Remote Working a First Step to Address Challenges of Transition to a Low Carbon Economy for Rural Dwellers

Minister for Rural and Community Development, Heather Humphreys TD, launches Western Development Commission Report.The report identifies both opportunities and challenges for rural dwellers in the areas of transport, energy efficiency and heating and electricity demand and supply.The work is the first of its kind to examine the likely impact of the transition to a low […]

LIT welcomes €168 million package of supports for further and higher education institutions

Limerick Institute of Technology has welcomed the €168 million package of supports for further and higher education institutions and students, announced by Minister for Further and Higher Education, Research, Innovation and Science Simon Harris TD and Minister of State Niall Collins TD. President of LIT Professor Vincent Cunnane said, “The funding will support us as […]

EPA welcomes new septic tank grant scheme as over 50% of systems fail inspection

  EPA welcomes new septic tank grant scheme as over 50% of systems fail inspection   There are an estimated half a million septic tanks and other domestic waste water treatment systems in Ireland. Half of the 1,160 septic tank systems inspected in 2019 failed. Householders with private wells are particularly vulnerable to pollution from faulty […]

Macra na Feirme seeks urgent meeting with Minister Harris over extending Covid education fund to Agriculture students

Macra na Feirme is seeking an urgent meeting with Minister for Further and Higher Education Simon Harris to discuss extending the recently announced Covid education fund to students of agricultural colleges. The fund enables students to purchase laptops, tablets and internet connectivity for remote learning. Teagasc colleges have almost 6,000 students and these students have […]

Green MEPs welcome strong European Parliament position on EU recovery fund

The European Parliament has agreed its response to the EU recovery programme, with huge support across political groups for a strong EU led response. Ireland’s Green MEPs have welcomed the vote, which has reaffirmed the need for the current economic crisis to be tackled with strong European action and a focus on increasing resilience. In […]

New 2020 Apprenticeship programme launched in Iarnród Éireann

Iarnród Éireann is looking for its latest intake of apprentices, across a range of roles including Apprentice Fitter, Apprentice Motor Mechanic and Apprentice Electrician. The roles will be located in Dublin, Drogheda, Limerick and Portlaoise, and applications should be submitted by 24th July 2020 – full details on applications, education requirements and competencies needed are available […]

AIT – LIT Consortium to Form a European University with International Partners

The AIT and LIT Consortium has been successful in its application to join a new, forward-thinking education alliance intended to increase collaboration between Europe’s universities. The European Universities Network is part of an EU-wide ambition to create a centralised European Education Area and will enable students to obtain a degree by combining studies in multiple […]

UCC & Macra Agricultural Skillnet launch Graduate Development Programme for Agri-Food SMEs

The UCC Diploma in Leadership for the Agri-Food Sector will provide SMEs with a tailored graduate programme, which will significantly enhance their current graduates’ skills, and help them to attract and retain the best young graduates. Graduate training is now a vital part of the continuing professional development of young employees. While most of the […]

200 Billboards Nationwide To Feature Imelda May Poem

94% of Irish people surveyed believe that Ireland has a responsibility to all of its people to treat them equally, however, only 22% believe that there is currently enough financial support in place to support community organisations who work on equality issues, according to the poll. The Amárach opinion poll, commissioned by Rethink Ireland, is […]

ALONE and TILDA compile report examining loneliness and social isolation in over-70’s

ALONE, the organisation which supports older people, has collaborated with The Irish Longitudinal Study on Ageing (TILDA) to publish a report examining loneliness and isolation among over-70’s during the COVID-19 pandemic. The report[1], published today by TILDA, focuses on the impact of public health measures such as ‘cocooning’ on the mental and physical health of […]

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