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8 June 2018
1,344 Street Feasts nationwide happening this Sunday, 10 June 2018
Communities across Ireland are hosting 1,344 Street Feast celebrations this Sunday 10 June at 12.00 noon. With Ireland’s neighbourhoods awash with colour and feasting, one special feast is taking place in Newmarket Square at a beautiful long table with neighbours, residents of Direct Provision and traders of the Fusion Sundays World Market. It’s a big celebration as the Dublin 8 Green Door Markets at Newmarket Square come to a close after six years of trading. There will be feasts in every county of Ireland, taking place in parks, cul-de-sacs, footpaths, laneways, car parks, fields and front gardens. The all-inclusive, age-friendly initiative aims to encourage active participation, strengthen community connections and reduce isolation.
Ilen River Partners launches Irish Whiskey Growth Fund, supported by ISIF
On 6 June, Ilen River Partners launched the Irish Whiskey Growth Fund, the first fund established exclusively to lend to whiskey distilleries and businesses across Ireland. The fund initially has more than €10m of capital available for whiskey stock financing loans and intends to grow as required to meet demand. The fund will be supported by leading international whiskey experts who will offer key strategic and technical input to participating businesses. With this access to growth capital, business owners will be able to focus their efforts on producing quality whiskey and achieving scale.
Beefy €23,500 prize fund on offer for Ireland’s best bulls
Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine, Michael Creed T.D., was joined by champion bull “Carrigroe Noel” in Watergrasshill, Co. Cork, to officially launch the 2018 Aldi Angus All Ireland Bull Calf Championships. Sponsored by Aldi in conjunction with ABP Ireland and the Irish Angus Cattle Society, this year’s competition will see Ireland’s very best Angus bulls battle it out for a prize fund of €23,500 – one of the largest prize funds for any breed at an agricultural show in Europe. Potentially 90 of the finest Irish Angus Pedigree Bull Calves in the country will battle to be crowned best in class in their respective age categories at the Grand Finals which will take place at the Iverk Show in Piltown, County Kilkenny on 25 August, 2018.
BIM and Grant Thornton forge strategic partnership to deliver new Management Development Programme
Bord Iascaigh Mhara (BIM), Ireland’s seafood development agency, in partnership with Grant Thornton, has announced the launch of its new Management Development Programme, Propel. The programme is specifically aimed at CEOs and senior teams working within fishing, aquaculture and seafood processing sectors in Ireland and has been designed to equip them with skills to develop stable, sustainable and profitable businesses within this sector. The programme will offer a comprehensive approach to the development of individuals and companies through a range of supports, education programmes and advice. The programme will cover key disciplines including finance transformation, operational excellence, as well as sustainable and skills development.
Club Zero Super Split makes a welcome return just in time for summer
With the good weather finally here, Britvic Ireland is excited to reintroduce Club Zero Super Split to quench the thirst of consumers throughout Ireland. After the success of last year’s launch, the delicious limited edition soft drink that combines juicy oranges and smooth vanilla but with zero sugar, is back on shelves for a limited time throughout the summer. Club Zero Super Split claims to represent summer in a bottle, more specifically, a truly Irish summer filled with festivals, melting 99’s and dodgy sunburn. For more information about Club Zero Super Split check out the Club Facebook page at www.facebook.com/ClubOrange or visit @ClubOrange on Twitter.
The Sunday Times and The Times, Ireland Edition announce exclusive print media partnership with ‘Borris House Festival of Writing & Ideas’
Billed as ‘a few days of heaven for the culturally curious’, the ‘Borris House Festival of Writing & Ideas’ promises stimulating dialogue and discourse with over 60 speakers from all over the world, including writers, artists, film-makers, political commentators, poets and musicians. Now in it’s seventh year, the event has become known for its casual, friendly atmosphere, and for its extraordinary line-up of speakers. The event has been described by the writer Ian McEwan as “one of the most stimulating literary festivals in the world…”. The festival takes place in the village of Borris in Carlow from 8 – 10 June. For the full programme, please see: http://festivalofwritingandid