Did You Know, 4 May, 2016
Published on May 4 2016 9:38 AM
Did you know … Spar has launched a campaign that will see a Team of Gary Breens being sent to France for the UEFA European Championship? The competition, which kicked off last week, gives Irish fans the chance to win one of six places on the team by getting a Gary Breen mask from any Spar store, taking a selfie and uploading it to Facebook, Instagram or Twitter using the hashtag #TeamBreen.
Did you know … roaming charges in the EU fell this weekend, as the final step before they are completely abolished for Europeans next year? European users travelling on the continent will now pay no more than an extra €0.05 per minute for calls, €0.02 per text message, and €0.05 per megabyte of data. The European Union will scrap phone roaming charges outright on 15 June, 2017, RTE reports.
Did you know … Magners Irish Cider has announced a four-year extension of its partnership with Celtic Football Club? The news means that it will continue backing the Scottish Champions until the end of season 2019/20. The deal also means that the C&C cider brand’s name will continue to appear on the clubs training kit.
Did you know … a US jury has ordered Johnson & Johnson to pay $55 million (€47.59 million) to a woman who claimed that using the company’s talc-powder products led to her developing ovarian cancer? Independent.ie says that the company plans to appeal the verdict, saying that it contradicted 30 years of research supporting the safety of cosmetic talc.
Did you know … Documents have revealed that Irish recycling firm Panda Waste was the victim of a €350,000 fraud in a failed bid to export scrap copper from Saudi Arabia? The 2011 scam was instigated by a Saudi-based lawyer with links to Prince Turki Bin Nawaf Al Saud, a political attaché based at the Saudi Embassy in Dublin, reports Independent.ie
Did you know … Aldi’s SpecialBuys line up in March includes Spanish dining essentials? From 19 May, the discounter will sell classic ingredients like chorizo and calamari, as well as Paella pans for €8.99 each, wooden serving boards for €9.99, and sets of tapas bowls for €9.99.
Did you know … the FSAI will hold a free ‘Small Food Business Start-Up Seminar’ in Galway on 19 May, for those working in small food businesses, as well as those thinking of setting one up. The morning event at Galway Bay Hotel will bring together experts to discuss what businesses need to do in order to get started and comply with all relevant food safety legislation.
Did you know … Northern Irish relishes, jams and pickles producer, Passion Preserves is set to be listed with high-end London department store, Fortnum and Mason? The company will supply the prestigious store in London’s Piccadilly with three of its unique products – Watermelon Rind Pickle, Sunshine Relish and Savoury Watermelon Jam.
Did you know … Maxol is supporting the Malin2Mizen Cycle for Cystic Fibrosis, which takes place from 12 to 15 May? Maxol will donate fuel to the support team, as well as providing refreshments to the cyclists at Maxol service stations along the route. The event’s aim is to raise awareness and funds to help provide support and services for people with cystic fibrosis nationwide.
Did you know … a half-day symposium on Cheese Culture will take place 9 May in the Dean Hotel, Harcourt Street, Dublin 2? The event will cover everything from consumer perceptions of cheese, to the traditions of Irish cheese culture. It will take place from 09.45 to 13.00, followed by a light lunch for attendees.
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