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Rick O’Shea aims to hit €100,000 target for charity after busiest year of his career

November 21, 2020 · Comments Off on Rick O’Shea aims to hit €100,000 target for charity after busiest year of his career 

RTE Gold presenter Rick O’Shea has again launched his 2020 Book Club Christmas Appeal aiming to raise €100,000 over three years. This years appeal aims to raise funds for the Peter McVerry trust, The Samaritans and the DSPCA. In November 2019, Rick O’Shea and the other RTE Gold staff were told that their station would be closing at some point in early 2020. Along came a global pandemic, and now Gold presenter Rick O’Shea looks back on what has probably been the busiest year of his radio career. “Suddenly there was no sport and a country in total lockdown, so radio needed... [Read the full story]

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Unwrapping Ireland’s food waste: Bread is Ireland’s most wasted food, with 41% of people reporting they throw away bread

October 2, 2020 · Comments Off on Unwrapping Ireland’s food waste: Bread is Ireland’s most wasted food, with 41% of people reporting they throw away bread 

Food waste is an issue of high concern for Irish people and they are willing to take action.Main reasons for waste are food passing its Use-By date and forgetting to eat leftovers in time. After bread; vegetables, fruit and salad are the foods that are thrown out most often in the home.During the Covid-19 lockdown, 29% of people reported wasting less food. Ireland has committed to halving food waste by 2030 which requires a strong response along every step of the food chain from farm to fork. New findings from an EPA survey, show food waste is a high priority in Irish households,... [Read the full story]

Entertainment

Dermot Bannon and Baz Ashmawy shake up RTÉ’s Sunday autumn/winter schedule

October 15, 2020 · Comments Off on Dermot Bannon and Baz Ashmawy shake up RTÉ’s Sunday autumn/winter schedule 

Dermot Bannon and Baz Ashmawy shape up for home improvement Sundays on 18th October on RTÉ One with two additions to the RTÉ autumn/winter schedule with series 3 of Dermot Bannon’s Incredible Homes and the brand-new DIY SOS: The Big Build Ireland.   Dermot Bannon’s Incredible Homes is back as Ireland’s best-known architect once again packs his bags and visits some of the most jaw-dropping houses around the world. Dermot travels to Canada to explore some of the most amazing houses to be found in the second-largest country in the world. He travels through... [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

New Sports Club Funding Initiative Launched

October 2, 2020 · Comments Off on New Sports Club Funding Initiative Launched 

Legendary rugby international Donncha O’Callaghan to lead judging process Sports clubs of all kind within the county and beyond are the focus of a new club funding initiative just launched under the title Texaco Support for Sport for which a fund of EUR130,000 has been set aside for distribution on a twenty-six, county-by-county basis, with successful clubs receiving an equal amount of €5,000 in each case. Pictured at an event to launch the initiative is Donncha O’Callaghan with two enthusiastic young fans, Dubliner Hugh Donohoe and Katie Naughton from Spiddal Aimed at all clubs... [Read the full story]

Business

Tánaiste Announces €8.24m Funding for Enterprise Centres – Up to €150,000 awarded to local business hubs

November 21, 2020 · Comments Off on Tánaiste Announces €8.24m Funding for Enterprise Centres – Up to €150,000 awarded to local business hubs 

The Tánaiste and Minister for Enterprise, Trade and Employment, Leo Varadkar TD, today announced €8.24m in grants for 95 Enterprise Centres around the country under Enterprise Ireland’s Enterprise Centres Fund. Enterprise Centres are embedded in communities in every county in the country. They provide space and training for entrepreneurs, allowing them to work remotely, access training and advice, and network with other business leaders. This funding will be crucial as the Centres continue to offer services to local businesses during what is an exceptionally difficult time. It will... [Read the full story]

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Rick O’Shea aims to hit €100,000 target for charity after busiest year of his career

RTE Gold presenter Rick O’Shea has again launched his 2020 Book Club Christmas Appeal aiming to raise €100,000 over three years. This years appeal aims to raise funds for the Peter McVerry trust, The Samaritans and the DSPCA. In November 2019, Rick O’Shea and the other RTE Gold staff were told that their...

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Tánaiste Announces €8.24m Funding for Enterprise Centres – Up to €150,000 awarded to local business hubs

The Tánaiste and Minister for Enterprise, Trade and Employment, Leo Varadkar TD, today announced €8.24m in grants for 95 Enterprise Centres around the country under Enterprise Ireland’s Enterprise Centres Fund. Enterprise Centres are embedded in communities in every county in the country. They provide space...

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Macra na Feirme want to hear from all those living or working in rural Ireland

Macra na Feirme are seeking the views of those involved in farming and living in rural Ireland in their annual survey which will inform future policy work. Now, for the first time ever, Macra na Feirme are also asking the opinions of young non-farmers living in rural Ireland and how they view themselves, their community,...

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