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€750 billion Recovery Plan Could Help to Avoid Austerity in Post-COVID-19 Ireland

May 30, 2020 · Comments Off on €750 billion Recovery Plan Could Help to Avoid Austerity in Post-COVID-19 Ireland 

Responding to today’s launch of the European Commission’s €750 billion COVID-19 Recovery Plan, Green Party MEPs Grace O’Sullivan and Ciarán Cuffe say they are broadly welcoming of the plan, which they describe as having the potential to play a part in creating a socially, economically and environmentally resilient Europe, and avoiding a descent into austerity at home.   The Dublin and Ireland South MEPs agree that a post COVID-19 pandemic recovery cannot see a return to business as usual. They are heartened at key aspects of the European Green Deal being central to the Commission’s... [Read the full story]

GAA

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

November 22, 2019 · Comments Off on 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 the 1st, with no less than THREE provincial finals to be shown in full on the channel. This is on top of the two provincial finals they will be showing this Sunday. 16 November 2019; Ballyhale Shamrocks manager Henry Shefflin during the AIB Leinster GAA Hurling Senior Club Championship semi-final match between Ballyhale Shamrocks and St Martin’s at Nowlan Park in Kilkenny. Photo by Matt Browne/Sportsfile The triple header begins in Omagh, live on air at 1.30pm, where the Ulster Football Championship... [Read the full story]

Entertainment

Meitheal na mBan- A fundraiser by TG4 to raise money for Women’s Aid

May 14, 2020 · Comments Off on Meitheal na mBan- A fundraiser by TG4 to raise money for Women’s Aid 

Meitheal na mBan is an inspirational and empowering series of online concerts led by Ireland’s top female musicians and artists as they perform directly from their own homes, in a much-needed fundraiser to support the victims of domestic abuse. For many women at this difficult time, has left them and their children in great danger. The threat looms largest where they should be safest – in lockdown in their own homes. Nell Ní Chróinín- Meitheal na mBan – TG4 Responding generously to this vital need, some of our most visible female talent will reach musically across the... [Read the full story]

Events

Bord Bia invites the public to Bloom At Home this May

May 18, 2020 · Comments Off on Bord Bia invites the public to Bloom At Home this May 

This summer Bord Bia is encouraging the Irish public to come together and Bloom from their own homes on Sunday, 31st of May. Bord Bia’s Bloom At Home will feature a series of online events, including Q&As and talks, cookery demonstrations with quality assured, in season produce and entertainment from some of Bord Bia Bloom’s long-time participants, bringing a flavour of Ireland’s largest gardening and lifestyle festival into people’s homes this June Bank Holiday weekend. From preparing vibrant flower beds and much-loved house plants, to creating a wildflower meadow at home,... [Read the full story]

Sport

#BeActive for the UN International Day of Sport for Development and Peace

April 6, 2020 · Comments Off on #BeActive for the UN International Day of Sport for Development and Peace 

FIFA has joined forces with the United Nations (UN) and the World Health Organization (WHO) in supporting the #BeActive campaign launched on the UN International Day of Sport for Development and Peace to encourage people to be #HealthyAtHome as the world comes together in the fight against COVID-19, today and every day. fifa-be-active WHO recommends all healthy adults do at least 30 minutes a day of physical activity and children at least 60 minutes per day. As part of this, #BeActive and remain #HealthyAtHome include the following suggestions along with any other form of recreation to stay... [Read the full story]

Business

60% of entrepreneurs anticipate a return to normal trading within 12 months

May 22, 2020 · Comments Off on 60% of entrepreneurs anticipate a return to normal trading within 12 months 

Despite serious challenges entrepreneurs remain positive on outlook for 2021 Half of entrepreneurs expect to increase headcount in 202170% of entrepreneurs say Government has been supportiveRevenues fall for 76% of entrepreneurs since start of crisis  In the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic, entrepreneurs across the island remain positive, with 60% anticipating a return to normal trading conditions within 12 months, according to an EY Entrepreneur Of The Year™ survey published today. The reality of trading in the current environment is evident with 33% of entrepreneurs saying they... [Read the full story]

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€750 billion Recovery Plan Could Help to Avoid Austerity in Post-COVID-19 Ireland

Responding to today’s launch of the European Commission’s €750 billion COVID-19 Recovery Plan, Green Party MEPs Grace O’Sullivan and Ciarán Cuffe say they are broadly welcoming of the plan, which they describe as having the potential to play a part in creating a socially, economically and environmentally...

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Half of Irish farmers concerned about future – 9 out of 10 farmers want to reduce carbon footprint on farms

Today, ifac, the farming, food, and agribusiness professional services firm, is releasing the findings of its annual, national Farm Report. These insights are a combination of ifac collated financial data and results of the most comprehensive farmer survey ever conducted in Ireland. Ifac’s 2020...

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IFOAM EU welcomes landmark decision to put organic at the heart of future European food system

IFOAM EU welcomes the EU Biodiversity and Farm to Fork (F2F) strategies and the target to reach 25% organic land in Europe by 2030, as well as measures to boost the demand for organic products through promotion schemes and green public procurements. Jan Plagge, IFOAM EU President, stated: “Proposing an EU...

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#BeActive for the UN International Day of Sport for Development and Peace

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2020 Punchestown Festival Cancelled

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Limerick Male USA Soccer Scholarship Event

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Stamina Thursday of the Punchestown Festival is a real crowd pleaser!

A great day’s racing was had by all at the Punchestown Festival on Thursdahy as...


Munster Women Named For Winner-Takes-All Clash With Leinster

Munster Women’s Head Coach, Laura Guest, has named her squad to take on...


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€750 billion Recovery Plan Could Help to Avoid Austerity in Post-COVID-19 Ireland

Responding to today’s launch of the European Commission’s €750 billion...


Half of Irish farmers concerned about future – 9 out of 10 farmers want to reduce carbon footprint on farms

Today, ifac, the farming, food, and agribusiness professional services firm,...


IFOAM EU welcomes landmark decision to put organic at the heart of future European food system

IFOAM EU welcomes the EU Biodiversity and Farm to Fork (F2F) strategies and...


European Youth Event 2020: giving a voice to young people to influence EU policy

 The European Youth Event (EYE) goes online to engage young people with high-level...


EU Biodiversity Strategy Must Herald Transformative Change: Green MEP Grace O’Sullivan

Welcoming today’s European Commission launch of the EU 2030 Biodiversity...


GRA welcomes introduction of facemasks at checkpoints and on patrols

GRA President Jim Mulligan has welcomed clarification that gardai on outdoor duties...


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