Deadline Extended for community food growing grant applications for Energia Get Ireland Growing funding pool

Community food growing is at the heart of GIY (Grow it Yourself) and, thanks to Energia a fund of €75,000 is available to apply for now. Due to the phenomenal response to the Energia Get Ireland Growing, the deadline has been extended until the 26th of January. Grants of between €500 and €5,000 are available and […]

Rare African Birds find Winter Sun on Midland Bogs

Four Glossy Ibis seen on two Irish Bogs Other rare birds also recorded on sites across Midlands   Three Glossy Ibis, a rare bird usually found in North Africa, have taken up residence on a bog in Co Westmeath just days after another Ibis was spotted at a bog in Co Offaly.  A number of […]

Stop Food Waste – Make the most of your food

Irish householders on average throw out €700 worth of food every year. This week the EPA is running an awareness campaign called Food: Make the Most of It, highlighting food waste issues and encouraging everyone to make the most of their food. Odile Le Bolloch from the EPA said, “Many people have resolved to be a […]

Could Your Pet Pooch Be A Musical Star

A major new tour of the smash-hit Broadway and West End show, Legally Blonde The Musical comes to Bord Gáis Energy Theatre for one week only from 5-10 March 2018 and we want your canine companion to be part of the stellar line up!   We’re looking for a four- legged, furry superstar to join the cast of this fun- filled, […]

10 Schools in Laois Involved In Eco Rangers

Are your kids struggling to identify a Puffin but can name all the Pokemon? Able to spot a minion but not a magpie? Willing to explore with Dora through a screen without stepping outside your front door? Well not anymore as Bord na Móna is today calling for more schools, more teachers and more school-kids […]

New Book Reveals Who Was Behind The 1959 Ballsmill Ambush

In My Life in the IRA, the first book to be released about the IRA’s Border Campaign (12 December 1956–26 February 1962), former Director of Operations for the IRA Michael [Mick] Ryan makes the shock revelation that he was responsible for the 1959 Ballsmills ambush that seriously injured Constable William Johnston (28) and Special Constable Trevor Boyle […]

IFA Joins Call For Pension Equality

IFA Farm Family and Social Affairs Chairperson Caroline Farrell is calling on all farmers to join the push for pension equality for women.   Caroline Farrell was speaking as she and other IFA representatives joined a protest organised by a group including the National Women’s Council, Age Action, and Pensioners for Equality today (Thurs) in […]

Munster A Team Name For Ospreys Clash

The Munster A team that will face Ospreys Premiership Select at Irish Independent Park tomorrow night has been named by Head Coach Peter Malone (7.45pm). A win will see current holders Munster A secure a place in the quarter-finals of the competition. There is just one change to the side that won 17-12 in Nottingham last weekend […]

Audi Extending Its Ecogrant Scrappage Offer

Audi finish 2017 as Ireland’s number one premium car brand for 9th consecutive year Audi Scrappage EcoGrant offer extended until 31st March Offer available to owners of any pre-Euro 5 diesel vehicle 18th January 2018: Audi started the New Year as the number one premium car brand for the 9th consecutive year in Ireland, thanks to their 2017 performance. On […]

IFA To Commission Report On Importance Of Suckler Cow Beef Herd

Speaking at the IFA AGM in Dublin this week, President Joe Healy said the suckler cow herd is a vital national asset. He said to underline the importance of the national herd, IFA will commission a new study to quantify its contribution to the rural economy. He said this will form an important element of […]

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