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ALONE seeks clarity on Ireland’s vaccination strategy and implementation for older people

January 25, 2021 · Comments Off on ALONE seeks clarity on Ireland’s vaccination strategy and implementation for older people 

ALONE, the organisation that supports and empowers older people, is seeking clarity on Ireland’s vaccination strategy and implementation for older people addressing the importance of quality for access. The organisation is taking action after one in five of calls into their National Support Line in the past week concern general COVID-19 related queries, COVID-19 vaccination and testing questions and the restrictions that concern older people as Level 5 looks to continue well into February. Of these COVID-19 calls, roughly half of these older people were specifically asking about when they... [Read the full story]

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Unwrapping Ireland’s food waste: Bread is Ireland’s most wasted food, with 41% of people reporting they throw away bread

October 2, 2020 · Comments Off on Unwrapping Ireland’s food waste: Bread is Ireland’s most wasted food, with 41% of people reporting they throw away bread 

Food waste is an issue of high concern for Irish people and they are willing to take action.Main reasons for waste are food passing its Use-By date and forgetting to eat leftovers in time. After bread; vegetables, fruit and salad are the foods that are thrown out most often in the home.During the Covid-19 lockdown, 29% of people reported wasting less food. Ireland has committed to halving food waste by 2030 which requires a strong response along every step of the food chain from farm to fork. New findings from an EPA survey, show food waste is a high priority in Irish households,... [Read the full story]

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Ireland’s Water Quality Needs to be Better Protected – EPA

December 17, 2020 · Comments Off on Ireland’s Water Quality Needs to be Better Protected – EPA 

Just over half of Irish surface waters are in a satisfactory condition.Nutrient concentrations in waters are too high and the trends are going in the wrong direction.Nitrate concentrations are now increasing in nearly half of our river and groundwater sites.Phosphate levels are increasing in a quarter of river sites. Concentrations of nitrate are highest in the south and south east of the country where the main source is agriculture.Delivering on the key objectives of Ireland’s River Basin Management Plan and targeted action at local water catchment level is key to improving water quality. The... [Read the full story]

Events

Bord Bia invites the public to Bloom At Home this May

May 18, 2020 · Comments Off on Bord Bia invites the public to Bloom At Home this May 

This summer Bord Bia is encouraging the Irish public to come together and Bloom from their own homes on Sunday, 31st of May. Bord Bia’s Bloom At Home will feature a series of online events, including Q&As and talks, cookery demonstrations with quality assured, in season produce and entertainment from some of Bord Bia Bloom’s long-time participants, bringing a flavour of Ireland’s largest gardening and lifestyle festival into people’s homes this June Bank Holiday weekend. From preparing vibrant flower beds and much-loved house plants, to creating a wildflower meadow at home,... [Read the full story]

Sport

The 2020 round of the Sports Capital & Equipment Programme is now open for applications – deadline extended until 5pm Monday 1st March

January 11, 2021 · Comments Off on The 2020 round of the Sports Capital & Equipment Programme is now open for applications – deadline extended until 5pm Monday 1st March 

The Sports Capital & Equipment Programme (SCEP) is operated by the Department of Tourism, Culture, Arts, Gaeltacht, Sport and Media and provides grants to assist in the development or refurbishment of sports facilities and the provision of sports equipment.Grants are available to voluntary, not-for profit sports clubs, community groups, NGBs, and local authorities.  Third level colleges, Education and Training Boards (ETBs) and schools may only apply for funding jointly with sports clubs or organisations.THE CLOSING DATE FOR APPLICATIONS HAS BEEN EXTENDED UNTIL 5PM ON MONDAY 1ST MARCH 2021.The... [Read the full story]

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Indigo Telecom Group announces plans to recruit 100 people to its International Fibre Centre of Excellence in Limerick

January 19, 2021 · Comments Off on Indigo Telecom Group announces plans to recruit 100 people to its International Fibre Centre of Excellence in Limerick 

4site, a wholly-owned subsidiary of the Indigo Telecom Group Limited, a global provider of telecom and data centre network support services, today announced it will be recruiting more than 100 people, over the next three years, to support its plans for international expansion. With open-location and office-based roles across Ireland, the roles will span from Fibre Planners, GIS Engineers, Design Engineers, Telecoms Surveyors and Project Managers to business support roles in accounts, sales and operations. Indigo Telecom Group will be recruiting locally from Limerick and the Mid-West in the... [Read the full story]

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ALONE seeks clarity on Ireland’s vaccination strategy and implementation for older people

ALONE, the organisation that supports and empowers older people, is seeking clarity on Ireland’s vaccination strategy and implementation for older people addressing the importance of quality for access. The organisation is taking action after one in five of calls into their National Support Line in the past week...

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UFO Data Reveals Ireland is the European Country with the MOST Alien Visits

UFO Data Reveals THE European Country With The Longest Alien Visits Monaco is the European country with the longest duration of alien visits, with UFO sightings lasting an average of 45 minutes Liechtenstein, Latvia and Ukraine follow closely behind with the average sighting exceeding 20 minutesSan Marino stands...

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The Story of Your Stuff – Investigating the long-term impacts of everyday decisions at heart of EPA second-level schools’ competition

The EPA has launched The Story of Your Stuff, a competition which challenges students to investigate the life cycle of their everyday ‘stuff’ through a creative medium, considering the entirety of the item’s  life cycle.Students are encouraged to use the EPA’s Ireland’s Environment website, www.epa.ie/irelandsenvironment/  as...

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The 2020 round of the Sports Capital & Equipment Programme is now open for applications – deadline extended until 5pm Monday 1st March

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ALONE seeks clarity on Ireland’s vaccination strategy and implementation for older people

ALONE, the organisation that supports and empowers older people, is seeking clarity...


UFO Data Reveals Ireland is the European Country with the MOST Alien Visits

UFO Data Reveals THE European Country With The Longest Alien Visits Monaco is...


The Story of Your Stuff – Investigating the long-term impacts of everyday decisions at heart of EPA second-level schools’ competition

The EPA has launched The Story of Your Stuff, a competition which challenges...


Ireland could attract more EU third-level students post-Brexit

Seán Kelly MEP is calling for Irish third level institutions to seize the opportunity...


Indigo Telecom Group announces plans to recruit 100 people to its International Fibre Centre of Excellence in Limerick

4site, a wholly-owned subsidiary of the Indigo Telecom Group Limited, a global...


Employees to have right to request remote work before end of 2021

The Government has launched ‘Making Remote Work’, the country’s...


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