Entries by Anne Ryder


Dublin Samaritans’ Volunteers double their hours to cope with pandemic pressure EVERY six minutes someone in distress phones Dublin Samaritans. The ‘listening’ service provides a lifeline to thousands of people in Ireland each year who are troubled, in distress, struggling to cope, or at risk of suicide. Run by volunteers, many have doubled their listening hours to […]

Top Toys to Manage Pets’ Fitness

Petmania has launched its fifth annual Operation TransPAWmation amid evidence that pandemic pets are piling on the pounds. The free eight-week health and wellbeing programme is run online with weekly updates, a food diary, exercise and diet tips plus exclusive advice from small animal Vet, Carol Doyle for those who register for free before March 31st.


Family Carers Ireland (FCI) has teamed up with Ireland’s favourite cook and blogger, The Wonky Spatula, to get the nation FLIPPING FOR FAMILY CARERS! The event starts LIVE on Family Carers Ireland’s Facebook via the Carers’ Coffee Club on (Pancake) Tuesday, 16th February at 11am with The Wonky Spatula, Nicola Halloran. This will be a […]

Fat cats and doggone puppy fat – Is your pet putting on a paunch?

Pictured : Carol Doyle, Small Animal Vet and Ambassador for Petmania’s Operation TransPAWmation with Petmania Portlaoise Puppy of the Year 2020 Kyra. Image credit: Jeff Harvey  Petmania launch fifth annual Operation TransPAWmation As Petmania launches the fifth annual Operation TransPAWmation there is evidence that pandemic pooches have been piling on the pounds. A UK based Cat Protection charity found1 that one in […]

Ireland’s largest specialist pet-retailer to open in Sligo

Petmania opens new store – 11 jobs for Sligo IRISH owned pet-retailer, Petmania is set to open a new mega-store and grooming studio in Sligo town in April 2021. The expansion of Ireland’s largest pet-retail stores will see at least 11 new positions for the county, bring the total number employed by the company to almost 200 jobs. The new […]

Family Carers Ireland Launches FREE eLearning Courses for Family Carers

FAMILY Carers Ireland – the national charity representing Ireland’s 500,000 family carers, has launched a suite of free eLearning courses which aims to provide information and guidance to those caring for loved ones at home. The courses, which can be accessed through www.familycarers.ie, cover five key aspects of caring: Self-care Coping with Grief Nutrition and […]


Pictured L-R Andrew Tobin, Gunter Bayer Paul Delahunty Irish ’private cloud’ company, Stryve, has signed a three year contract with Zevas Communications, a leading customer-contact solutions provider. Established in 2001, Zevas Communications has customers across Europe, Asia and North America, serving a range of industries including telecommunications and financial services. Zevas provides sales, Customer Experience and contend moderation using innovative […]