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#Michael Ring

# michael-ring - Sunday 28 June, 2020

Why don't people live in rural town centres? Six towns were given €100k to see why - here's what they said
# Town Centre Living
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# Town Centre Living

Why don't people live in rural town centres? Six towns were given €100k to see why - here's what they said

Jun 28th 2020, 8:30 AM 87,564 Views 94 Comments

A pilot initiative from the government gave six rural towns €100,000 to develop proposals aimed at rejuvenating town centres.

# michael-ring - Monday 1 June, 2020

€200k investment being made into provision of library e-books and e-audiobooks, Ring announces
# Libraries
From TheJournal.ie
# Libraries

€200k investment being made into provision of library e-books and e-audiobooks, Ring announces

Jun 1st 2020, 2:15 PM 13,269 Views 13 Comments

This is in additional to the already allocated €200,000 which was invested at the beginning of the crisis.

# michael-ring - Wednesday 20 May, 2020

Tidy Towns groups can still get funding despite competition being cancelled
# Cancelled
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# Cancelled

Tidy Towns groups can still get funding despite competition being cancelled

May 20th 2020, 4:40 PM 7,249 Views 5 Comments

The annual competition was one of the many events cancelled due to the Covid-19 pandemic.

# michael-ring - Tuesday 7 April, 2020

Elderly and vulnerable reach out as helplines receive 8,000 calls for assistance
# Older People
From TheJournal.ie
# Older People

Elderly and vulnerable reach out as helplines receive 8,000 calls for assistance

Apr 7th 2020, 4:49 PM 7,278 Views 7 Comments

ALONE charity received 3,121 calls in four days.

# michael-ring - Friday 20 March, 2020

Minister: 'Please stop putting messages up online that are frightening young and old'
# Coronoavirus
From TheJournal.ie
# Coronoavirus

Minister: 'Please stop putting messages up online that are frightening young and old'

Mar 20th 2020, 5:46 PM 26,707 Views 19 Comments

The government is engaging with social media companies about the spread of misinformation.

# michael-ring - Tuesday 15 October, 2019

€241 million to be spent building dual carriageway and improving roads in Mayo
# Westport
From TheJournal.ie
# Westport

€241 million to be spent building dual carriageway and improving roads in Mayo

Oct 15th 2019, 4:46 PM 41,194 Views 46 Comments

The project is the largest investment of public money in Co Mayo in the history of the State.

# michael-ring - Sunday 15 September, 2019

Fine Gael minister awards highest level of money from government rural funding scheme to own constituency
# Clár Funding
From TheJournal.ie
# Clár Funding

Fine Gael minister awards highest level of money from government rural funding scheme to own constituency

Sep 15th 2019, 12:05 AM 51,283 Views 80 Comments

Mayo received over 10% of the total money awarded as part of the Clár funding scheme since 2016.

# michael-ring - Friday 28 June, 2019

Water warning issued for swimmers as the warm weather continues
# Water Warning
From TheJournal.ie
# Water Warning

Water warning issued for swimmers as the warm weather continues

Jun 28th 2019, 3:08 PM 15,475 Views 13 Comments

The government is asking people to be aware of the risks of drowning.

# michael-ring - Tuesday 8 January, 2019

Fancy a stroll? Walkways and trails around Ireland are getting an upgrade
# Tourism
From TheJournal.ie
# Tourism

Fancy a stroll? Walkways and trails around Ireland are getting an upgrade

Jan 8th 2019, 1:08 PM 64,588 Views 49 Comments

Nearly 80 projects have been approved for funding.

# michael-ring - Monday 1 October, 2018

Fine Gael minister allocates one eighth of a national money pot to his own constituency
# Keeping It Local
From TheJournal.ie
# Keeping It Local

Fine Gael minister allocates one eighth of a national money pot to his own constituency

Oct 1st 2018, 6:00 AM 39,743 Views 41 Comments

Michael Ring’s home county of Mayo received €216,000 in the recent allocation of the outdoor recreation infrastructure scheme.

# michael-ring - Sunday 8 July, 2018

Number of dogs being 'put down' by pounds falls by 40%
# Euthanisation
From TheJournal.ie
# Euthanisation

Number of dogs being 'put down' by pounds falls by 40%

Jul 8th 2018, 7:00 AM 12,966 Views 15 Comments

The numbers of dogs being euthanised has fallen significantly since 2002 when 21,000 were put down.

# michael-ring - Monday 5 February, 2018

Here are just some of the project promises the government plan to deliver in the next 10 years
# Planes Trains And Automobiles
From TheJournal.ie
# Planes Trains And Automobiles

Here are just some of the project promises the government plan to deliver in the next 10 years

Feb 5th 2018, 9:00 PM 30,002 Views 57 Comments

Ministers met today for a special Cabinet meeting to discuss some of the large-scale projects they want to roll-out in the years to come.

# michael-ring - Saturday 27 January, 2018

A bureaucratic mix-up is delaying much-needed repairs to a Connemara road
# Bóthar Doirefhearta
From TheJournal.ie
# Bóthar Doirefhearta

A bureaucratic mix-up is delaying much-needed repairs to a Connemara road

Jan 27th 2018, 6:30 AM 16,091 Views 16 Comments

Flooding in the past week has made the road’s conditions significantly worse, and locals are calling for lights to be installed.

# michael-ring - Wednesday 29 March, 2017

Independent TD threatens to withdraw support for government over post office closures
# Passing The Parcel
From TheJournal.ie
# Passing The Parcel

Independent TD threatens to withdraw support for government over post office closures

Mar 29th 2017, 1:30 PM 14,105 Views 27 Comments

It is feared that post offices around the country are set to close in the near future.

# michael-ring - Sunday 29 January, 2017

€500,000 to be invested in boosting tourism at Ireland's national parks
# Parks And Recreation
From TheJournal.ie
# Parks And Recreation

€500,000 to be invested in boosting tourism at Ireland's national parks

Jan 29th 2017, 12:01 PM 12,409 Views 28 Comments

The funding will focus on the five national parks and five nature reserves along the Wild Atlantic Way, as well as Wicklow National Park.

# michael-ring - Friday 6 May, 2016

We'll Leave it There So: Bayern's dressing room mole, caffeine supplements in cycling and all today’s sport
# Friday
# Friday

We'll Leave it There So: Bayern's dressing room mole, caffeine supplements in cycling and all today’s sport

May 6th 2016, 8:06 PM 16,584 Views 1 Comment

Meanwhile, a regulatory body for MMA in Ireland looks set to be established.

A regulatory body for MMA in Ireland now looks very much on the cards
# Regulators Mount Up
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# Regulators Mount Up

A regulatory body for MMA in Ireland now looks very much on the cards

May 6th 2016, 11:09 AM 11,402 Views 13 Comments

Sports minister Michael Ring says a governing body for the sport would be “welcomed” by MMA itself.

# michael-ring - Friday 22 April, 2016

We'll Leave It There So: Madigan on turning down Munster, positive step for MMA and all today's sport
# Friday
# Friday

We'll Leave It There So: Madigan on turning down Munster, positive step for MMA and all today's sport

Apr 22nd 2016, 8:00 PM 16,072 Views 0 Comments

Elsewhere, poor ticket sales for the weekend’s Champions Cup semi-finals and how AC Milan got it so wrong at the San Siro.

# michael-ring - Friday 15 April, 2016

MMA event in Dublin cancelled for 'insurance and legal purposes'
# Caution
# Caution

MMA event in Dublin cancelled for 'insurance and legal purposes'

Apr 15th 2016, 7:31 PM 27,388 Views 21 Comments

‘WCFC Road to Dublin’ had been due to take place at the Wright Venue in Swords.

# michael-ring - Wednesday 13 April, 2016

Minister for Sport on MMA tragedy: 'I saw this coming'
# Claim
# Claim

Minister for Sport on MMA tragedy: 'I saw this coming'

Apr 13th 2016, 8:00 AM 28,721 Views 101 Comments

Michael Ring says he has had “grave concerns” about the sport for a long time.

# michael-ring - Sunday 28 February, 2016

'Up Fianna Fáil, we're back!': How the party reclaimed 'Fine Gael country'
# A Weekend In Mayo
From TheJournal.ie
# A Weekend In Mayo

'Up Fianna Fáil, we're back!': How the party reclaimed 'Fine Gael country'

Feb 28th 2016, 11:00 PM 23,624 Views 81 Comments

The recovery that happened wasn’t the one Fine Gael had in mind.

# michael-ring - Tuesday 19 January, 2016

Alan Kelly is fine with John Delaney telling Tipperary people to vote for him
# Nothing To See Here
From TheJournal.ie
# Nothing To See Here

Alan Kelly is fine with John Delaney telling Tipperary people to vote for him

Jan 19th 2016, 4:40 PM 27,763 Views 108 Comments

The Environment Minister’s trip around Tipperary with the FAI boss has sparked a political controversy.

# michael-ring - Wednesday 25 November, 2015

Drum roll please: These are the top tourist towns in Ireland
# Céad Míle Fáilte
From TheJournal.ie
# Céad Míle Fáilte

Drum roll please: These are the top tourist towns in Ireland

Nov 25th 2015, 2:58 PM 39,446 Views 72 Comments

Did your area make the cut?

# michael-ring - Tuesday 20 October, 2015

Enda Kenny is about to contest his 12th general election
# GE16
From TheJournal.ie
# GE16

Enda Kenny is about to contest his 12th general election

Oct 20th 2015, 10:08 AM 10,830 Views 61 Comments

The Taoiseach, needless to say, had little trouble getting his name on the ticket for the Mayo constituency.

# michael-ring - Wednesday 9 September, 2015

Is your county getting funding as part of 'Ireland's Ancient East'?
# The New Atlantic Way
From TheJournal.ie
# The New Atlantic Way

Is your county getting funding as part of 'Ireland's Ancient East'?

Sep 9th 2015, 6:37 PM 18,823 Views 53 Comments

€1.2 million is going to be split between 12 projects.

# michael-ring - Saturday 28 February, 2015

"I think they should stay away" - Minister on St Patrick's Day drunkeness
# Lockdown
From TheJournal.ie
# Lockdown

"I think they should stay away" - Minister on St Patrick's Day drunkeness

Feb 28th 2015, 10:30 AM 13,383 Views 35 Comments

Michael Ring says that excessive drinking should not spoil the celebrations.

# michael-ring - Thursday 3 July, 2014

Did your local sports club get some of the Government's €40 million today?
# Must Be The Money
# Must Be The Money

Did your local sports club get some of the Government's €40 million today?

Jul 3rd 2014, 6:39 PM 19,893 Views 33 Comments

880 projects have received funding in the 2014 Sports Capital Programme, the Government announced today.

# michael-ring - Tuesday 22 April, 2014

Over 175 regional festivals to benefit from €500k Fáilte Ireland funding
# Festival Fun
From TheJournal.ie
# Festival Fun

Over 175 regional festivals to benefit from €500k Fáilte Ireland funding

Apr 22nd 2014, 3:30 PM 6,283 Views 10 Comments

The funding will support music, sport, food and cultural festivals around the country.

# michael-ring - Wednesday 16 April, 2014

The Government will invest €7.4 million in grassroots soccer, rugby and GAA this year
# Funding
# Funding

The Government will invest €7.4 million in grassroots soccer, rugby and GAA this year

Apr 16th 2014, 6:38 PM 9,670 Views 82 Comments

Irish Sports Council funding aims to encourage and create opportunities for young people.

The Gathering-lite? Government propose new plan to keep the Diaspora visiting
# On A Visit
From TheJournal.ie
# On A Visit

The Gathering-lite? Government propose new plan to keep the Diaspora visiting

Apr 16th 2014, 6:30 AM 6,750 Views 34 Comments

€3 million is being provided to support 700 local community-based events and festivals each year.

# michael-ring - Thursday 14 November, 2013

Stolen credit cards may have been used fraudulently in Loyaltybuild breach
# Data Breach
From TheJournal.ie
# Data Breach

Stolen credit cards may have been used fraudulently in Loyaltybuild breach

Nov 14th 2013, 11:27 AM 4,227 Views 4 Comments

The Taoiseach and Minister of State for Tourism are calling for companies to put extra resources into protecting customer’s card details.

# michael-ring - Friday 25 October, 2013

PIC: This Minister has approved funding for a swimming pool, are you OK with that?
# Email Whoops
From TheJournal.ie
# Email Whoops

PIC: This Minister has approved funding for a swimming pool, are you OK with that?

Oct 25th 2013, 12:50 PM 21,522 Views 34 Comments

The press release subject line asks the important question…

Adult participation in sport in Ireland continues to rise
# Fitness
# Fitness

Adult participation in sport in Ireland continues to rise

Oct 25th 2013, 11:01 AM 11,131 Views 23 Comments

However, participation is falling dramatically among 16-19 year olds.

# michael-ring - Thursday 3 October, 2013

Confusion and not obstruction was reason for government’s defeat in the Seanad
# Seanad
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# Seanad

Confusion and not obstruction was reason for government’s defeat in the Seanad

Oct 3rd 2013, 3:55 PM 7,078 Views 25 Comments

Why did the government lose a vote in the Seanad last night? Here’s what we’ve found out today.

# michael-ring - Wednesday 2 October, 2013

Government loses Seanad vote on upward only rent reviews
# Seanad
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# Seanad

Government loses Seanad vote on upward only rent reviews

Oct 2nd 2013, 8:28 PM 10,488 Views 63 Comments

The Government lost the vote on Senator Fergal Quinn’s Private Member’s Bill by 27-23.

# michael-ring - Tuesday 17 September, 2013

Want an adventure? Try climbing Croagh Patrick, surfing Mullaghmore and horse-riding at Castle Leslie
# Tourism
From TheJournal.ie
# Tourism

Want an adventure? Try climbing Croagh Patrick, surfing Mullaghmore and horse-riding at Castle Leslie

Sep 17th 2013, 9:42 PM 12,838 Views 28 Comments

That’s what the Lonely Planet guide would tell you to do in Ireland, anyway.

# michael-ring - Wednesday 11 September, 2013

Varadkar wants your views on the future of Irish tourism
# Visit Ireland
From TheJournal.ie
# Visit Ireland

Varadkar wants your views on the future of Irish tourism

Sep 11th 2013, 9:42 AM 4,600 Views 85 Comments

In the year of The Gathering, Leo Varadkar and Michael Ring are looking for people to answer “challenging questions” about Irish tourism.

# michael-ring - Tuesday 28 May, 2013

Is The Gathering actually working?
# Shakedown
From TheJournal.ie
# Shakedown

Is The Gathering actually working?

May 28th 2013, 12:46 PM 13,291 Views 57 Comments

Central Statistic Office figures show tourism has increased by four per cent.

# michael-ring - Wednesday 24 April, 2013

EXCLUSIVE: Pictures from Enda and Eamon's joint birthday party*
# Happy Birthday
From The Daily Edge
# Happy Birthday

EXCLUSIVE: Pictures from Enda and Eamon's joint birthday party*

Apr 24th 2013, 3:44 PM 11,169 Views 33 Comments

*Probably.

# michael-ring - Thursday 21 March, 2013

These are the 18 Irish athletes who have been given top-level funding for 2013
# Funding
# Funding

These are the 18 Irish athletes who have been given top-level funding for 2013

Mar 21st 2013, 7:38 PM 2,903 Views 4 Comments

No surprise that Katie is on the list — but who are the other 17 who have netted €40k cheques this year?

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