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More understanding of 'silver economy' "We're all growing older and Ireland's older population is also growing. Nearly 20% of us are now over 65. We are living longer. We are generally healthier and more active than our predecessors. As we age our needs change. While that might be seen as a challenge, we believe it also creates an opportunity for...
From X-Men to Brexit: How did Twitter react to the first image of a black hole? The space phenomenon is reportedly three million times the size of Earth. The first ever image of a black hole (Event Horizon Telescope (EHT) Collaboration) The first ever picture of a black hole predictably prompted hilarity on social media. The image – obtained by the Event Horizon...
Irish premier criticises former FAI chief over unanswered questions The FAI has been in the eye of a political storm since it emerged that ex-CEO John Delaney provided it with a bridging loan. Leo Varadkar was unhappy that questions went answered (Brian Lawless/PA) Ireland’s premier has criticised the behaviour of the former chief executive of the country’s soccer association. The Football Association Ireland (FAI)...
Every game is a must-win and Benetton are a side to be feared Player diary Rhys Marshall I was one of the guys who was not involved last weekend for the Cardiff game, but don't worry, I'm fit and well. It was a case of everyone getting a game off as we approach the business end of the season and the Cardiff...
Another round - McCloskey's housing plan pulled back 'A number of locals lodged a flurry of objections to the proposal, with many citing a loss of daylight on the Morehampton Road as a significant deterrent' Stock picture One of Dublin's best-known pubs will keep serving pints for the time being, after plans to turn it into a retail and residential development...
Canadian industrial alcohol producer to create 75 jobs in Laois IDA chief Martin Shanahan welcomed the jobs boost A Canadian producer of industrial alcohol and fuel ethanol has announced plans to establish a new EU manufacturing headquarters in Portlaoise, creating 75 jobs over five years. Greenfield Global’s investment is backed by the IDA Ireland. Greenfield is headquartered in Toronto and has operations in...
Going down the alternative route to dairy growth Premium prices are available for organic milk and the winter milk price has been 55-60c/l for five months up to 2018 Peter and Jenny Young, who are based in Athy, Co Kildare For Peter and Jenny Young, diversification has always been a key factor in growing their business. In 2004, a few years after taking...
Great product knowledge drives sales for retailers The internet is a great resource for shoppers to do research, but nothing beats the knowledge of a good salesperson If you are a manufacturer of your own products, take time to ensure that your own people and your customers are well-armed with all of the great attributes which make you different from others...
The bestseller that solved a rural housing crisis Jack Fitzsimons Jack Fitzsimons died in 2014 aged 84. The son of a farm labourer, he went on to become an architect, a prolific writer and a member of Seanad Éireann. He is best known as the author of Bungalow Bliss, 'the layman's building bible', a handbook that helped hundreds of thousands of rural...
O'Meara links up with Limerick schools Noel O'Meara The Munster Rugby Development Department have been busy working with schools across the province over the last few months. Most recently, Munster Rugby Coach & Player Development Officer, Noel O'Meara, put Glenstal Abbey's U-14 squad through their paces with the help of coach Noel Davies. O'Meara also worked with the St Munchin's U-18 squad...

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