Rounding of one and two cent coins has begun
The scheme aimed at reducing the number of one and two cent coins in circulation in Ireland has begun. As of today, customers will have their change rounded to the nearest five cents. According to The Central Bank rounding will only be used in cash transactions.
It will be conducted on a voluntary basis, meaning customers can opt out and ask for the exact change. One and two cent coins will remain legal tender.Read
The Folks At Leap Card Need A Geography Lesson…
The folks over at Leap Card Ireland recently brought out a new TV ad showing the cities where you can now use the service – Waterford, Cork, Dublin, Wexford, Galway and Limerick.Read
Irish Government set to review WHO study linking processed meat and cancer
The Department of Health has referred the World Health Organization (WHO) study on links between the consumption of processed meats and cancer to its own experts as well as the Food Safety Authority of Ireland. In a statement tonight the department said the research “will feed into the review of healthy eating guidelines currently being undertaken by the Health Promotion Unit of the Department”.Read
Waterford Stanley reduced losses last year to under €1m
Waterford Stanley, the south-east cooker manufacturer, which is owned by the Aga Rangemaster group, has narrowed its losses over the last year to just below €1 million, according to accounts recently released.
The company, which was bought by Aga in 2005, employs roughly 100 staff in Waterford, where it produced its first range cooker 80 years ago.Read
Tayto, Hunky Dory’s, Perri & King No Longer Irish
The founder of the Meath-based Largo Foods, has agreed to sell his last shares in the company that owns Tayto, Hunky Dory, Perri and King crisps..
Ray Coyle will remain as chairman of Largo Foods until 2017 at least, but it has been confirmed he will sell his 25pc stake in Largo to Germany’s Intersnack, which has the right to buy his shares as part of the deal which gave it majority control of the group nine years ago.Read
Prayers have been said for drowned honeymooners John and Lynette Rodgers in Co Down
Prayers have been said for honeymooners John and Lynette Rodgers at the church where they exchanged wedding vows little over a week ago.
Assistant minister Stephen Lowry said the congregation at First Holywood Presbyterian had been plunged into “intensive grief”. Speaking in front of almost 200 parishioners, many of whom knew the 26-year-old bride since she was a child, the minister told of their immense heartache at a “terrible loss”.Read
Ireland men’s hockey team qualify for Rio 2016 Olympic Games
Ireland men’s hockey team have qualified for the Rio 2016 Olympic Games after Australia beat New Zealand 3-2 in the Oceania Cup final on Sunday.
Australia’s success left a place for Ireland as the team who ranked highest at the Hockey World League semi-finals in July, who had not already qualified. Ireland finished fifth at the Antwerp event and are the 11th team to qualify.Read
Medics are asking for a national emergency to be declared in hospitals
Medics are calling on the Government to declare a national emergency in our hospitals.
The Irish Medical Organisation is accusing the Coalition of showing more concern over the emigration of boxing coach Billy Walsh than a generation of emigrating doctors.Read
Irish Special Forces win international sniper competition
The Irish Special Forces unit with the Defence Force has won an international sniper competition in the United States. The Army Ranger Wing won both the international and overall categories in the United States Sniper Competition in Fort Benning, Georgia.Read
Elderly bus driver killed after road crash in Ardmore, Co Waterford
Tributes have been made to a bus driver who was killed after a crash in Co Waterford on Tuesday night. Seamus McCarthy, in his 70s, died after an accident on the N25 at Grange, Ardmore at around 10.10pm.Read