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Pennie McGonagle Minister of State Joe McHugh invites journalists to apply to the Simon Cumbers Media Fund to report on development issues
By: | Featured, Press Releases | 16th March 2017
PRESS RELEASE Thursday, 16th March 2017  Minister of State Joe McHugh invites journalists to apply to the Simon Cumbers Media Fund to report on development issues Minister of State for the Diaspora and International Development Joe McHugh TD has announced that journalists and media professionals interested in reporting on global development issues can now apply for funding under the summer 2017 round of the Simon Cumbers Media Fund. The Fund,…
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Louise Archbold Africa Day 2017 short-story and poetry competition seeks to discover new writing talent
By: | Africa Day, Featured, Press Releases | 9th March 2017
PRESS RELEASE Thursday, 9th March 2017 Africa Day 2017 short-story and poetry competition seeks to discover new writing talent – Irish Aid and The Irish Times join forces to promote aspiring, emerging and established writers – Mr. Joe McHugh TD, Minister of State for the Diaspora and International Development today (09.03.17) announced that Irish Aid has again teamed up with The Irish Times on an African-themed short story and poetry…
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David O'Donnell Ireland’s most exciting designer-makers showcase work at ‘Shape the Future’ exhibition at NCAD Dublin
By: | Featured, Press Releases | 3rd March 2017
The National College of Art and Design (NCAD), Dublin, has launched the ‘Shape the Future’ exhibition, which provides a chance to see new work by twenty of Ireland’s most exciting and creative designer-makers. The exhibition explores how craft and design shape our cultural identity. The designer-makers featured in the exhibition have been awarded Design & Crafts Council of Ireland’s Future Makers prizes and development funding over the past seven years. The…
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Robert Higgins Journalism fund launched to support investigative reporting of the refugee crisis
By: | Featured, Press Releases | 1st March 2017
The Mary Raftery Journalism Fund (MRJF) has launched the Refugee Crisis Media Fund, with the support of the Tony Ryan Trust, at an event held at EPIC Ireland, The Irish Emigration Museum. The fund was established to provide support to journalists and media professionals who wish to investigate the refugee crisis in Europe and the impact of the arrival and integration of refugees in Ireland. The Fund is open to…
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David O'Donnell Rape Crisis Centres trusted contact point for sexual violence survivors
By: | Featured, Press Releases | 19th December 2016
PRESS RELEASE Monday, 19th December 2016 Rape Crisis Centres trusted contact point for sexual violence survivors -Rape Crisis Network Ireland launches annual report for 2015- 13,208 Helpline contacts in 2015: 76 per cent were voice calls, ranging from 1 minute to 1.5 hours. 67 per cent of survivors were subjected to other forms of violence (physical, emotional, psychological). One in ten were subjected to sexual violence in both childhood and…
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Laura Harmon Housing charity sees 54 per cent increase in calls about tenancy issues
By: | Press Releases, Threshold | 13th December 2016
PRESS RELEASE Tuesday, 13th December 2016 Housing charity sees 54 per cent increase in calls about tenancy issues Skyrocketing rents and insecure tenancies are the main proximate causes of the homelessness crisis that Ireland is currently facing – that’s according to national housing charity Threshold, which launched its annual report for 2015 today (13.12.16). The number of people contacting the charity for advice and queries about their tenancy rose by…
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Louise Archbold Minister McHugh launches Simon Cumbers Media Fund 2017 Student Scheme
By: | Clients, Press Releases, Simon Cumbers Media Fund | 23rd November 2016
PRESS RELEASE  Wednesday, 23rd November 2016 Minister McHugh launches Simon Cumbers Media Fund 2017 Student Scheme offering students the opportunity to report from developing world for national media outlets  Fund teams up with The Irish Times, Newstalk and TheJournal.ie to provide funding and mentorship Minister of State for Diaspora and International Development, Joe McHugh TD today (23.11.16) launched the Simon Cumbers Media Fund 2017 Student Scheme. Through its Student Scheme,…
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Laura Harmon Consortium representing Irish research libraries launches its first strategy
By: | Clients, Events, Press Releases | 23rd November 2016
PRESS RELEASE Tuesday, 22nd November 2016  Irish research libraries to boost access to collections and increase international collaboration  New strategy to make national online catalogue available in line with international standards  The Consortium of National and University Libraries (CONUL) has today (22.11.16) launched its Strategy 2016-2019, entitled ‘Ireland’s Memory, Ireland’s Discovery’. The Consortium’s first strategy aims to make a significant impact in the education sector and includes a plan for…
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Sebastian Enke Explore Your Archive 2016 launched
By: | Press Releases | 17th November 2016
PRESS RELEASE Thursday, 17th November 2016 Explore Your Archive campaign invites public to discover treasures held in national and local collections  The Archives and Records Association, Ireland (ARAI) has today (17.11.16) launched its fourth annual Explore Your Archive week, a campaign to increase awareness of the essential role of archives in society. Run jointly with the Archives and Records Association in the UK, archives services will open their vaults and…
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Louise Archbold ‘Beyond Leaving’ exhibition opens to public
By: | Clients, DHR News, Featured, Press Releases | 15th November 2016
PRESS RELEASE Monday, 14th November 2016 ‘Beyond Leaving’ exhibition explores ‘new’ lives of recent Irish emigrants The National Library of Ireland (NLI)’s National Photographic Archive has just officially launched ‘Beyond Leaving’, the final part of a suite of works by Dublin-based photographer David Monahan that revolve around the most recent wave of emigration from Ireland. The exhibition takes a close look at a small group of those who left Ireland…
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