Laois Student Brings Colour To Art Competition

Texaco Children’s Art Competition adjudicator Eoin Butler pictured during judging of entries in this year’s competition, the results of which will be announced mid-April. In his hand is an entry by 14-year old Megan White, from Dunamase College, Portlaoise, entitled ‘My Daddy’. Some 625 students from the county are amongst those from all parts of […]

Two Projects in Laois awarded grants from the Energia Get Ireland Growing Fund

€75,000 granted to 86 projects across Ireland by ‘Energia Get Ireland Growing’ The winners have been announced in the ‘Energia Get Ireland Growing’ community growing fund created by GIY (Grow It Yourself) in partnership with Energia. A fund of €75,000 has today been awarded to 86 community food growing projects across the island of Ireland. […]

Laois Junior Entrepreneurs Complete their projects

6 schools in Laois are completing their projects for the Junior Entrepreneur Programme. They’re part of more than 600 schools throughout the island of Ireland who have signed up for the programme which was co-founded by Tweak.com founder and entrepreneur CEO Jerry Kennelly. The free nationwide programme gives children between the ages of 11 and […]

Laois Pupils Enjoy Children’s Fitness Initiative

Dáithí Ó Sé Invites Laois to Tea to Mark 25th Anniversary of Alzheimer’s Tea Day Campaign

RTÉ and Rose of Tralee presenter, Dáithí Ó Sé, is calling on the nation to host a Tea Day in aid of The Alzheimer Society of Ireland (ASI).  Alzheimer’s Tea Day, the charity’s largest annual fundraising campaign, was launched today in The Maryborough House Hotel, Cork and takes place on Thursday 2nd May, 2019.  The ASI […]

Free community CPR training programme launched by Irish Heart Foundation

The Irish Heart Foundation has this week (Tuesday 19th March) launched a new free community CPR training programme, Hands for Life. The programme, which is supported by Abbott and ESB Networks, was launched in Dublin by heroic nurse Aoife McGivney who recently intervened and saved the life of a bus driver who was suffering a […]

Vulture Funds And State Aid In Ireland – A Prima Facie Case?

Ed Honohan, Master of the high court, visited me today in the European Parliament to talk about vulture funds and building a case with DG competition on how these funds have an unfair competitive advantage on others. pic.twitter.com/FkehgeUk3S — Luke ‘Ming’ Flanagan (@lukeming) March 19, 2019 Yesterday morning in the European Parliament, by invitation of […]

Mileage Concerns Holding Motorists Back From Going Electric

A fear of running out of power while driving an electric vehicle is one of the main factors holding motorists back from replacing their petrol or diesel powered car, recent research from the AA has found. In response to a survey of over 3,000 motorists undertaken by AA Rescue, 48.41% of respondents agreed that concerns about […]

Fostering Fortnight 2019 with Fostering First Ireland

Fostering Fortnight has been running since Monday 4th March until Friday 15th March 2019. The aim is to promote public awareness of fostering, to celebrate the amazing work that foster carers do and to shine a light on how foster care can change the lives of vulnerable children. Anyone interested in learning more can attend one of […]

New Property Alert Service launched to help deter property fraud

The Property Registration Authority (PRA) has launched a new Property Alert Service to help property owners protect themselves against the risk of property fraud. Property fraud can occur where property is fraudulently sold or mortgaged.   The Property Alert Service is a new, free, online service available to the public that will allow property owners to monitor registered properties for possible fraudulent activity.Users of the service will receive email and/or text alerts when an application has been lodged with the PRA […]

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