The HSE and the public health service have been notified of two confirmed cases and one probable case of meningococcal illness at Abbey Community College in Boyle. Principal David Harding told the Roscommon Herald “We are working with the HSE on the best approach to the situation. The most important thing is the recovery and health of the individual students and their privacy. “The school is working with public health on the management of the issue and we will be guided by them. It is also hoped by doing so it will treat any cases that might be slow to emerge.
February 14, 2024 00:22 UTC
Bohemians have called on the Government to “rapidly allocate funding” for Dalymount Park as the longer a pile of rubble remains around the Jodi and Mono stands, the more expensive the project will cost. Planning permission has been granted by Dublin City Council (DCC), the proprietor of the iconic ground, but demolition and rebuilding an 8,034 capacity stadium in Phibsborough cannot begin until the central funds are released to cover at least 70 per cent of overall costs. READ MOREBohs, as anchor tenants, will not contribute financially to the Dalymount project so local and national government must cover the spiralling costs. Photograph: Dublin City CouncilDalymount’s current planning permission is believed to be non-appealable to An Bord Pleanála so the focus switches to a tender for construction, the LSSIF releasing money and work beginning in early 2025. Planning permission includes reorientation of the pitch to a north-south axis, new stands on the east and west side with terraces behind either goal.
February 13, 2024 23:27 UTC
Alice and Jack - perfect for Valentine’s DayTV WEEK (Wednesday 14th to Tuesday 20th)TOP SPECIALSAlice and Jack (CH4, Wednesday 14th, 9pm)Perfect for this Valentine’s Day, Andrea Riseborough and Domhnall Gleeson play a pair of young lovers bound by a connection so powerful it seems nothing can break it. My Uni Life (RTÉ 1, Friday 16th, 8pm)The new season kicks off on Freshers Week at UCC, where we meet final year student Thérèse, who is already in rehearsals for the choral society’s Christmas concert. Ready, Set, Love (Netflix)This Thai series explores a world where women significantly outnumber men, who are considered ‘national treasures’. The New Look (Apple TV)A new 10-part historical drama series starring Ben Mendelsohn as Christian Dior and Juliette Binoche as Coco Chanel. It chronicles their lives as trend setters in fashion design, set against the World War II Nazi occupation of Paris.
February 13, 2024 20:01 UTC
Presenter of Love in the Country, Anna Geary. Hit RTÉ 2 dating show on the hunt for rural-based singletons for new seriesReal People, real lives and real romance. 'Love in the Country' sees six rural-based singletons take the bull by the horns in their search for love. For many, the inspiration to actually make that dream a reality, is meeting someone special and falling in love. Kite Entertainment is now casting for the second series of this hit show, and the makers of the RTÉ show is on the lookout for single men and women who find themselves distanced from the urban dating scene.
February 13, 2024 19:33 UTC
Pictured Dr Paul Liston, Lecturer in Business engrossed in the Postgraduate Research Impact display, hosted on the TUS Athlone Campus, Main Building. TUS highlights impact of its research projectsThis week, Technological University of the Shannon (TUS) is spotlighting the significant impact of its research and innovation projects, both regionally and beyond. Now in its second year, the ethos of TUS Research Week is to highlight the A-Z of research activities taking place across its campuses in Athlone, Moylish, Clare St, Clonmel, Thurles and Ennis. Vice President for Research, Development and Innovation Dr Liam Brown said: "Research Week serves as a cornerstone of the academic calendar at TUS. It provides an unparalleled opportunity for staff, students and the public to delve into the impact of TUS research.
February 13, 2024 19:06 UTC
The median venture growth deal value declined 17.4% in the three months to end September compared to the same period 2022, according to data from PitchBook, while median valuations slumped by 26.1%. The proportion of ‘down rounds’, in which a firm accepts investment on worse terms than in previous funding rounds, increased to 21.3% from 14.8%. Since the start of 2023, scores of tech firms from food delivery business Gousto to fintech giant Revolut have seen their valuations cut by investors.
February 13, 2024 18:28 UTC
Alarm was sparked last summer when the huge freshwater lake in the centre of Northern Ireland was beset by noxious blooms of blue green algae. Algae on the surface of Lough Neagh at Ballyronan Marina last September. A cross departmental water quality steering group is currently drafting recommendations to tackle blue green algae in Lough Neagh. He said he visited Lough Neagh with his first few days in office, and has made a commitment to go back regularly. “In the next few weeks I will bring to the Executive a new environment strategy which I will propose is adopted as Northern Ireland’s first environmental improvement plan,” he said.
February 13, 2024 18:06 UTC
O’Reilly appealed the first notification he got to say his account was suspended immediately. The author’s account had over 100,000 followers and was around 14 years old, he said. So I do think it is quite noteworthy and quite surreal, to be honest.”READ MOREO’Reilly appealed the first notification he got to say his account was suspended immediately. The suspension cited platform manipulation and spam as its reasoning, which he wrote in his appeal that he had nothing to do with. O’Reilly has a Saturday column in the Irish Examiner, and formerly had a column with The Irish Times.
February 13, 2024 16:28 UTC
When does 'American Idol' start?Season 22 premiere date, how to watch, judges and moreWhen does 'Love Is Blind' Season 6 premiere? 'Love is Blind' Season 6 episode scheduleNetflix will not be dropping all 12 episodes of "Love is Blind" Season 6 on Feb. 14. Here's what the episode schedule looks like:Episodes 1-6: Feb. 14Episodes 7-9: Feb. 21Episodes 10-11: Feb. 28Episode 12 (finale): Mar. 6Where does 'Love Is Blind' Season 6 take place? 'Love is Blind' Season 6 castSeason 6 of "Love is Blind" has an exciting new "pod squad" with 30 eligible singles aged between 25 and 37.
February 13, 2024 16:18 UTC
Garda Stations in Dublin need mobility plans to help tackle chaotic parking outside stations according to Dublin MEP Ciarán Cuffe (Green Party). Cuffe said: “That’s a lot of cars parked outside Pearse Street Garda Station. Time for a Garda transport and mobility plan?”Cuffe told this website: “I took the video January 5th, 2024. That's a lot of cars parked outside Pearse Street Garda Station. "A number of Gardaí … in fact do walk and cycle or where necessary use public transport."
February 13, 2024 16:15 UTC
Speaking exclusively to The Herald about his new role, Mr Currie said: “I think it is very exciting. But I guess what got my attention with Ardgowan was the aspiration and scale and quality that they are looking for. Mr Currie said it is unlikely that Ardgowan will launch a three-year-old spirit, as other new distillers have. Asked to describe the style of whisky Ardgowan will ultimately produce, Mr Currie replied: “It is going to be sherry-led, if not sherry-exclusive. Mr Currie said: “I really do feel strongly about that.
February 13, 2024 16:02 UTC
Rodent droppings and hygiene issues behind food business closures last monthMichael BoltonRodent droppings and perishable food stored in a non-operating freezer were just some of the reasons that food business closures were issued by the Food Safety Authority of Ireland (FSAI) last month. Dr Pamela Byrne, chief executive of FSAI, stressed the importance of complying with food safety legal requirements. “In January, there continued to be a number of food businesses who failed to ensure appropriate food safety management systems were in place and operating correctly. "Food safety requirements are put in place to protect the health of consumers. By failing to keep reasonable food safety and hygiene standards in place, a business not only poses a risk to the health of their customers, but also to their own reputation as a trustworthy and safe food business,”
February 13, 2024 14:51 UTC
There is even talk of Mr Sunak resurrecting Mr Johnson’s political career:. This should not be the stuff of yah-boo politics, it's about human rights; trans women's rights are equal to all women's rights and in turn basic human rights. Mr Sunak is not alone. It has been passed by Scottish Labour Women's Conference. It's a nasty dog whistle against trans rights designed to make lives of trans women worse.
February 13, 2024 12:31 UTC
Pancake Tuesday takes place today and from childhood it sparked excitement into my bones. Competition was strong as my grandmother’s laugh cackled through the house when judging which grandchild had the best technique of how to flip the pancake in the pan. From there when we arrived at home in Boho, it was more of the same until you basically passed out in a pancake coma. For Alan and his brother Derek (pictured) flipping pancakes was a real competitive affair. Pancake Tuesday is now a day of the year where we make the time and aim to create that small special moment with our own children.
February 13, 2024 12:28 UTC
Family of a person with disabilities living in Cork were offered respite care on the other side of the country in Donegal, the chairman of the Oireachtas Committee on Disability Matters has said. Michael Moynihan said he is “deeply frustrated” with the lack of services, particularly respite care, afforded to people with disabilities following the publication of his committee’s review of the sector. Mr Moynihan said the committee heard how one Cork family was told by a national administrator for respite care that they could travel to Donegal if they wanted the service. “What I would like to see changed is that instead of it being means tested, it is care tested. So if the care is necessary, or if the care is deemed to be there, that the State should provide payment for the care,” he said.
February 13, 2024 11:11 UTC