Back To School Clothing and Footwear Allowance

Back to School Payments Available in Ireland Starting June

Applications for the Back To School Clothing and Footwear Allowance (BSCFA) in Ireland will open in June. This government aid helps eligible families cover the costs of school clothing and footwear for their children. Eligible families will receive €160 for children aged 4 to 11, and €285 for those aged 12 to 22 who are … Read more

Carcinogenic Chemicals in Over 500 Indian Food Products

EU Finds Carcinogenic Chemicals in Over 500 Indian Food Products

The European Union Food Safety Authority (EFSA) has reported that 527 food products from India contain cancer-causing chemicals, primarily ethylene oxide. This chemical, used for food preservation, is linked to lymphoid and breast cancers when used excessively. The EFSA’s tests from September 2020 to April 2024 detected ethylene oxide in 332 Indian-manufactured products and others … Read more

Saudi Airlines Resumes Flights to Karipur Airport

Saudi Airlines Resumes Flights to Karipur Airport

Saudi Airlines is set to return to Kozhikode’s Karipur Airport after halting services in 2015 due to runway renovations that restricted large planes. Starting soon, the airline will offer seven weekly flights, with four flights to Jeddah and three to Riyadh. Plans are in place to increase this to 11 weekly flights by November. The … Read more

New Single Permit System for Work and Residence

New Single Permit System for Work and Residence to Be Introduced in Ireland

In a move to streamline the process for individuals seeking to work and live in Ireland, the government has announced plans to implement a single permit system over the next three years. This system will allow both employment and residence permits to be obtained through a single application. Currently, Ireland, along with Denmark, is one … Read more

Voter List Manipulation

Legal Tangle Looms for Voter List Manipulation in Irish Elections

In the lead-up to the June 7 council elections in Ireland, concerns have been raised regarding the inclusion of names in the voting lists, particularly concerning individuals changing constituencies to add their names to these lists. This issue has drawn attention due to reported instances of candidates acquiring Personal Public Service (PPS) numbers of individuals … Read more

Spouses of Work Permit Holders in Ireland

New Employment Opportunities for Spouses of Work Permit Holders in Ireland

The Irish government has announced significant changes to immigration permissions for eligible spouses and partners of certain work permit holders in the country. Effective immediately, those who qualify will now be granted a Stamp 1G permission, allowing them to seek employment without the need for a separate work permit. Under the updated policy, spouses and … Read more

Norca Roots - Indian Nurses

Nursing Opportunities in UK: Interview Opportunity for Indian-Origin Nurses Sans Agency Fees

Indian-origin nurses seeking career opportunities in the UK have a golden chance on their doorstep. NORCA ROOTS, in collaboration with the Indian Government, is facilitating interviews for nursing vacancies in Wales, UK, without the burden of agency fees. The recruitment drive requires candidates to possess either a nursing degree or diploma, along with registration with … Read more

IBM - Major AI Investment

IBM to Create 800 Jobs in Ireland with Major AI Investment

Tech giant IBM has unveiled plans to hire 800 professionals in Ireland, marking a significant investment in artificial intelligence (AI) technology. The move is poised to bolster Ireland’s standing as a global AI hub, offering employment opportunities spanning software development, research and development, digital sales, and consulting roles. The positions will be distributed across IBM’s … Read more

Storm Warning

Storm Warning Issued for Clare, Cork, and Limerick: Heavy Rain and Hail Expected

Today, the Met Office has raised the alarm with a storm warning for three counties in Ireland. Clare, Cork, and Limerick are on alert from 3pm to 8pm. Residents are urged to brace themselves as thunderstorms and hailstorms are likely to lash these regions, accompanied by torrential downpours. The risk of flash floods is imminent. … Read more

Vijayanand Sivanandan Peace Commissioner in Ireland

Indian-Origin Resident, Vijayanand Sivanandan, Appointed Peace Commissioner in Ireland

In a moment of pride for the Indian diaspora community, Vijayanand Sivanandan, a resident of Lucan and of Indian-origin, has been appointed as a Peace Commissioner for County Dublin in Ireland. The announcement came from Irish Justice Minister Helen McEntee, highlighting Sivanandan’s dedication and suitability for the honorary position. As a Peace Commissioner, Sivanandan assumes … Read more

Leaving Cert Exams

Labor Party Spokesman Calls for Abolition of Leaving Cert Exams

Labor Party spokesman Aodhán Ó Ríordáin has advocated for the elimination of the Leaving Cert exam system in Ireland. Speaking at an event organized by the Children’s Rights Alliance, Ó Ríordáin, a former school principal, highlighted the stress imposed on students by the current examination setup. He expressed his stance amidst concerns raised by youth … Read more

Primeline Distribution

Primeline Distribution to Create 400 Jobs in County Meath

Primeline Distribution, Ireland’s top logistics firm, is set to bolster County Meath’s employment landscape with 400 new jobs. The company will establish a €50 million center in Croke Park, Ashbourne, marking a significant investment in the region. These positions will span various roles, contributing to the company’s workforce, which will surpass 1,500 across the country. … Read more

Electric Scooters Ban

New Regulations Ban Children Under 16 from Riding Electric Scooters in Public

Starting next Monday, May 20, a new set of regulations will prohibit children under 16 from riding electric scooters in public places. Environment Minister Ryan has signed the Road Traffic Regulations, which include guidelines for electric scooter use. These rules mandate a speed limit of 20km/h on all public roads and forbid scooters from carrying … Read more