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Project Oasis is a Google-backed research initiative to support local news startups

As part of its $300 million News Initiative, Google is teaming up with the UNC Hussman School of Journalism and Media’s Center for Innovation and Sustainability in Local Media, local news association LION Publishers and consultant Douglas K. Smith...

Gates, Wellcome and Mastercard launch $125 million fund to finance COVID-19 treatments

The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, Wellcome, and Mastercard announced a new initiative yesterday to accelerate technologies designed to identify, assess, develop, and scale treatments to the COVID-19 epidemic. The COVID-19 Therapeutics Accelerator will evaluate new and repurposed drugs...

New York’s Governor Cuomo requires insurers to waive cost sharing for COVID-19 tests

In a move that other states might want to emulate, New York State Governor Andrew M. Cuomo said that the state’s Department of Financial Services is requiring health insurers in the state to waive cost sharing associated with testing...

Five Community Projects Selected by Public Vote

Five Community Projects Selected by Public Vote Through €300k Have Your Say Five community-led projects have been selected by the public to be funded in the Firhouse – Bohernabreean Electoral Area through South ...

Innovative ‘€300k- Have Your Say’ Participatory Budgeting Initiative Launched!

‘€300K – Have Your Say’ Participatory Budgeting Initiative officially launched! for the Firhouse – Bohernabreena electoral area at the Firhouse Community Centre. The Mayor of South Dublin County Council, Cllr Vicki Casserly, ...

Local community groups win prizes and praise at IPB Pride of Place Awards 2017

A number of local community groups picked up awards at the 15th annual IPB Pride of Place Awards last Saturday (2nd) in the Mount Errigal Hotel in Letterkenny, Co. Donegal Pride of Place, in association with Co-operation Ireland, is an all-Island competition...

Mayor presents Community Endeavour Awards 2017

The Community Endeavour Awards took place in the Red Cow last Saturday (25th) with Mayor Paul Gogarty on hand to present the award show. The Community Endeavour Awards aim to acknowledge, promote and recognise the work of community and voluntary...

SDCC wins Best Practice in Citizen Engagement Award

South Dublin County Council has won the Best Practice in Citizen Engagement Award at this year’s Chambers Ireland Excellence in Local Government Awards. The Best Practise in Citizen Engagement Award was won in recognition of the participatory budgeting initiative -...

Funding of €3million announced for ADHD Intervention Programme

The Changing Lives Initiative is a new cross border project which aims to "reduce dependence on medicalised intervention" in young children who have behaviours consistent with Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder . The funding of €3 million was announced last week...

Sea Fishing Event Reels in Killinarden Angling Initiative

There was plenty of talent on display as youngsters from the Killinarden Angling Initiative were welcomed to a Sea Fishing event held by Inland Fisheries Ireland’s Dublin Angling Initiative recently. Local anglers from Fishing Futures in Wicklow hosted the Sean McMorrow Memorial...
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Radomir Antic, the Serbian who promoted strength and solidarity in football

The former technical director of Real Madrid, Atlético de Madrid and Barcelona passed away this Monday at the age...
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The Spanish town that lives on the coffins, overflowed with work by the coronavirus

Coffin makers in Piñor, Spain, have not stopped making coffins since the pandemic touched national soil. Their work has been overwhelmed in recent weeks, so...

FIFA Gate: alleged cases of bribes by Russia and Qatar come to light

Two former executives of the American giant Fox were accused of corruption, bank fraud and money laundering in New York on Monday. In a new...

Facebook provides more data to COVID-19 researchers

The social network has been providing researchers fighting Covid-19 with information about whether people stay home and the probability that communities in one area...

The Vatican expresses its satisfaction at the acquittal of Cardinal Pell

George Pell, a former Vatican treasurer and number three of the Holy See were acquitted of a sentence for sexual abuse and released in...