Track-Attack is Back…….

As we enter our fourth year, we invite all comers to jump aboard the Track-Attack Train and come to Borrisoleigh on Monday night next (25th) and become part of a unique community project. In a time when physical fitness, general well-being and recreational interaction is paramount, Track-Attack offers the ideal platform for everyone to perform […]

Lonergan Welcomes Further Speed Calming Measures In Ballyporeen

Independent Local County Councillor, Martin Lonergan has welcomed confirmation from Clonmel Borough District that further speed safety works are to be commenced on Main Street, Ballyporeen. Commenting on the news Cllr. Lonergan said, “Following a lot of concerns which were raised with both Deputy Mattie McGrath and I, I am pleased to confirm that works […]

ITAA Statement On Cancellation Of Ryanair Flights

The Irish Travel Agents Association (ITAA) has expressed strong concern over the cancellation of flights by Ryanair at short notice.   Cormac Meehan, President of the ITAA, said, ‘Given the dominant position of Ryanair in the Irish aviation market place, this action has caused severe problems for thousands of travellers travelling to and from Ireland. For […]

Quarter Of Irish Holiday-Goers Require Medical Attention While Abroad – AA

Almost one in four Irish people have required medical attention while abroad due to an unexpected illness or injury, recent research has found. In response to an AA Travel Insurance survey of over 5,000 Irish holiday-goers, 24.21% of respondents stated that they had required medical attention while abroad on at least one occasion. Meanwhile, a further 27.23% […]

The Donkey Sanctuary Open Day Has Been Cancelled

It is with great regret that we announce the cancellation of The Donkey Sanctuary Open Day on Sunday 24th September at Hannigans Farm, Liscarroll, Mallow, Co. Cork. We are so disappointed for our supporters who were looking forward to the event. Due to recent, continuous, heavy rainfall, the fields we use for parking at Hannigans […]

Increased Tax On Motor Fuel Would Damage Ireland – IPIA

The companies who import and distribute petrol and diesel have written to the Minister for Finance urging him resist attempts to increase excise on motor fuels as this would damage our competitiveness and hit rural Ireland particularly hard. The Department of Finance Tax Strategy Group has pointed out that excise rates on petrol and diesel […]

Varadkar Only Offers Opportunity For Homelessness – Martin Browne

Cllr Martin Browne of Sinn Féin has condemned Taoiseach Leo Varadkar’s alleged “Republic of Opportunity” saying that real employment isn’t being created, and that the homeless figures which continue to increase show the lie behind the propaganda. Speaking at the 2nd March for Change in Clonmel, Cllr Browne said: “Leo Varadkar speaks fine words, and makes a […]

Filmmakers Wanted For Offline 2017 57 Hour Filmmaking Challenge

Think you could make a film in 57 hours? Then prove it at the 2017 OFFline Film Festival which runs from Wednesday October 11th to Sunday October 15th across Birr, Co. Offaly.   Teams of filmmakers will register on Thursday 12th, then shoot and edit their short film in and around the town and surrounding […]

New online platform aims to increase job opportunities for people with disabilities

– Abodoo will make jobs market a “more level playing field” –   Abodoo – an online jobs platform for people who want a career from home – aims to make the jobs market a “more level playing field” by increasing opportunities for people with disabilities, single parents, older people, and people living in remote […]

Report proves an alarming 50% of all economic activity now centred in Dublin – Mattie McGrath

Independent TD Mattie McGrath has described the latest statistics from the Eurostat Yearbook as deeply alarming for rural Ireland. The statistics from its 2016 Report demonstrate that over 50% of Ireland’s GDP – the total value of everything produced in the country – is generated in Dublin. This is despite the fact that an estimated […]

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