Do you know an Ethel or a Norman? The name could soon die out as research reveals once popular names are quickly becoming ‘extinct’

Research by Ancestry.ie used online birth records to compare popularity of forenames over the past 100 years. In 1917 over 11,000 new-born girls were given the name Mary, in 2017 only 64 girls received the first name John was the most popular boys name in 1917 but by 2017 it had fallen to 22nd most popular […]

Vulture Funds Preying on Farm Families – IFA

Addressing the Joint Oireachtas Committee on Finance today, IFA President Joe Healy accused vulture funds of killing off farm businesses that have the potential to repay their debts over time and return to viability.    He said this short-term debt recovery approach is damaging as the repayment capacity of the business is not considered. This […]

Betting Tax Hike Will Cause 231 Job Losses In Midlands

The Government’s proposal to hike Betting Tax by 100pc will cost 231 jobs in the Midlands, according to an analysis by the Irish Bookmakers Association (IBA). Based on its engagement with members since Budget 2019 was announced last Tuesday, the IBA estimates that 16 bookmakers shops will close permanently in Kildare, four will close in […]

The GLOBE International Citizen Science Schools’ Programme – Irish schools invited to sign up and participate and – The EPA launches new citizen science web pages

The EPA and An Taisce has launched the second year of the GLOBE citizen science programme in Ireland.  Students in schools that sign up for the 2018-2019 campaign will have the opportunity to learn about the weather and climate and do hands-on science in their locality.  The EPA also launched its new citizen science web […]

Virgin Media TV to broadcast first ever National Lottery Good Causes Awards

The inaugural National Lottery Good Causes Awards are to be broadcast on Virgin Media One (formerly TV3) on Sunday 11th November, and hosted by popular TV presenter Karen Koster, it was announced. The significant new Awards are aimed at honouring the incredible difference that National Lottery-funded projects are making to communities all over Ireland. Nearly 30 […]

Men’s Sheds awarded European Citizen’s Prize

Fine Gael MEPs Seán Kelly, Mairead McGuinness, Brian Hayes and Deirdre Clune have congratulated the Irish Men’s Sheds Association on officially receiving the 2018 European Citizen’s Prize at a European Parliament awards in Brussels on Tuesday evening. The prestigious award follows a joint nomination by the MEPs in recognition of Irish Men’s Sheds work in […]

11% VAT Increase Will Cost 12,000 Jobs Ahead of Hard Brexit

Any increase in VAT will severely affect restaurants located in rural regions, along with businesses in border counties.   Restaurants Association of Ireland (RAI), CEO, Adrian Cummins has today expressed deep concern about any increase to the 9% VAT rate for tourism-related goods and services. In accordance with a recent Jim Power economic report released […]

MEPs urge Minister Flanagan to support end to biannual clock change – Seán Kelly

Seán Kelly MEP and Ireland’s only Member of the European Parliament Working Group on the bi-annual Clock Change has written to Minister Charlie Flanagan alongside his European Parliament colleague Pavel Svoboda MEP, Chair of the Parliamentary Working Group on Clock Change, to urge him to support their bid to keep Daylight Savings Time (summer time) […]

Relentless implementation of policy needed to combat effects of climate extremes

“We have, by any measure, experienced an extraordinary year where nature reminded us who is in charge. With our changing climate, the confident predictions are that we can expect extreme events at greater frequency into the future”, said Laura Burke, Director General of the EPA, speaking at the annual ‘Environment Ireland’ conference. Laura Burke was […]

Award-winning Irish film The Lonely Battle of Thomas Reid set for nationwide Irish cinema release on 19th October

Two Irelands dramatically collide in Feargal Ward’s critically acclaimed and award-winning new Irish filmThe Lonely Battle of Thomas Reid, now set for an eagerly anticipated Irish cinema release on 19thOctober. Kildare farmer Thomas Reid lives a solitary life on the fringes of mainstream society, but beyond the walls of his 18th century farm sits an American factory […]

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