Just half of businesses understand the Circular Economy – Ibec survey

Just one in two businesses (51%) understand what is meant by the Circular Economy, with only 39% aware of EU initiatives to drive sustainable change, according to a survey conducted by Ibec in association with the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). More encouragingly, half the respondents (49%) acknowledged that moving to a more circular economy presents […]

IFA Encourages Farmers To Apply For New €100m BEAM Scheme

IFA National Livestock Chairman Angus Woods has strongly encouraged all eligible beef and suckler farmers to apply for the new €100m BEAM scheme (Beef Exceptional Aid Measure). The scheme will open next Monday, Aug 19th and close on Sunday, Sept 8th. He said the Department of Agriculture have published the terms and conditions for the scheme, […]

Dogs Trust offers FREE dog Microchipping Certificate Amnesty as part of National Chipping Week 2019

Today sees the launch of National Chipping Week, an annual nationwide campaign by Dogs Trust, Ireland’s largest dog welfare charity. Celebrity vet, Pete Wedderburn, also known as “Pete the Vet”, helped launch the campaign, which will run from the 12th – 18th of August in association with government approved microchipping database Fido. Since April 2016, […]

Statement from the Dyslexia Association of Ireland on the new criteria for Irish Exemptions

The Dyslexia Association of Ireland (DAI) welcomes the changes made to the Irish exemption criteria announced today by Minister Joe McHugh. The DAI have been lobbying for change to the exemption criteria for many years and believe that the changes announced today, if implemented properly, will help to create a more equitable and fairer educational […]

NPCPP Leaving Cert Helpline 2019, 1800-265-165

For many students, parents and guardians a new phase of life is about to begin. With the Leaving Cert results on the horizon new questions about what lies ahead are bound to arise. Help and advice is at hand.   The National Parents Council Post Primary’s free phone (1800 265 165) and online service (helpline@npcpp.ie) […]

Ombudsman concerned over how Department recovered social welfare overpayments

Ombudsman Peter Tyndall today published a report setting out how the Department of Employment Affairs and Social Protection has addressed his concerns about the recovery of overpayments made to social welfare recipients. In his report, ‘Fair Recovery’, the Ombudsman says that he had seen cases where, through no fault of the recipient, an overpayment had […]

Inland Fisheries Ireland warns anglers of rogue fishing license website

Inland Fisheries Ireland is alerting the public to a rogue website which claims to sell salmon and sea trout angling licenses for Ireland. The website, which carries Inland Fisheries Ireland branding, asks anglers for their personal and payment details however it does not supply legitimate fishing licenses. Anglers are reminded that the only authorised website […]

IFA Welcomes Review Of Forestry Planting Application Process

IFA Farm Forestry Chair, Vincent Nally has welcomed Minister Doyle’s appointment of Jim Mackinnon, former chief planner with the Scottish Government to undertake a review of the forestry planting application process. He said that the level of red tape associated with planting and managing small family forests is excessive and is a major deterrent to […]

Farmers With Ash Dieback Must Be Given Option Not To Replant – IFA

IFA Farm Forestry Chair, Vincent Nally said that farmers that have been affected by the ash dieback disease must be given the option not to replant, without penalties. “Many of the farmers affected by ash dieback feel abandoned by this Government”, said Mr. Nally.  He said farmers were never been properly compensated for the financial […]

Budget 2020: Government Must Support The Sustainable Growth Of Ireland’s Agricultural Sector

Launching the IFA pre-Budget Submission – FARMING FOR A SUSTAINABLE FUTURE – in Dublin today (Wed), IFA President Joe Healy said a progressive Budget 2020, that supports Irish farmers to develop sustainably is imperative, given the immediate threats and long-term challenges facing the sector. These include; agriculture’s exposure to Brexit, Mercosur, the beef crisis, the battle to maintain […]

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