A mother and daughter team have turned their shared hobby into a successful business, selling handmade fine china mugs with hand painted designs. They are hoping to be up and thriving again when the current Covid-19 economic storm passes.
Cutting back on Fast Fashion, carpooling and eating her mum’s homegrown veg are some of the ways TG4 presenter Máire Treasa ní Dhubhghaill is playing her part for the planet as mother to little Aela, writes
This week Portugal hosts a round of the Longines Global Champions Tour (LGCT) as the action moves to the coastal venue of Estoril. Irish riders Bertram Allen, Michael Duffy, Denis Lynch, Darragh Kenny, and Mark McAuley will all be in the hunt for individual purses as well as appearances for their respective Global Champions League (GCL) teams.
A rare penny-farthing bicycle is among the 460 lots on offer at the annual vintage auction at O’Donovan’s of Newcastlewest at 10am next Saturday. In excellent condition, it dates from c1880 and is estimated at €600-€1,200. There is a first edition of the 1865 Memories of Adare Manor by Caroline, Countess Dunraven (€1,000-€1,800) as well as period furniture and jewellery.
The game keeps changing. To stay on top, we need to change with it. Ireland will be hosting the European Games Week from July 4-7, a combination of two Irish gaming festivals into one super-charged event. Already, the structure and speaker line up is looking great.
It is hard not to agree with President Michael D Higgins’ weekend assertion that he believes the Ireland Skills Live exhibition, the first of which was held at Dublin’s RDS over recent days, “will in time be as important as the Young Scientist Exhibition”. Work, after all, is an ever-changing idea and there are many paths to realising worthwhile career and life ambitions.
The annual German equestrian festival at Aachen takes centre stage this week with Ireland contesting the showjumping nations cup and dressage rider Judy Reynolds making a long-awaited return to action with her Olympic horse Vancouver K.
The Data Protection Commissioner is likely to start the investigation into the alleged data breach at Independent News and Media within the coming weeks, as she dismissed any potential conflict of interest in attending an event organised by the company yesterday.