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Teenagers are taking an interest in the Irish language as TikTok stars across the country are using their platform to promote our native language. eamus Lehane from Limerick, who has attracted more than 130,000 followers on the app under his username ‘seamboyseam’ went viral after posting a video posing as Minister Simon Harris. Although he …

As the winter sun rises over Tilting Harbour, Norm Foley is on the beach at Oliver’s Cove, pitchfork in hand, green rubber boots on his Levi’s trouser legs, iPhone in his shirt pocket. The 55-year-old will spend hours that day extracting kelp from the shaggy brown heaps choking the shore, stuffing it into heavy-duty plastic …

A Northern Ireland businessman who led a community appeal for help from Ukraine and then drove it to Poland called the trip “incredible”. Paul Devenny, who runs Enviro Fire Water & Air Ltd in Warrenpoint, County Down, returns home this evening after a 3,000 mile journey to drop off medical and other supplies. The businessman …

A public consultation will be launched this summer to look into good causes to benefit from an additional £880million Proposals to boost investment in youth programs, social enterprises and financial management support Youth activities, community projects and other good causes could benefit from an additional £880million, following the government’s action to release cash tied up …

Critics in The Irish Times this Saturday are Keith Duggan on Rob Davies’ Jackpot and Patrick Foster’s Might Bite; Mia Levitin on We Were Young by Niamh Campbell; Seán Hewitt on Best New Poetry; Wendy Erskine on How to Gut a Fish by Sheila Armstrong; Carol Ballantine on Mia Döring’s Any Girl; Paul Howard in …

Ahead of this weekend’s SDLP conference, Colum Eastwood explains to political correspondent John Manley why he is not troubled by opinion polls and why he will continue to attack political opponents. COLUM Eastwood insists he is not impressed with the results of this week’s Institute of Irish Studies-University of Liverpool/The Irish News opinion poll. It …

A Co Down man who has been in rehab for nine years and has set up his own charity has urged the executive to ‘step up’ and tackle the mental health epidemic he says is sweeping the youth of North Ireland. aul Lavery formed Newcastle Community Outreach (NCO) nearly four years ago and launched an …

Families affected by problems in mental health services in Kerry will receive financial compensation, Leo Varadkar said. Le Tanaiste also told the Dail that the cabinet would discuss details of a damning review of services next Tuesday. A review of the care of more than 1,300 children who came to South Kerry Child and Young …

The expert behind the UCC intervention program says she has been “inundated with requests” from schools across the country wanting to enroll in a pilot program following the murder of Ashling Murphy. Professor Louise Crowley of UCC Law School said the pilot scheme would be rolled out to participating schools after Easter, after funding was …

Saturday morning we attended the wake for Ashling Murphy in Cork. The sight of hundreds of people in solidarity was very moving and an urgent question loomed in shock and silence: “How can we prevent this from happening again? The need for all of us to speak out against all forms of gender discrimination is …

A The New Year’s Honors bus driver for over 40 years of service to his local community said the award “won’t change it.” Cornel Grant, currently based at Sharston Depot in Manchester, received a British Empire Medal (BEM) for his fundraising work and efforts in organizing local events. The 68-year-old served in the Royal Fusiliers …

More than 100 protesters kept vigil outside Blanchardstown Garda station on Thursday to mark the anniversary of the murder of George Nkencho, who was shot dead in a confrontation with Gardaí. Members of the Nkencho family carried a banner calling for a public inquiry into the murder, while protesters held candles. Mr Nkencho (27) was …

The Taoiseach said Ireland was facing a very difficult January, but the situation needs to be seen with some perspective, and if it had been the same situation around the same time last year, there would be a total locking. Micheál Martin said the Covid-19 vaccines have helped prevent serious illness and hospitalizations, while the …

Eight people have been charged with drug trafficking following a massive custody operation to sell and supply drugs to Bray, Wicklow, Arklow and Greystones. The investigation was carried out by Gardaí attached to the Wicklow Divisional Anti-Drug Unit as part of Operation Tara alongside the National Guard’s Drugs and Organized Crime Bureau (GNDOCB) as part …

“If you saw some of the numbers being paid right now, your eyes would pop out of your head,” says Michael Nolan, audit partner in Grant Thornton’s office in Cork. Wing inflation is triggered by a bidding war for new hires in recent months, he said. Grant Thornton is recruiting for positions in technology and …

Ireland’s love for Garth Brooks is truly a curious phenomenon. With his huge Stetson hats, double-jean look and American “love-dovey” manners – he’s everything modern Ireland pretends not to like. his country is known to behave coolly with celebrities, but that reservation seems to go right out the window for the country star. Yesterday at …

As a former club president and father of an international player, John O’Mahony perfectly sums up the strong bond between club rugby in Ireland and the national team which he provided with test quality talent during of the 30-year history of the All Ireland League. It’s a story that will be highlighted on TG4 tomorrow …

The challenge of the Cop26 World Leaders’ Summit on Climate Change is to “match rhetoric with action,” said Taoiseach Micheál Martin. Mr Martin joins world leaders in the Scottish city of Glasgow for the two-week summit, which has been touted as a decisive chance to save the planet from the most calamitous effects of climate …

Talks are expected to take place next week between Trinity College Dublin and two ministries over possible funding that could prevent the closure of the popular Science Gallery on Pearse Street. In a Friday tweet, Trinity Provost Marshal Linda Doyle said she had just “just had a really productive call with @SimonHarrisTD and we both …

Plans to get commuters out of their cars are hampered by Covid as tens of thousands of people avoid public transport for their daily commute. Road traffic has almost returned to pre-pandemic levels while the number of passengers on buses, trains and trams is at half of their previous volume on some services. It’s the …

The BUDGET DAY hype has come and gone, offering more money here and there to seemingly please everyone. However, in reality, the budget gave us little vision for the country’s long-term future. Mostly absent was how the economy and society will need to transform to tackle climate change. Really, we should be thinking about the …

A youth center in north Belfast had to cancel planned Halloween activities for young people after an organization-owned minibus was destroyed in an arson attack. The vehicle was attacked on Sunday evening between 9 p.m. and 10 p.m. according to the police. Firefighters from the Northern Ireland Fire and Rescue Service (NIFRS) attended and contained …

As the country emerges from the depths of the Covid-19 pandemic, the Irish people are hopeful that the 2022 budget will provide some relief. From tackling the housing crisis to funding the country’s mental health services, we’ve talked to people about what they want to see included in the outcome document. But with Taoiseach’s warning …

The Newtown-based Neighborhood Network launched its new National Community Time Machine website last Friday, to showcase the intergenerational stories and creativity of County Wicklow communities. residents across the county have seen their art, photographs and words immortalized in community archives. or “time machine”. The process of creating the work is something that brought the neighbors …

There is a high risk of an increase in Covid-19 cases and deaths this fall in countries with insufficient vaccine coverage, the European Center for Disease Control (ECDC) has warned. Vulnerable and fully vaccinated people are still at risk of contracting an infection with serious consequences, he said in his latest rapid risk assessment. Only …

Kay Collins traded in a desk and her family’s transportation company books for a truck and the open road for a few days each week. It is not by choice but by necessity. The 32-year-old accountant has had to replace a truck driver at Collins Transport – a fourth-generation family business in north County Cork …

The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge visited Northern Ireland on Wednesday and met in person with a group of student nurses who they first spoke to via a video call in February. Prince william and Kate visited Londonderry for a day trip to meet young people and hear about how organizations are engaging in different …

I wake up and, as is my bad habit, check Twitter. I face an unusual level of denigration of teachers – even by Irish standards. “The majority of teachers did nothing. “Catch, catch, catch.” So goes my Twitter thread. Shortly after, I find the source of the problem. All three teachers’ unions have reportedly said …

Representatives of workers from local employment services and employment clubs will appear before an Oireachtas committee this morning to outline their concerns about a tendering process for the service by the Department of Social Protection. SIPTU and Forsa say the process will lead to possible layoffs and disruption of services as people return to work …

From the start of this first event in a series of public debates on the prospect of Irish unity, Senator Frances Black, chair of the event held on Saturday at a hotel in Cork City, drew up the stand of the organization of which she is a member of the board of directors and which …

A man from north Belfast who has started his own black taxi tour business to provide an unbiased explanation of the issues hopes it will help people continue to be educated. Choppers Authentic Cab Tours was born out of the pandemic, starting in May 2021 after Chopper found himself in financial difficulty after getting into …

Teenage smoking rates have increased for the first time in 25 years, according to a new study from Ireland. The study, from the TobaccoFree Research Institute, also shows that teen vaping rates have increased over the past four years and that teens who use e-cigarettes are more likely to smoke. It was published in Open …

SOCIAL isolation prevention groups that work with migrants, women’s educational skills and development, and interactive theater for people with disabilities are among the nearly 100 community and arts projects that receive financial support from the program. Begin Together ”from the Bank of Ireland. Over £ 700,000 is allocated to community groups, social enterprises and artist …

An internal report accuses Fianna Fáil of failing to clearly identify Fine Gael for the poor result of the party’s general elections. he stance on abortion, the manifesto, poor social media and lack of connectivity in urban areas also contributed to the poor results. The late appointment of an electoral officer is also criticized in …

Le Taoiseach said the government is looking at how the country moves from an emergency to a more normal environment, but said much remains to be decided. Micheál Martin today did not confirm a report from the Irish Independent that the National Public Health Emergency Team, along with two other emergency committees, will be disbanded …

Organizers of a multicultural football tournament this weekend said it would help bring young people together. he former Manchester United star Rio Ferdinand’s founding partnered with refugee and migrant communities in Northern Ireland to host a youth leadership football event in Co Armagh on Sunday. Fifteen young people from the Syrian community will be in …

The North West Migrants Forum (NWMF) has opened registration for its Summer School program for young people, ages 13-24, passionate about change and social justice. The six-day program runs August 21-26, 2021, at the City Hotel, Derry, 10:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. daily. The Summer School for Effective Activism Supporting Cross-Community Practice, open to up …

Serious concerns over the government’s plan to reopen for indoor dining were raised by opposition TDs during a briefing Tuesday morning amid warnings that it could create “confusion and confusion.” inconsistency”. Officials informed members of the Oireachtas health committee about the plan, but no consensus on whether to forgo pre-legislative consideration of the bill could …

ACCESS to indoor meals and drinks will be available to customers who can prove they are vaccinated or immune to the virus from “Monday July 26 at the latest,” the government said. People can stay for up to one hour 45 minutes in places where the tables are less than two meters apart. When there …

Hundreds of people lined up along the Tryweryn Dam in Gwynedd on Saturday July 10 to highlight their stand against housing market forces which they say are undermining both the Welsh language and communities. Activists joined forces for the rally of Cymdeithas yr Iaith along the 600-meter dam near Bala with musician Dafydd Iwan addressing …

Restaurant owners and publicans are in shock at the government’s decision to delay the return of indoor restaurants and “wet” pubs. ay and Margaret O’Connor spent their savings to start their business, Stone House Restaurant in Ballinlough, County Roscommon, and even invested € 20,000 in two air purification machines. So despite the announcement, Ray and …

Personal testimony about the struggle to come out as gay in a society in which he is stigmatized has been at the heart of the European Union leaders’ disgusted reaction to a discriminatory Hungarian law this week. It was important that homosexuals were in the room. Hungary’s heated showdown began at a meeting of EU …

Two young Chabad-Lubavitcher rabbis will visit Tallahassee from June 23 to July 13 as part of their outreach summer training. They will be equipped with books, programming ideas, and upbeat Jewish cheer to bolster Jewish pride and enhance Jewish education. The couple, Rabbis Gopin and Melik, will carry suitcases of videos, brochures, books, Shabbat candles, …

County Kerry Councilor Niall ‘Botty’ O’Callaghan has called on the government to stop selling take-out pints. he representative of Killarney, who is also a publican, said Current affairs lunch that people “walking around with plastic cups and stuff” is not a picture we want for his city. “If we want the outdoor life to continue …