Teagasc Annual Report and Accounts for 2018

Excluding the Net Deferred Funding for Pensions, Teagasc income in 2018 was €195 million (2017 income – €187 million). There was an increase of €6.432 million in Grant in Aid compared to 2017. Research income increased by €1.924 million (6.3%), including increases of €1.835 million in externally funded research grants, €481,000 in analysis fees and […]

Brexit-related storage of additional chemicals prompts safety concerns

Irish firms, who may be increasing their stocks of chemicals ahead of the Brexit deadline on October 31st, are reminded to take the necessary steps to ensure all chemicals are stored safely. Speaking on behalf of the Health and Safety Authority (HSA) today (October 10th), Assistant Chief Executive Yvonne Mullooly has urged companies to fulfil […]

EPIC The Irish Emigration Museum invites people of Irish heritage all over the world to bring their family name back to Irish shores #EPICmuseum

EPIC The Irish Emigration Museum announced the launch of a major new exhibition inviting people from all over the world to pay tribute to their Irish ancestors who emigrated, by adding their names to the museum.   People are invited to be among the first to include the names of their ancestors and the details […]

€4.2m research programme into driverless vehicles launched

–       €2 million contribution by Government through Science Foundation Ireland –       Ireland can be major global centre for autonomous vehicle research –       Lero-led programme combines Irish academia, global automotive and Irish firms Heather Humphreys TD, Minister for Business, Enterprise, and Innovation, today launched a Science Foundation Ireland backed €4.2m research collaboration on driverless vehicles led […]

AA Urges Homeowners and Motorists To Take Precautions Ahead of Storm Lorenzo

AA Ireland is advising homeowners across Ireland, particularly those living in counties along the west coast, to prepare their homes accordingly ahead of Storm Lorenzo which is currently expected to hit Ireland on Thursday. Ahead of the high winds and heavy rainfall, AA Home Insurance has advised home-owners to carry out some basic storm-proofing tips […]

Forestry licensing and its impact on our climate change targets to be discussed in Dail

Forestry licensing and its impact on our climate change targets will be discussed in the Dáil today under Topical Issues. The issue is being raised with the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine by Deputy Jackie Cahill.   Topical Issues are scheduled for discussion today from 17.17pm to 18.05pm. It’s one of the Topical […]

Ireland’s Best-Selling Car, Toyota Corolla, To Go Exclusively Hybrid From 2020

Unprecedented demand for self-charging hybrid version of world’s best-selling car eliminates need for petrol option Toyota Ireland to remove 1.6 petrol saloon and 1.2 petrol hatchback from the lineup of Ireland’s No.1 bestselling car – the Toyota Corolla Decision also sees C-HR switch to hybrid only as 1.2 petrol dropped Just 16 months after disrupting […]

Motorists Can’t Afford Further Tax Hikes As Pump Prices Climb, AA Warns

Ahead of Budget 2020, AA Ireland has cautioned against further increases in taxation on petrol and diesel, as the latest increase in pump prices places further strain on motorists across the country. The AA’s latest fuel prices survey has found that the cost of a litre of petrol has increased by almost 3.5c in the past month, […]

IFA Presidential candidate secures nominations for election

IFA Presidential Candidate and National Treasurer Tim Cullinan confirmed today that he has secured nominations for the election for presidency of the association from six counties, the maximum permitted under IFA rules to run for the leadership of the organisation. Mr Cullinan thanked the counties that nominated him for the highest office in the Association and […]

How to trial flexible working in your workplace – advice by Alan Hickey, Associate Director of Advisory at Peninsula

For businesses, flexible working can help tackle a wide range of issues including increasing diversity, recruiting millennial talent and closing the gender pay gap. Despite these positives, many businesses are still reluctant to embrace flexible working. While Irish employees do not currently have any legal right to request flexible work arrangements, employers may decide to […]

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