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EY Ireland has announced its exclusive sponsorship of the newly formed Irish Hockey League. The all-island EY Irish Hockey League will see 20 of Ireland’s top male and female clubs compete to become league champions over a 19 week-season. The first match of the league will take place in September 2015 with the final set for April 2016. “By supporting the highest performing teams in the sporting arena, as exemplified by the Irish Hockey League, we hope to expand on our own strategy to inspire effective and engaged teaming within our firm,” said EY Ireland managing partner, Mike McKerr. “We are delighted to have EY as the sponsor of the new EY Irish…

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Aer Lingus named official airline partner to the IRFU

Aer Lingus and the IRFU have agreed a three-year partnership that will see the airline flying players, management and support staff around Europe as they take part in the RBS 6 Nations Championships and other international tournaments. As the official airline of the Irish Rugby team, Aer Lingus will re-name one of its aircraft Green Spirit which will be transformed with IRFU and player branding. This aircraft will be unveiled in early May 2015 while a second plane will be branded in similar livery as the team sets off to the World Cup in England and Wales in September. In addition, players from each of the four Irish provinces will…

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The Dublin Bay Prawn Festival has been launched in the fishing village of Howth. The final preparations are now in place for the food festival, which takes place in Howth Harbour from 24–26 April. Now in its fifth year, the three-day Dublin Bay Prawn Festival has grown into one of the largest festivals in Ireland, popular with foodies and families alike. Local restaurants, bars and cafés will join to host a variety of food experiences, including the main attraction, a ‘Food Village’ serving the freshest seafood and the iconic Dublin Bay prawn, cooked every way imaginable in a marquee on the harbour on Saturday and Sunday afternoon. The festival will open…

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Plenty of people each year fall foul of airport regulations. No more than 100ml of liquids can be taken in hand luggage – that means tins and jars of food, including anything from baked beans to maple syrup and jam to chocolate spread. London City Airport has revealed the most common food items confiscated from passengers who haven’t read the rules and the top five confiscated items are jam or marmalade, Marmite, Golden Syrup, Nutella and Heinz Baked Beans. However, the airport does not let the grub go to waste and has donated 300 items collected between January and March 2015 – with a combined value of more than €1,200…

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TV3 Group has announced that its new channel TV3+1 will commence broadcasting on the Sky platform on channel 117 in the Sky Electronic Programme Guide (EPG). TV3+1 launched on UPC Channel 119 last year giving viewers a second opportunity to see TV3 shows. Broadcasting 24 hours a day, TV3+1 provides a full delayed one-hour feed of the main TV3 service. “We are delighted to be launching TV3+1 on the Sky platform and that the channel will now be available in so many Sky homes throughout the country,” said Niall Cogley, TV3’s director of broadcasting. “We also look forward to launching our TV3 HD service on Sky this summer in advance…

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CoderDojo Coolest Projects launches free public event in RDS

The CoderDojo Coolest Projects has launched a free public event in RDS. On 13 June young coders from Ireland and around the world will fly in to the biggest Coolest Projects Awards yet at the RDS to showcase their IT skills. Attendants are being told to expect cool apps, games, websites, robots and ‘hacks’ to make people’s lives run better. Coolest Projects 2015 offers coders aged seven to 17 the chance to submit individual or group projects using their creativity and skills with computer languages and hardware. Karina Corbett

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McDonald’s Restaurants of Ireland has officially launched Free Breakfast Friday, which will see the company give away 40,000 Egg McMuffins for free on Friday, 27 March. Research carried out to celebrate Free Breakfast Friday has revealed that Ireland is a nation of egg lovers, with 62pc of people voting eggs their favourite breakfast menu item, ahead of sausages at 20pc and bacon at 18pc. Love/Hate star Tom Vaughan-Lawlor has been named Ireland’s dream breakfast companion. The actor, best known for his role as Nidge, fought off competition, beating Jamie Dornan, Imelda May, Roz Purcell and Stephanie Roche. When it comes to the most important meal of the day almost half…

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The Public Relations Consultants Association (PRCA) has elected Sharon Murphy as chairman. She takes over the role from Nigel Heneghan, managing director of Heneghan PR. Murphy, who’s a director at Wilson Hartnell, has over 16 years’ experience in consumer and brand PR. She’s originally from Cork, is a UCD graduate and has an MA in public relations from the Dublin Institute of Technology, a diploma in strategic management from the University of Cambridge and a certificate in social media from the Public Relations Institute of Ireland. Murphy joined the board of the Public Relations Consultants Association (PRCA) in 2012. She described being elected chairman as a great honour. “The PR…

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Claire Solon, second vice-president of the SCSI and Pauline Daly, president of the SCSI

The Society of Chartered Surveyors Ireland (SCSI) has launched its first ever TV ad campaign, which will kick off this week. It has said many employers in the property and construction sector are having difficulty filling posts. 
One of the main purposes of the ad is to show the diversity of the profession in the property, land and construction sectors to the wider public. It will also show young people the variety of career choices, which exist within surveying and hopefully encourage them to consider the profession as a career choice. The SCSI is hoping to capitalise on a resurgence of interest in careers in property, land and construction, which…

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The deadline for the 2015 Eircom Junior Spider Awards is approaching and primary and post primary schools across Ireland have just a matter of weeks to submit their projects. The awards, established to highlight how the students embrace the internet, also mark the innovative ways it is used both in school and in their daily lives. Similar to previous years, they are divided into three main categories: the Mega Spiders aimed at primary level; and the Giga and Tera Spiders, which are aimed at post primary level. The Giga Spiders are open to first-year to third-year students and the Tera Spiders are open to fourth-year to sixth-year students. For the…

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