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@CentraIRL street party in harty place dublin

  Harty Place Dublin …Pic shows 65 yr old Marie Greene a resident on Harty place for over 20 years as she leads her Neighbours to the party at Harty Place.The residents enjoyed a Street Feast with their community today! Today (Sunday 23rd June) saw over 150 Street Feasts, in partnership with Centra, take place across Ireland. Centra Retailers called on neighbours nationwide to organise a Street Feast with the simple idea of dining “al fresco” on their street, green area or local park to rediscover neighbourliness and long-lasting friendships within communities. Centra is at the heart of communities

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#Springboard launch 6,000 back into education and jobs

Springboard to launch 6,000 back into education and jobs ‘Qualifications tailored to skills needs’ – Minister Quinn Launch of Springboard at Government Buildings PIC SHOWS: Springing into action ,recent Graduate from DCU Ryan Academy Hana Klossova from the Czech Republic who has just finished a 1 year programme in Business Innovation pic with Minister for Education and Skills, Ruairí Quinn T.D. and Dr.Mary Liz- Trant, Head of Springboard at the launch to Springboard 6,000 back into education and jobs in Dublin today (fri) Another 6,000 free part-time higher education places are being made available to provide re-training opportunities for jobseekers.

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@ArasTweets @_JohnFKennedy_ reception with president Higgins

Courtesy call by Caroline Kennedy the only surviving child of Former US President John F. Kennedy to Aras An Uachtarain … Pic shows President Michael D. Higgins and his wife Sabina with Caroline Kennedy and from left Tatiana , John , Mr Edwin Schlossberg , Mary Higgins and Rose on the occasion to celebrate the visit of her father to Ireland 50 years ago .

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@VodafoneIreland selected to supply a managed high bandwidth fixed data network to Government departments

Pictured at the announcement were recently appointed Government CIO Bill McCluggage and Anne O’Leary, CEO, Vodafone Ireland. Vodafone Ireland today announced that it has been selected by the Department of Public Expenditure and Reform to supply a managed high bandwidth fixed data network to Government departments and public sector agencies. The new network will help accelerate the Government’s implementation of cloud computing to deliver a digital infrastructure that will improve public services and drive a more efficient public sector. Vodafone plans to invest €5m to provide this infrastructure over the next three years.

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@ClimateGather

Pic Shows (l to r) Eamon Ryan, Green Party Leader, Rebecca Harms, MEP and John Ashton CBE, former Climate Advisor to the UK Government, at the Dublin Climate Gathering at Baily Lighthouse Howth.”

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@MichelleObama enjoys visits to @tcddublin and Glendalough

No Repro Fee 18-6-13 Picture shows from left with their Tour Guide, George McClafferty,Manager of the Glenadlough Visitor Centre at the Deer Stone with Sasha Obama(12) ; the First Lady of the United States of America Michelle Obama ; and Malia Obama (14) ; at the Monastic Site in Glendalough National Park, Co Wicklow.

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#bloomsday hosted by @md_higgins @ArasTweets

Bloomsday Event at the Aras President Higgins and Sabina Higgins pictured with castmember’s who performed in ‘Bloomsday: A Celebration’, a medley of excerpts from James Joyce’s Ulysses and songs , that was performed for the first time for an audience of over 200 at Áras an Uachtaráin’s Bloomsday celebrations this weekend.Pic shows from left Sinead Murphy,President Higgins ,Mrs.Sabina Higgins,Darina Gallagher,Tom Hickey,Kevin O Connor and seated Aaron Hughes, Noel O Grady and Caitriona Ni Threasaigh who played Molly Bloom.

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Pictured at the launch of Equus Live 2013 were Amber Byrne and Joanne Quirke of Equus Live 2013 with Simon Coveney, T.D. and Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine and . To find out more please visit www.equuslive.com Equus Live 2013 – a unique equine event taking place in Punchestown in November 2013 was officially launched today by the Minister for Agriculture, Food & the Marine, Simon Coveney, T.D. Equus Live is the first event of its kind to be held in Ireland and promises to be an un-missable equestrian experience celebrating “all things equine”. This two day event

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@TopazIreland launches @Aware initiative

Topaz launches Aware initiative Staff at Topaz, the largest fuels and convenience retailer in the country, have been set a target of raising €150K for their chosen charity Aware over the next year. The initiative was launched in Croke Park where 150 employees and members of the Company’s Corporate Social Responsibility team were joined by Topaz Brand Ambassador Alan Quinlan. The former Irish rugby international, who has suffered from depression in the past, stressed the importance of seeking help. He is pictured with Amo Sayed from Aware and Topaz CEO John Williamson. For more information on depression and Aware’s support

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