Zuni opens the kitchen door to returning award-winning chef, Michael Thomas

Award-winning chef Michael Thomas has been appointed as the new Head Chef at Kilkenny’s Zuni restaurant, bar and hotel. Michael, who is originally from Loughboy, has made the move back to his home after spending four years as Head Chef of Waterford Castle Hotel. Since training in Waterford Institute of Technology, Michael went on to…

Minister Denis Naughten has launched the new Digital Assist pilot initiative with An Post

“Digital Assist is a Government funded service offering unique access for people to Government websites and information in 10 post offices across the country,” stated Minister for Communications, Climate Action and Environment Denis Naughten, as he unveiled the first kiosk unit as part of the new Digital Assist initiative today. “With €80,000 in funding provided,…

Ibec publishes latest Local Economic Indicators report with interesting findings

Ibec, the group that represents Irish business, launched Local Economic Indicators 2018: Doing Business Locally. The annual report measures data from across eight regions and in all 31 local authorities. Local Economic Indicators 2018 is an evidenced-based report compiled from publicly available data. It provides insights for future policy planning in relation to eight categories: population,…

Minister Josepha Madigan TD launches 2018 Hard Working Class Heroes

The Minister for Culture, Heritage and the Gaeltacht, Josepha Madigan TD recently launched this year’s Hard Working Class Heroes (HWCH) showcase and conference. This annual event attracts key members of the global music industry to Ireland to engage with new and emerging Irish music in some of Dublin’s best live music venues. The HWCH conference…

Irish Chamber Orchestra presents ‘Night Music’ this October

The Irish Chamber Orchestra presents its music in many guises, creating extraordinary music experiences collaborating across the genres with ballet, aerial dance, opera, theatre, trad, DJ and club, rock and now jazz, in its quest to dazzle audiences. The Irish Chamber Orchestra visits glór in Ennis on Thursday October 18, Siamsa Tire, Tralee Friday October 19 and Monkstown Parish Church, Dublin in association with the Pavilion Theatre…

Record Year for Munster’s Food Culture and Festivals by Miceál O’Hurley

Shannagary – Michelin Star winning chef Myrtle Allen, who passed away this summer, lived long enough to see the fruits of the food culture she inspired reach throughout Ireland.  A one-time Vice President of the Munster Region of Macra na Feirme, Allen revolutionised Irish restaurants by concentrating on locally produced, artisanal fare and changing her menus daily…

Tyndall National Institute secures record €7 million in Horizon 2020 funding

As one of Europe’s leading research centres and Ireland’s national institute for high-tech hardware, Tyndall has been awarded over €7 million for research projects in the European Commission’s Horizon 2020 programme. Tyndall secured €5.4 million in its own right and facilitated a further €1.83 million for five Irish partner companies in eight EU-wide technology innovation projects. This is…