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Petmania Launches Operation TransPAWmation as survey reveals worrying statistics

Petmania Ireland has launched its annual Operation TransPAWmation campaign in association with Royal Canin. The campaign runs throughout February and March in Petmania stores nationwide. It aims to reduce obesity in pets, encourage healthier habits and transform pet’s lives.  According to Royal Canin experts, obesity in dogs is a growing epidemic with three in five […]

Family Carers Ireland launches ‘Family Carers Canvass Card’ ahead of GE2020

  Five key questions for Caring Candidates Family Carers Ireland has launched its ‘Family Carers Canvass Card’.  The campaign entitled ‘No one Should Have to Care Alone’ is calling on electoral candidates and the community to prioritise family carers in the next Government. Family Carers Ireland is appealing to communities to make their voice count and challenge candidates to […]

2000 voiceless people stuck in institutions despite promise to move them to community setting by 2018 

Inclusion Ireland demand that budget and community facilities be put in place for these people who have been left behind In 2011, the HSE published ‘A Time to Move on From Congregated Settings – a Strategy for Community Inclusion’. The report painted a distressing picture of 4000 people with intellectual disabilities living isolated lives in […]

Leadership in Sport – Lessons for Leaders

Leadership in Sport – Lessons for Leaders  Corporate event to raise funds for Kilkenny Sporting Centre of Excellence   ‘Leadership in Sport – Lessons for Leaders’, now in its fourth year, the successful business networking event was launched this week at the Leinster Rugby Headquarters and Training Facility in Belfield, Dublin.The corporate lunch, hosted by Newstalk’s […]

New Year Free Puppy Classes for New Pet Parents

9,800 dogs entered pounds across Ireland According to the latest dog control statistics issued by the Government*, over 9,800 dogs entered pounds across Ireland last year. The animals were seized, strays or surrendered to 31 official dog pounds which are run by local authorities.  In Galway 519 dogs entered the dog pound and of those, 120 […]

No one should have to care alone this Christmas – Family Carers Ireland

Ireland’s 355,000 family carers need a helping hand from family, friends, community and State  While Christmas is a time of goodwill and festivities for most, the burden on those caring for their loved ones at home is greatly increased with the majority of schools, residential care centres and support networks closed. Family Carers Ireland’s National […]

NETWATCH NATIONAL CARER OF THE YEAR ANNOUNCED

Family Carers Ireland recognises remarkable carers at annual awards ceremony  The 2019 Netwatch National Carer of the Year and four regional Young Carers of the Year for 2019 were announced today at a gala awards ceremony held in the Westin Hotel, Dublin.  Broadcasters and patrons of Family Carers Ireland Marty Whelan and Mary Kennedy presented […]

F-F-F-Freezing Furry Friends

Top-five tips for helping your animal this winter. It’s officially winter.  With temperatures set to plummet across the South East over the weekend, it is not just us humans that are affected but also our four-legged friends. Irish pet retailer, Petmania are highlighting the importance of helping your animal to adapt to colder conditions.  To manage […]

Experience The Magic of Food The Waterford Way

Waterford, the hidden ‘food-lovers’ gem of Ireland is inviting you to experience the magic of Food the Waterford Way.  Named Ireland’s top ‘Foodie Destination’ for  2019, the network of food producers, top-chefs and quality restaurants have a spectacular line-up of events, dining experiences, tours, tasters and festivals to celebrate this extraordinary accolade. The prestigious title […]

PAYING THE PRICE: THE HIDDEN IMPACTS OF CARING

New report shows family carers expected to fill gaps in health and social care system, regardless of personal toll “How can I keep doing this day after day? I’m so tired I feel like I’ll drive off the road… I’m afraid he will seriously hurt me. I need help for when he is aggressive—some sort […]