Construction Sector Group Heralds New Era For Irish construction

The Construction Industry Federation (CIF) today welcomed An Taoiseach Leo Varadkar’s endorsement of a new Construction Sector Group involving industry and a number of key Government Departments. Hundreds of leaders from across the Irish and international construction industries attended the Construction Industry Federation (CIF) Annual Conference in Croke Park today, to discuss the industry’s potential […]

Unpaid Hours For Nurses And Midwives Must Go – INMO

The Irish Nurses and Midwives Organisation (INMO) rejected as exaggerated, a report from the Department of Public Expenditure and Reform, entitled “Estimated Value of Additional Hours Worked”. The organisation, who represent the vast majority of nurses and midwives, confirmed that the imposition of additional hours, under the Haddington Road Agreement, was particularly penal as they […]

Minister Creed Must Honour Stamp Duty Statement – IFA

IFA President Joe Healy said the Government must honour the commitment made by Minister for Agriculture Michael Creed that the increase in commercial stamp duty from 2% to 6%, announced in the Budget, would not apply to farmland. “The Minister must sit down with the Minister for Finance Pascal Donohoe as a matter of urgency […]

Love your Bones with Good Nutrition

The National Dairy Council (NDC) has joined forces with the experts at Cappagh National Orthopaedic Hospital to launch a new booklet “Bones, Muscles & Joint Health – Nutrition & Orthopaedic Surgery” ahead of World Osteoporosis Day on 20th October. Both Cappagh Hospital and the National Dairy Council promote the benefits of good bone health, with dairy providing many […]

AA Supports Strengthening Of Drink-Driving Law

AA Ireland believes that the proposed changes have the potential to both reduce instances of drink-driving in Ireland and in turn make Irish roads safer. The AA has also criticised some of the legislation’s opponents for prioritising the sale of alcohol over the safety of consumers and road users. Change is strongly supported by Irish […]

Dogs Trust launches new Online Clothing and Retail Store

Dogs Trust was delighted to welcome stylist and model Michele McGrath to their Rehoming Centre in Finglas to help launch their brand new online clothing and retail store. The quirky online store features a wide range of casual clothing and goodies designed with dog lovers in mind. The one-stop shop has everything from adults to […]

Renewables Plan Must Be Resourced And Support Farm Scale – IFA

IFA’s Renewables Chairman James Murphy has called on Energy Minister Denis Naughten to progress the proposed renewable heat and renewable electricity schemes, and ensure that the schemes are adequately funded and directed towards farm-scale renewable projects. Speaking following a meeting with Minister Naughten last week, James Murphy said, “The message from the recent meeting of […]

Athlone Conference To Hear Findings Into Origins Of Our Brown Trout Populations

Inland Fisheries Ireland in collaboration with Queen’s University Belfast will present the findings of a three-year research study into the genetic make-up of Ireland’s brown trout and sea trout populations at a one-day conference at the Hodson Bay Hotel, Athlone, Co. Westmeath, on 17th October 2017. The main purpose of the conference is to report on […]

Newstalk Explores Fight To Get Bill Of Rights Enacted Into Zambian Constitution

When we assemble freely in public, have the right to clean water, employment, medical care and social welfare we may end up taking it for granted. In Zambia, despite a democratic process to elect the government, many of these rights are not guaranteed in the country’s constitution. An organisation called the Jesuit Centre for Theological […]

Dyslexia Association Of Ireland Launches Research Findings

Celebrating 2017’s Dyslexia Awareness Week –  Dyslexia: Hidden Potential, the Dyslexia Association Ireland (DAI) has released findings from its latest research survey on the lived experience of dyslexia in Ireland found that 72% of adults with dyslexia reported that having dyslexia has enabled them to develop skills in other areas. However, 57% of students and 62% of adults with dyslexia […]

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