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Weekly Roundup... 19 December

Published on Dec 19 2017 11:09 AM

Weekly Roundup... 19 December

Musgrave Triathlon Committee has donated a cheque for €35,000 to food charity Cork Penny Dinners. Musgrave’s Triathlon fundraising event raised a total of €205,000 for charities this year. Musgrave’s Triathlon fundraiser also donated €35,000 to children’s ambulance service Bumbleance, €35,000 to Pieta House and €100,000 to Breakthrough Cancer Research.

Sellotape, is celebrating its 80th birthday and eight decades of success by launching a limited-edition tin in the lead up to Christmas. With sales of €1.8m annually, the sticky tape brand sells enough rolls of its Original Golden to 'reach the moon and beyond' each year. The once small-time brand that was used to help seal first aid packs in the war and to cover windows as protection from shattering glass during the air raids, has moved on to become an indispensable staple in homes, schools and offices across Ireland.

Applegreen today (19 December) announced that their customers and staff all over Ireland have raised almost €2 million for charity since the foundation of the company’s charitable fund in 2009.  Since January 2016, over €1 million has been raised for current charity partners Debra Ireland, Barnardos, ISPCC Childline and Northern Ireland Children’s Hospice.

Just Eat, online food ordering and delivery, has announced the signing of Arctic Stone ice cream which will be available to order on Just Eat for delivery on Saturdays and Sundays from their Blackrock Market Stall.The ice cream is normally only available to order in person at the Blackrock Market Stall and Marlay Park.

The Bord Gáis Energy Index for November was up by 9% as the wholesale prices of oil, gas and electricity all rallied during the month. Gas prices rose by a hefty 17% from October’s levels as cooler temperatures and higher demand meant that more imported gas was needed to heat homes and businesses.

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