ArchiveJuly, 2015

Miami Showband special on UTV

UTV Ireland will broadcast a documentary to commemorate the 40th anniversary of the Miami Showband massacre tonight at 8pm. The special report by the Ireland Live news team includes eye-witness accounts from the two surviving members of The Miami Showband, Stephen Travers and Des Lee, and looks back on the events from 1975. The massacre saw three […]

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Tubridy returns to mornings on Radio 1

Ryan Tubridy will return to his former weekday morning slot on RTÉ Radio 1 in early September. Tubridy, who left Radio 1 to present a show on 2fm for the past five years, replaces John Murray, whose new role in RTÉ will be in sports programming. Sunday Independent journalist Brendan O’Connor has been filling the […]

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Stringer joins TV3’s Rugby World Cup team

Former Munster scrum half Peter Stringer has been unveiled as the final pundit on TV3’s Rugby World Cup (RWC) panel. Capped over 100 times for Ireland, Stringer, who recently joined English premiership side Sale Sharks, joined Shane Jennings and Stuart Barnes in highlighting the biggest sporting event of the year – the RWC 2015 in […]

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Fitzpatrick to host Sunday show on Newstalk

TV news presenter Colette Fitzpatrick is to present a Sunday morning show on Newstalk 106-108 FM. Sponsored by Marks & Spencer, The Colette Fitzpatrick Show will include topical discussions, expert advice and interviews. The show will cover topics such as psychology, parenting, book and TV reviews as well as women’s health and well-being. Fitzpatrick started her career in radio working […]

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Sexton revs upmarket with switch to Lexus

As he returns from France to play his club rugby at Leinster, Ireland international Johnny Sexton is moving upmarket in the car he endorses. Sexton will now be an ambassador for Lexus, having previously extolled the virtues of the Japanese carmaker’s flagship brand, Toyota. He took time out of training for the World Cup to […]

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Win tickets for Sound of Music

Marketing.ie and RTE lyric fm is offering you the opportunity to win two tickets to The Sound of Music live show at the Bord Gáis Energy Theatre on Tuesday, August 18th 2015. For your chance to win, just correctly answer the following question: Who played the lead role in the movie The Sound of Music? […]

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Labour gears up for election online

Bloom Advertising has created an online video campaign for Labour showing how the government partner has helped create the basis for economic recovery. In a new approach to political advertising, Labour’s campaign does not feature any politicians or campaign promises, but instead captures three slices of life from the recent improvements. The party says the […]

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Irish votes sought for Guinness Storehouse

Irish people have until Friday to help the Guinness Storehouse claim the ultimate travel accolade as Europe’s leading tourist attraction in the World Travel Awards. As Ireland’s first attraction to be shortlisted for the prize, the Storehouse is vying with such other historic and famous attractions as the Acropolis in Athens and London’s Buckingham Palace. Barcelona’s […]

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McNicholas promoted at Heneghan

Fiona McNicholas has been made an account manager at Heneghan, one of Ireland’s leading PR agencies. McNicholas joined the company two years ago as a senior account executive and now works with Rentokil Initial, Anam Cara, Hibernia College, RoanKabin and Irish Distillers. She also advises agency clients on social media strategy and tactics. Prior to […]

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Deadline for Bord Bia awards this Friday

Companies interested in entering this year’s Bord Bia Food & Drink Awards are reminded that submissions must in by 5pm this Friday, July 24. Entrants have to be in business for at least two fiscal years, with a minimum turnover of €100k. The awards are open to companies which produce and market products and operate […]

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Clear Blue Water changes name to ZenithOptimedia

Core Media has announced that its Clear Blue Water (CBW) agency has officially changed its name to ZenithOptimedia following a “special resolution”, the group’s financial controller Brendan Moore has confirmed in a letter to suppliers. The move follows a deal agreed by Alan Cox last March allowing Core to run the agency franchise in Ireland. […]

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Search on for Ireland’s food masters

Love Irish Food has launched the Masters of Their Art series in association with the Irish Independent. The campaign is a nationwide search among its member brands to find those who have a major passion and a true understanding of their craft. With the loss of many of  the country’s finest food industries in recent years, and […]

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Insomnia to waken up UK market

Insomnia has agreed a partnership with Debenhams which sees the Irish coffee company open a number of Insomnia @ Debenhams outlets across the UK and Ireland over the coming months. The first of these has just launched at Debenhams in the Mahon Point Shopping Centre in Cork and plans are afoot to launch outlets in Rugby […]

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