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News Stories for the EU Funds in Ireland

Mary Hopkins ESF Participant

Moving On – The Story Behind the Story

By Mary Hopkins A small country town, circled by even smaller country villages, where heads remained bowed under the banner of isolation and where women lived with the hope of, one day, being able to get up, get dressed and again take their rightful place in the world of gainful… Continue Reading Moving On – The Story Behind the Story
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eurega group in kuopio finland

An insight into the Nordic Diet

Delegates from the North and West of Ireland attended a Knowledge Exchange visit in Kuopio Finland.  The delegation which included, Brendan Mooney (NWRA), Patrick Devine (NWRA) Suzanne Seery (Dietitian, Croí, Heart and Stroke Charity), Lisa Corbett (Senior Community Nutritionist at the HSE) and Elaine Donohue (manager at the Bia Innovator… Continue Reading An insight into the Nordic Diet
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OURWAY Stakeholder Event Group photo in park

OURWAY Stakeholder Event

On the 11th June, the Irish regional stakeholder group for the OURWAY project met for the second time to discuss emerging best practices from Irish & European partner regions in Tubbercurry, Co. Sligo. The draft planning & economic strategy for Ireland (RSES – Regional Spatial & Economic Strategy) was also… Continue Reading OURWAY Stakeholder Event
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Louise Finnegan at the New Futures Graduation Speaker 2019

New Futures Programme

One Family’s New Futures Programme supports and enables women who are parenting alone and economically inactive to take advantage of training and development opportunities. Louise Finnegan is a lone parent to four daughters. Having completed a number of community based courses in the past, Louise decided to participate in New… Continue Reading New Futures Programme
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Minister Paschal Donohoe marks Europe Day with launch of EU in my Region Publications with Colleagues in front of EU Flags

Launch of EU in my Region Publications

Minister Donohoe marks Europe Day with launch of EU in my Region Publications The Minister for Finance & Public Expenditure and Reform, Paschal Donohoe TD today marked Europe Day, Thursday May 9th, with the launch of two publications as part of a campaign called EU in My Region , which tells… Continue Reading Launch of EU in my Region Publications
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Two Transition Year students holding a sign saying #euinmyregion at the Marine Institute

A new generation of Marine Scientists

TY visit encourages a new generation of Marine Scientists The Marine Institute recently welcomed transition year students from Roscommon Convent of Mercy to its headquarters in Oranmore, Galway. Organised by the Northern and Western Regional Assembly, the students toured the facilities and learnt about career opportunities in the marine sector.… Continue Reading A new generation of Marine Scientists
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The Church Street Enhancement Project in Athlone is now complete

The project which cost over 4 million euro is part funded by the European Regional Development Fund and is one of 7 sustainable urban development projects funded under the 2014-2020 Border, Midland and Western Regional Operational Programme. The work looks to revitalise the heart of Athlone’s central shopping area by… Continue Reading The Church Street Enhancement Project in Athlone is now complete
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Learning About Food Education in Barcelona

Last week, Ann Marie Heneghan from Mayo Abbey Cookery School and Amanda Mc Cloat from St. Angela’s college in Sligo visited Barcelona as part of an EU project to learn how Catalonia is promoting gastronomy in the education sector from pre-school through to university. The visit was part of Interreg… Continue Reading Learning About Food Education in Barcelona
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Members of the New Futures programme holding their STAR Award with funders

AONTAS STAR Awards

The prestigious STAR Awards ceremony was held on Monday 4 March 2019 in Dublin. The Awards areorganised by Ireland’s national adult learning organisation, AONTAS. The Awards celebrate the positive contribution that adult learning initiatives make to adult learners, local communities and wider society. This year the ESF proudly sponsored a… Continue Reading AONTAS STAR Awards
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