Lambay Whiskey has made a push into the US marketCognac maker Camus Holdings has converted €3.5m of loans it had given to its Lambay Island whiskey venture into equity, new filings show. It cements the French company’s investment in Lambay Irish Whiskey, which is a joint venture between Camus and Alexander Baring, the owner of Lambay Island. Camus Holdings has committed at least €6m so far to Lambay Irish Whiskey as it seeks to create a profitable brand. Lambay Island is located a few kilometres off the coast of north Dublin. During the summer, the whiskey maker began a wider push into the US market, offering its Lambay Whiskey small batch blend and Lambay Whiskey single malt to sale there.
December 04, 2021 08:31 UTC
Frank O’Rourke said his popularity dropped in areas targeted by the smear campaign. Photo: Tom BurkeA woman has been arrested and questioned by gardaí over a “hate campaign” involving false claims that a former TD fathered a love child and left his wife destitute. Frank O’Rourke believes the campaign, which involved online posts, leaflets and letters, cost him his seat in last year’s general election. Gardaí confirmed that a woman had been arrested in connection with the case. “In all other areas my vote increased, which indicates I was a victim of a focused lying campaign and not the national trend,” he said.
December 04, 2021 07:19 UTC
FoodCloud has joined forces with Purple House Cancer Support to raise awareness of the problem of food waste. FoodCloud’s new ‘All Taste Zero Waste’ series seeks to put food waste back on the agenda by highlighting the importance of saving valuable surplus produce from landfill and the positive impact that this will have on the environment. Supported by funding from the Department of Agriculture, Food and the Marine, the social enterprise has teamed up with charities including Purple House Cancer Support and a number of top name sustainably-focused chefs to help amplify the message. FoodCloud’s co-founder Aoibheann O’Brien said: “Tackling food waste has been ranked by Project Drawdown as the number one solution for reversing climate change. Our deliveries of food ensure that a family living with cancer has food in the fridge to feed themselves.
December 04, 2021 07:07 UTC
With that being said, here is Mirror Sport's Arsenal transfer round-up for Saturday, December 4. Arsenal eye Everton star Calvert-LewinHAVE YOUR SAY! However, with Everton struggling desperately under Rafael Benitez - Calvert-Lewin could look to venture elsewhere very soon. The Evening Standard report that Arsenal could look to make a move for David providing their fail to entice Calvert-Lewin to the Emirates. He’s scoring goals, making goals, being a threat.
December 04, 2021 06:43 UTC
Chamber to host webinars to discuss future for Athlone streetsAthlone Chambers of Commerce is set to host a series of three webinars to start a conversation about the future of key streets in Athlone. Pre-registration for the event, 'Our Streets, Let's Talk' is required and it is fully open to the public. A panel of expert speakers will discuss the challenges and opportunities for Athlone as we look forward to a post Covid era. The event will last one hour and the link for registration is online and across all social media platforms of Athlone Chamber, including the website www.athlonechamber.ie. In addition, Athlone Chamber will produce a report by the end of March 2022 to summarise the key findings of the webinars and make recommendations.
December 04, 2021 03:09 UTC
Sustainable packaging has been extended to a wider range of fresh products on the shelves of SuperValu supermarkets in Wicklow. SuperValu’s own-brand bananas have moved to 100 per cent recyclable packaging. Packaging changes have also been introduced to the Signature Taste Potatoes and own-brand Organic Carrots. Other sustainable changes on the fruit and veg aisle include the introduction of compostable bags to SuperValu Organic Irish carrots. SuperValu’s sustainable packaging strategy aims to make 100 per cent of its own brand and fresh fruit and vegetable packaging recyclable, reusable or compostable by 2025.
December 04, 2021 01:08 UTC
London’s markets edged lower as a solid start across Europe took a downwards turn after the latest US jobs data came in well below targets. Traders were shaken after the latest November jobs report showed that 210,000 new jobs were added in November, falling short of estimates of 550,000. The FTSE 100 closed 6.89 points, or 0.1%, lower, at 7,122.32 on Friday. “However, they are all now in the red mainly due to the US jobs data missing expectations. Wall Street unsurprisingly took the latest data particularly heavily, with the key markets sliding as traders chose to focus more on currency.
December 04, 2021 01:02 UTC
However, the court heard a false passport was used in that visit in which he gave a different first name and birth date. He appealed the five-year preclusion element to the Minister. The Minister rejected his appeal and he brought judicial review proceedings specifically challenging the five-year prohibition on applying for a visa again. There is no question but that the appeal decision contained a reasoned rejection of his appeal grounds relating to the imposition of the five-year condition, he said. The substance of his case was clearly engaged with and rejected on a reasoned basis in the appeal decision.
December 04, 2021 00:46 UTC
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December 04, 2021 00:34 UTC
Kilbeggan company supplying battery buses across EuropeThe farthest-flung location to which the Kilbeggan firm EVM Ltd has supplied the luxury buses on which it has built its reputation over the last 12 years is New Zealand. "We do buses for New Zealand, Australia, Hong Kong, Thailand, France, Belgium, Finland and the Nordic countries – mostly Sweden," says managing director Danny McGee. In the last week, however, the focus has been on EVM’s UK operations, after its landmark sale of a zero-emission electric bus to Transport for Wales. The firm was also one of a number of Irish firms showcased during a trade visit to Wales by An Taoiseach, Mícheál Martin last Friday. Danny McGee, who founded and heads up EVM, told the Westmeath Examiner that the firm’s success is down to the quality of the buses it builds.
December 04, 2021 00:24 UTC
Carrick announced he would be leaving United following the fixture, snubbing the offer to return to this form role as coach. Rangnick said on Friday: "I got to know this two days ago [that Carrick was leaving]. Can Ralf Rangnick guide Man Utd to a top-four place this season? Carrick explained his reasons for leaving United after guiding the club to victory over Arsenal. I thought it was the right thing to do for the club and for Ralf [Rangnick] and I'm quite happy with that.
December 04, 2021 00:19 UTC
Michael Carrick announced his Man Utd exit following the win over Arsenal and Bruno Fernandes has backed the interim boss to achieve big things if he returns to the dugoutBruno Fernandes has backed Michael Carrick to become a "top coach" after he opted to end his stay at Manchester United. It means Carrick finishes his brief three-game spell without tasting defeat having also beaten Villarreal and drawn with Chelsea. Fernandes was no stranger to Carrick's methods with the former player part of Ole Gunnar Solskjaer's coaching staff. Carrick though felt it was the ideal time to walk away, allowing him and the new appointment a fresh start. Image: Manchester United via Getty Imag) Manchester United via Getty Imag)"The loyalty to Ole is a little bit of a factor but there were a lot of things that came into my decision."
December 04, 2021 00:19 UTC
Moate Community School principal Tom Lowry. Construction of long-awaited Moate CS extension due to begin in 2022 or 2023Education Minister Norma Foley has confirmed that 20 school building projects which are being managed and delivered by the National Development Finance Agency (NDFA), including a long-awaited extension to Moate Community School, are due to progress to tender and construction through 2022 and 2023. The Moate project includes a four-classroom Special Education Needs unit and is designed to help accommodate a projected growth in enrolment to 1,000 students, from the current student population of around 850. It's provisionally anticipated that the Moate project will involve the refurbishment of some 4,798 square metres of the school, along with a newly-built 4,287 sq m extension. Minister Foley said the school building projects being managed by the NDFA would deliver in excess of 14,000 permanent school places (additional and replacement places), which includes over 50 special classes.
December 04, 2021 00:08 UTC
Industry figures were informed last night and the Dept of An Taoiseach has now confirmed to Independent.ie that the rules will now come into effect at midnight on Sunday. If you're regularly in high-risk environments, and you don't have symptoms, the advice is to use antigen tests twice a week. If you do have symptoms - please don't use an antigen test. The changes to the rules, which also apply to travellers from Great Britain, come as the Omicron variant continues to cause concerns worldwide. Justice Minister Helen McEntee confirmed on Friday morning that the new testing regime, due to commence on Friday, had been postponed.
December 03, 2021 23:56 UTC
Four-time Champions Leagu winner Raphael Varane felt as though he couldn't celebrate winning the Champions League at Real Madrid, and left for Manchester United this summerManchester United's summer signing Raphael Varane has revealed that he felt as if he couldn't celebrate winning the Champions League at former side Real Madrid. The World Cup winning defender won a staggering four Champions League titles with Madrid as the galacticos enjoyed a dominant era in Europe. Will Raphael Varane inspre trophy success at Manchester United? Varane said: "After winning the Champions League, the fans don't congratulate you. Some trophies yes, but not always because after, for example, the last Champions League we had the World Cup.
December 03, 2021 23:40 UTC