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Fyffes Ireland Introduces New Reduced-packaging Banana Band

May 21, 2019 · Comments Off on Fyffes Ireland Introduces New Reduced-packaging Banana Band 

In what it says is a ‘significant step’ towards reducing its packaging imprint, banana importers Fyffes Ireland has introduced new, sustainable and fully recyclable paper banding for use in wrapping its Organic Fairtrade bananas at the point-of-sale. The move, which represents the outcome of an 18-month long period of research and development, sees the company introduce a wrap-around paper band made from 100% Kraft pulp as a more sustainable alternative to the plastic bags used widely within the sector. In what it says is a ‘significant step’ towards reducing its packaging imprint,... [Read the full story]

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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

Two Master Printmakers exhibit at Damer House Gallery, Roscrea, Co. Tipperary

April 29, 2019 · Comments Off on Two Master Printmakers exhibit at Damer House Gallery, Roscrea, Co. Tipperary 

Damer House Gallery is very proud to be hosting Master Printmakers, Alice Hanratty and Michael Kane, two Titans of Irish art, whose works have represented Ireland on the International stage since the 1970’s. As famous for their gloriously coloured paintings as well as their prints, the gallery is delighted they are showing a variety of their most recent works, which include some 3D pieces. Their output is as prolific and vibrant and energetic as ever, words like bold, adventurous, playful andmischievous came to mind on encountering these brilliant works in the artist’s studios, a rare... [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

Finalists announced for inaugural Energia Family Business Awards

April 26, 2019 · Comments Off on Finalists announced for inaugural Energia Family Business Awards 

Irish businesses old and new to be celebrated at prestigious ceremony The finalists have been announced for this year’s Energia Family Business Awards. The ceremony which is the first of its kind in Ireland celebrates successful generations who work together. The Energia Family Business Awards take place on the 24th May 2019 in the Round Room of the Mansion House, Dublin. Over 200 entries were received, with a remarkable emphasis on family businesses both old and new across Ireland. Launched by renowned business commentator and MC for the Energia Family Business Awards Matt Cooper,... [Read the full story]

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Fyffes Ireland Introduces New Reduced-packaging Banana Band

In what it says is a ‘significant step’ towards reducing its packaging imprint, banana importers Fyffes Ireland has introduced new, sustainable and fully recyclable paper banding for use in wrapping its Organic Fairtrade bananas at the point-of-sale. The move, which represents the outcome of an 18-month long...

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National Lottery announces the 36 finalists for the 2019 National Lottery Good Causes Awards

National awards to celebrate “Ordinary people doing extraordinary things” A Traveller youth advocacy group, a heritage group based on a tiny island off the coast of Cork, Ireland’s only dedicated publisher of books by children, a scuba diving club, an organisation which works to prevent the harm and heal the...

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Over 10,000 Tonnes of Plastic Waste Avoided Thanks to ‘Plastic Pledge’ – Minister Bruton

65 Industry leaders sign up to the Repak Plastics Pledge, eliminating 27,277 tonnes of C02 from the atmosphere. The Minister for Communications, Climate Action and Environment, Richard Bruton T.D. today welcomed the success of the Repak ‘Plastic Pledge’ initiative, which will see over 10,600 tonnes of plastic...

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Fyffes Ireland Introduces New Reduced-packaging Banana Band

In what it says is a ‘significant step’ towards reducing its packaging imprint,...


National Lottery announces the 36 finalists for the 2019 National Lottery Good Causes Awards

National awards to celebrate “Ordinary people doing extraordinary things” A...


Over 10,000 Tonnes of Plastic Waste Avoided Thanks to ‘Plastic Pledge’ – Minister Bruton

65 Industry leaders sign up to the Repak Plastics Pledge, eliminating 27,277 tonnes...


Dáil Eireann Declares Climate Emergency and Endorses Blueprint for Climate Action

Dáil Eireann has tonight voted [1] to declare a “Climate Emergency”...


Radon in workplaces – new legislation requires employers in high radon areas to test for this cancer-causing gas

New radiation protection legislation requires all employers in high radon areas...


Tackling Climate Change and other major environmental challenges – EPA Research Call to provide €10.2 million for new research

 The EPA is seeking proposals from the research community to help identify...


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