Toyota Ireland launches the 13th Annual Dream Car Art Contest for u15s

Young Irish artists aged 15 and under can enter their submissions by February 15th, 2019, to be in with a chance to win a trip to Japan   Toyota Ireland is delighted to announce that promising Irish artists under the age of 15 can now enter submissions for the 13th annual Toyota Dream Car Art […]

Irish households and businesses need to improve their waste separation

 “That doesn’t belong there!” is the key message from the Environmental Protection Agency’s latest report which examined what Irish households and businesses are putting in their bins. The study found that; The increased use of brown bins in the past ten years has resulted in a significant reduction in organic waste (food and garden waste) […]

2018 Annual Transition Statement published by Minister Bruton

The Minister for Communications, Climate Action and Environment, Richard Bruton T.D., yesterday (Tuesday 4th of December) published the 2018 Annual Transition Statement. This Statement provides an overview of climate change mitigation and adaptation policy measures adopted across government to reduce emissions of greenhouse gases and to adapt to the effects of climate change. It must be […]

Age & Opportunity’s Go for Life Programme announces sports grants for 15 Older Groups in Laois

15 Laois groups will receive a total of €5,070 to fund physical activity for older people 1,028 grants totalling almost €300,000 allocated to groups nationwide under 2018 programme €5.7m awarded to date by the National Grant Scheme 30,000 older people to benefit from investment The ‘Go for Life’ National Grant Scheme has celebrated a momentous […]

Average households to spend over €2,690 in shops this Christmas

Retail Ireland, the Ibec group that represents the sector, today published its Christmas Retail Monitor 2018 (see attached pdf) that predicts the Irish household will spend an average of €2,690 in shops this December, approximately €866 more than any other month of this year and roughly 3% more than Christmas 2017.   The monitor predicts […]

Have a Laugh for Loneliness with ALONE this Christmas

Katherine Lynch is asking the public to reach out and have a laugh with older people spending Christmas alone   ALONE, the charity that supports older people to age at home, has launched their Christmas campaign which asks individuals to reach out to older people who may be experiencing loneliness or isolation and to Have a […]

Water quality in Irish rivers is going in the wrong direction, warns the EPA

The EPA has found that water quality in Irish waters has deteriorated between 2015 and 2017, despite some improvements: 197 river water bodies have improved in quality but 269 water bodies have deteriorated compared with the last full assessment in 2013-2015.  This means a net overall decline of 3% (72 water bodies). The long-term loss […]

Official Online service to Provide Ultimate Irish Guide to Managing Household Waste and Debunk Recycling Myths

Mywaste.ie to become the definitive guide on the segregation of household waste. The official site will also help householders reach a recycling rate of 65% by 2035. A new official online service designed as the one-stop-shop for all matters relating to domestic waste and recycling has been launched by Ireland’s three regional waste management offices (Eastern/Midlands, […]

AA Issues Road Safety Warning Ahead of Storm Diana

Following the issuing of several Status Orange weather warnings by Met Eireann, AA Ireland is calling on motorists to slow down and exercise additional caution to help keep roads safe. Homeowners in counties affected by the Orange Wind Warning are also being encourage to tidy up any loose items around their property which could be […]

Mediation not Confrontation on Farm Debt – Harkin

Where farmers are engaged in meaningful mediation with vulture funds, there should be no forced sales and consequent evictions. This was stated by Marian Harkin MEP following a protest which she attended outside BidX1 offices, a global online auction platform, in Dublin on Monday, November 26th.   Speaking at the protest, Marian Harkin emphasised that […]

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