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Dogs Trust offers FREE dog Microchipping Certificate Amnesty as part of National Chipping Week 2019

August 13, 2019 · Comments Off on Dogs Trust offers FREE dog Microchipping Certificate Amnesty as part of National Chipping Week 2019 

Today sees the launch of National Chipping Week, an annual nationwide campaign by Dogs Trust, Ireland’s largest dog welfare charity. Celebrity vet, Pete Wedderburn, also known as “Pete the Vet”, helped launch the campaign, which will run from the 12th – 18th of August in association with government approved microchipping database Fido. Since April 2016, when it became a legal requirement to have your dog microchipped, registered with a government approved database and be in possession of an up-to-date Microchipping Certificate, a staggering 14,200* dogs have been reunited with their... [Read the full story]

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Tipperary Ladies Gaelic Football Notes

September 7, 2017 · Comments Off on Tipperary Ladies Gaelic Football Notes 

Tipperary Intermediate Team On Saturday last Tipperary Ladies Football found out their opponents in the All Ireland Final when the second All Ireland Semi Final was played in Cavan. Tyrone overcame Sligo in the Semi Final to earn themselves a place in the Final. Tyrone played in Division 2 in the Lidl National Football League so the teams have not met yet this year. Tyrone has enjoyed playing Senior for the last two years and this is something they will be hoping to achieve again. We would look forward to supporting Tipperary in their quest for Senior and All Ireland success in Croke Park on Sunday,... [Read the full story]

Entertainment

Inside America’s Opioid Crisis – New episode of UCC’s podcast – Plain Speaking

May 21, 2019 · Comments Off on Inside America’s Opioid Crisis – New episode of UCC’s podcast – Plain Speaking 

More American’s have died in the opioid crisis, than in both World Wars, outlined a former White House drug policy adviser, on the latest episode of UCC’s Plain Speaking podcast. Between 2001 and 2015, over 530,000 American’s died of drug overdoses, which was more than died in the World War One and World War Two combined. “The opioid epidemic is having a bigger impact than the AIDS crisis, and it’s particularly worrisome because we haven’t seen the top of it yet, as far as we can tell” outlined Keith Humphrey’s, the Esther Ting Memorial Professor in Psychiatry... [Read the full story]

Events

Award-winning Author & Journalist Rosita Boland set to host for Immrama Festival Literary Breakfast

June 7, 2019 · Comments Off on Award-winning Author & Journalist Rosita Boland set to host for Immrama Festival Literary Breakfast 

The 2019 Immrama Festival of Travel Writing in Lismore County Waterford is set to host senior features writer and author Rosita Boland for the festivals annual Literary Breakfast. Rosita Boland is Senior Features Writer, specialising in human interest stories. She was a 2009 Nieman Fellow at the Nieman Foundation for Journalism at Harvard University. She’s also the author of two collections of poetry and two non-fiction books about Ireland along with her newest book ‘Elsewhere: One Woman, One Rucksack, One Lifetime of Travel’ which has just been published to much acclaim. WEBPIC... [Read the full story]

Sport

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

May 5, 2019 · Comments Off on 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 crowds thronged to the Kildare venue for day three of the action-packed five-day festival! Attendance: 2019 20,756 2018 20,204 Difference +552 02/05/2019. FREE TO USE IMAGE. Day Three of the Punchestown Festival, Pictured are Best Dressed Lady With Sarah Cass with jockeys Jonathan Burke and Danny Mullins . Picture: Patrick Browne Racing Highlights: The Ladbrokes Champion Stayers Hurdle Won in great style by English raider Unowhatimeanharry trained by Harry Fry and ridden by Mark Walsh in the colours... [Read the full story]

Business

Just half of businesses understand the Circular Economy – Ibec survey

August 15, 2019 · Comments Off on Just half of businesses understand the Circular Economy – Ibec survey 

Just one in two businesses (51%) understand what is meant by the Circular Economy, with only 39% aware of EU initiatives to drive sustainable change, according to a survey conducted by Ibec in association with the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). More encouragingly, half the respondents (49%) acknowledged that moving to a more circular economy presents a business opportunity in the long-term. However, only one in ten companies had a specific budget in place to support circular economy initiatives, while 39% said funding availability would be a major challenge. The Circular Economy starts... [Read the full story]

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Dogs Trust offers FREE dog Microchipping Certificate Amnesty as part of National Chipping Week 2019

Today sees the launch of National Chipping Week, an annual nationwide campaign by Dogs Trust, Ireland’s largest dog welfare charity. Celebrity vet, Pete Wedderburn, also known as “Pete the Vet”, helped launch the campaign, which will run from the 12th – 18th of August in association with government approved...

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Statement from the Dyslexia Association of Ireland on the new criteria for Irish Exemptions

The Dyslexia Association of Ireland (DAI) welcomes the changes made to the Irish exemption criteria announced today by Minister Joe McHugh. The DAI have been lobbying for change to the exemption criteria for many years and believe that the changes announced today, if implemented properly, will help to create a more...

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NPCPP Leaving Cert Helpline 2019, 1800-265-165

For many students, parents and guardians a new phase of life is about to begin. With the Leaving Cert results on the horizon new questions about what lies ahead are bound to arise. Help and advice is at hand.   The National Parents Council Post Primary’s free phone (1800 265 165) and online service Students...

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Dogs Trust offers FREE dog Microchipping Certificate Amnesty as part of National Chipping Week 2019

Today sees the launch of National Chipping Week, an annual nationwide campaign...


Statement from the Dyslexia Association of Ireland on the new criteria for Irish Exemptions

The Dyslexia Association of Ireland (DAI) welcomes the changes made to the Irish...


NPCPP Leaving Cert Helpline 2019, 1800-265-165

For many students, parents and guardians a new phase of life is about to begin....


Ombudsman concerned over how Department recovered social welfare overpayments

Ombudsman Peter Tyndall today published a report setting out how the Department...


Inland Fisheries Ireland warns anglers of rogue fishing license website

Inland Fisheries Ireland is alerting the public to a rogue website which claims...


ITAA issue statement as heatwave returns to Europe

 The Irish Travel Agents Association (ITAA) has issued advice to Irish holidaymakers...


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