Energia Get Ireland Growing Fund calling on Laois for Applications

The Energia Get Ireland Growing Fund have now extended the application deadline by one week and groups and organisations now have from today until January 25th 2019 to apply for grants, which will enable them to start or further develop a community food-growing project in their area.   GIY and Energia are calling on people across […]

Laois Exhibitors take part in Holiday World Show’s largest ever Home Holiday Pavilion

Minister of State for Tourism launches pavilion for show in RDS Dublin, January 25th-27th     Discover a variety of breathtaking Irish holiday destinations at Holiday World Show, taking place in the RDS Simmonscourt from Friday 25th January to Sunday 27th January 2019. The show’s largest ever Home Holiday Pavilion was launched in Dublin by Brendan Griffin, T.D. Minister […]

Resilient Performance by Irish Food & Drink Exports in 2018, Creed

Food exports to the UK grow despite continued uncertainty Irish butter sales surpass €1 billion for the first time   Despite a year of unprecedented global volatility, involving political uncertainty, extreme weather events and continuing currency fluctuations impacting competitiveness, the value of Irish food, drink and horticulture exports reached €12.1 billion in 2018, down just 4 […]

Search To Find 2019 Texaco Childrens Art Competition Winners Launched

The search to find the young artists who will excel in this year’s Texaco Children’s Art Competition has begun. Now in its 65th year, it is widely acknowledged as the longest running arts sponsorship in Ireland.   The closing date for entries is Thursday, 28th February 2019 with judging to take place in March. Winners will be […]

Businesses Advised To Prepare ‘Brexit Readiness’ Statement – PR Figure Recommends

Companies whose activities are likely to be affected by the impact of Brexit, even to a minor extent, are being advised to prepare a statement particular to their situation which would set out their ‘state-of-readiness’ in terms of the preparations they must make to keep their business functioning smoothly, irrespective of the final form the […]

Who’s who at the Christmas table? Ancestry reveals how little we know about our festive families

Research conducted for Ancestry.ie shines a light on how Irish families celebrate Christmas.    Almost 30% of people don’t know their cousins’ surnames. Nearly 15% of people don’t know how they are linked to some of their relatives around the dinner table Over 70% of people wish they knew more about their family. Combat those […]

It’s Application Time for the Waterways Ireland 2019 Event Programme

The Waterways Ireland 2019 Event Programme is now open for 2019. The programme welcomes applications from waterway and waterside communities seeking support to start and grow sustainable events.   Taking place annually for the past 13 years the Programme has supported competitions, learning experiences, community, historical and educational events for people with and without disabilities […]

IFA and ICMSA claims undermine urgent need for real climate action and protection of rural communities

Industry organisations misrepresent Citizens’ Assembly proposals on climate change at Oireachtas Committee The Stop Climate Chaos Coalition* refutes claims made by the IFA and ICMSA at Wednesday’s (12th Dec) session of the Joint Oireachtas Committee on Climate Action. The IFA and ICMSA misrepresented and unfairly rejected the Citizens’ Assembly recommendations in relation to climate action […]

Agri Aware urges consumers to support Irish Farmers and Food Producers this festive season

This holiday season Agri Aware, the independent Irish agri-food educational body, is asking shoppers to think local and support Irish farmers and food producers when purchasing food this festive season. With 1 in 8 jobs in Ireland linked to the agri-food sector, shopping locally for your Christmas dinner helps rural communities survive and thrive. Ireland’s […]

Irish Government must urgently intensify no-deal contingency plans

This week’s UK developments further increase risk of no-deal  The Irish Exporters Association today calls on the Government and the European Union to urgently intensify its no-deal contingency planning following this week’s developments in the UK. Monday’s decision by UK Prime Minister Theresa May to defer the scheduled parliamentary vote on the EU-UK Withdrawal Agreement […]

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