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High levels of Food Waste identified in Irish food businesses

July 12, 2019 · Comments Off on High levels of Food Waste identified in Irish food businesses 

Action to reduce food waste brings climate benefits and cuts costs – including potential savings of over €300M per year for Ireland’s hospitality sector. The EPA is hosting the 3rd Forum on Food Waste today, Wednesday 10th July, bringing together business and policy leaders from across the food supply chain. The theme of this year’s event is Measuring What Matters, emphasising the importance of using data to direct effective actions. Ireland generates over 1m tonnes of food waste annually and will need to take a new perspective on the value of food as the country works towards... [Read the full story]

GAA

Tipperary Ladies Gaelic Football Notes

September 7, 2017 · Comments Off on Tipperary Ladies Gaelic Football Notes 

Tipperary Intermediate Team On Saturday last Tipperary Ladies Football found out their opponents in the All Ireland Final when the second All Ireland Semi Final was played in Cavan. Tyrone overcame Sligo in the Semi Final to earn themselves a place in the Final. Tyrone played in Division 2 in the Lidl National Football League so the teams have not met yet this year. Tyrone has enjoyed playing Senior for the last two years and this is something they will be hoping to achieve again. We would look forward to supporting Tipperary in their quest for Senior and All Ireland success in Croke Park on Sunday,... [Read the full story]

Entertainment

Inside America’s Opioid Crisis – New episode of UCC’s podcast – Plain Speaking

May 21, 2019 · Comments Off on Inside America’s Opioid Crisis – New episode of UCC’s podcast – Plain Speaking 

More American’s have died in the opioid crisis, than in both World Wars, outlined a former White House drug policy adviser, on the latest episode of UCC’s Plain Speaking podcast. Between 2001 and 2015, over 530,000 American’s died of drug overdoses, which was more than died in the World War One and World War Two combined. “The opioid epidemic is having a bigger impact than the AIDS crisis, and it’s particularly worrisome because we haven’t seen the top of it yet, as far as we can tell” outlined Keith Humphrey’s, the Esther Ting Memorial Professor in Psychiatry... [Read the full story]

Events

Award-winning Author & Journalist Rosita Boland set to host for Immrama Festival Literary Breakfast

June 7, 2019 · Comments Off on Award-winning Author & Journalist Rosita Boland set to host for Immrama Festival Literary Breakfast 

The 2019 Immrama Festival of Travel Writing in Lismore County Waterford is set to host senior features writer and author Rosita Boland for the festivals annual Literary Breakfast. Rosita Boland is Senior Features Writer, specialising in human interest stories. She was a 2009 Nieman Fellow at the Nieman Foundation for Journalism at Harvard University. She’s also the author of two collections of poetry and two non-fiction books about Ireland along with her newest book ‘Elsewhere: One Woman, One Rucksack, One Lifetime of Travel’ which has just been published to much acclaim. WEBPIC... [Read the full story]

Sport

Stamina Thursday of the Punchestown Festival is a real crowd pleaser!

May 5, 2019 · Comments Off on Stamina Thursday of the Punchestown Festival is a real crowd pleaser! 

A great day’s racing was had by all at the Punchestown Festival on Thursdahy as crowds thronged to the Kildare venue for day three of the action-packed five-day festival! Attendance: 2019 20,756 2018 20,204 Difference +552 02/05/2019. FREE TO USE IMAGE. Day Three of the Punchestown Festival, Pictured are Best Dressed Lady With Sarah Cass with jockeys Jonathan Burke and Danny Mullins . Picture: Patrick Browne Racing Highlights: The Ladbrokes Champion Stayers Hurdle Won in great style by English raider Unowhatimeanharry trained by Harry Fry and ridden by Mark Walsh in the colours... [Read the full story]

Business

Foodie Destinations 2019 Applications Open Now!

June 20, 2019 · Comments Off on Foodie Destinations 2019 Applications Open Now! 

The Restaurants Association of Ireland are delighted to announce the launch of Foodie Destinations 2019! Applications are now open and can be submitted until the 11th July at 12 noon. Foodie Destinations was launched yesterday in Kilkenny, who were the winners of Foodie Destinations in 2018. The Restaurants Association of Ireland are behind the initiative, with FBD returning as the official sponsor for the third year running. Foodie Destinations is an initiative run by the Restaurants Association of Ireland which celebrates Ireland’s unique and wonderful food offerings and encourages... [Read the full story]

News

High levels of Food Waste identified in Irish food businesses

Action to reduce food waste brings climate benefits and cuts costs – including potential savings of over €300M per year for Ireland’s hospitality sector. The EPA is hosting the 3rd Forum on Food Waste today, Wednesday 10th July, bringing together business and policy leaders from across the food supply chain....

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Sustainable and environmentally sensitive farming can be profitable with the right knowledge and information, according to LIT scientists

Agriculture can and will provide a sustainable future for farming families across the Mid West despite any challenges that may arise from the Climate Action Plan. That is according to Environmental Management lecturers from Limerick Institute of Technology’s Department of Applied Science. As Ireland’s largest...

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Irish Wildlife Trust calls on local authorities and members of the public to cut out herbicide use

This summer, the Irish Wildlife Trust (IWT) is urging the local authorities and members of the public to avoid the use of harmful herbicides and weed-killers, particularly on our roadsides. The casual use of noxious chemicals in public areas seems to be commonplace across the Irish countryside and this leaves unsightly...

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High levels of Food Waste identified in Irish food businesses

Action to reduce food waste brings climate benefits and cuts costs – including...


Sustainable and environmentally sensitive farming can be profitable with the right knowledge and information, according to LIT scientists

Agriculture can and will provide a sustainable future for farming families across...


Irish Wildlife Trust calls on local authorities and members of the public to cut out herbicide use

This summer, the Irish Wildlife Trust (IWT) is urging the local authorities and...


Nature largely missing from the government Climate Action Plan

The Irish Wildlife Trust welcomes the publication of the government’s Climate...


Foodie Destinations 2019 Applications Open Now!

The Restaurants Association of Ireland are delighted to announce the launch of Foodie...


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Tips for individuals, communities, businesses and the public sector Now that...


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