Minister Bruton confirms Funding for Fit Out of Phase One of the Build

The construction of the Mid West’s first engineering-focused higher education campus is underway at the LIT site in Coonagh, Limerick. Minister for Education and Skills Richard Bruton confirmed that funding of just over €11.6 million has been provided to deliver phase one of the project. The first phase of construction has already begun on the […]

Munster Women Named For Winner-Takes-All Clash With Leinster

Munster Women’s Head Coach, Laura Guest, has named her squad to take on Leinster in a winner-takes-all Interprovincial clash at Energia Park this Saturday, 15 September (kick-off 7.30pm). There are changes to the side who defeated Ulster 40-20 at Portadown RFC last weekend, with Aine Staunton starting at outside centre and Laura O’Mahony switching places […]

ECB Interest Rates Will Remain At Historic Lows Until Late 2019

The European Central Bank (ECB) has announced it will leave its benchmark interest rates unchanged and expects them to remain at present levels “at least through the summer of 2019”.   The ECB has also confirmed it is reducing the size of its monthly bond-buying stimulus program from €30bn to €15bn, and anticipates the buying will […]

O’Mahony Returns To Captain Munster

The Munster team to face Ospreys in the Guinness PRO14 at Irish Independent Park on Friday night at 7.35pm has been named by Head Coach Johann van Graan. Captain Peter O’Mahony makes his first appearance of the campaign along with fellow returning international Andrew Conway as Joey Carbery and Tadhg Beirne make their first starts […]

Try Out Fishing At The National Ploughing Championships

Novice anglers are invited to try their hand at fishing at the upcoming National Ploughing Championships. Inland Fisheries Ireland will attend the event, which takes place in Screggan, Tullamore from the 18th – 20th of September, with a fun fishing simulator suitable for all the family. The simulator will be present at Inland Fisheries Ireland’s stand, which […]

Farmers Encouraged To Recycle Used Tyres At New Bring Centres

IFA Environment Chairman Thomas Cooney has welcomed the announcement by Environment Minister Denis Naughten of bring centre dates for the recycling of used tyres by farmers. Thomas Cooney said, “In July IFA secured a commitment from Minister Naughten that he would make available at least €700,000 to support the farming community to sustainably manage old […]

Creed Launches Drive For A Diverse And Inclusive Agri-Food Industry

The Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine, Michael Creed TD, today launched the results of the first agri-food industry survey into levels of diversity and inclusion (D&I) in the sector. The survey is an initiative of the Agri-Food Diversity and Inclusion Forum (AgDIf) led by Bord Bia and Aon, in partnership with The 30% […]

Minister Harris Must Go As Scally Report offers A Damning Indictment Of HSE Failures – Mattie McGrath

Independent TD Mattie McGrath has called on the Minister for Health, Simon Harris, to immediately set out a pathway toward the abolition of the HSE after a litany of failures in its governance structures were identified by the Scally Report into the Cervical Cancer Screening controversy. Deputy McGrath was speaking after the Scally Report found […]

EU Parliament Votes To Protect Work Of Artists And Journalists – Harkin

“Today the EU Parliament today sent a strong political message that the property rights of artists, creators and journalists can be enforced on the internet as well as everywhere else”. This was stated by Independent MEP Marian Harkin following the vote on “Copyright in the Digital Single Market “in the European Parliament in Strasbourg.   She said:- […]

Irish Cancer Society Reacts To The Scally Report

“It has been five months since Vicky Phelan courageously told her story, and during that time we have heard harrowing accounts from the women affected and their families. Hopefully, today, the Scally report will bring some much needed clarity and answers to these women, and the women of Ireland,” said Donal Buggy, Head of Advocacy […]

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