Archive for 2017

Holiday World Show launches largest ever Home Holiday Pavilion for 2018

December 15th, 2017

Minister of State for Tourism launches pavilion for show in RDS Dublin, January 26th-28th

Discover a variety of breathtaking Irish holiday destinations at Holiday World Show, taking place in the RDS Simmonscourt from Friday 26th January to Sunday 28th January 2018. The show’s largest ever Home Holiday Pavilion was launched in Dublin today by Brendan Griffin, T.D. Minister of State for Tourism.
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December 13th, 2017

The nation’s movie critics have spoken. The members of the Dublin Film Critics Circle have, for the 11th year, selected their favourite works of 2017.  In common with many awarding bodies, Dunkirk was a clear favourite, as was Christopher Nolan, who was named Best Director.  Second placed Get Out polled strongly in the Best Film category, with a tally that, numerically, would have won any of the previous annual polls.

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ITAA responds to planned strike by Ryanair pilots

December 12th, 2017

The Irish Travel Agents Association (ITAA) has expressed its concern at today’s announcement that Ryanair pilots, who are members of the Irish Airline Pilots’ Association (IALPA), plan to strike on Wednesday 20th December.

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No one should be ALONE this Christmas

November 21st, 2017

Vincent Browne asks public to reach out to thousands of older people spending Christmas alone

ALONE, the charity that supports older people to age at home, today launched their Christmas campaign which asks individuals to support the work of ALONE by volunteering and donating, and for older people experiencing isolation and loneliness to get in touch with ALONE to avail of one of it’s services. At the launch of the campaign former broadcaster and journalist Vincent Browne urged members of the public to offer friendship and support to those living alone.
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Baz launches ALONE & An Post’s ‘Do One Thing’ Christmas Campaign

November 16th, 2017

Make Christmas less lonely by sending a card to an older person living alone

This Christmas, ALONE, the charity that supports older people to age at home, has partnered with An Post for its ‘Do One Thing’ campaign. Baz Ashmawy launched the campaign which encourages members of the public to reach out to older people experiencing loneliness by sending them a personalised An Post card.

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ALONE: The First 40 Years – Minister Jim Daly launches book celebrating ALONE’s significant anniversary

November 8th, 2017

A new book on the history of ALONE, the charity that supports older people to age at home, was launched yesterday evening in the National Library of Ireland, Kildare Street, by Minister of State at the Department of Health Jim Daly T.D., who has special responsibility for Mental Health and Older People.

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November 8th, 2017

Entertainment One are thrilled to share with you the first trailer for the highly anticipated film THE POST, where Academy Award winning director Steven Spielberg helms a powerhouse cast including Oscar winners Meryl Streep and Tom Hanks.
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Voting for the Irish Travel Industry Awards 2018 now open

November 7th, 2017

The Irish Travel Agents Association (ITAA) is excited to announce that voting for the 2018 Irish Travel Industry Awards in association with Aer Lingus is now open.  The Irish Travel Industry Awards, now in their eight-year, are the premier awards for suppliers and agents in the travel industry in Ireland. They will take place in the historic Round Room at the Mansion House Dublin on Thursday, 25th January 2018.

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42% increase in number of older people using befriending service

November 3rd, 2017

Results of ALONE 2016 Annual Report released

ALONE, the charity that supports older people to age at home, released its 2016 Annual Report today which showed a 42% increase in the number of people availing of ALONE’s Befriending Service.

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ITAA issues advice for Irish tourists travelling to Catalonia

October 31st, 2017

The Irish Travel Agents Association (ITAA) has issued advice to Irish holidaymakers travelling to Catalonia in Spain following the action taken by Spanish prime minister, Mariano Rajoy, to impose direct rule on Catalonia after the region officially declared independence from Spain last week.

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