Only 3 in 10 Irish men say they would attend counselling/psychotherapy

Following a recent survey carried out by the Irish Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (IACP), it revealed that only 3 in 10 Irish men said they would attend counselling/psychotherapy. The startling finding is compared to that of 2 in 5 women saying they would be ‘very likely’ to attend if struggling in some way with […]

Has your sense of smell or taste changed during the COVID-19 pandemic?

Researchers from Teagasc and UCD are working with sensory scientists from research institutions across the Republic of Ireland and Northern Ireland to understand how COVID-19 has affected people’s ability to smell and taste. The Smell and Taste Evaluation in Ireland (STEVIE) survey was launched today, Tuesday, 7 July, in response to reports that COVID-19 can […]

Imagine never escaping the lockdown: Irish Wheelchair Association asks people to get behind petition seeking greater Government support for people with disabilities

The Irish Wheelchair Association is asking people to get behind the organisation’s #NotMyIndependenceDay petition, which urges the new Government to ensure independence for people with disabilities.      Irish Wheelchair Association launched #NotMyIndependenceDay this week, a campaign to urge the new Minister for Children, Disability, Equality and Integration to ensure that people with disabilities can live the life they choose, with independence.       Josephine Kenny, Irish Wheelchair Association worker in Offaly said: “As Covid-19 restrictions […]

The packaging free shops market is on the rise, now it’s time for policy measures to support it

Zero Waste Europe releases the first ever European study on the current state of play and potential growth for the packaging free shops market. As statistics show, every European inhabitant produces 173 kg of packaging waste every year (1). The only way to address this problem is with waste prevention measures that stop packaging waste […]

Macra na Feirme: new government must act on farm income, jobs, and climate

Macra na Feirme welcomes the parties’ decision to enter government today but warns that this government must deliver for young people. “We are happy to finally have a government form but we insist that the new government make young people a priority. This government needs to make sure that any economic downturn does not force […]

Fáilte Ireland unveils new domestic marketing campaign and new COVID-19 Safety Charter to boost public confidence

Fáilte Ireland is revealing its new national domestic marketing campaign to the tourism and hospitality industry today. ‘Ireland, make a break for it’ will go live across media this weekend in what will be a major drive to encourage people to take domestic breaks this summer. The National Tourism Development Authority is also launching a […]

Enterprise Support Grant Available to Small Business Owners and Funding for School Meals Scheme to be Extended into Summer

Want to get Ireland back working again. In many cases, this means tackling the roadblocks and obstacles which stop an otherwise viable business from getting back up and running or simply giving them a helping hand. It is crucial that we approach this task in an innovative and flexible manner and this is what underpins […]

As Roads get Busier Motorists Must Prepare To Share Space, AA Warns

As the easing of COVID-19 restrictions continues, major routes across the country have seen traffic levels return to approximately 75% of normal volumes according to AA Ireland. With the potential that traffic volumes could increase further as the country enters Phase 3 of the Government’s plan, the AA is urging motorists to exercise additional caution […]

ALONE release Health and Wellbeing plan to support older people amid the COVID-19 pandemic

ALONE, the organisation which supports older people, has released a Health and Wellbeing plan, addressing key issues which continue to affect the health and wellbeing of older people across the country as we move into the later stages of the COVID-19 Roadmap. The initiative came about as part of ALONE’s response to COVID-19; however it is also […]

Ireland jumps 6 places in EY Renewable Energy Country Attractiveness Index to 12 out of 40 countries

Climate change and environmental considerations drive higher investment in renewables US climbs to number 1 in the Index ranking while China slips to number 2  Renewable energy sector is expected to bounce back quickly from the impact of COVID-19 Renewables a “safer-haven” for long-term investment Ireland has moved up 6 places from 18th to 12th out of […]

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