Dormant Accounts Action Plan 2019 provides €200k to support LGBTI Community Organisations

On 4 June last, Mr Seán Canney TD, Minister of State for Community Development, Natural Resources and Digital Development, published the Dormant Accounts Action Plan 2019 providing an additional €6.5 million to benefit disadvantaged groups. This included the provision of €200,000 to support eight LGBTI Community Organisations with payments being made from Minister Michael Ring’s Department of…

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Montenotte Hotel Gardens hosts Irish Sculpture Exhibition

Pictured: Sculptor Stephanie Hess with her “Lunch Date” piece, at the launch of the Montenotte Hotel’s Sculptures Exhibition in the sunken Victorian Gardens of the Hotel. In keeping with the hotel’s commitment to support Irish Art, the sculpture exhibition includes over 35 works by Orla de Bri, Ciaran Patterson, Ray Delaney, Anna Campbell and more…

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An Post announces phased closure of Cork letter sorting centre and major investment in parcels infrastructure

An Post has announced the closure of its Cork Mail Centre in Little Island with up to 240 full time and part-time jobs affected. With falling quantities of mail, An Post has said that the centre was operating at a quarter of its capacity and that its closure as a mail centre will result in…

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International Women in Engineering Day – learn how BPE is transforming for the future

Brought to you by BioPharma Engineering June 23rd  marked International Women in Engineering Day (INWED). This day is recognised across the world as a day to celebrate the accomplishments of female engineers and to raise awareness of what the Engineering industry could offer to all aspiring women engineers. The theme for 2019 was #TransformTheFuture. While the…

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Reform commercial rates with new collection model – Ibec

Ibec, the group that represents Irish business, today called for reform of the collection of commercial rates through the introduction of a new centralised or shared service collection model similar to the Local Property Tax system. The new proposal follows the movement of Local Government (Rates) Bill 2018 to the Third (Committee) Stage in Dáil…

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The government yesterday approved a number of Ambassadorial nominations

On the recommendation of the Tánaiste and Minister for Foreign Affairs and Trade, Simon Coveney, the Government yesterday approved a number of Ambassadorial nominations, subject to agreement by the receiving States. The decision yesterday and an earlier decision by Government in February represent a significant re-shuffle of Ambassadors and Consuls General to take place this…

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Paul O’Donovan on being in control of his own destiny in business as an entrepreneur

Partnering with Paul O’Donovan & Associates allows you time to focus on your business, while they provide the accountancy solutions. Whatever stage in business you are at, they can help. They are a progressive accountancy practice with a broad base clientele ranging from individuals, sole traders, partnerships, to limited companies, providing a comprehensive range of…

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