April 25, 2017 · Comments Off on ‘Atlantic’ Highlights European Ocean Citizenship in Irish Schools
As the shadow of Brexit looms, and the uncertainty around the future of our shared fishing grounds intensifies, the political implications for Ireland have come into sharp focus. Our relationship with the European Union at local, national and international level is being seriously questioned. Nowhere are the stakes higher or matters more divisive than with our ocean resources. The prospect of the UK leaving the Common Fisheries Area coupled with the ecological threats from overfishing and climate change are causing massive worry around our coast. There is a growing realisation that we, as a nation,... [Read the full story]
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]
March 10, 2017 · Comments Off on Like A Ticket To Ride? Asks Irish Ferries
In partnership with Staffordshire’s Alton Towers Resort, Irish Ferries has announced a family-friendly deal to mark the reopening of Britain’s top theme park for the 2017 season on March 25th next. The offer, valid for travel until May 20th, sees two adults and two children under 10 enjoy a three-night stay with breakfast at the nearby Holiday Inn Express for just EUR439, inclusive of return car ferry crossing and one full day at Alton Towers. Two new children’s features – the interactive ‘Furchester Hotel Live Show’ and ‘Go Jetters Vroomster Zoom’ ride bring to 14, the... [Read the full story]
April 27, 2017 · Leave a Comment
The Ballyhoura Walking Festival isn’t just Irelands oldest walking festival – It’s one of the most popular too. This May bank holiday weekend walkers from all over Ireland are expected to descend on Ballyhoura Country, covering an average distance of 20kms each. Now in its 24th year, the festival see’s guides from the Ballyhoura Bears Walking club, Ballyhoura Beo and Communities, leading a packed programme for all abilities – from the hardy hiker to gentle ramblers enjoying the company of local experts in the fields of heritage, archaeology, history, flora and fauna. Ballyhoura walking... [Read the full story]
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]
Businesses won’t survive if they are not sustainable: free Midlands bootcamp aims to get companies ready with unmissable tips and expert advice
March 29, 2017 · Comments Off on Businesses won’t survive if they are not sustainable: free Midlands bootcamp aims to get companies ready with unmissable tips and expert advice
Sustainable Nation Ireland, the national body helping Irish business become more sustainable, is hosting 2°Camp Midlands-based businesses are invited to register and take part for free on Thursday,April 13 at the Enterprise Ireland Midlands Office in Athlone. Well-known author and Entrepeneur Ron Immink will guide businesses through the ins and outs of sustainability Topics include resource efficiency, startup ideas, investments in environmentally-friendly projects and other challenges Ron Immink with Caroline Pope of KPMG Climate change is one of the biggest existential threats to... [Read the full story]
As the shadow of Brexit looms, and the uncertainty around the future of our shared fishing grounds intensifies, the political implications for Ireland have come into sharp focus. Our relationship with the European Union at local, national and international level is being seriously questioned. Nowhere are the stakes...[Continue reading: ‘Atlantic’ Highlights European Ocean Citizenship in Irish Schools]
Inland Fisheries Ireland has launched the SMOLTRACK project in Ireland which gives the public the opportunity to follow the numbers of juvenile salmon making their journey down the River Erriff – the National Salmonid Index Catchment (NSIC). The project is running in five other locations in Europe and will help...[Continue reading: Follow Ireland’s Juvenile Salmon Numbers Through New Online Tool]
An AA survey of over 3,000 motorists found that over 13% of parents have named themselves as the main driver of a car predominantly driven by their children to reduce insurance premiums. 55% of parents surveyed admitted to currently taking part in the practice, known as fronting, with 9.09% saying they had done so...[Continue reading: Over 13% Of Parents Have Taken Part In Insurance “Fronting”]
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