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On Raglan Road Is Ireland’s Favourite Folk Song

The song that you have chosen as Ireland’s Favourite Folk Song has been announced and was performed live to the nation on The Late Late Show on RTÉ One by Luka Bloom.

Written by Patrick Kavanagh and made famous by singer Luke Kelly, On Raglan Road is one of the great iconic Irish folk songs, and last night its place in the nation’s hearts was confirmed.

The Ireland’s Favourite Folk Song series was presented by folk legend Mary Black, who said: “I’m delighted to hear that the public voted for the wonderful On Raglan Road as Ireland’s favorite folk song. It’s always been a favourite of mine and deserves this great accolade!”

Impressionist and Monaghan native Oliver Callan, who had championed On Raglan Road as part of the television series, spoke movingly about the announcement on the Late Late Show.

On Raglan Road, began life in the 1940s as a lyric poem written by Patrick Kavanagh following his doomed infatuation with Hilda Moriarty, a young medical student from Dingle. Kavanagh befriended Hilda in 1944 when they both lived on Raglan Road. She enjoyed the famous poet’s company but at twenty-two she was not interested in having a romantic relationship with this forty-year-old man. Kavanagh, struck by Cupid’s arrow, saw things differently and his ensuing disappointment found expression in the poem that would eventually become On Raglan Road. It was first published in The Irish Press in 1946 as Dark-haired Miriam Ran Away.

Writer Benedict Kiely recalls Kavanagh asking him at that time if his verses could be sung to the tune of The Dawning of the Day. It was in Dublin’s Bailey pub in 1964 that the poet told balladeer Luke Kelly that he had a song for him. It soon became a standard in Luke’s repertoire. 

Tragically, Kavanagh died before he could hear his lyric recorded. Kelly eventually recorded the song with The Dubliners in 1971; it was included on their live album Hometown in 1972 and has remained a firm favourite with Irish people since.

Of the project, poet Gerry Hanberry, who wrote the background stories to each of the shortlisted songs for RTÉ Culture, said “The search for Ireland’s Favorite Folk Song has been the focus of some enjoyable heated debates and counter-thumping since it arrived on our screens a few months ago. It has stirred some wonderful spittle-spraying discussions around the definition of folk music, the intensity of which has not been heard since Dylan took out his electric guitar at Newport Festival decades ago.”   

IRMA and RTÉ 2FM Announce Brand New Irish Homegrown Top 20 chart

IRMA and RTÉ 2FM are pleased to announce the launch of the brand new Irish Homegrown Top 20 Chart on Friday 7th June.

The chart, compiled by The Official Charts Company, highlights the biggest tracks by Irish acts each week based on combined sales across physical, download and streaming.  As part of The Official Chart Show on 2FM every Friday night at 7pm, host Bláthnaid Treacy will unveil the biggest Homegrown singles of the week, with the full Top 20 appearing on

Alan Swan, Director of Music, RTE 2FM comments “We have always been supportive of Irish talent at RTE 2FM and as we turn 40, what better way to further emphasise that commitment than launching a chart that focuses purely on Irish artists.  The Irish Homegrown Top 20 will further bolster our 2FM Rising initiative.”

Willie Kavanagh of IRMA adds “It’s amazing to be able to celebrate Irish talent and give them a focus in the heavily competitive streaming environment.  The Irish Homegrown Top 20 will allow us to shine a light on some of the best Irish talent, be it established bands such as Westlife and Kodaline or rising stars like Dermot Kennedy and Wild Youth.  2019 is already proving an incredibly exciting year for Irish artists and this chart will help showcase that.”

Preceding the launch of the first Irish Homegrown Top 20 chart on 7th June 2019, and to coincide with RTE 2FM’s 40th birthday celebrations on 31st May, the biggest Irish Homegrown tracks of the year so far have been revealed with Dermot Kennedy’s ‘Power Over Me’ taking the top spot.

‘Power Over Me’ has spent 29 weeks on the Official Irish Singles Top 50 and is the biggest seller of 2019 so far by an Irish act, besting Westlife’s ‘Hello My Love’ by just 70 combined sales. 

Dermot Kennedy comments “I can’t believe ‘Power Over Me’ is the biggest track by an Irish act this year so far! I’m so grateful for all the support I’ve been shown with this song. Having a chart that focuses purely on Irish artists is a great way to highlight the breadth of talent in Ireland, and I consider myself very lucky to be part of it.”

‘Hello My Love’ therefore, has to settle for second place on the Irish Homegrown Top 20 of 2019 so far.  Westlife’s first new single since 2011, it gave them their 26th Top 10 hit on the Official Irish Singles Chart when it was released in January.

Picture This have two of the Top 5 Biggest Irish Homegrown tracks of the year so far with ‘One Drink’ at Number 3 and ‘Everything or Nothing’ at Number 5.  Both tracks are taken from their Number 1 album ‘MDRN LV’ which was released in February.

Completing the Top 5 is Hozier who’s ‘Almost (Sweet Music)’ at Number 4.  Taken from his second album ‘Wasteland Baby!’ which went straight to the top of the Official Albums Chart on release in March.  Hozier has a second track, ‘Movement’ at Number 7 on the year so far Homegrown chart.  

At Number 8 on the Irish Homegrown Top 20 of 2019 so far is Dublin band, Wild Youth with their track ‘Making Me Dance. Dave and Conor from the band had this to say about the launch of the Irish Homegrown Top 20:

“We are so excited to hear about the new Irish Homegrown Top 20.  There’s such a huge wealth of talent in the Irish music industry and it’s amazing that radio stations like RTE are giving Irish artists a platform to let their music flourish.”

The Irish Homegrown Top 20 is the only chart focusing on artists from the Republic of Ireland and Northern Ireland.  For more information on chart eligibility please visit

Irish Homegrown Top 10 of 2019 so far


BIMM Institute Dublin and IMRO Announce Diploma in Music Business Scholarship

Today BIMM Institute Dublin and IMRO are delighted to announce the second BIMM Institute Dublin/IMRO Diploma in Music Business Scholarship which will offer one student the opportunity to study on this year long Diploma course free of charge. Prospective students can apply for the scholarship by submitting an application at

In 2018, BIMM Institute Dublin, part of Europe’s most connected and successful music college, added to its range of courses by launching the new BIMM Institute Dublin Diploma in Music Business course which is set to be a game changer for the Irish music scene. This a part-time course and is designed to offer students a practical skillset precisely designed with future entrepreneurism and employment in mind including Music Promotion and Marketing, Artist Management, Tour Management, Physical and Digital Music Distribution, e-commerce in the Music Industry, Music Publishing and Recording, Live Music Events and Touring. The course is ideal for those with no experience of the industry and who wish to use it as a foundation for further study or entrepreneurship.

Keith Johnson, Director of Marketing & Membership IMRO said: “IMRO is delighted to partner with BIMM Institute Dublin to offer a scholarship for their Diploma in Music Business course. A stable flow of well-informed and market savvy music business professionals is critical for the future development of the music industry in Ireland”. 

BIMM Institute Dublin College Principal, Alan Cullivan said: “IMRO is a vital organisation within the Irish music industry and has been for many years. It always displays unwavering support for Irish artists, both new and established, in their role of collection society, education provider and lobbyist for greater development and investment in homegrown talent. Partnering with IMRO on our new Music Business Diploma scholarship makes perfect sense for us, as no one cares more about the business of music in Ireland, than IMRO”.

The BIMM group is the largest and leading provider of music education in Europe and have taken raw talents and turned them into industry professionals, earning a living doing what they love. The BIMM Institute Dublin Diploma in Music Business will be delivered at BIMM Institute Dublin, Irelands most vibrant and diverse community of musicians providing unique opportunities for collaborative student learning, as well as direct connectivity to an industry that will enhance future career prospects.

This course, like all qualifications at BIMM Institute Dublin, are delivered by tutors with experience working at the highest levels of the music business, which ensures that the delivery of this qualification will be distinctive, relevant and uniquely cutting edge.

Open Day

On Friday 26th July, BIMM Institute Dublin will celebrate the launch of its second scholarship for the Diploma in Music Business and with a dedicated open day.  Doors will open

at 1.45pm at the BIMM Institute Dublin campus and bookings can be made at

For more information on BIMM Institute Dublin visit,

Application forms for the scholarship can be requested via

Find BIMM Institute Dublin on Facebook or on Twitter: @BIMMDublin. Application forms can be requested via

• All applications can be made via the BIMM Institute Dublin Admissions team. To request an application form, all you need to do is email the BIMM Institute Dublin Admissions team at ei.mmib@ofni or call +353 1 5133 666. The completed application form can be returned via email to ei.mmib@ofni. The deadline to apply for this course is 31st July 2019.

• Once you have applied, we will contact you with the details of your interview. Applicants receive at least 10 days’ notice of your scheduled interview time. We encourage applicants to bring along any relevant material which demonstrates their experience in music or the creative industries. International applications are welcome and skype interviews can be arranged if applicants are unable to attend their interview.

• BIMM Institute are Ireland’s and Europe’s most connected music colleges, with expert industry tutors, chart-topping alumni and truly talented students, across seven exciting locations, with another college opening in Hamburg in October 2018.

• BIMM Institute was established in 2001 in Brighton and now enrols over 6,000 students, studying a range of specialist vocational music courses from Diplomas to BA (Hons) Degree and post graduate level. BIMM has colleges in Berlin, Brighton, Bristol, Dublin, Manchester, London and now Birmingham.

• BIMM Institute Group graduate artists have secured an unprecedented amount of UK and Ireland top 40 singles and top 10 albums including James Bay, The Kooks, George Ezra, Tom Odell, Kate Nash, and Marina and the Diamonds.

• BIMM Institute Dublin hosts relevant masterclasses for the benefit of student studies throughout the academic year. Past guests have included Hozier, John Grant, Danny O’Donoghue (The Script), Imelda May, Steve Albini, The Edge, Josh Homme ( Queens of the Stone Age) Chad Smith (Red Hot Chili Peppers), Neil Hannon (Divine Comedy), Lianne La Havas, Snarky Puppy and a number of world renowned session musicians including Thomas Lang, John Scofield, Stu Hamm and producer Ethan Johns.

A Life in Music | Ralph Murphy | RIP

We were deeply saddened this morning to hear about the death of internationally renowned and much loved songwriter Ralph Murphy. No stranger to IMRO, having visited Ireland annually for many years to participate in songwriting masterclasses and workshops. Always generous with his time and advice to songwriters at all stages for their careers, countless IMRO members have benefited from his guidance and support over the years.

A Hall of Fame Canadian songwriter, Ralph Murphy achieved near-legendary status in Nashville through his career as a performer, producer, songwriter, publisher, and most recently, Vice President, International and Domestic Membership, ASCAP.

He had his first UK Number One in 1965 with ‘Call My Name,’ recorded by James Royal. Other hits followed with acts like Vanity Fair and The Brotherhood of Man.

In 1969 Ralph moved to New York, where he started two successful record labels. Among the many acts he produced during that time were legendary Canadian Rockers, April Wine, for whom he produced two platinum albums. He had a country hit in 1972 by Jeanie C. Riley, ‘Good Enough To Be Your Wife’.

With Roger Cook, he formed the Picalic Group and Pic-A-Lic Music Publishing and going on to publish or write more than twenty Number One records and was publisher for Song of The Year, ‘Talking In Your Sleep’ by Crystal Gayle. Pic-A-Lic became one of the most successful independent publishers in Nashville and was eventually sold to EMI.

His songs have been recorded by many artists including, Crystal Gayle, Shania Twain, Annihilator, Randy Travis, and many more.

In 2006 Ralph had success in the UK charts with ‘21st Century Christmas’ (co-written by Paul Brady), a No. 2 for Cliff Richard and again in 2011 in the Canadian Indie Charts with a No. 1 song ‘Working at Christmas’, performed by Paul Brady and Terri Clark, written by Keith Donald, Ralph Murphy, and Paul Brady. He was also an instructor for the respected Nashville Songwriters Association International Song Camps.

He is survived by his wife Louise and children Shawn and Kerry.

Farewell dear friend …

Yangaroo & youbloom team up to offer prize valued at €1,000 to youbloomDublin19 conference attendees

Yangaroo Music Ireland are offering a prize of delivering one full campaign to Irish media for one lucky Irish artist attending youbloomDublin19. The full campaign includes delivering two singles plus an album to Irish media and the prize is valued at €1,000. The winner will be chosen by a lotto at 11.30am during the youbloomDublin19 on June 1st.

Full details on youbloomDublin19’s artist and speaker line up, events and shows are available at youbloomDublin19. Tickets to the youbloomDublin19 conference, taking place at IMRO on June 1st from 10AM to 1PM, are limited to 75 and are available at €20 each.

youbloomDublin19 features masterclasses and panel discussions. Steve Lindsey of Elevate Music will lead the first panel, Publishing Life Hacks – The Insider’s Guide to the Tricks of the Trade. Martin Bridgeman of KCLR96FM will lead the second, entitled Old School/NewSchool/School’s Out, exploring the changes to music promotion in a new era of social media. As part of the conference, Peter Astedt, founder of Live At Heart Sweden will host a masterclass on getting the most out of streaming and Phil Harrington CEO of youbloom will host a masterclass on the new launch and initiative, youbloomConnect – Growing Your Live Music Presence & Revenues, details.

Check out youbloom Instagram | Facebook | Twitter pages and youbloom website for more information on youbloom which includes the official launch of youbloomConnect also at IMRO on June 1st at 2PM, TICKETS are free but ticketed as places are limited.

CISAC’s Assembly in Tokyo Works For Stronger Rights and Fairer Royalties For Creators Worldwide

Heads of authors’ societies and creators from around the world gather this week to discuss improving the lives, the income and the protection of millions of authors across many repertoires.

Hosted by the Japanese Society for Rights of Authors, Composers and Publishers (JASRAC) on the occasion of its 80th anniversary, the Annual General Assembly of CISAC – the International Confederation of Societies of Authors and Composers – will highlight how authors’ societies are adapting to a changing market to deliver more value and growth to its global community of creators.

The meeting on May 30th will tackle the campaigns for fairer royalties for creators, upgraded technology to identify and pay songwriters online, and improved standards of performance by authors societies globally.

CISAC works to protect the rights and promote the interests of 239 authors’ societies from 122 countries/territories across all regions of the world and all artistic fields. The CISAC Global Collections Report, to be published later this year, is expected to show totally royalty collections in the sector passing €10 billion for the first time.

CISAC is the world’s largest global network of creators. Its member societies (also known as Collective Management Organisations or CMOs) provide a living for more than 4 million creators of music, TV and film, drama, literature and visual arts.

High on the meeting agenda are:

  • The global expansion of the principles recently adopted under the European Copyright Directive on the digital market. This new legislation enables fairer remuneration for creators when their works are used by digital platforms and clarifies that user generated content services cannot benefit from misapplied “safe harbour” protection  
  • CISAC’s upgrade of its music identifier system (International Standard Music Works Code – ISWC). This plays a vital role in the identification and payment of songwriters online. The upgrade responds to the explosion of music streaming, requiring better and faster allocation of ISWC codes in the market
  • Substantially improved performance standards across CISAC’s global membership. CISAC assistance and monitoring of its membership shows that there has been a dramatic improvement in the performance standards of its member societies over the last two years.

CISAC President Jean-Michel Jarre says: “Creators’ rights are a fundamental human right and I believe in them passionately. Yet, as history has shown, the advance of technology has created a never-ending struggle to keep the laws updated to each new era. In Europe we have seen the culmination of a 4 year effort to secure laws that will give creators a better deal when their works are used on digital networks. Now it is time for the global “ripple effect”, as we take this message to the rest of the world”.

Michio Asaishi, President of JASRAC and Vice Chair of the CISAC Board of Directors says: ”We are delighted to be celebrating the 80th anniversary of JASRAC by playing host to the annual meeting of CISAC in Tokyo.  JASRAC today is working tirelessly to protect the rights of our member creators, and our success in that mission has led to our current role on the international stage as a part of CISAC. The coming days will be a chance to strengthen our collaboration with our partners in Asia and worldwide, and to highlight to governments the vital importance of copyright and authors’ rights to our culture and our economy”.

CISAC Director General Gadi Oron says: “This is a fitting moment for CISAC’s global network to be gathering in Japan, home to our some of most important members who are working actively alongside us to improve the lives of authors.  Millions of creators of all repertoires depend on our global community and network to protect their rights, sustain their income and maintain the highest levels of integrity and professionalism.   We’re making very good progress to achieve those objectives, but there is much more do, especially in the digital world where, despite the vast revenues being made by commercial users of creative works, most creators are not fairly rewarded for their work”.

Coinciding with the General Assembly, CISAC is releasing its 2019 Annual Report, which provides a comprehensive overview of its fight for creators’ rights globally. It will be available for download at in English, French and Spanish.  

CISAC works alongside its three Creators’ Councils: the International Council of Music Creators (CIAM), Writers & Directors Worldwide (W&DW) and the International Council of Creators of Graphic, Plastic and Photographic Arts (CIAGP).

Job Vacancy | Music Generation Development Officer (Sligo)

Mayo, Sligo and Leitrim Education and Training Board (MSL ETB) is now inviting applications for the position of Music Generation Development Officer.

Post Reference Number: MGSO19

The Music Generation Development Officer will be appointed by MSL ETB and will be responsible for managing an extensive performance music education programme on behalf of Sligo Local Music Education Partnership.

Music Generation Sligo is part of Music Generation – Ireland’s National Music Education Programme, which is co-funded by U2, The Ireland Funds, the Department of Education and Skills and Local Music Education Partnerships.

Five year, fixed-term contract (€46,771 – €57,157)

Application forms, job descriptions and person specifications available online at

Applications on the official MSL ETB Application Form are only accepted by email to:

It is vital to insert the Reference Number of the Post in the subject line of your email.

Closing date for receipt of completed application forms: 12 noon, Friday 7 June 2019

Late applications will not be accepted.

Based on the volume of applications received short-listing may apply. Short-listing will take place on the basis of the information provided in the application form. Depending on the qualifications and experience of applicants, short-listing thresholds may be significantly higher than the minimum standards set out.

MSL ETB is an equal opportunities employer.

Calling all Artists | Applications now open to play beatvyne’s Music x Tech Experience | Oct 10-12, 2019, Dublin

beatvyne’s Music x Tech Experience invites artists of all genres from across the globe to get in front of the world’s biggest players in the music, tech and multimedia industries.

Apply HERE.

Closing date for applications is 31st July 2019

#MxT2019 offers artists the chance to play the Official Launch Party at Windmill Lane Recording Studios, the MxT2019 stage, or stellar Side Events in the most unique and iconic spaces across Dublin to get access to industry professionals, the world’s top media and new fans.

All showcasing artists receive Artist Passes to #MxT2019. With talks and keynotes from over 100 world class speakers, this is an exciting opportunity to stay on top of new revenue opportunities, how to leverage technology and advanced career development. 

Artists will be able to get face time with industry leaders, technologists, entrepreneurs, and creative professionals, access to the latest groundbreaking product and technology showcases as well as networking opportunities at intimate roundtable sessions, workshops, exhibits and stellar side events across the city.

The most promising artist will be able to join the ranks of the outstanding client portfolio of our selecting partner, the iconic Windmill Lane Recording Studios, which includes a who’s-who of global superstars such as U2, the Rolling Stones, David Bowie, Hozier, Metallica, Lady Gaga, Nile Rodgers, Depeche Mode, Snow Patrol, Kylie Minogue, AC/DC and many more.

Last year’s Music x Tech Experience featured performances from Kormac, Le Galaxie, Le Boom, Loah, David Keenan, Toucan, Orchid Collective, Conor Mason and more, while mind blowing VR experiences from the stunning Bio-Goth Masterpiece of Bjork Digital’s Not Get and Gorillaz’ Saturnz Barz brought the audience into a virtual dimension. 

The Two-Day festival style conference brings together 2500+ global leaders and innovators of the music, multimedia and tech industries as well as connected ecosystems to Dublin, to discuss the future of the entertainment industry and encourage interdisciplinary collaborations.

Covering key topics such as Artificial Intelligence, 5G, Extended Reality, Voice Control, Blockchain, Live Experiences, Vinyl Resurgence, Smart Production, Spatial Audio, Legislation in the Digital Age and more, our interdisciplinary approach invites associated ecosystems such as transport, health, retail, marketing, sport, gaming, film, design and more to highlight their innovations and forge exciting collaborations to set new standards for the future.

Don’t miss a beat! Apply now at

Check out Tips for Applying and Reasons to Apply

#MxT2019 is supported by IMRO / Failte Ireland / Windmill Lane Recording Studios / nineyards

MxT2019 Featured Artist Sylk

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Ireland Music Week Applications Now Open

Ireland Music Week is calling on Irish artists to apply to play at this year’s festival. It will take place across five days in October, with the music showcases taking place on Friday 4th and Saturday 5th.

Log onto and click on the “APPLY TO PLAY” button – applications will be through the artists’ Breaking Tunes profile. Closing date for applications is June 16th.

50 acts will have the chance to play and take part in this internationally-recognised event which runs in a variety of venues across Dublin showcasing Ireland’s best emerging talent.

For artists of all levels, the conference at the festival will give them a chance to learn and develop their craft and create new opportunities with agents, labels, bookers, music supervisors and services from all over the world. IMW has planned a number of new approaches to the conference that will make sure attendees can get the most out of the event no matter what stage of your professional development you are at.

This year, additions to this core programming will include dedicated B 2 B  conference elements to facilitate the needs of the newly formed FMC-founded AIM Ireland, along with other offerings from new strategic partners introducing new audiences for Irish music around Europe as well as more networking and masterclasses to be announced closer to the dates.

First Music Contact, who run Ireland Music Week work with Irish acts from the very beginning of their careers. This annual showcase is an opportunity to offer Irish acts some vital exposure provided by the stellar mix of influential Irish and international delegates who attend including avenues for agent, label, management deals and more. 

Ireland Music Week is a key moment in the talent pipeline for the best emerging artists in our country and plays a key strategic role in how we are helping develop Irish artists and Irish music to become world beaters” says Angela Dorgan, CEO of First Music Contact. “We would encourage artists who feel they are ready for international development to apply for Ireland Music Week, so we can start this story with them

FMC also run Music From Ireland, the Irish music export office.

Artist applications now open via

Ireland’s annual music showcase and conferenceHard Working Class Heroes festival has changed its name, now known as Ireland Music Week and will expand to a five-day event.

Some of last year’s big successes to progress from the festival include Just Mustard, The Wood Burning Savages, Wild Youth, Æ Mak, Flynn, Pillow Queens, ROE, Bad Bones, A. Smyth, Kitt Philippa, Laoise, THUMPER, Maria Kelly, Molly Sterling, Joshua Burnside and more.

Since its inception in 2003, the festival has showcased many of Ireland’s best-known acts including Fontaines DC, David Keenan, Soulé, Daithí, whenyoung, Bitch Falcon, Jafaris, Chasing Abbey, Saint Sister, Wyvern Lingo, Jealous of the Birds, Fangclub, Touts, The Academic, Choice Music Prize winners Rusangano Family, Villagers, 2013’s breakthrough act Hozier, along with Girl Band, Jape, The Coronas, Talos, Le Boom, Loah, Soak, Ham Sandwich, All Tvvins, Otherkin and many more.

|| Ireland Music Week is supported by The Arts Council / Culture Ireland / Dublin City Council Local Enterprise Office (LEO) ||

Twitter: @irlmusicweek | Facebook: @irelandmusicweek | Instagram: @irelandmusicweek

Job Opportunities at Music Generation Announced


Kerry; Kildare; Longford; Meath; Tipperary

Kerry ETB, Kildare & Wicklow ETB, Longford & Westmeath ETB, Louth & Meath ETB and Tipperary ETB each invite applications for the position of Music Generation Development Officer

Post Reference Numbers:

  • MG 19.20.01 (Kerry)
  • KMG 01/2019 (Kildare)
  • 197/18 (Longford) 
  • C111 (Meath)
  • 47 (Tipperary)

A Music Generation Development Officer will be appointed by each education and training board and will be responsible for managing an extensive performance music education programme on behalf of the Local Music Education Partnership in each county.

All five counties have recently been selected for participation in Music Generation – Ireland’s National Music Education Programme, which is co-funded by U2, The Ireland Funds, the Department of Education and Skills and Local Music Education Partnerships.

Five year, fixed-term contract (€46,771 – €57,157)

Application form, job description, person specification and other details available from –

Closing date for receipt of completed application forms is: 12 noon, Thursday 6 June 2019

Late and/or incomplete applications will not be accepted.

Based on the volume of applications received short-listing may apply. Short-listing will take place on the basis of the information provided in the application form. Depending on the qualifications and experience of applicants, short-listing thresholds may be significantly higher than the minimum standards set out.

Kerry ETB, Kildare & Wicklow ETB, Longford & Westmeath ETB, Louth & Meath ETB and Tipperary ETBare equal opportunities employers.         

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