HSE overpricing threatening sustainability of entire Fair Deal Scheme- Mattie McGrath

Independent TD Mattie McGrath has said that he has written to the Oireachtas Public Accounts Committee to investigate why the HSE is charging multiples of the cost of Private Nursing Home care to elderly patients in public and HSE run Nursing Home facilities. Deputy McGrath was speaking after claims have emerged that the HSE is […]

Too Eggstravagant? Over a fifth of Irish residents feel they buy too many Easter eggs

Repak calls on the Irish public to join Team Green and recycle more this Easter Irish residents are expected to recycle 39,020 tonnes of packaging recycling this year, enough to fill the Aviva Stadium to its roof almost twofold 36% receive chocolate eggs before Easter each year and as a result, 41% of those admit […]

Lough Derg RNLI launch to assist 4 adults and 3 children on a 60ft vessel aground in Coose Bay

At 3:40pm Thursday 18th April, Lough Derg RNLI were requested by Valentia Coast Guard to assist 7 people on a 60ft cruiser aground in Coose Bay, between Split Rock and Hagen Rock. Volunteer crew, with helm Eleanor Hooker, Owen Cavanagh, Keith Brennan and Doireann Kennedy arrived on scene and assessed the situation. Two experienced marine […]

Trials and triumphs of women in sport in Ireland – Mná Spóirt – Croí is Anam – on TG4

TG4 Thursdays from 18th April 9.30pm     In this exciting new three-part series for TG4, former Slaughtneil camogie captain, Aoife Ní Chaiside, explores the trials and triumphs of women in sport in Ireland.   Shot while Aoife was on her way to winning her third All-Ireland consecutive club camogie championship, the series sees her […]

Over 20,000 Disclosures of Domestic Violence against Women and Children made to Women’s Aid in 2018

Women’s Aid Report 2018 details 19,089 contacts with Women’s Aid Direct Services including the 24hr National Freephone Helpline and Dublin based One to One Support Services.  During these contacts 16,994 disclosures of domestic violence against women were noted.  There were an additional 3,728 disclosures of child abuse made (20,722 in total). One in four women […]

Spain Remains Top Destination for Irish Tourists but Staycation Popularity Rising

Spain remains the most popular summer holiday destination for Irish holiday-goers according to a recent AA Travel Insurance survey. However, the survey also found a growing percentage of Irish people are choosing to spend their main holiday in the Republic of Ireland. According to the AA Travel Insurance survey of over 3,000 Irish people, 18.96% of […]

Biggest Event Yet For Birr Festival Of Music

There will be arias in the air and strings in the streets once more when Birr Festival of Music returns for its third outing this May Bank Holiday weekend, Friday 3- Monday 6 May. 2019 will be the biggest programme to date for the Midland’s only dedicated classical music festival with this year’s programme packed […]

Resilient Farmers Conference- Farmers Health & Wellbeing – Building a Community of Support

Thursday April 25, Killeshin Hotel, Portlaoise   10am – 3.50pm   Embrace Farm wishes to invite you to the “Resilient Farmers’ Conference – Farmer’s Health & Well-being: building a community of support” in conjunction with Rural Support (Northern Ireland) and Farm Safety Foundation (UK) on April 25 in the Killeshin Hotel, Portlaoise.   The objectives […]

Loretto students curate unique exhibition from Arts Council Collection

Fifth year classmates in Clonmel’s Loretto Secondary School have curated their own, unique exhibition of paintings and sculpture from the Arts Council Collection, and the local arts centre has opened it to the public for the next five weeks.   The Leaving Certificate students worked closely with visual artist Mollie Anna King, South Tipperary Arts […]

Clean Coasts and Irish Water remind the people of Tipperary not to use the sink as a bin this Easter as Irish Water cleared almost 1,500 sewer blockages already this year

With Easter coming up, Clean Coasts and Irish Water are reminding the people of Tipperary not to pour gravy or fats oils and greases (FOGs) from the Easter roast down the sink as Irish Water reveal that almost 1,500 sewer blockages have been cleared across the country already this year. That’s 125 blockages every single […]

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