MEP Kelly Slams Trump Paris Withdrawal

MEP for Ireland South and leader of Fine Gael in the European Parliament, Sean Kelly, has criticised the United States’ move to withdraw from the historic Paris Climate Agreement, and has urged the need for stronger international cooperation on Climate Action as a result. Speaking from the European Parliament in Brussels, Mr Kelly said: “Regrettably, […]

National Restaurant Voucher Launched Today!

The Restaurants Association of Ireland have today launched the RAI Gift Voucher. The RAI have teamed up with Fáilte Ireland to bring you the perfect gift this Christmas. The Restaurants Association of Ireland have teamed up with Fáilte Ireland for 2019 to bring you the RAI Gift Voucher ahead of the Christmas season. Members of […]

Gaelic Players Association launches Student Report 2019 – Lives of student inter-county players are a juggling act

The Gaelic Players Association (GPA) has revealed the latest insights into the lives of over a third of its members, who are third-level students. 63% of the GPA’s student-members are 21 – 24 years of age and 93% are full-time students, and all of them face the specific challenge of managing the demands of being […]

Free EU interrail tickets available to Irish teens

The leader of Fine Gael in the European Parliament, Sean Kelly MEP, is urging Irish young people to apply for DiscoverEU travel passes before Thursday 28th November.   “Almost 50,000 young people have been awarded a travel pass since the first application round of DiscoverEU in June 2018, which was championed by the EPP,” noted […]

EPA warns that failure to carry out remediation work after testing high for radon gas is a serious health risk

Radon is invisible, colourless and odourless – and causes around 300 cases of lung cancer in Ireland every year About 5,000 householders in Ireland have taken immediate action and had their homes tested for radon following radon awareness campaigns in their area One in 6 of these were found to have high radon levels Too […]

ESB Midlands Stations Closure

The current planning permissions for West Offaly Power and Lough Ree Power will expire at the end of 2020. ESB submitted an application to An Bord Pleanála in 2018 seeking planning permission to transition West Offaly Power from peat to biomass over a number of years starting in 2020. This planning application was rejected by […]

Laois ladies complete The Corinthian Challenge for Irish Injured Jockeys

Irish Injured Jockeys is a national charity that raises money and awareness for our injured jockeys. This past weekend, Leopardstown Racecourse hosted the final leg of The Corinthian Challenge Charity Race Series where Meath man, Paddy Woods was crowned the 2019 Corinthian Challenge Champion. Laois ladies, Heather Heffernan and Triona Burbage rode in their final […]

Motorists Urged To Be On The Lookout For Little Ghosts and Goblins This Hallowe’en

Ahead of Hallowe’en, AA Ireland is urging motorists to be safety conscious this year and do their part to keep our roads safe on Thursday night – particularly when driving through estates and cul-de-sacs where a high number of children could be trick-or-treating. The AA is warning that the darker conditions following the changing of […]

School children invited to share their local actions for global change through exciting new Goal Changemakers Award #GOALChangemakers

International aid agency, GOAL, is inviting primary school pupils from around Ireland to share their local actions for global change through its exciting new Changemakers Award. The Award aims to show young people that a sustainable and fair future is achievable through the right actions. It will introduce children to the UN’s 17 Sustainable Development […]

Dogs Trust Issues Top Tips for Keeping your Dog Safe this Halloween

Dogs Trust research reveals that 52% of dogs are frightened by fireworks Halloween and the period leading up to it can be a frightening and confusing time for many dogs. Fireworks tend to be sudden, unpredictable and bright and sadly this combination of effects can often have a profoundly negative impact on some dogs. In […]

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