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16 Days of Action Opposing Violence against Women

The 16 Days Campaign Opposing Violence against Women is an important opportunity to raise awareness and call for changes at an international, national and local level. Groups from all over Ireland and from countries all over the world stand united during this campaign period running from the 25th of November to the 10th of December every year, to highlight violence against women and to send a strong message out to our communities that this is not acceptable, that women and children have a right to live lives free from violence and abuse and fear within their own homes and in their relationships.

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Nationwide

Expiry date: 

10/12/18

New report to highlight complex social challenges faced by long-term methadone treatment participants

The complex social challenges faced by long-term participants on methadone maintenance treatment will be highlighted in a new research report commissioned by Dún Laoghaire Rathdown Drug and Alcohol Task Force (DLRDATF). The report will be launched by Minister of State for Higher Education, Mary Mitchell O’Connor TD, this coming Monday, 10th December.

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Dun Laoghaire, Co Dublin

Expiry date: 

10/12/18

Government launches First 5, A Whole-of-Government Strategy for Babies, Young Children and their Families

The Government has unveiled ‘First 5’, Ireland’s first ever cross-Departmental strategy to support babies, young children and their families. The ambitious ten-year plan will deliver: 1. A broader range of options for parents to balance working and caring, 2. A new model of parenting support, 3. New developments in child health, including a dedicated child health workforce, 4.  Reform of the Early Learning and Care (ELC) system, including a new funding model & 5. A package of measures to tackle early childhood poverty.

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Nationwide

Expiry date: 

11/12/18

Initiative launched to increase breastfeeding in Tallaght

A breastfeeding initiative has been launched in Tallaght to encourage women to breastfeed and to highlight the many benefits to the infant and mother’s health. The initiative is being rolled out following figures released by the HSE earlier this year which showed a stark difference in rates across Dublin. As part of the drive community settings and organisations are being asked to display a Tallaght Welcomes Breastfeeding sticker to assure mums that they are very welcome to breastfeed in that location and can feel comfortable in doing so.

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Dublin 24

Expiry date: 

12/12/18

IYMAs Volume 11 storms the charts and highlights the future talent of Ireland

Youth Work Ireland’s Irish Youth Music Awards (IYMAs) is very excited to announce that IYMAs Volume 11 has stormed the Irish charts and landed at number 3 in the Irish compilation charts. IYMAs volume 11 features tracks from Youth Work Ireland Galway’s representing team, as they are the recipient region of the IYMAs programme for a third year in a row, along with Róise McHugh from Youth Action Northern Ireland Belfast who was selected as the IYMAs Lil Red songwriter award recipient.

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Nationwide

Expiry date: 

14/12/18

Irish Research Council announce 2018 ‘Researchers of the Year’

The winners of the Irish Research Council 2018 ‘Researcher of the Year’ awards have been revealed. Now in their second year, the Researcher of the Year awards recognise and commend the very best of the Council’s current awardees or alumni working in academia, industry, civic society or the public sector.

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Nationwide

Expiry date: 

18/12/18

Irish Research Council welcomes €12 million in EU funding for six Irish research projects

The Irish Research Council has welcomed the announcement that six Irish research projects have been granted a total of €12m by the European Research Council (ERC). The funding announced is part of the Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme. The announcement of the 2018 ERC ‘consolidator’ research awards is worth €573 million and has been granted to a total of 291 awardees across 20 countries.

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Nationwide

Expiry date: 

21/12/18

Petition: The Liberties needs a sports pitch NOT a big waste depot

Don't build a big waste depot behind St Catherine's Sports Centre, near the Guinness Storehouse. Instead, build a big sports pitch for people living or working nearby. This is the last plot of derelict land in The Liberties, that can fit a big grass sports pitch for team games like Football, Hurling or Rugby.

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Liberties, Dublin

Expiry date: 

21/12/18

Healthy Ireland Survey 2018

A new focus in the 2018 survey is on the key health issues and the differences between more affluent and more deprived areas; in deprived areas 26% smoke, 43% binge drink, and 33% have long standing illnesses compared those in more affluent areas where 16% smoke, 33% binge drink, and 24% have long standing illnesses.

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Nationwide

Expiry date: 

30/12/18

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