman Award for February: Paula Fitzpatrick (Rugby)

March 9, 2017 · Comments Off on The Irish Times/Sport Ireland Sportswoman Award for February: Paula Fitzpatrick (Rugby) 

The Irish Women’s Rugby captain Paula Fitzpatrick has been recognised for the team’s three wins in their Six Nations campaign to date and awarded The Irish Times – Sport Ireland Sportswoman of the Month award for February 2017. Earlier this week former Irish captain, Fiona Coghlan, reflected on the progress made by the national team in recent years, from being Six Nations also-rans to winning the Grand Slam in 2013 – having never finished higher than third until then – and winning the title again in 2015. It’s a measure of the standards the team has now set... [Read the full story]

Business

New start-up SwitchingRooms.ie provides students with rent-free accommodation

May 12, 2017 · Comments Off on New start-up SwitchingRooms.ie provides students with rent-free accommodation 

www.switchingrooms.ie is a new online start-up that provides a solution to the housing shortage and escalating rents third level students face. Switching Rooms provides a platform for students to advertise the room they are leaving behind, on its database, search for a suitable match in the required destination and do a direct swap thus eliminating the crippling cost of rent “Switching Rooms is the Airbnb for students” according to founder Aisling. “It allows students to swap their home rooms with one another, cutting out the huge rental costs faced by students during the... [Read the full story]

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Reformulation Is Key To Reducing Obesity Levels In Ireland – Food Drink Ireland

Food Drink Ireland (FDI), the Ibec group that represents the sector, today welcomed the establishment of a National Reformulation Technical Working Group by Marcella Corcoran Kennedy, Minister of State for Health Promotion. Director of Prepared Consumer Foods at FDI, Kevin McPartlan stated: “The commitment...

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National Biodiversity Week 2017 launches with 50 FREE events taking place all across Ireland

The Irish Environmental Network is delighted to announce the launch of Ireland’s National Biodiversity Week, which will take place from the 19th – 28th May 2017. Over the course of nine days, over 50 free events will take place all across the country, celebrating Ireland’s diverse species and natural habitats. From...

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1 In 8 Damaged Home When Attempting DIY Job – AA Ireland

Just under 13% of Irish homeowners have managed to do some sort of damage to their property while attempting DIY, according to the results of the latest AA Ireland Home Insurance survey. The survey, which was carried out in April 2017, found that just over 1 in 8 admitted that their attempt at DIY had ended in some...

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Reformulation Is Key To Reducing Obesity Levels In Ireland – Food Drink Ireland

Food Drink Ireland (FDI), the Ibec group that represents the sector, today...


National Biodiversity Week 2017 launches with 50 FREE events taking place all across Ireland

The Irish Environmental Network is delighted to announce the launch of Ireland’s...


1 In 8 Damaged Home When Attempting DIY Job – AA Ireland

Just under 13% of Irish homeowners have managed to do some sort of damage to their...


Zeeko Confirms High Internet Usage In Ireland Among Young People

A new World Health Organisation report has suggested that a dramatic rise in...


ISPCC Childline Launch Campaign To Get Children Talking

ISPCC Childline in partnership with Vodafone Ireland Foundation today launches ‘Headbomz’,...


Dogs Trust Launches Nationwide ‘Be Dog Smart’ Education Campaign

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