Archive for 2015

Ireland/US Sister Summit launched as part of ‘Ireland 2016’ Programme

September 22nd, 2015

Dublin, 23rd September 2015 The Ireland US Sister City Summit was launched in Dublin yesterday by Ardmhéara Bhaile Átha Cliath, Críona Ní Dhálaigh and Lord Mayor of Belfast, Cllr Arder Carson. The Summit will begin in every county or city on the Island with the local programme for their USA Sister Cities and culminate in Dublin between April 22nd and 24th 2016.

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Miss You Already Special Fundraising Preview Screening

September 15th, 2015

On September 21st, Entertainment One will hold a very special charity fundraising preview screening of Miss You Already, starring Drew Barrymore and Toni Collette, in Light House Cinema with all proceeds going to benefit Irish Cancer Society’s Paint it Pink campaign.
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Irish Travel Agents Association Annual Conference 2015

September 7th, 2015

The 2015 Irish Travel Agents Association annual conference will take place in Jerez, Spain from the 1st – 4th October 2015.

Up to 150 travel professionals are expected to attend the conference, where a range of speakers will discuss past and future trends, business successes, planning for the future and the all important work life balance.
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No Escape opens in cinemas September 4th

August 21st, 2015

In No Escape (Cert 15a) witness Owen Wilson as you’ve never seen him before as the heroic father desperate to protect his family in this intense, fast-paced action thriller that will literally leave you breathless.

As he relocates his family to Asia, including beautiful wife Annie (Lake Bell) and their two young girls, Jack (Owen Wilson) has no idea of the terror that lies in store. Within days of their arrival, a violent political uprising has swept through the city and the family are on the run, frantically searching for safety as rebels mercilessly attack, immediately executing all foreigners.
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Pat Dawson CEO of the ITAA to receive Spanish award

August 18th, 2015

Pat Dawson, CEO if the ITAA, will later this year be awarded the Medal of the Order of Civil Merit at the behest of His Majesty King Felipe VI of Spain, at a ceremony hosted by the Spanish Ambassador to Ireland José María Rodríguez-Coso.

The Order of Civil Merit was established by King Alfonso XIII in 1926 to “reward the civic virtues of civil servants as well as the extraordinary services to the Nation of Spanish and foreign subjects.” Mr Dawson will be presented the accolade in recognition of his valuable work towards strengthening relations between Ireland and Spain, particularly in the area of Tourism.
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August 16th, 2015

It was an exciting and successful weekend of competitions, concerts, céilithe and sessions as the Comhaltas 64th Fleadh Cheoil na hÉireann was celebrated by an estimated 400,000 throughout Sligo. The biggest event to have ever been hosted in Sligo, organisers estimate that attendance was up 30% on the previous year. Sligo seemed to pulse with Irish rhythm and revelry as age-old traditions were celebrated by fresh generations.
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Sinister 2 unleashed in cinemas Friday August 21st

August 10th, 2015

Following the huge box office success of the chilling SINISTER, prepare to once again face the terrifying demon Bughuul, who is unleashed in cinemas on 21 August 2015 in SINISTER 2.

Courtney (Shannyn Sossamon) and her twin boys, Zach and Dylan, have moved into a seemingly idyllic secluded old house in an attempt to start a new life. But the building has a secret: it is the scene of a gruesome ritualistic murder which bears a striking resemblance to a series of family slayings that have taken place over the past fifty years.
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UCC Gala Screening of A Doctor’s Sword to honour Cork War Hero

August 1st, 2015

A special Gala screening of Gary Lennon and Bob Jackson’s A Doctor’s Sword will be hosted by UCC on Thursday 6th August ahead of the cinema release of the film on the 7th August.

A Doctor’s Sword tells the incredible story of Aidan MacCarthy, a UCC trained doctor from West Cork who survived some of the most harrowing episodes of World War II (including the atomic bombing of Nagasaki) and his family’s search to uncover the origin of the Japanese Samurai sword, which now resides in MacCarthy’s Bar in Castletownbere.
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ALONE express disappointment over Fair Deal Scheme review

July 20th, 2015

20th July 2015, Dublin  ALONE, the charity that provides services for older people in need, has today expressed disappointment at the scope of the Government’s Fair Deal Scheme review.

CEO of ALONE, Sean Moynihan said, “While we welcome the review and the fact that it introduced no increases for older people, we are disappointed that after three years there are no specific targets.  While the government have made a commitment to investigate further options of home supports and supportive housing, there are no measurable targets or concrete plans.”
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ALONE launch Home First Campaign 2015

June 22nd, 2015

“Why are we forcing older people out of their homes?”

ALONE, the charity that provides services for older people in need, have today launched their Home First Campaign 2015 raising the question, “Why are we forcing older people out of their homes?” ALONE are very concerned that a third of those in nursing home care, could live at home if they were supported to do so. The Programme for Government, the HSE Service Plan and the National Positive Ageing Strategy all support the concept of older people ageing at home but sufficient funds are not being invested to make it happen.
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