Macra members share their experiences of working from home

Covid-19 has changed the way we approach our workday with many commutes being eliminated allowing for that time to be used differently. In the recent Macra na Feirme Rural Youth Survey those working in rural Ireland outside of farming were asked a series of questions concerning their work/life balance and the impact of Covid-19 on […]

New Failte Ireland Guidelines are Bizarre- McGrath

Independent TD Mattie McGrath has sharply criticised the new and updated guidelines issued by Fáilte Ireland for restaurants describing them as bizarre and a step too far. The new guidelines suggest that no more than six people are allowed at a table in restaurants and cafés and that a record must be kept of what […]

Rural Independent TDs completely opposed to draconian new measures that they say will close more pubs and lead to control of what happens in Irish homes

The Rural Independent Group in the Dáil today slammed the government for trying to rush through sweeping new Covid-19 enforcement powers for the Gardaí. The proposed measures are contained in the Criminal Justice (Enforcement Powers) (Covid-19) Bill 2020, which the Rural Group members fear will lead to the closure of even more pubs and restaurants, […]

Postcards rescued from oblivion by clever Irish PostASelfie app

The humble postcard had become an endangered commodity. For the longest time ‘Selfies’ and social media took over from buying and mailing the scenic “wish you were here” sentiment. But the humble postcard became a hero again in recent times when the simple act of a writing and sending a personal note became a powerful […]

Update on School Transport Scheme 2020/21 – Bus Éireann

Bus Éireann, Ireland’s national bus company, operates the School Transport Scheme on behalf of the Department of Education. Almost 120,000 students use school transport, accounting for 40 million journeys each year. More than 100 people work on the Scheme, excluding drivers and mechanics, and there are 11 dedicated local school transport offices right throughout the […]

Publicans must be given the opportunity to prove themselves- McGrath

Tipperary TD Mattie McGrath has called on the Government to proceed with the re-opening of pubs despite NPHET’s recommendations to keep the pubs closed for a further period of time. Deputy McGrath has said that publicans who have spent large amounts of money on installing safety measures in their pubs can not be penalised again […]

Artist Sarah Lennon visits her work at Hotel Minella while on a family staycation!

Renowned Irish Artist, Sarah Lennon enjoyed a staycation with a difference at Hotel Minella with her family recently. Sarah was in Tipperary to be reunited with her work titled ‘Whispered Courage’ purchased by the Nallen family at a prestigious charity auction in aid of Irish Injured Jockeys and Sensational Kids at the Curragh Racecourse last […]

Staycations Likely To Stay With Us Beyond This Summer, AA Research Hints

While the country is currently in peak Staycation season, recent research has indicated that the preference to holiday at home could remain long after this year’s holiday season has come to an end. According to recent research carried out by AA Ireland, 49.15% of over 6,000 people survey by the organisation stated that they are […]

Rural Independent Group seeks immediate meeting with Taoiseach, Minister for Health & NPHET to discuss “Hammerblow” Pub Closures

The Rural Independent Group have this morning written to the Taoiseach seeking an urgent meeting with himself, the Minister for Health-Stephen Donnelly, Dr. Ronan Glynn and representatives from NPHET to discuss what they describe as a “hammerblow to the heart of rural Ireland” the decision to keep pubs closed for a further three weeks. Tipperary […]

LIT welcomes €168 million package of supports for further and higher education institutions

Limerick Institute of Technology has welcomed the €168 million package of supports for further and higher education institutions and students, announced by Minister for Further and Higher Education, Research, Innovation and Science Simon Harris TD and Minister of State Niall Collins TD. President of LIT Professor Vincent Cunnane said, “The funding will support us as […]

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