New start-up provides students with rent-free accommodation is a new online start-up that provides a solution to the housing shortage and escalating rents third level students face. Switching Rooms provides a platform for students to advertise the room they are leaving behind, on its database, search for a suitable match in the required destination and do a direct swap thus eliminating the crippling […]

1.7 million Scandinavians to read all about Laois and Ireland

Journalists from Denmark and Sweden have been exploring Ireland’s Ancient East and the Wild Atlantic Way, as guests of Tourism Ireland and Fáilte Ireland. As a result of their visit, more than 1.7 million Scandinavians will be reading all about Laois and Ireland over the coming months.   The journalists, representing a number of major […]

President Higgins Becomes 1st Leader In Almost 1000 Years To Light Fire On The Hill of Uisneach

Last Saturday night President Michael D Higgins joined several thousand people from throughout Ireland and overseas on the Hill of Uisneach in Co. Westmeath where he lit the annual Bealtaine fire.   He follows in the footsteps of, among others, Daniel O’Connell, Padraig Pearse and President Eamon De Valera in making an historic visit to the hill. It is thought […]

Bill to Ban Fracking in Ireland passes another major legislative hurdle

Friends of the Earth welcome the Oireachtas Committee on Communications, Climate Action and the Environment’s decision to pass a Bill which would ban hydraulic fracturing for oil and gas in Ireland.  This marks the ‘third stage’ or ‘committee stage’ debate on this Bill. The proposed Bill received unanimous support from the Dail late last year, […]

Video Competition shows young people’s awareness of need to manage their smartphone usage

Entries to a video competition to promote online safety, What’s Your Story, have overwhelmingly demonstrated that the Irish youth understand the need for balance in their digital lives.  With a record number of entries this year to Trend Micro’s video competition, the winning video “Power Off” was created by students from Coláiste Muire Cobh and […]

Get Walking, Get Talking – IFA Announces Series Of Forest Walks For Green Ribbon Campaign

At the launch of a series of forest walks for the Green Ribbon Campaign today (Wed) Helen McEntee, Minister for Older People and Mental Health said, “The Let’s Talk and Walk events, which form part of the Green Ribbon Campaign, are a great initiative to help get people talking openly about mental health problems. I […]

€8.2 million available for Environmental Research in the EPA Research Call for 2017 to help tackle major societal challenges

The EPA has today launched its Annual Research Call seeking proposals to help identify solutions to emerging and complex environmental problems.  The 2017 Research Calls have a particular focus on the importance of a clean, protected environment for our health, our wellbeing and our quality of life, in line with the current EPA Strategic Plan, […]

Irish Ferries Announces 25% Savings On UK Fares

Competition on ferry routes to Britain continues apace with the announcement from Irish Ferries of a Spring sale that sees 25% off motorist fares on the Irish Sea up until December 15th.   Valid on new reservations made before May 9th, the offer kicks-in with immediate effect and applies to all fast ferry and cruise ferry sailings […]

CIF Western Region Gala Ball Returns

The CIF Western Region Gala Ball took place at the Westwood House Hotel in Galway City after a break of eight years. Money was raised on the night for the RNLI and the Croí Heart & Stroke Charity by over 200 members of the Construction Industry. Speaking at the event Chairman of CIF Galway Branch Paul Stewart […]

Poll Shows Young People Support Votes For Irish Citizens Abroad In Presidential Elections

New figures published in advance of Government’s Global Civic Forum, taking place May 4th and 5th Youth Council calls on Government to follow through on commitment to hold referendum on the issue “Ireland out of step with many democracies in the world” A new Red C poll commissioned by the National Youth Council of Ireland […]

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