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The National Gallery of Ireland has appointed Dr Caroline Campbell as its new director, the first time a woman has been selected to lead the gallery in its 158-year history. Dr Campbell replaces Sean Rainbird, a British art historian who had been director of the Merrion Square gallery in Dublin city center since 2012. The …

The Permanent TSB (PTSB) has appointed internal candidate Nicola O’Brien as Chief Financial Officer, ending a long search for a permanent incumbent of a position that had been filled on an interim basis by three people over the past two years. Ms O’Brien, currently head of finance and investor relations at PTSB, joined the bank …

Activity picked up again in Ireland’s services sector in July with a surge in new business, according to the latest AIB Purchasing Managers Index. It is the 17th consecutive monthly rise for the index, signaling a strong recovery for the sector after the most difficult months of the Covid-19 pandemic. Services business confidence also improved …

One lab’s choices to reduce waste generation and energy consumption — such as switching from plastic to reusable glassware — have saved thousands of dollars.Credit: Jane Kilcoyne It all started in 2019, with a simple switch from 200 milliliter plastic containers to compostable containers. But over the next year, chemical researcher Jane Kilcoyne and her …

Charlie Kelly in action. Photo: Golffile (Golf Ireland). Published: Wed, Aug 3, 2022, 1:06 PM Last update: Wed, Aug 3, 2022, 1:08 PM Talented young Athlone golfer Charlie Kelly is representing Ireland at the Boys Home Internationals in Scotland this week. Charlie was selected for the Home Internationals after finishing second in the Boys’ Order …

A policy to install hundreds of thousands of electric heat pumps in homes across Ireland could increase electricity costs by up to 46%, according to a research paper. n the 2021 Climate Plan, the Government plans to replace fuel oil and solid-state boilers with heat pumps powered by renewable electricity, with the objective of installing …

With Connecticut’s primary election fast approaching on August 9, Republicans Aileen Abrams and Joe Hoxha are vying to become the state’s next representative from the 78th House District. Long occupied by Whit Betts, who chose not to seek re-election, the 78th House District seat includes Plymouth and parts of Bristol. Hoxha received the endorsement of …

Spraoi Chiarraí – the Kerry-based youth group who specialize in Irish folk and traditional music as well as song, dance, storytelling and mentorship – are back in action this coming Saturday August 6th when they will give a free concert in Killarney. A feast of young Irish folk talent will keep people entertained and they …

The UK languishes near the bottom of a ranking of European countries for measures taken to ease the burden of high fuel prices. The UK government is 12th out of 13 European countries to have cut petrol taxes since prices started to soar in March, according to the RAC. However, 15 other European governments have …

ASTON – Sister Anthony Eileen Reidy, OSF celebrated her 102nd birthday on Monday July 25 at Assisi House in Aston. She is the oldest member of the congregation of the Sisters of Saint Francis of Philadelphia. Sister Anthony celebrated her birthday with balloons and a cake, along with her sisters from the retirement community. Born …

Ireland has joined the list of countries to introduce controversial farm emissions legislation. Photo: Irish Federation of Farmers IRELAND has been added to the list of countries committing to drastically reduce agricultural emissions, aiming for a 25% reduction between 2018 and 2030. The target has sparked furious debate in Ireland, with the tech farming lobby …

Banks have used a range of underhanded tactics under the guise of Covid to tear down branches, forcing people to use digital platforms instead of cash, it has been claimed. Banks are accused of not answering the phone, understaffing branches leading to long queues and failing to quickly repair broken ATMs to entice people to …