Europe in the palm of your hand: launch of a Citizens’ App

A new mobile application, designed by the European Parliament to help citizens to discover what the EU has done, is doing and plans to do, is now available.   With one eye on the upcoming European elections, the Citizens’ App enables everyone, everywhere to check the EU’s achievements, ongoing work, and future goals as well […]

Carbon tax will only work as part of a “Green New Deal” – NGO proposes 12-step programme to quit fossil fuels

Friends of the Earth has called on the Government not to increase the carbon tax as a stand-alone policy, but to include it in a comprehensive “Green New Deal” with Government taking the lead on cutting emissions and making less polluting choices affordable and accessible for people. The call comes as Minister Bruton holds a […]

Energia Get Ireland Growing Fund calling on Laois for Applications

The Energia Get Ireland Growing Fund have now extended the application deadline by one week and groups and organisations now have from today until January 25th 2019 to apply for grants, which will enable them to start or further develop a community food-growing project in their area.   GIY and Energia are calling on people across […]

Laois Exhibitors take part in Holiday World Show’s largest ever Home Holiday Pavilion

Minister of State for Tourism launches pavilion for show in RDS Dublin, January 25th-27th     Discover a variety of breathtaking Irish holiday destinations at Holiday World Show, taking place in the RDS Simmonscourt from Friday 25th January to Sunday 27th January 2019. The show’s largest ever Home Holiday Pavilion was launched in Dublin by Brendan Griffin, T.D. Minister […]

Resilient Performance by Irish Food & Drink Exports in 2018, Creed

Food exports to the UK grow despite continued uncertainty Irish butter sales surpass €1 billion for the first time   Despite a year of unprecedented global volatility, involving political uncertainty, extreme weather events and continuing currency fluctuations impacting competitiveness, the value of Irish food, drink and horticulture exports reached €12.1 billion in 2018, down just 4 […]

Search To Find 2019 Texaco Childrens Art Competition Winners Launched

The search to find the young artists who will excel in this year’s Texaco Children’s Art Competition has begun. Now in its 65th year, it is widely acknowledged as the longest running arts sponsorship in Ireland.   The closing date for entries is Thursday, 28th February 2019 with judging to take place in March. Winners will be […]

Farmers Facing Armageddon From Brexit – Minister Has To Get Commission Support Immediately

IFA President Joe Healy said that Irish farmers are already bearing the brunt of the impending Brexit through disastrous beef prices. “Minister Creed needs to put on the green jersey and tog out, right now, for Irish farmers who are facing a potential Armageddon from Brexit,” he said. Along with price supports, Joe Healy said the […]

IFA to Roll Out Peer-to-Peer Farm Safety Initiative in 2019

Commenting on the figures released today by the Health & Safety Authority, IFA’s Health & Safety Executive William Shortall said 2019 would see the rollout of IFA’s peer-to-peer farm safety learning initiative.   He said, “There were 15 farm fatalities in 2018, which is a stark message that we have more to do in this […]

Businesses Advised To Prepare ‘Brexit Readiness’ Statement – PR Figure Recommends

Companies whose activities are likely to be affected by the impact of Brexit, even to a minor extent, are being advised to prepare a statement particular to their situation which would set out their ‘state-of-readiness’ in terms of the preparations they must make to keep their business functioning smoothly, irrespective of the final form the […]

Who’s who at the Christmas table? Ancestry reveals how little we know about our festive families

Research conducted for Ancestry.ie shines a light on how Irish families celebrate Christmas.    Almost 30% of people don’t know their cousins’ surnames. Nearly 15% of people don’t know how they are linked to some of their relatives around the dinner table Over 70% of people wish they knew more about their family. Combat those […]

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