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Eleanor McGovern Simon Cumbers Media Fund seeks to harness budding journalists’ interest in development issues by facilitating assignment to Africa and Vietnam
By: | DHR News, Featured, Simon Cumbers Media Fund | 20th February 2018
 PRESS RELEASE Monday, 19th February 2018 Simon Cumbers Media Fund seeks to harness budding journalists’ interest in development issues by facilitating assignment to Africa and Vietnam Student Scheme open to third level students from all faculties The Simon Cumbers Media Fund is now seeking applications from third level students interested in reporting on development issues for a national media outlet. The Student Scheme is teaming up with Newstalk and TheJournal.ie…
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Eleanor McGovern Immersive theatrical experience ‘F.A.T.D.A.D.’ comes to The Complex
By: | Featured, Press Releases | 6th February 2018
PRESS RELEASE Tuesday, 6th February Immersive theatrical experience ‘F.A.T.D.A.D.’ comes to The Complex Promenade set allows audience to become immersed in scenes as they unfold The Complex will host the world premiere of Anthony Goulding’s new play ‘F.A.T. D.A.D.’ from Thursday, 15th February to Sunday, 25th February. The play tells the story of the profound impact a teacher and hunger striker had on his pupils in the Smithfield area during…
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Stephen Moloney IPRT report calls for abolition of solitary confinement in Ireland
By: | Featured, Press Releases | 2nd February 2018
PRESS RELEASE Friday, 2nd February 2018 IPRT report calls for abolition of solitary confinement in Ireland Holding prisoners in isolation in excess of 22 hours and for extended periods of time must be abolished due to the harm this can cause to prisoners’ mental health. That’s according to Executive Director of the Irish Penal Reform Trust (IPRT), Deirdre Malone, who was speaking today (02.02.18) at the launch of an IPRT…
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Stephen Moloney Heritage Council launches programme for European Year of Cultural Heritage 2018
By: | Featured, Press Releases | 29th January 2018
 PRESS RELEASE Monday, 29th January 2018 Heritage Council launches programme for European Year of Cultural Heritage 2018 Irish people have a stronger sense of pride in their local heritage sites, and are more likely to engage in a traditional activity – such as playing music or dancing – compared with EU counterparts. That’s according to a Eurobarometer survey, commissioned by the European Commission, which compares the attitudes of Europeans to…
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Eleanor McGovern Bob Geldof’s Band Aid Trust donates archive to the National Library of Ireland
By: | Featured, Press Releases | 5th January 2018
PRESS RELEASE Wednesday, 20th December 2017 Bob Geldof’s Band Aid Trust donates archive to the National Library of Ireland Taoiseach describes donation as ‘a huge gift to the State’ The National Library of Ireland (NLI) is to bring the Band Aid archive to a worldwide audience with plans to digitise a vast collection of letters, photographs and charity records from the iconic 1984 fundraiser. Band Aid founder, Bob Geldof, and…
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Eleanor McGovern National Library announces details of major Heaney exhibition
By: | DHR News, Featured, Press Releases | 8th December 2017
PRESS RELEASE  Tuesday, 5th December 2017 National Library announces details of major Heaney exhibition “Seamus Heaney: Listen Now Again” to open in summer 2018 Details of “Seamus Heaney: Listen Now Again”, a major international exhibition that will tell the story of the work of the Nobel Laureate and one of Ireland’s most loved writers, were announced this evening (05.12.17) at a reception which took place at the National Library of…
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Eleanor McGovern Threshold launches 2016 Annual Report
By: | Featured, Press Releases | 27th November 2017
PRESS RELEASE Monday, 27th November 2017  Threshold urges Government to strengthen investment in homelessness prevention measures as it takes more than 71,000 calls in 2016 National housing charity Threshold took 71,319 calls in 2016 and helped 21,625 people during that time with tenancy issues. The figures are included in its 2016 annual report, which was launched today (27.11.17) by Minister of State for Housing and Urban Development, Damien English TD.…
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Eleanor McGovern An Foras Pátrúnachta to deliver new multilingual education initiative
By: | DHR News, Featured, Press Releases | 24th November 2017
PRESS RELEASE Thursday, 23rd November 2017 An Foras Pátrúnachta to deliver new multilingual education initiative Pilot schools announced in Dublin and Kildare The largest patron of Irish medium schools in the country, An Foras Pátrúnachta, (AFP), has today (23.11.17) launched a major new initiative to advance multilingualism across its nationwide school network, with a view that pupils will leave primary school proficient in three languages. The initiative will be the…
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Louise Archbold Irish public invited to delve into archival treasures
By: | Featured, Press Releases | 16th November 2017
PRESS RELEASE Thursday, 16th November 2017 Irish public invited to delve into archival treasures Explore Your Archive campaign celebrates the role of archives in preserving Irish history The Archives and Records Association, Ireland (ARAI) has today (16.11.17) launched Explore Your Archive 2017. The week-long campaign, which runs from Saturday, 18th November to Sunday, 26th November 2017, aims to highlight and celebrate the unique potential of archives to tell exciting stories,…
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Pennie McGonagle HIV Ireland calls for Government action as national survey finds stigma continues to impact on people living with HIV
By: | Featured, Press Releases | 29th September 2017
PRESS RELEASE  Thursday, 28th September 2017 HIV Ireland calls for Government action as national survey finds stigma continues to impact on people living with HIV  17 per cent of HIV positive people say they have felt suicidal in the last year HIV Ireland is calling on the Government to provide additional resources for HIV prevention, education and care after its ‘HIV in Ireland Survey 2017’ revealed the impact that stigma…
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