Toyota Ireland launches the 13th Annual Dream Car Art Contest for u15s

Young Irish artists aged 15 and under can enter their submissions by February 15th, 2019, to be in with a chance to win a trip to Japan   Toyota Ireland is delighted to announce that promising Irish artists under the age of 15 can now enter submissions for the 13th annual Toyota Dream Car Art […]

Ifac are Urging Farmers to Prepare for PAYE Changes

Changes are coming to how farmers manage their employees PAYE. James Farrell, partner at Ifac’s Offaly office takes a look at what this means and how you should prepare in advance of the 1st of January   If you are a farmer with employee’s or even one employee your PAYE system is going to get a […]

Irish households and businesses need to improve their waste separation

 “That doesn’t belong there!” is the key message from the Environmental Protection Agency’s latest report which examined what Irish households and businesses are putting in their bins. The study found that; The increased use of brown bins in the past ten years has resulted in a significant reduction in organic waste (food and garden waste) […]

2018 Annual Transition Statement published by Minister Bruton

The Minister for Communications, Climate Action and Environment, Richard Bruton T.D., yesterday (Tuesday 4th of December) published the 2018 Annual Transition Statement. This Statement provides an overview of climate change mitigation and adaptation policy measures adopted across government to reduce emissions of greenhouse gases and to adapt to the effects of climate change. It must be […]

Age & Opportunity’s Go for Life Programme announces sports grants for 15 Older Groups in Laois

15 Laois groups will receive a total of €5,070 to fund physical activity for older people 1,028 grants totalling almost €300,000 allocated to groups nationwide under 2018 programme €5.7m awarded to date by the National Grant Scheme 30,000 older people to benefit from investment The ‘Go for Life’ National Grant Scheme has celebrated a momentous […]

10 crucial employment law and HR changes to look out for in 2019

Advice by Peninsula Ireland Associate Director of Advisory Alan Hickey   From GDPR to widespread claims of workplace sexual harassment, 2018 has been a busy year in HR and employment law.   Although employers may hope for a quieter 2019, it’s looking likely that there will be a number of issues that are prevalent throughout […]

Teagasc report confirms 2018 was an extremely difficult year for farming – IFA

Onus on Government to support the sector in 2019 and protect direct payments   IFA President Joe Healy said that the Teagasc Annual Review figures released today come as no surprise to anyone involved in farming. He said that the report confirms that 2018 was an extremely difficult year for farming, in large part due to […]

November New Car Registrations See Another Month Of Decline

Official statistics released today by the Society of the Irish Motor Industry (SIMI) show that the total new car registrations for the month of November were down 5.72% (643) when compared to November 2017 (682).Registrations year to date are down 4.4% (125,415) on the same period last year (131,173). New Light Commercial Vehicle registrations (LCV) have slightly […]

Average households to spend over €2,690 in shops this Christmas

Retail Ireland, the Ibec group that represents the sector, today published its Christmas Retail Monitor 2018 (see attached pdf) that predicts the Irish household will spend an average of €2,690 in shops this December, approximately €866 more than any other month of this year and roughly 3% more than Christmas 2017.   The monitor predicts […]

Targeted Agricultural Modernisation Scheme – TAMSII Closing Date Next Tranche 7th December

While profitability in farming remains volatile across all sectors as price rise and fall from year to year, grants on farm capital investment are very attractive for all farmers. All of the main farming sectors – Dairy, Beef, Sheep, Tillage, Pigs & Poultry farmers are now also able to avail of the grant for on […]

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