Energia Get Ireland Growing Funding Granted To Projects in Laois

The community food growing fund ‘Energia Get Ireland Growing’ created by GIY (Grow It Yourself) in partnership with Energia has awarded a fund of €75,000 to food growing projects all across Ireland. The teams behind 86 community projects will each receive funds for their unique projects. The recipients include community groups, schools, NGOs and Not for […]

Loquacious Laois!

Tuesday is the best day for a meeting, late in the morning, but keep it less than 35 minutes.  €1,123 is the cost of tardiness to meetings per employee per year and remote working is becoming the new norm in a mobile-first world according to new research by Irish conferencing services company 247meeting.   New research […]

Laois Restaurants Win At Leinster Regional Finals Of Irish Restaurant Awards 2018

The first of four regional finals in this year’s Irish Restaurant Awards took place in the Knightsbrook Hotel, Trim, last night where 165 awards were presented to the country’s leading chefs, restaurants and pubs.   Over 550 people attended the Leinster Regional Final on Wednesday evening where the top establishments in each county were named. […]

Laois Schools Encouraged To Enter Ireland’s Best Young Food Entrepreneur Search

GIY and Cully & Sully are on the search for Ireland’s next best young food entrepreneurs and are encouraging secondary school students across the country to register for the ‘GROW 2 CEO’ competition before the registration deadline of March 14th 2018.   ‘GROW 2 CEO’ combines food growing and entrepreneurship to inspire students to grow their own […]

Community Groups Across Laois Invited To Apply For Support

A fund of €30,000 is announced by GIY with the support of The Ireland Funds for the establishment of 10 new GIY Cottage Markets across the country during 2018. In 2017, the fund supported the establishment of 15 Cottage Markets for the first time with many of these markets being the catalyst of at least […]

AES Bord Na Mona Laois Customers Raise Money For Charity

AES Bord na Móna have today announced new charity partners for the year ahead. Pieta House and The Jack & Jill Children’s Foundation will receive 1% of all online bill payments of €20 or more made by their customers throughout the year. Last year alone this amounted to €80,000 for Our Lady’s Children’s Hospital, Crumlin, […]

Budding Spielbergs in Laois invited to apply for funding to enter Irish Cancer Society’s X-HALE short film competition

The Irish Cancer Society is inviting young people and youth groups in Laois to be part of Ireland’s Tobacco-Free generation and get involved in this year’s X-HALE short film competition. This is an exciting opportunity for budding Laois filmmakers aged 10-24, to help spread the word about the impact of smoking and encourage their friends, […]

10 Schools in Laois Involved In Eco Rangers

Are your kids struggling to identify a Puffin but can name all the Pokemon? Able to spot a minion but not a magpie? Willing to explore with Dora through a screen without stepping outside your front door? Well not anymore as Bord na Móna is today calling for more schools, more teachers and more school-kids […]

Work By Laois Student Goes “On Air” To Promote Texaco Art Competition

A colourful artwork entitled ‘Tom – Summer’ by Luggacurren student Lucy Deegan (overall competition winner in 2017) is one of ten pieces chosen to illustrate a campaign being screened over the coming weeks aimed at attracting entries to this year’s Texaco Children’s Art Competition. Airing here and in Northern Ireland – and available to view on www.texacochildrensart.com – from […]

Irish Cancer Society Launches Lung Cancer Awareness Month

At the launch of its Lung Cancer Awareness Month , the Irish Cancer Society announced that 27% of Irish people were unable to name any symptoms of lung cancer, according to new research from the Global Lung Cancer Coalition (GLCC). This is a significant drop in awareness from 2013 when only 9% of Irish people […]

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