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Government Ramping Up Activities To Stave Off Skills Shortage In Construction

August 22, 2016 · Comments Off on Government Ramping Up Activities To Stave Off Skills Shortage In Construction 

CAO applications for construction related courses have increase in this year’s Leaving Certificate.  Architecture and engineering courses saw an increase in interest by students of 13%, and other construction related courses saw an increase of approximately 8%. Tom Parlon, Director General of the Construction Industry Federation (CIF) stated:  “The Irish economy depends on the construction sector to build the homes, offices spaces, and infrastructure required by businesses across the country. Any sign of demand for more construction work can be directly correlated to an increase of general... [Read the full story]

GAA

Tipperary GAA Scene

December 21, 2015 · Comments Off on Tipperary GAA Scene 

by PRO Joe Bracken. TIPPERARY FIXTURES The Clean Ireland Recycling County Junior “B” Football Championship Semi-Final replay took it’s time in producing a winner but Galtee Rovers St Pecaun eventually got the better of Clonmel Commercials 1.08 to 07 after extra time to reach the final. They now meet Clonakenny with the game fixed for January 3rd next. Tuesday December 29th is the date set aside for the Clean Ireland Recycling Minor A football semi-finals with the final scheduled for the following Saturday January 2nd, 2016. The following Saturday, January 9th, the Clean Ireland Recycling... [Read the full story]

Entertainment

Actors! SCRIPTS Ireland’s Playwriting Festival needs you!

May 24, 2016 · Comments Off on Actors! SCRIPTS Ireland’s Playwriting Festival needs you! 

SCRIPTS Ireland’s Playwriting Festival is a festival dedicated to new Irish plays—the writing of them, the development and nurturing of them.    Looking for an acting opportunity? Well, here it is! SCRIPTS Ireland’s Playwriting Festival is looking for actors for the ‘Pop Up Play Challenge’ this July. Running from Sunday 3 July- Saturday 9 July in Birr Co. Offaly, actors of all experience levels are required. Come to our Open Casting Call on Wednesday 8 June at Birr Theatre & Arts Centre, 8pm. Pieces to read/perform will be provided on the night or you can prepare your own. Dress... [Read the full story]

Events

Last Chance To Participate In The 2016 Blueway 10K Challenge

August 17, 2016 · Comments Off on Last Chance To Participate In The 2016 Blueway 10K Challenge 

Hundreds of new paddlers have registered to participate in the Blueway 10k Challenge as the final part of their 12 week Learn to Paddle programme run by Canoeing Ireland and Canoe Association of Northern Ireland in conjunction with Waterways Ireland. The 9 Blueway 10K Challenge Events will simultaneously launch on the 20th of August in Kilkenny, Cork, Coleraine, Fermanagh, Portumna, Leixlip, Killaloe, Limerick & Naas. Blueway 10K Challenge Places are still available at www.bluewaysireland.org/events for experienced paddlers to sign-up to participate in the 10K Challenge- members of the canoe... [Read the full story]

Sport

Rugby League’s All Ireland Grand Final

August 2, 2016 · Comments Off on Rugby League’s All Ireland Grand Final 

The McGettigans All Ireland Grand final will take place on Saturday 6th August at the Carlisle ground, Bray. The final will be contested between the best of Northern Ireland and the Republic of Ireland with their respective grand final winners the Rabbitohs (NI) and the Galway Tribesmen (ROI) duelling to become the island’s champion team. This year sees a changing of the guard in the competition with the Titans of Limerick, dominant for almost ten years ,not being finalists. Tribesmen after winning regional final From Northern Ireland the Rabbitohs of Ballynahinch will be looking to win their... [Read the full story]

Business

OECD confirms Irish economy needs to increase support for local indigenous enterprise – Matt Carthy MEP

June 3, 2016 · Comments Off on OECD confirms Irish economy needs to increase support for local indigenous enterprise – Matt Carthy MEP 

Sinn Féin MEP Matt Carthy has said an OECD report on the Irish economy released this week warns the Irish government that its support for multinational enterprises needs to be rebalanced towards local small and medium enterprises. The Sinn Féin MEP said: “The OECD has confirmed Sinn Féin’s analysis that the Irish economy needs to increase support for local indigenous enterprise rather than focus on tax breaks for multinationals in the knowledge-based sector if we want to reverse the downward trend of productivity growth. “Such growth is not taking place among local firms... [Read the full story]

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Government Ramping Up Activities To Stave Off Skills Shortage In Construction

CAO applications for construction related courses have increase in this year’s Leaving Certificate.  Architecture and engineering courses saw an increase in interest by students of 13%, and other construction related courses saw an increase of approximately 8%. Tom Parlon, Director General of the Construction Industry...

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Results of Ireland’s Alternative Census Just Announced

The 2016 National Census took place in Ireland on April 24, the precise anniversary of the 1916 Easter Rising. To mark this occasion The Trailblazery collective created Census of the Heart inviting anyone living on the island of Ireland to participate. We decided to get straight to the heart of things by asking...

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60% of Parents Get into Debt Funding Third Level Education

The Irish League of Credit Unions has launched the results of the 2016 Cost of Third Level Education Study which surveyed 1,000 Irish adults over the age of 18 with Marketing Research Company iReach. The research found that 60% of parents get into debt funding third level education; 73% of parents really struggle tocover...

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Government Ramping Up Activities To Stave Off Skills Shortage In Construction

CAO applications for construction related courses have increase in this year’s...


Results of Ireland’s Alternative Census Just Announced

The 2016 National Census took place in Ireland on April 24, the precise anniversary...


60% of Parents Get into Debt Funding Third Level Education

The Irish League of Credit Unions has launched the results of the 2016 Cost of Third...


Ombudsman Reminds Leaving Certificate Students Of Their Right To Complain

Ombudsman Peter Tyndall congratulated students on their results in the Leaving Certificate...


With the Leaving Cert Results out tomorrow, USI Issues Advice on Next Steps for Young People

With the Leaving Certificate results due tomorrow, this Wednesday, and CAO Round...


With the Leaving Cert Results out tomorrow, USI Issues Advice on Next Steps for Young People

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