As Arnotts reopen their doors this week, they felt it a fitting tribute to showcase the city they have loved for over 177 years. Brought to life in beautiful prose, they celebrate the history, the charm and the poetry, narrated by Dublin icon Joe Duffy.
Baz and the fabulous Moya May, have teamed up with TK Maxx and Enable Ireland to launch this year's "Give up Clothes for Good" campaign.
TK Maxx are asking people to support Enable Ireland by simply donating a bag of quality pre-loved clothes to any TK Maxx store. Each bag can raise up to €20 as they are then sold at Enable Ireland shops.
The money raised goes towards supporting projects benefiting children and young people with disabilities around Ireland, including purpose built children’s service centres, transport services and specialist equipment and assistive technology for children and young people with disabilities.
Dietitian and TV personality, Aoife Hearne was part of a panel of experts who were in Langtons in Kilkenny recently, to launch this year's "Great Pink Run".
The event included tips on all the latest things fitness, nutrition, health, exercise an wellness, ahead of the event in Kilkenny Castle on 20th October next. It is expected that over 10,000 men, women and children will take part in the annual Great Pink Run with Glanbia across three locations, raising much needed funds for Breast Cancer Ireland.
Gourmet Chefs Mark Moriarty and Derry Clarke partnered with Tesco Finest* recently, to serve a fine dining banquet at the three-day Electric Picnic event in Stradbally Estate in Co. Laois.
Using only the finest ingredients, guests were treated to a gastronomic dining experience, with silver service in a custom built marquee. The event was held in conjunction with Tesco to raise much needed funds for Temple Street Children's hospital and Pieta House.
Dr Ciara Kelly travelled to Gambela in Ethiopia recently with Goal, to visit the refugee camps and report on the food programme there.
GOAL works in more than 40 locations across Ethiopia providing emergency nutrition, water and livelihood following devastation caused by years of drought.
Ciara met the most kind, decent and resilient people in this incredible country and found the visit very impactful and humbling.
Ryan Tubridy is an ambassador of the Children's Medical and Research Foundation that provides funding for Children's Health at Crumlin Hospital.
Ryan walked through the hospital recently, greeting children and their families, telling stories and jokes, having selfies taken with the children and equally the parents and generally bringing a smile to all he met. The families have a lot going on in their world and Ryan is humbled by the dignity and determination they show in handling the situation. Over 150,000 children walk through the doors of Crumlin Hospital every year.
Anna Geary has joined the Repak Green Team which was founded to support Ireland in achieving the new recycling targets that have been set by the European Commission.
Anna intends to raise public awareness and is committed to recycling at lease one more piece of plastic a week. She has also made a conscious effort to educate herself by ensuring that all recyclable items are clean, loose and dry, going into the bin.
Joe Duffy, Paul McAuliffe, the new Lord Mayor of Dublin and minister Katherine Zappone, were in St Audeon's Park in Dublin City Center last week, at the opening of the 1916 Children's Commemorative Play Garden.
The garden was launched to remember the 40 children killed in Dublin during the Easter Rising of 1916, which was highlighted by Joe Duffy's book "Children of the Rising"
Over 220 children and young people were consulted on the garden as part of 2016 Centenary Programmes. They felt they wanted something that would both honour the children of 1916 and give pleasure to today’s children and young people.
Mark Moriarty was at the Magical Embassy on Burlington Road recently.
Tesco hosted this event to promote its Finest Food and F&F clothing range. Mark served up a veritable royal banquet at this invitation only event, with included other top class chefs and music from world class DJ's.
Ryan was in Arnotts recently to announce the arrival of the most magical toy store in the world "FAO Schwarz", to it's Henry Street location, in time for Christmas 2019.
FAO Schwarz is know for it's life-sized stuffed animals, interactive experiences, high-end toys, brand integrations, and games. The new store will include a replica of the FAO clock tower, which will activate every hour and it features a toy train and soldiers, the giant piano see in Big, the movie and a doll adoption center. This is only their second European location.