Chambers Ireland calls for accelerated action on the SDGs during 76th UN General Assembly

Along with Heads of State, Chief Executives, and social and business leaders, Chambers Ireland joined the UN Global Compact’s ‘Uniting Business Live’ summit at the 76th UN General Assembly and called for greater ambition and accelerated action on the SDGs ahead of COP26. Speaking this afternoon, Chambers Ireland Chief Executive Ian Talbot outlined the importance of […]

5 National Youth Organisations launch the “Youth Climate Justice Challenge”

A consortium of 5 youth organisations, led by ECO-UNESCO, Ireland’s environmental education and youth organisation is launching the second #YouthClimateJusticeChallenge, with partners Gaisce The President Award, The No Name Club, Irish Girls Guides & Young Irish Film Makers. The Youth Climate Justice Challenge is aimed at encouraging and empowering young people to take on local […]

New research commissioned by Circle K reveals over half of Irish motorists believe they will be driving electric vehicles by 2030

Over half (53%) of Irish motorists say they will be driving an electric vehicle (EV) by 2030 to reduce CO2 emissions Two in five would consider switching to an electric vehicle within the next three years, with almost two thirds (64%) of 18-24-year-olds considering the switch Over two fifths (43%) will rely on forecourts for […]

Tonight’s €17 million (est) Lotto jackpot will be the second highest of all time!

Lotto fever continues to grip the country as tonight’s Lotto jackpot heads towards an estimated €17 million. Since the Lotto game launched in 1988, only one jackpot in excess of €17 million has ever been won which means that a single winner of tonight’s Lotto jackpot could become Ireland’s second largest jackpot winner in the […]

MyMind mark 15 years and are encouraging the public to actively support their mental health

On Thursday, September 23rd at 11 am, Mental Health Service Provider MyMind will celebrate its 15th anniversary of providing affordable mental health services in Ireland by hosting a live webinar event to mark the occasion, share their insights and celebrate their achievements over the last 15 years. During this time MyMind has supported over 34,900 […]

Applications now open for community funding in Tipperary, Cork, Laois, Mayo & Offaly

ChangeX in partnership with Greencoat Renewables announces €175,000 worth of Community Fund’s across 7 locations in Ireland, supporting local community groups, schools, and organisations to build sustainable, thriving communities. The 7 Funds aim to support local teams to either begin new projects or expand on existing projects, creating a positive social or environmental impact in […]

EPA publishes Green Public Procurement: Guidance for the Public Sector

Minister Ossian Smyth today launched the EPA’s revised Green Public Procurement: Guidance for the Public Sector at the EPA’s Circular Economy Conference 2021. Green Public Procurement is a process where public authorities seek to source goods, services or works with reduced environmental impact. Annual public sector purchasing accounts for up to 12 per cent of […]

Social media savvy seniors: Ireland’s first-ever course to help the over 50’s safely navigate the online world launches

Ireland’s only learning facility for the over 50’s, Renaissance Academy has, today, launched Ireland’s first-ever social media for seniors course. The new programme will enable students to enhance their technology skills through learning how to share and post, identify malicious/scam accounts and fake news. Based in Leopardstown, County Dublin, Renaissance Academy promotes lifelong learning among […]

Launch of the NCEI – the representative organisation for the Community Owned Energy Generation Sector in Ireland

September 1st saw the launch of Nationwide Community Energy Ireland CLG (NCEI) the representative association of the community owned energy generation sector in Ireland. NCEI’s mission is to maximise the number of 100% community owned energy generation projects in the upcoming State power auctions. NCEI will advocate for policies which advance and buttress the community […]

Recycling Changes announced as Soft Plastic Waste, that is clean, dry and loose, can now be placed in Irish Household Recycling Bins.

All plastic packaging waste – including soft plastic – can now be placed in Irish household recycling bins as long as it is clean, dry and loose. Making the announcement, Minister of State with special responsibility for Communications and Circular Economy, Ossian Smyth TD said soft plastic can be placed in the household recycling bin […]

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