Unbeaten Samcro To Lead Elliott Into Battle At Punchestown

Ireland’s highest rated novice hurdler, Samcro, will spearhead Gordon Elliott’s team of runners at the Punchestown Festival next week and a leap out of novice company for the BETDAQ Punchestown Champion Hurdle hasn’t been ruled out by connections.   Despite creating history by surpassing 200 Irish winners in a season and also winning both the […]

New 2030 Targets To Reduce Plastic Pollution Agreed – Mairead McGuinness MEP

“Moments to make, minutes to consume and a lifetime to breakdown European Citizens are concerned about the build-up of waste – plastic, metal and cardboard on our beaches, in our fields, streams and backyards”, said Mairead McGuinness MEP and Vice-President of the European Parliament today, after a vote in the European Parliament on the new […]

A Little Known History – 50 Years Of Car Assembly In Ireland

A vital, and often underappreciated, stage in the transition of the Republic of Ireland from an agriculture-based to an industrial economy Sean Lemass’s innovative scheme was the real start of the light industrial sector in Ireland in the 1930’s  50 plus makes of car assembled in Ireland – for example Jaguar, Dodge, Chrysler, Citroën, Adler, Alfa […]

Enterprise Ireland Launches €1m CSF For Female Entrepreneurs

Enterprise Ireland’s €1 million Competitive Start Fund (CSF) for Female Entrepreneurs will open for applications on Tuesday, 1 May. Up to €50,000 in equity funding is available to a maximum of 20 successful female applicants with early stage start-up companies. Last year, 46 per cent of all companies who received CSF investment from Enterprise Ireland were […]

Government Plan Lacks Ambition To Fix Lakes And Rivers – Environmental Groups

The overdue River Basin Management Plan, launched by the Minister Eoghan Murphy, falls far short of what is needed to protect our rivers, lakes and bays and to bring them up to a healthy standard, according to the Sustainable Water Network of national and local environemntal groups. Despite the best efforts of a team of […]

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 […]

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