Construction Sector Group Heralds New Era For Irish construction

The Construction Industry Federation (CIF) today welcomed An Taoiseach Leo Varadkar’s endorsement of a new Construction Sector Group involving industry and a number of key Government Departments. Hundreds of leaders from across the Irish and international construction industries attended the Construction Industry Federation (CIF) Annual Conference in Croke Park today, to discuss the industry’s potential […]

Smart Farming Progress Report To Launch On World Food Day

The Smart Farming Progress Report 2017 will be launched on World Food Day, Monday, October 16th in the Royal College of Physicians of Ireland, Dublin.   Smart Farming works with farmers to identify ways to improve returns on their farm while enhancing the environment. The initiative is led by the IFA in conjunction with the Environmental Protection Agency […]

Unpaid Hours For Nurses And Midwives Must Go – INMO

The Irish Nurses and Midwives Organisation (INMO) rejected as exaggerated, a report from the Department of Public Expenditure and Reform, entitled “Estimated Value of Additional Hours Worked”. The organisation, who represent the vast majority of nurses and midwives, confirmed that the imposition of additional hours, under the Haddington Road Agreement, was particularly penal as they […]

High Performance AMG – Growing Family Within The Mercedes-Benz Fold

The family of high-performance AMG models – of which the AMG GT Coupé, Roadster and GTR were the focus of a recent international press presentation – is likely to become an even bigger part of the German car maker’s model offering here in Ireland, according to Mercedes-Benz sales manager for passenger cars, Ciaran Allen.   […]

Minister Creed Must Honour Stamp Duty Statement – IFA

IFA President Joe Healy said the Government must honour the commitment made by Minister for Agriculture Michael Creed that the increase in commercial stamp duty from 2% to 6%, announced in the Budget, would not apply to farmland. “The Minister must sit down with the Minister for Finance Pascal Donohoe as a matter of urgency […]

Love your Bones with Good Nutrition

The National Dairy Council (NDC) has joined forces with the experts at Cappagh National Orthopaedic Hospital to launch a new booklet “Bones, Muscles & Joint Health – Nutrition & Orthopaedic Surgery” ahead of World Osteoporosis Day on 20th October. Both Cappagh Hospital and the National Dairy Council promote the benefits of good bone health, with dairy providing many […]

AA Supports Strengthening Of Drink-Driving Law

AA Ireland believes that the proposed changes have the potential to both reduce instances of drink-driving in Ireland and in turn make Irish roads safer. The AA has also criticised some of the legislation’s opponents for prioritising the sale of alcohol over the safety of consumers and road users. Change is strongly supported by Irish […]

Dogs Trust launches new Online Clothing and Retail Store

Dogs Trust was delighted to welcome stylist and model Michele McGrath to their Rehoming Centre in Finglas to help launch their brand new online clothing and retail store. The quirky online store features a wide range of casual clothing and goodies designed with dog lovers in mind. The one-stop shop has everything from adults to […]

New €500k Competitive Start Fund Targeted At Experienced Business Professionals

A total of €500,000 in start-up funding will be available from Enterprise Ireland when a new Competitive Start Fund (CSF) competition targeted at Experienced Business Professionals opens for applications on Wednesday 11 October 2017.   This CSF is directed at mature and highly experienced business professionals with 25 years or more of relevant business experience in […]

Renewables Plan Must Be Resourced And Support Farm Scale – IFA

IFA’s Renewables Chairman James Murphy has called on Energy Minister Denis Naughten to progress the proposed renewable heat and renewable electricity schemes, and ensure that the schemes are adequately funded and directed towards farm-scale renewable projects. Speaking following a meeting with Minister Naughten last week, James Murphy said, “The message from the recent meeting of […]

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