Category: National

  • Employment Group to support Ukranian Refugees

    Employment Group to support Ukranian Refugees

    Under this measure, refugees escaping the war are granted temporary protection in the EU, meaning they can be given a residence permit and have access to education and to the labour market in the EU State to which they travel. The decision by Ireland to move into line with the Schengen Area and waive visa…

  • New warnings over dating site scams

    New warnings over dating site scams

    The Northern Ireland Police Department had issued a warning ahead of St Valentine’s Day after it became known that a woman lost more than £130,00 with someone she had developed an online relationship with. This large scam was just one of 80 such that occurred last year. According to detectives it was “a personal story…

  • 17 year old girl attacked while out exercising

    17 year old girl attacked while out exercising

    The 17 year old from Johnstown near Kilkenny was out for a walk yesterday when a man in his 40s attacked her in what appears to be a random attack metres from her home. The man who is described as white, in his 40s and with an Irish accent. The man was wearing dark clothes…

  • Cathal Heffernan joins Italian giants AC Milan

    Cathal Heffernan joins Italian giants AC Milan

    Cork City’s Cathal Heffernan has officially joined Italy’s AC Milan. The 16 year had been waiting for loan clearance to go through from FIFA to allow him to join the Italian side. Cathal who is the son of Irish Olympians Marian and Ron Heffernan had been on trial with Milan in 2021 and it is…

  • Sports Capital Grants to be Awarded in February

    Sports Capital Grants to be Awarded in February

    ‘These Grants are usually made available in December, allowing sports clubs and groups to plan for the year ahead. The expectation was that they would be paid out in January, but it has now been confirmed to me that they will actually be paid in February this year’ says Deputy Lowry. ‘The reason for the…

  • Oxfam Ireland to the rescue of last-minute shoppers

    Oxfam Ireland to the rescue of last-minute shoppers

    Oxfam Ireland is here to come to the rescue of any last-minute shoppers who have missed the boat on delivery deadlines. With their range of e-cards which support the work of Oxfam worldwide and a host of quality gift ideas in their shops throughout Ireland, shoppers have no need to panic, according to the not-for-profit…

  • Christmas warning on headphones hearing damage

    Christmas warning on headphones hearing damage

    With headphones, smartphones, tablets, and other personal devices topping the Christmas gift lists, Hidden Hearing has issued a warning about safe volume levels for festive music and movie choices. Research has shown that a third of Irish people who listen to music on a mobile phone or device such as an MP3 player is listening…

  • Hidden Hearing warns of Winter Hearing Hazards

    Hidden Hearing warns of Winter Hearing Hazards

    ‘Tis the season to think about our hearing health, Hidden Hearing advised this week, at the launch of their Gift of Hearing Christmas campaign. Winter can make hearing that bit harder, physically, the experts say, as lower temperatures can cause tinnitus and earwax problems.  Darker evenings and bad weather also mean we need a good hearing to…

  • Shannon Heritage lends support to Christmas toy appeal for the Children’s Ark Unit at UHL

    Shannon Heritage lends support to Christmas toy appeal for the Children’s Ark Unit at UHL

    Wednesday 1st December 2021: Shannon Heritage has stepped in to support a Christmas toy appeal for the Children’s Ark Unit at University Hospital Limerick (UHL). Traditionally the Unit would have received Christmas gifts from the public at this time of year. However, due to COVID-19 restrictions on access to hospitals, it is not in a position to…

  • Santa links up with NCBI Library teams to respond to children who are blind or vision impaired this Christmas

    Santa links up with NCBI Library teams to respond to children who are blind or vision impaired this Christmas

    Santa links up with NCBI Library teams to respond to children who are blind or vision impaired this Christmas. Thursday 25th November 2021 – How, how, how perfect would it be to hear directly from Santa just in time for the festive season? NCBI (National Council for the Blind of Ireland) Library is back in Santa’s workshop this Christmas…