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Why don't people live in rural town centres? Six towns were given €100k to see why - here's what they said
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Why don't people live in rural town centres? Six towns were given €100k to see why - here's what they said

Jun 28th 2020, 8:30 AM 87,552 Views 94 Comments

A pilot initiative from the government gave six rural towns €100,000 to develop proposals aimed at rejuvenating town centres.

€200k investment being made into provision of library e-books and e-audiobooks, Ring announces
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€200k investment being made into provision of library e-books and e-audiobooks, Ring announces

Jun 1st 2020, 2:15 PM 13,268 Views 13 Comments

This is in additional to the already allocated €200,000 which was invested at the beginning of the crisis.

Tidy Towns groups can still get funding despite competition being cancelled
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Tidy Towns groups can still get funding despite competition being cancelled

May 20th 2020, 4:40 PM 7,249 Views 5 Comments

The annual competition was one of the many events cancelled due to the Covid-19 pandemic.

Elderly and vulnerable reach out as helplines receive 8,000 calls for assistance
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Elderly and vulnerable reach out as helplines receive 8,000 calls for assistance

Apr 7th 2020, 4:49 PM 7,277 Views 7 Comments

ALONE charity received 3,121 calls in four days.

Minister: 'Please stop putting messages up online that are frightening young and old'
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Minister: 'Please stop putting messages up online that are frightening young and old'

Mar 20th 2020, 5:46 PM 26,707 Views 19 Comments

The government is engaging with social media companies about the spread of misinformation.

€241 million to be spent building dual carriageway and improving roads in Mayo
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# Westport

€241 million to be spent building dual carriageway and improving roads in Mayo

Oct 15th 2019, 4:46 PM 41,176 Views 46 Comments

The project is the largest investment of public money in Co Mayo in the history of the State.

Fine Gael minister awards highest level of money from government rural funding scheme to own constituency
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# Clár Funding

Fine Gael minister awards highest level of money from government rural funding scheme to own constituency

Sep 15th 2019, 12:05 AM 51,282 Views 80 Comments

Mayo received over 10% of the total money awarded as part of the Clár funding scheme since 2016.

Water warning issued for swimmers as the warm weather continues
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# Water Warning

Water warning issued for swimmers as the warm weather continues

Jun 28th 2019, 3:08 PM 15,475 Views 13 Comments

The government is asking people to be aware of the risks of drowning.

Fancy a stroll? Walkways and trails around Ireland are getting an upgrade
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Fancy a stroll? Walkways and trails around Ireland are getting an upgrade

Jan 8th 2019, 1:08 PM 64,584 Views 49 Comments

Nearly 80 projects have been approved for funding.

Fine Gael minister allocates one eighth of a national money pot to his own constituency
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# Keeping It Local

Fine Gael minister allocates one eighth of a national money pot to his own constituency

Oct 1st 2018, 6:00 AM 39,743 Views 41 Comments

Michael Ring’s home county of Mayo received €216,000 in the recent allocation of the outdoor recreation infrastructure scheme.

Number of dogs being 'put down' by pounds falls by 40%
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# Euthanisation

Number of dogs being 'put down' by pounds falls by 40%

Jul 8th 2018, 7:00 AM 12,965 Views 15 Comments

The numbers of dogs being euthanised has fallen significantly since 2002 when 21,000 were put down.

Here are just some of the project promises the government plan to deliver in the next 10 years
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# Planes Trains And Automobiles

Here are just some of the project promises the government plan to deliver in the next 10 years

Feb 5th 2018, 9:00 PM 30,002 Views 57 Comments

Ministers met today for a special Cabinet meeting to discuss some of the large-scale projects they want to roll-out in the years to come.

A bureaucratic mix-up is delaying much-needed repairs to a Connemara road
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# Bóthar Doirefhearta

A bureaucratic mix-up is delaying much-needed repairs to a Connemara road

Jan 27th 2018, 6:30 AM 16,091 Views 16 Comments

Flooding in the past week has made the road’s conditions significantly worse, and locals are calling for lights to be installed.

Independent TD threatens to withdraw support for government over post office closures
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# Passing The Parcel

Independent TD threatens to withdraw support for government over post office closures

Mar 29th 2017, 1:30 PM 14,105 Views 27 Comments

It is feared that post offices around the country are set to close in the near future.

€500,000 to be invested in boosting tourism at Ireland's national parks
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# Parks And Recreation

€500,000 to be invested in boosting tourism at Ireland's national parks

Jan 29th 2017, 12:01 PM 12,409 Views 28 Comments

The funding will focus on the five national parks and five nature reserves along the Wild Atlantic Way, as well as Wicklow National Park.

We'll Leave it There So: Bayern's dressing room mole, caffeine supplements in cycling and all today’s sport
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We'll Leave it There So: Bayern's dressing room mole, caffeine supplements in cycling and all today’s sport

May 6th 2016, 8:06 PM 16,584 Views 1 Comment

Meanwhile, a regulatory body for MMA in Ireland looks set to be established.

A regulatory body for MMA in Ireland now looks very much on the cards
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A regulatory body for MMA in Ireland now looks very much on the cards

May 6th 2016, 11:09 AM 11,402 Views 13 Comments

Sports minister Michael Ring says a governing body for the sport would be “welcomed” by MMA itself.

We'll Leave It There So: Madigan on turning down Munster, positive step for MMA and all today's sport
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# Friday

We'll Leave It There So: Madigan on turning down Munster, positive step for MMA and all today's sport

Apr 22nd 2016, 8:00 PM 16,072 Views 0 Comments

Elsewhere, poor ticket sales for the weekend’s Champions Cup semi-finals and how AC Milan got it so wrong at the San Siro.

MMA event in Dublin cancelled for 'insurance and legal purposes'
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# Caution

MMA event in Dublin cancelled for 'insurance and legal purposes'

Apr 15th 2016, 7:31 PM 27,388 Views 21 Comments

‘WCFC Road to Dublin’ had been due to take place at the Wright Venue in Swords.

Minister for Sport on MMA tragedy: 'I saw this coming'
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# Claim

Minister for Sport on MMA tragedy: 'I saw this coming'

Apr 13th 2016, 8:00 AM 28,721 Views 101 Comments

Michael Ring says he has had “grave concerns” about the sport for a long time.

'Up Fianna Fáil, we're back!': How the party reclaimed 'Fine Gael country'
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# A Weekend In Mayo

'Up Fianna Fáil, we're back!': How the party reclaimed 'Fine Gael country'

Feb 28th 2016, 11:00 PM 23,622 Views 81 Comments

The recovery that happened wasn’t the one Fine Gael had in mind.

Alan Kelly is fine with John Delaney telling Tipperary people to vote for him
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# Nothing To See Here

Alan Kelly is fine with John Delaney telling Tipperary people to vote for him

Jan 19th 2016, 4:40 PM 27,763 Views 108 Comments

The Environment Minister’s trip around Tipperary with the FAI boss has sparked a political controversy.

Drum roll please: These are the top tourist towns in Ireland
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# Céad Míle Fáilte

Drum roll please: These are the top tourist towns in Ireland

Nov 25th 2015, 2:58 PM 39,446 Views 72 Comments

Did your area make the cut?

Enda Kenny is about to contest his 12th general election
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# GE16

Enda Kenny is about to contest his 12th general election

Oct 20th 2015, 10:08 AM 10,830 Views 61 Comments

The Taoiseach, needless to say, had little trouble getting his name on the ticket for the Mayo constituency.

Is your county getting funding as part of 'Ireland's Ancient East'?
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# The New Atlantic Way

Is your county getting funding as part of 'Ireland's Ancient East'?

Sep 9th 2015, 6:37 PM 18,823 Views 53 Comments

€1.2 million is going to be split between 12 projects.

"I think they should stay away" - Minister on St Patrick's Day drunkeness
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# Lockdown

"I think they should stay away" - Minister on St Patrick's Day drunkeness

Feb 28th 2015, 10:30 AM 13,383 Views 35 Comments

Michael Ring says that excessive drinking should not spoil the celebrations.

Did your local sports club get some of the Government's €40 million today?
# Must Be The Money
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# Must Be The Money

Did your local sports club get some of the Government's €40 million today?

Jul 3rd 2014, 6:39 PM 19,893 Views 33 Comments

880 projects have received funding in the 2014 Sports Capital Programme, the Government announced today.

Over 175 regional festivals to benefit from €500k Fáilte Ireland funding
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# Festival Fun

Over 175 regional festivals to benefit from €500k Fáilte Ireland funding

Apr 22nd 2014, 3:30 PM 6,283 Views 10 Comments

The funding will support music, sport, food and cultural festivals around the country.

The Government will invest €7.4 million in grassroots soccer, rugby and GAA this year
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# Funding

The Government will invest €7.4 million in grassroots soccer, rugby and GAA this year

Apr 16th 2014, 6:38 PM 9,670 Views 82 Comments

Irish Sports Council funding aims to encourage and create opportunities for young people.

The Gathering-lite? Government propose new plan to keep the Diaspora visiting
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# On A Visit

The Gathering-lite? Government propose new plan to keep the Diaspora visiting

Apr 16th 2014, 6:30 AM 6,750 Views 34 Comments

€3 million is being provided to support 700 local community-based events and festivals each year.

Stolen credit cards may have been used fraudulently in Loyaltybuild breach
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# Data Breach

Stolen credit cards may have been used fraudulently in Loyaltybuild breach

Nov 14th 2013, 11:27 AM 4,227 Views 4 Comments

The Taoiseach and Minister of State for Tourism are calling for companies to put extra resources into protecting customer’s card details.

PIC: This Minister has approved funding for a swimming pool, are you OK with that?
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# Email Whoops

PIC: This Minister has approved funding for a swimming pool, are you OK with that?

Oct 25th 2013, 12:50 PM 21,522 Views 34 Comments

The press release subject line asks the important question…

Adult participation in sport in Ireland continues to rise
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# Fitness

Adult participation in sport in Ireland continues to rise

Oct 25th 2013, 11:01 AM 11,131 Views 23 Comments

However, participation is falling dramatically among 16-19 year olds.

Confusion and not obstruction was reason for government’s defeat in the Seanad
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Confusion and not obstruction was reason for government’s defeat in the Seanad

Oct 3rd 2013, 3:55 PM 7,078 Views 25 Comments

Why did the government lose a vote in the Seanad last night? Here’s what we’ve found out today.

Government loses Seanad vote on upward only rent reviews
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Government loses Seanad vote on upward only rent reviews

Oct 2nd 2013, 8:28 PM 10,488 Views 63 Comments

The Government lost the vote on Senator Fergal Quinn’s Private Member’s Bill by 27-23.

Want an adventure? Try climbing Croagh Patrick, surfing Mullaghmore and horse-riding at Castle Leslie
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# Tourism

Want an adventure? Try climbing Croagh Patrick, surfing Mullaghmore and horse-riding at Castle Leslie

Sep 17th 2013, 9:42 PM 12,836 Views 28 Comments

That’s what the Lonely Planet guide would tell you to do in Ireland, anyway.

Varadkar wants your views on the future of Irish tourism
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# Visit Ireland

Varadkar wants your views on the future of Irish tourism

Sep 11th 2013, 9:42 AM 4,599 Views 85 Comments

In the year of The Gathering, Leo Varadkar and Michael Ring are looking for people to answer “challenging questions” about Irish tourism.

Is The Gathering actually working?
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# Shakedown

Is The Gathering actually working?

May 28th 2013, 12:46 PM 13,291 Views 57 Comments

Central Statistic Office figures show tourism has increased by four per cent.

EXCLUSIVE: Pictures from Enda and Eamon's joint birthday party*
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# Happy Birthday

EXCLUSIVE: Pictures from Enda and Eamon's joint birthday party*

Apr 24th 2013, 3:44 PM 11,169 Views 33 Comments

*Probably.

These are the 18 Irish athletes who have been given top-level funding for 2013
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These are the 18 Irish athletes who have been given top-level funding for 2013

Mar 21st 2013, 7:38 PM 2,903 Views 4 Comments

No surprise that Katie is on the list — but who are the other 17 who have netted €40k cheques this year?

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