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Registration for the 2019-2020 Blue Star Programme is now open!

22nd August 2019
         Primary school pupils around the country are being challenged to get creative in how they learn and think about Europe through the Blue Star Programme,... [read more]
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Science Week 2019 regional festivals and events launched by Ministers Humphreys and Halligan

22nd August 2019
13 regional festivals and 13 individual events supported by Science Foundation Ireland with funding to improve public understanding of science and technology   Minister for Business, Enterprise,... [read more]
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Announcing the third edition of PITCH’D CIRCUS ARTS FESTIVAL 2019!

21st August 2019
Pitch'd Circus Arts Festival, presented by the Circus Factory Cork, returns for its third instalment  Friday 20th to Sunday 29th September, bringing with it new and exciting Circus acts, Street... [read more]
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Food, Glorious Food! Cinary celebrations for 11th Waterford Harvest Festival

15th August 2019
  Waterford Harvest Festival is to transform the historic city into a foodie wonderland from 6 – 8 September, with over 70 free and ticketed events taking place. The three days of gastronomical... [read more]
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Update on the Schools Remediation Programme for 40 Schools Constructed by Western Building Systems

14th August 2019
Minister for Education and Skills Joe McHugh T.D. has today (14 August) provided an update on the remediation programme for 40 schools constructed by Western Building Systems (WBS). Some 22 schools... [read more]
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The real cost of school in 2019

14th August 2019
  Summer time should be a time spent on the children but instead it is spent worrying about having enough for September…the cost of education leaves us with nothing left, and struggling   (Primary... [read more]
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Tayto Park partners with Irish Guide Dogs for special awareness days

14th August 2019
Pictured are Ellie and Reilly, Ambassador Dogs for Irish Guide Dogs at Tayto Park       As a proud supporter and charity partner of Assistance Dogs in association with Irish... [read more]
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Statement from the Dyslexia Association of Ireland on the new criteria for Irish Exemptions announced today

13th August 2019
The Dyslexia Association of Ireland (DAI) welcomes the changes made to the Irish exemption criteria announced today by Minister Joe McHugh. The DAI have been lobbying for change to the exemption... [read more]
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Fota Wildlife Park welcomes it’s 10 millionth visitor

13th August 2019
  Catherine Cullinane from Tuam, Co Galway has won a holiday to South Africa including Safari for two!   The search for the 10 millionth visitor to Fota Wildlife Park has ended as Catherine... [read more]
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Aldi to give away over €400,000 worth of prizes with the return of Aldi Play Rugby Sticker Competition

6th August 2019
Sticker collection promotion in stores from 10th August for 13 weeks.   Pictured are Irish Rugby Players Garry Ringrose, Jack Carty and Robbie Henshaw at the launch of the Aldi... [read more]
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Swim at Lifeguarded waterways this weekend

29th May 2019
  Water Safety Ireland is appealing for people to swim at lifeguarded waterways this weekend where possible, as the risk of drownings is higher due to a new moon and cool waters. Elsewhere,... [read more]
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Space Week Launch

28th May 2019
                    On Thursday May 23rd, 2019, John Halligan, Minister of State for Training, Skills, Innovation, Research... [read more]
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Asthma Society concludes Asthma Awareness Week with launch of new “5 Step Rule” video

13th May 2019
    Asthma deaths on the rise: learn how to manage a potentially fatal asthma attack   WATCH: 5 Step Rule video lists the steps to take to save a life during an asthma attack   Seven... [read more]

Children across Ireland skip their way to good heart health

10th May 2019
Skipathon events are taking place in schools nationwide in a bid to increase physical activity levels and raise money for the vital work of the Irish Heart Foundation The Irish Heart Foundation has... [read more]
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Seahorses unbridled at Fota Wildlife Park

14th February 2019
Fota Wildlife Park today announced the arrival of 12 Pot-bellied seahorses, (Hippocampus abdominalis), to the Tropical House at the 100-acre Park. The 12 seahorses came to the iconic Co. Cork visitor attraction... [read more]