Peter McVerry Trust Housing First Delivery in the Midlands

The national housing and homeless charity, Peter McVerry Trust, has announced that it has met its Housing First target in the Midlands for 2020. In its first year since signing the three-year contract, the charity has created 11 Housing First tenancies across the Midlands. Pat Doyle, CEO of Peter McVerry Trust said “We are delighted […]

EPA continued to provide essential environmental enforcement activities during the Covid-19 pandemic using innovative approaches

The EPA employed a range of tools to assess compliance at licensed sites during 2020 and throughout the Covid-19 pandemic, including the innovative use of Remote Compliance Assessments. Odour complaints about licensed facilities rose dramatically in 2020, peaking in April.  Overall, there was a 92% increase in complaints received by the EPA. The EPA continued […]

Macra members share their experiences of working from home

Covid-19 has changed the way we approach our workday with many commutes being eliminated allowing for that time to be used differently. In the recent Macra na Feirme Rural Youth Survey those working in rural Ireland outside of farming were asked a series of questions concerning their work/life balance and the impact of Covid-19 on […]

10 Tips For Driving in Snow and Ice- from Roscrea Race Driver Nicole Drought

1. If you know there is bad weather coming, check your tyre conditions and make sure the pressures are correct- most tyre centres will do this free of charge. Also ensure you have enough windscreen washer fluid and have an additive too to stop it freezing. 2. Unless you need to drive- don’t. This might […]

LIT Students design special programme to help people over 60 get involved in virtual exercise classes

Final Year Students of LIT’s Applied Strength and Conditioning BA Honours Course, along with lecturer Dr Eoin Everard, have developed a special programme to help senior members of the community get involved in virtual exercise classes. The specially developed six-week course will not only include two exercise classes per week, but one-on-one assistance from the […]

New Child Rights Strategy must tackle cyberbullying – Sean Kelly MEP

The EU’s forthcoming Child Rights Strategy, due to be published in March, must include a clear focus on digital safety, literacy and empowerment for youth in order to combat cyberbullying which can have very tragic consequences, Seán Kelly MEP has said on Safer Internet Day (9 February). The Ireland South MEP has continuously advocated for […]

Irish Water and Green-Schools supporting students during lockdown with suite of Stay Home Resources

Green-Schools, in partnership with Irish Water, are supporting students and their families during lockdown with a series of Stay Home resources aimed at helping them learn more about water, one of our most fascinating and precious resources. With students and their parents adapting to the challenges of home schooling, these online resources are designed to […]

Irish Travel Agents Association presents to Joint Oireachtas Committee on Transport and Communications

The Irish Travel Agents Association (ITAA) presented to the Joint Oireachtas Committee on Transport and Communications Networks earlier today to discuss a range of issues faced by the travel industry as a result of COVID-19 and related restrictions. Pat Dawson, CEO of the Irish Travel Agents Association and Paul Hackett, ITAA Board member and CEO […]

Irish Water appeal to homes and businesses to take steps to prepare for freezing weather and to conserve water

Irish Water and Local Authorities are asking homes and businesses to check for leaks and to conserve water where possible whilst adhering to public health advice on hand washing and hygiene regarding Covid-19. We are asking people to do this to protect the water supply in advance of expected freezing temperatures and snow expected in […]

Ireland shuts the door on new gas and oil

Campaigners welcome the Government’s proposal for a national ban on all future oil and gas exploration and extraction in Ireland.   Ireland will now become the second country in Europe and only the fourth in the world to introduce a definitive national ban through legislation on all fossil fuel exploration [1] In 2017 Ireland took the first steps to […]

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