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Dolly Parton charity launches free book programme for children in Ireland

Dolly Parton’s dream to get children to develop a love of books and reading early in life is coming to Ireland – as her charity teams up with local partners to announce a free book-gifting programme. Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library (DPIL) works with local partners to gift books to young children across the world – and from today is making new books available free to all children aged 0-5 living in Dublin 24.

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Dublin 24

Expiry date: 

28/02/19

Outpatient eye-care waiting list remains unacceptable at 41,600

Optometrists call for cataracts scheme roll-out, children’s eye-care programme, prescribing rights and payments parity. 41,600 people were on the outpatient eye-care waiting list at the end of December 2018, with the list increasing from 39,900 at the end of 2017. 16,200 of these people were waiting more than a year and 10,500 more than 18 months. This is also up from 13,800 waiting more than a year and almost 7,600 more than 18 months at the end of 2017.

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Nationwide

Expiry date: 

28/02/19

Aldi Foróige Youth Citizenship Awards 2019

Have you carried out a project that benefits your local community? Do you want to do something that makes a positive difference to the world? If the answer is yes, and you are aged 10-18 years old, then the Aldi Foróige Youth Citizenship Awards are for you.  Foróige works with one in ten young people across Ireland, and the Aldi Foróige Youth Citizenship Programme aims to empower young people to truly look at the world around them and make the decision to make it a better place.

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Nationwide

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06/03/19

Sonya Lennon invites men to ‘campaign visibly’ for workplace equality this International Women’s Day

Men are 50% of the story in the campaign for workplace equality. That’s according to Sonya Lennon, founder of Dress for Success Dublin, the charity that supports women to achieve economic independence. Launching Dress for Success Dublin’s annual International Women’s Day campaign, Ms. Lennon said: “Workplace equality isn’t about pitting men against women. It’s about everyone in the workplace acknowledging the many benefits that equality and diversity bring.

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Nationwide

Expiry date: 

08/03/19

Women's Aid has launched its #TooIntoYou National Public Information and Awareness Campaign

Women's Aid has launched its #TooIntoYou National Public Information and Awareness Campaign. The three week long poster and social media advertising campaign runs from 14th February to 8th March (International Women's Day). As you know new laws brought at the start of the year under the Domestic Violence Act 2018 mean that women experiencing abuse in dating relationships can now apply for Safety and Protection orders.

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Nationwide

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08/03/19

Our World Irish Aid Awards, 2019

The 2019 Our World Irish Aid Award theme ‘Leave No One Behind,' invites primary teachers and pupils to learn about the Global Goals and the work of Irish Aid in partner countries. Schools are supported with: Child-friendly resources, like the very popular 12-page pupil’s magazine. Curriculum-linked teaching materials to help teachers deliver across the primary curriculum areas. An easy to use website with further information and project ideas.

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Nationwide

Expiry date: 

14/03/19

87% of Irish adults believe that private childminders should be Garda vetted

Second annual Childcare Barometer shows continued high public support for early years education & care. 87% of Irish adults believe childminders should be Garda vetted and have basic First Aid and other training, the Early Childhood Ireland Childcare Barometer 2019 has shown. The proposal carried extensive support across all demographics surveyed for the second edition of the annual poll.

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Nationwide

Expiry date: 

15/03/19

Comic Relief 2019

Following the last two phenomenal Paddy’s Night gigs the cream of Irish comedy is once again gathering at the 3Arena on March 17th to raise much needed funds via Comic Relief for domestic causes and Irish international aid agencies who are tackling refugee issues and the homelessness crisis.

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Dublin

Expiry date: 

17/03/19