Brewery founders receive knighthoods

COMPLETE with all the pomp and ceremony you’d expect, Bart Adons and Cillian Ó Moráin of Mescan Brewery were officially knighted and became part of the Confrérie van de Hasseltse Jenever. A crowd of 120,000 people flocked into the Flemish town of Hasselt for the annual Jeneverfest. (Jenever is the Flemish word for the spirit […]

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Stay Safe this Halloween

Halloween is a great event that the whole family can enjoy. However, the increase in pedestrian activity creates a significant risk of traffic accidents. Large numbers of young people will be out after dark, often unaccompanied. They are likely to be caught up in the excitement of trick or treating, chatting with their friends, and […]

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€43m in advance farm payments

Rural and Community Development Minister Michael Ring has revealed that more than €43m has been paid out to 10,119 Mayo farmers under advance payments of the 2018 Basic Payments Scheme (BPS). Mr Ring said he was delighted that so many Mayo farmers would benefit from these early payments. “These payments are a vital support for farmers across the sector in maximizing cash flow and are particularly […]

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Mayo apprentices graduate with Mayo, Sligo and Leitrim ETB

GRADUATING apprentices from Mayo, Sligo and Leitrim, who recently completed their apprenticeship, have been presented with their Advanced Certificate Craft. The event was co-hosted by SOLAS and Mayo, Sligo and Leitrim ETB. Speaking at the presentation, Deputy Tony McLoughlin, Sligo-Leitrim, spoke of the high quality of the Irish apprenticeship system, the growing demand for people with […]

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