Measures to speed up climate transition approved by Government

The Minister for the Environment, Climate and Communications, Eamon Ryan, has received government approval for two memos which focus on streamlining and speeding up Ireland’s delivery of renewable energy and key climate infrastructure. The first is the Accelerating Renewable Electricity (ARE) Taskforce Implementation Plan, which sets out nearly 70 actions, many underway already, across grid, […]

Public drinking water fountain scheme announced

Scheme aims to reduce plastic bottle use and provide public access to drinking water. A public drinking water fountain scheme was launched today by the Minister of State with special responsibility for Communications and Circular Economy, Ossian Smyth TD, and the Minister for Housing, Local Government and Heritage, Darragh O’Brien TD. The aim of the […]

Embrace FARM hosts its Annual Remembrance Service for bereaved farm families #EmbraceFARM

On Sunday, June 30th, Embrace FARM will hold its Annual Ecumenical Remembrance Service, inviting farm families to remember loved ones lost within their community. Over the past decade, this service has become an important event, honouring those who have died suddenly and providing comfort for their families. This year, the service will take place at 2 pm in the Most Holy Rosary […]

Historic first for Ireland as European School Chess Championships get underway at UL

History was being made at the weekend with the hosting of the European School Chess Championships in Ireland for the first time. More than 200 children, aged between 5 and 16 years, from 14 European countries are participating in the week-long tournament, which takes place at the University of Limerick (UL) and continues until Friday […]

Cabinet told that climate is reaching tipping points

Eamon Ryan, Minister for the Environment, Climate and Communications, today informed Government that the climate is already reaching key tipping points, defined by the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) as critical thresholds that, when exceeded, can lead to a cascading impact that results in irreversible climate breakdown. Climate Tipping Points pulls together information from […]

Nuffield Ireland calls for agri-leaders for 2025 scholarship

Nuffield Ireland is now seeking applications for the 2025 Scholarship programme. Nuffield Ireland awards up to six Scholarships per year, women and men with a passion for advancing agriculture and rural communities are invited to apply for this leadership programme before 30th August 2024.  The Scholarship encourages the development of farmers and other agri-food professionals […]

Ireland is projected to exceed its National and EU climate targets

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has today published its greenhouse gas emissions projections for the period 2023-2050. EPA analysis shows that planned climate policies and measures, if fully implemented, could deliver up to 29 per cent emissions reduction by 2030 compared to 2018, a reduction of 4 per cent each year from 2023 to 2030. […]

Top 10 Tips to become a Winning SuperValu TidyTown

SuperValu TidyTowns judging to commence in coming weeks – here’s what it takes to become a winning town The deadline for the 66th annual SuperValu TidyTowns Competition 2024 has passed and that only means one thing – soon teams of judges will be visiting over 1,000 towns and villages across the country to determine the winners […]

Minister Ryan announces launch of the second phase of the Small-Scale Renewable Electricity Support Scheme (SRESS)

The second phase of the Small-Scale Renewable Electricity Support Scheme (SRESS), the export phase, has now been launched. This phase of the electricity support scheme will be a significant improvement in market supports for Renewable Energy Communities and Small and Medium Sized Enterprises (SMEs), with fixed tariffs for these groups established for solar and wind projects between […]

ALONE calls on local election candidates in Tipperary to transform communities for the 39,321 people aged 60+ across the county

ALONE is calling on local election candidates in Tipperary to take action for the 39,321 people aged 60+ across the county. People aged over 60 make up 23% of the population of Tipperary. ALONE, a national organisation that enables older people to live at home, wants local election candidates to transform communities for an ageing population. ALONE […]

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