2020 Punchestown Festival Cancelled

Punchestown Racecourse today confirmed the cancellation of the 2020 Punchestown Festival which was scheduled to take place from Tuesday 28th April to Saturday 2nd May. Following consultation with Horse Racing Ireland and the relevant statutory bodies the Punchestown Festival has been cancelled in response to the ongoing threat to public health due to Covid-19. Punchestown […]

Two Economic Scenarios Tested in Response to COVID-19 Crisis – ROI GDP projected to contract by between 7.3% and 13.1%

EY – Two Economic Scenarios Tested in Response to COVID-19 Crisis – ROI GDP projected to contract by between 7.3% and 13.1% ‘Base Case’ Scenario: A high level of disruption until end of May 2020 and then business begins to return to normal. ROI GDP estimated to be 7.3% lower in 2020 ROI job losses of […]

Utilities Regulator (CRU) Extends Covid-19 Customer Protection Measures to Assist Consumers

The recent extension of government measures regarding Covid-19, the Commission for Regulation of Utilities (CRU), along with Gas and Electricity Suppliers, has extended the moratorium on domestic electricity and gas disconnections to April 19. This measure was taken to provide appropriate protection and reassurance for electricity and gas customers during the current period of uncertainty.  […]

Fyffes ‘Fit Squad’ Children’s Fitness Programme Goes Online

Banana importers Fyffes has taken its highly-successful primary schools ‘Fit Squad’ children’s fitness programme online in a series of short videos that can be viewed at home by pupils and parents at www.fyffesfitsquad.ie Each video is hosted by Irish fitness expert Tom Dalton, whose role over the past two years has been to represent Fyffes […]

Govt invests in additional 5,000 eBooks and eAudiobooks in response to increased demand for online public library service

Mr Michael Ring TD, Minister for Rural and Community Development, has announced a fund of €200,000 to support the provision of an additional 5,000 eBooks and eAudiobooks in order to meet the significant increase in demand for access to the public library online service during the COVID-19 crisis. The funding is directed through the Local Government Management […]

Psychology expert gives advice on coping with an ‘anxiety pandemic’

Acquired Brain Injury Ireland’s Principal Clinical Neuropsychologist Dr Brian Waldron shares expert advice on coping with COVID-19 and the ‘anxiety pandemic’ that threatens alongside the national health crisis. Last week on St. Patrick’s Day, the nation heard An Taoiseach Leo Varadkar refer to ‘fear as a virus in itself’ and he urged the public to […]

My Bungalow Bliss – Casting Call Out for Homeowners

Animo TV & RTE One are on the hunt for homeowners across the country who are embarking on renovations to their beloved bungalow. In the 70’s bungalows began to pop up across Ireland thanks to readily available off the shelf plans. These bungalows have raised over three generations within their instantly recognisable walls. But many […]

Order of Malta mobilises volunteers to support HSE during COVID-19 emergency

The Order of Malta Ambulance Corps has announced that volunteers are now preparing to provide national support to the Health Service Executive (HSE) following the recent developments caused by COVID-19. The Order of Malta is one of the largest providers of first aid and voluntary ambulance services in Ireland and is listed as a ‘Voluntary Emergency Services’ resource […]

Barnardos Issues COVID 19 Crisis Appeal for Children

Barnardos children’s charity has today issued an urgent appeal to the public to help them reach children and families throughout the Covid-19 crisis. The children’s charity is currently working with 1,580 families requiring critical and intensive support with more than 600 waiting for help. The charity is adapting to ensure they can keep working with […]

COVID-19: EU institutions take action to procure life-saving medical equipment

– EU to buy medical equipment for hospitals totalling 50 million EUR– Tests, masks and respiratory ventilators will be jointly procured– More than 1800 EU citizens repatriated to date Parliament is working with member states to ensure that the EU can buy ventilators, masks and other medical equipment to be put at the disposal of […]

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