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Did You Know, 8 June, 2016

By Publications Checkout
Did You Know, 8 June, 2016

Did you know … more than 300 people took part in the Coca-Cola HBC Campus 5k  last month to raise funds for youth organization Foroige? A total of €600 in cash prizes was awarded to top runners: Methab Muhammed, Ciaran Purcell, David Callaghan, Annette Kealy, and Anne O’Brien.

Did you know … Aldi is getting ready for Father’s day with a range of specially selected gift ideas? From 9 June, shoppers will be able to pick up a range of gifts, from Men’s Leather Golf Shoes for €24.99, to a Drone Camera for €99.99, or a  Bluetooth Jukebox for €79.99.

Did you know … new organization, Sustainable Nation Ireland is targeting €250 billion of sustainable funds deployed in Irish enterprises by 2021? Its function is to help the country achieve its climate change targets, and help Irish companies capture part of an estimated €85 trillion market, according to

Did you know … The pupils from first class at St. John the Baptist National School in Midelton, Co. Cork have been announced as the winners of the GIY and Innocent Drinks ‘Sow & Grow’ competition? The GIY and Innocent Drinks campaign has seen more than 110,000 children in grow their own food nationwide.

Did you know … The Road Safety Authority and Applegreen teamed up over the weekend to combat driver fatigue on Irish roads? According to, over the bank holiday weekend, drivers were provided with free cups of coffee at Applegreen Service Stations around the country.


Did you know … A number of up and coming figures in the Irish food industry have been named as finalists in the search for Nissan’s new brand ambassadors? The seven winners, chosen by online poll, will receive the keys to a brand new, taxed and insured Nissan to drive for a year as Nissan Generation Next ambassadors.

Did you know … Bord Iascaigh Mhara (BIM) and Fáilte Ireland have launched ‘Taste the Atlantic – a Seafood Journey’? This dedicated seafood trail on the Wild Atlantic Way includes five new seafood producers and 14 seafood restaurants, and joins the already successful ‘Bay coast’ route

Did you know … GIY and Cully & Sully have launched this year’s edition of the ‘Give Peas a Chance’ challenge? To help people understand where their food comes from and green Ireland’s workplaces, the ‘Give Peas A Chance’ campaign will see up to 500 teams in companies all over Ireland growing some peas on their desk at work.

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