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A new survey suggests that Fianna Fáil enjoys more support from voters than any other party in the country. An Irish Times/Ipsos MRBI poll has found that 30% of respondents said they would vote for Fianna Fáil in a general election, while 27% said they would support Fine Gael. October’s poll had Fine Gael and […]
Tourism
The Seventh annual Meath Business & Tourism Awards took place tonight at the Newgrange Hotel in Navan. Hosted by Blathnaid Ni Chofaigh, the awards provide an opportunity to recognize the talent and efforts of the business community throughout Meath. The Overall winner of the Business of the Year Award 2016 was Travalue from Navan, with […]
Business Transport
Limerick-Ballybrophy route described as an ‘expensive campaign’ for local TD Alan Kelly A railway line between Limerick and Ballybrophy is costing €550 per passenger to operate, a report has found. The review into rail services, drawn up by the National Transport Authority and Iarnród Éireann, is to be brought to Cabinet by Minister for Transport […]
Education
All second level schools will open as usual tomorrow after the Association of Secondary School Teachers in Ireland suspended its industrial action. The union and the Department of Education have both accepted an invitation from the chair of the Teachers’ Conciliation Council, Anna Perry, to attend talks with her tomorrow. Ms Perry is also Director […]
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President Michael D Higgins has begun a State visit to Vietnam with a welcoming ceremony at the Presidential Palace in Hanoi. The State visit marks 20 years of diplomatic relations between Ireland and Vietnam. The blossoming southeast Asian state is a Key Partner Country under the Irish Aid programme, with a population touching 90 million […]
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Parliament must vote on whether the UK can start the process of leaving the EU, the High Court has ruled. This means the government cannot trigger Article 50 of the Lisbon Treaty – beginning formal discussions with the EU – on their own. Theresa May says the referendum – and existing ministerial powers – mean […]
Health
Emotional intelligence and how it can power your performance. A concept that is already established in many successful organisations, the development of emotional-intelligence is becoming fundamental for both leaders and those who wish to enhance their performance, whatever environment you work in. Earlier this year at a conference, Cormac McCarthy, former Cork
Financial
The Finance Bill is to contain a provision which will adjust a loan-to-value restriction on the Government’s first-time buyer scheme. Originally the Budget stated that home buyers would have to take out a mortgage of at least 80% of the value of a home to qualify for the grant. However, there were concerns raised by […]
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CCTV cameras with night vision are to be introduced in the Dublin and Wicklow mountains to help combat the rise in illegal dumping. The move is to be overseen by the Protecting Uplands and Rural Environments (Pure) Project, a group which has removed almost 3,000 tonnes of litter from the area in the last 10 […]
News
Like Galway, Cork is also in the midst of an amalgamation conundrum, in the first of two articles we take a look at the background to the current situation. Last year’s report, released in September 2015 by a working group under the chairmanship of Alf Smiddy, recommended amalgamation of both Cork City Council and Cork […]
Business
The recently published KPMG CEO Outlook for 2016 shows the trepidation with which Irish CEO’s view the post-Brexit business landscape, compounded by the pressing demands to transform industries as the lines between industries, companies, technologies and customers are increasingly blurred. 64 percent of those surveyed expect their industry to change more in the next
Health
An audit of services for stroke patients by the Health Service Executive has found that 73% of hospitals are unable to provide adequate levels of rehabilitation therapy to those who need it. The audit, which was conducted in conjunction with the Irish Heart Foundation, shows major nursing, medical and therapy staff deficits in stroke rehabilitation […]