Celebrities And Fashion Gurus To Judge The Bollinger Best Dressed At Punchestown Festival

No stone is being left unturned when it comes to the judges for the Bollinger Best Dressed Lady Competition at the Punchestown Festival, with celebrities and fashion gurus engaged. Daily judging panels will consist of a celebrity judge and a fashion and social editor or journalist. This unique combination of celebrity style know-how and race […]

Fuel Prices Rise Again After Short-Lived Drop

The average price of both petrol and diesel has increased according to the AA’s latest fuel prices survey, bringing an end to a one month reprieve for motorists where prices had fallen slightly. A litre of petrol now costs an average of 137.6c, up from an average of 137.0c in March of this year. Meanwhile, […]

Costs Trumps Quality When Choosing Holiday Destinations – AA

Overall holiday costs and the quality of their chosen hotel are the most important factors for Irish holiday-goers when deciding where to spend their main holiday. An AA Travel Insurance survey found that 58.97% of Irish people view the financial aspect of the holiday as a very important factor in deciding where to travel, while […]

Festival To Shine A Light On Maritime Matters At World’s Oldest Lighthouse

A fun-filled festival set to shine a light on all things maritime will get underway at the world’s oldest original working lighthouse on the Hook Peninsula County Wexford this May bank holiday weekend.   An action-packed weekend of festivities will get underway from Saturday, May 5th from 12 noon. Join in the fun and games for all the […]

French Travel Writers Pay Laois A Visit

Five top travel writers from France have been exploring Laois and Ireland’s Ancient East. They were here as guests of Tourism Ireland, Fáilte Ireland and Ireland’s Blue Book.   Representing various print and online publications with a combined readership of more than 777,000 people – or potential French holidaymakers – the journalists were here to […]

Music Generation Laois Harpists Wow Audiences At Edinburgh International Harp Festival 2018

The Music Generation Laois Senior Harp Ensemble did their county proud last Wednesday 4 April when they played support to the virtuosic Scottish trad duo Chris Stout and Catriona McKay at the 2018 Edinburgh International Harp Festival. The Music Generation Laois Senior Harp Ensemble is part of the Music Generation Laois Harp Programme, which provides […]

Close Brothers Announces First Irish Sponsorship at Punchestown

Punchestown Racecourse has announced the news that Close Brothers, the leading UK merchant bank, is to join the sponsor ranks at the home of Irish Jump racing in what will be their first sponsorship deal in Ireland. The commercial partnership will see the banking group sponsor the Close Brothers Mares Listed Novice Hurdle on the Thursday of […]

Flexibility Can Be Used In ANC Review – IFA

IFA Rural Development Chairman Joe Brady has said sufficient flexibilities are available to ensure that ANC payments can increase and that areas currently designated can be fully protected in the upcoming review of ANC areas in Ireland.   Speaking at a special COPA meeting on the role of ANC payments in the CAP post-2020 today […]

New Memoir Describes A Young Girl’s Move To The Gaeltacht In The 1970’s

Following a doctor’s warning to change his high-pressured job as a manager in Stanley’s Waterford Iron Foundry, Joe Foley, along with his wife, Ena, decided to uproot his family altogether and move from the elegant surroundings of Lower Newtown in Waterford city to the wilds of the Gaeltacht, An Rinn. It may have only been […]

Majority Of Motorists See Saving On Car Insurance By Shopping Around – AA Ireland

Motorists who fail to shop around at the time of their car insurance renewal could be missing out on an opportunity to lower their premiums, AA Ireland has warned. A recent survey of over 4,000 motorists undertaken by AA Car Insurance found that a majority of respondents were able to lower their insurance costs by […]

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