Bill to Ban Fracking Passes through the Oireachtas

Today’s passing of the historic Bill to ban onshore fracking is a great victory for local campaigners and a boost for the global climate movement, Ireland’s leading environmental organisation has said. The Petroleum and Other Minerals Development (Prohibition of Onshore Hydraulic Fracturing) Bill 2016 will now move on to the President for signing after passing […]

Young Laois Artist To Represent Ireland At major Tokyo Exhibition

17-year old Lucy Deegan from Luggacurran, Co. Laois, will be representing Ireland when she attends a major exhibition in Tokyo at which her top prize-winning entry from this year’s 63rd Texaco Children’s Art Competition will be displayed.   Travelling at the invitation of Japan’s International Foundation for Arts and Culture, Lucy, accompanied by her Mother […]

Music Generation Laois Young Musicians Shine At International Conference

Young musicians from Music Generation Laois took centre stage on Friday evening, 23 June, when they performed for an audience of national and international delegates, including Guests of Honor His Serene Highness Prince Albert II, Sovereign Prince of Monaco, and An Taoiseach Leo Varadkar at the Gala Celebration of The Ireland Funds Worldwide Conference 2017 […]

Men More Confident When it Comes To Car Maintenance, AA Survey Finds

Just 46.73% of motorists describe themselves as “very confident” in their ability to change a tyre if needed, while 42% are very confident when it comes to checking or changing their oil. 77% of men “very confident” when it comes to carrying out a tyre change; just 17.5% of women very confident in their ability […]

Shortlist Announced for Social Entrepreneurs Ireland Awards 2017

SOCIAL ENTREPRENEURS IRELAND has announced the 16 finalists for the Social Entrepreneurs Ireland Awards 2017, supported by DCC plc. Of the sixteen, eight will go on to receive an initial 300,000 euro in funding and support for their projects for social change with potential for further investment and development opportunities. The finalists have entered the final […]

Flawed Provisions On Defined Benefit Pensions Must Be Removed From Social Welfare And Pensions Bill – IBEC

Ibec, the group that represents Irish business, appeared before the Oireachtas Joint Committee on Social Protection and called on it to remove flawed provisions on defined benefit pensions from the Social Welfare and Pensions Bill. The hearing was part of the pre legislative scrutiny process in advance of publication of the detailed provisions of the […]

Good Weather Forecast Brings Driving Dangers – AA

With the mercury set to rise for the weekend the AA is warning drivers that hot summer weather can cause problems for cars. AA Rescue is expecting an increase in breakdowns caused by over heating or tyre issues, and more seriously there are road safety concerns. “Hot weather can make life hard for a driver.” […]

€60m Regional Enterprise Development Fund Open For Applications

On Thursday, 22 June a regional information session will be hosted by Enterprise Ireland for those interested in obtaining further information, and those who may be interested in submitting applications under the new Regional Enterprise Development Fund. The event will take place at The Strand Hotel, Limerick from 8-10am. Attendance is free, but please register […]

CSO Finds 8,150 Increase In Family Carers While Vital Supports Are Cut

The Central Statistics Office has revealed today that the number of family carers in Ireland is up from 187,112 in 2011 to 195,263 in 2016. Family Carers Ireland say there is likely an additional 160,000 family carers but many don’t identify themselves as carers until in crisis. “The CSO’s Irish Health Survey findings released last […]

MMA Coach John Kavanagh Launches NF Fighter Campaign

World famous MMA Coach John Kavanagh launched the NF Fighter campaign with Rubén Curran (7), Rafa Curran (4), Lee Dowling (9) and Ella Dowling (4) .   The NF Fighter campaign is a nationwide campaign that celebrates those who live with Neurofibromatosis (NF), a genetic condition that causes tumors to grow in various types of nerves anywhere in or on the body, and which can […]

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