Minister Ring reminds people to say THE BIG HELLO! to their neighbours this weekend

Over 800 events are taking place nationally in an attempt to strengthen community ties and tackle social isolation. Michael Ring TD, Minister for Rural and Community Development, is today (Friday) reminding people to reach out to their neighbours as part of The Big Hello!, the first National Community Weekend which takes place this Bank Holiday Weekend (4-6 May).   “The Big Hello” supports communities to host events in their local area in order to strengthen community ties and help…

Spectacular world premieres for 2019 Cork Midsummer Festival

Cork Midsummer Festival launches its 2019 programme today, with 11 days of theatre, literature, dance, circus and visual art to include 25 world, European and Irish premieres. As well as showcasing some of Ireland’s finest artists, the Festival, running from 13 – 23 June, will welcome artists from across the world, including Chile, Canada, USA, Poland,…

Cabinet Meeting held in Cork City Hall

The Taoiseach Leo Varadkar and his Cabinet met yesterday in Cork City Hall, the second meeting of Mr. Varadkar’s government in the second city. Arriving this morning, the Taoiseach, Tánaiste and government ministers were greeted by Ann Doherty, Chief Executive of Cork City Council. After the meeting, lunch was served to the Cabinet in the…

Minister Flanagan today commences new law criminalising offences committed abroad by Irish citizens or residents

·         Act dealing with serious offences committed abroad comes into effect today ·         Rape, murder and manslaughter amongst offences included The Minister for Justice and Equality, Charlie Flanagan TD, has announced that a new law criminalising serious offences committed abroad by Irish citizens or residents – the Criminal Law (Extraterritorial Jurisdiction) Act 2019 – has come into…

Lack of staff accommodation is a major issue for the tourism industry - says leading hotelier

Lack of staff accommodation is a major issue for the tourism industry – says leading hotelier

“By 2025, Ireland’s hotel industry will need 80,000 to 100,000 extra people and that’s on top of the 230,000 people already employed, and excluding spin-off industries.” Rising and escalating costs, accommodation and finding the right team members are the key challenges facing the tourism industry here in Ireland. This is according to Aaron Mansworth, Managing Director…