The foster mum who gave one refugee family a chance for a brighter future

There are so many millions of people fleeing conflict, persecution and natural disaster that it is easy for society to see them as a faceless mass. But behind every cold statistic is a real person, full of hopes and fears. Now, on World Refugee Day (June 20), one young refugee reveals his daunting journey to […]

EU to strengthen tools to tackle breaches of UK trade agreements

Seán Kelly MEP has been appointed lead author (Rapporteur) for the European Parliament’s International Trade Committee in drafting legislation aimed at strengthening the EU’s hand in responding to breaches of obligations under the post-Brexit Withdrawal Agreement and the Trade and Cooperation Agreement with the UK.   “With the introduction of the Northern Ireland Protocol Bill in […]

Irish Companies Embrace Transformative Impact of Cloud and Data Technologies

Irish organisations believe data and analytics and cloud technologies will deliver most value over the next two years Emerging technologies including Internet of Things (IoT) and AI and Machine Learning are increasingly being viewed as the foundational technologies to unleash long term value for organisations   Data and analytics, together with further investments in the […]

“No waiting lists!” – National Mental Health Charity urges public to use its services following ESRI report which classified 55% of young women and 40% of young men as ‘depressed’

Turn2Me, a national mental health charity, has urged the public to use its free mental health services, following the Economic and Social Research Institute (ESRI) report which classified 55% of 22-year-old women and 40% of 22-year-old men as ‘depressed’. The charity emphasised that two of its free services, its Support Groups and its ‘Thought Catcher’ service, have […]

World Premiere – From A Low & Quiet Sea by Donal Ryan

We are so excited at Nenagh Arts Centre to have the WORLD PREMIERE of Decadent Theatre’s From a Low and Quiet Sea, adapted for the stage from Donal Ryan’s acclaimed novel, on Wednesday 6th, Thursday 7th & Friday 8th July at 8pm. The original adaptation of Donal Ryan’s Booker Prize nominated novel is a collaboration […]

State aid: Commission approves €11.2 million Irish scheme to support producers of tillage and protein crops in the context of Russia’s invasion of Ukraine

The European Commission has approved a €11.2 Irish scheme to support the agriculture sector, in particular producers of tillage and protein crops, in the context of Russian invasion of Ukraine. The scheme was approved under the State Aid Temporary Crisis Framework, adopted by the Commission on 23 March 2022, based on Article 107(3)(b) TFEU, recognising that […]

All eyes on Tipperary for popular summer festivals!

Nenagh Castlefest (25/26 June – Nenagh) The Junction Arts Festival (1-10 July – Clonmel ) Féile Brian Boru 2022 (6-10 July –Killaloe & Ballina) Looking for something to do close by that won’t cost the earth? Our home county was recently named one of the top holiday destinations in the world in the Condé Nast […]

Ireland sees 70% reduction in chewing gum litter since 2007

Gum litter now accounts for only 8% of all litter compared with 2007 – Gum Litter Taskforce campaign   The Department of Environment, Climate and Communications, Food Drink Ireland and the chewing gum industry announce the renewal of successful gum litter awareness campaign Remarkable 70% reduction in chewing gum litter since the campaign began in […]

Are you an agricultural professional looking for an opportunity at master’s level to improve your skills while you work?

Macra Agricultural Skillnet have the answer, the network has again partnered with University College Dublin to deliver a subsidised two-year part-time distance learning master’s program. This course will equip graduates with the skills and knowledge to support farmers more effectively in developing their farm business, changing behavior, and incorporating innovation into their business. The master’s […]

New €1.5 billion flagship agri-environment scheme called #ACRES (Agri-Climate Rural Environment Scheme) launched today

Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine, Charlie McConalogue, today announced that the new national agri-environment scheme, proposed as part of Ireland’s draft CAP Strategic Plan (CSP), will be known as the Agri-Climate Rural Environment Scheme (‘ACRES’). The announcement of the scheme name formed part of the update provided by the Minister on the proposed […]

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