The foster mum who gave one refugee family a chance for a brighter future

There are so many millions of people fleeing conflict, persecution and natural disaster that it is easy for society to see them as a faceless mass. But behind every cold statistic is a real person, full of hopes and fears. Now, on World Refugee Day (June 20), one young refugee reveals his daunting journey to […]

EU to strengthen tools to tackle breaches of UK trade agreements

Seán Kelly MEP has been appointed lead author (Rapporteur) for the European Parliament’s International Trade Committee in drafting legislation aimed at strengthening the EU’s hand in responding to breaches of obligations under the post-Brexit Withdrawal Agreement and the Trade and Cooperation Agreement with the UK.  “With the introduction of the Northern Ireland Protocol Bill in Westminster, […]

Irish Companies Embrace Transformative Impact of Cloud and Data Technologies

Irish organisations believe data and analytics and cloud technologies will deliver most value over the next two years Emerging technologies including Internet of Things (IoT) and AI and Machine Learning are increasingly being viewed as the foundational technologies to unleash long term value for organisations Data and analytics, together with further investments in the cloud, […]

“No waiting lists!” – National Mental Health Charity urges public to use its services following ESRI report which classified 55% of young women and 40% of young men as ‘depressed’

Turn2Me, a national mental health charity, has urged the public to use its free mental health services, following the Economic and Social Research Institute (ESRI) report which classified 55% of 22-year-old women and 40% of 22-year-old men as ‘depressed’. The charity emphasised that two of its free services, its Support Groups and its ‘Thought Catcher’ service, have […]

Ireland sees 70% reduction in chewing gum litter since 2007

Gum litter now accounts for only 8% of all litter compared with 2007 – Gum Litter Taskforce campaign The Department of Environment, Climate and Communications, Food Drink Ireland and the chewing gum industry announce the renewal of successful gum litter awareness campaign Remarkable 70% reduction in chewing gum litter since the campaign began in 2007 […]

New €1.5 billion flagship agri-environment scheme called #ACRES (Agri-Climate Rural Environment Scheme) launched today

Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine, Charlie McConalogue, today announced that the new national agri-environment scheme, proposed as part of Ireland’s draft CAP Strategic Plan (CSP), will be known as the Agri-Climate Rural Environment Scheme (‘ACRES’). The announcement of the scheme name formed part of the update provided by the Minister on the proposed […]

Our Rural Future: Minister Humphreys Announces Series Of New Initiatives To Support Remote Working

New voucher scheme to give remote workers free access to their local digital hub At least 10,000 hot desk facilities to be provided free of charge to existing hub users and those using the facilities for the first time €5 million investment under ‘Connected Hubs’ to improve 81 remote working facilities nationwide Local Authorities to […]

Final auction results of the second Renewable Electricity Support Scheme 2 (RESS 2) auction have been published

The Renewable Electricity Support Scheme (RESS) provides support to renewable electricity projects in Ireland. With a primary focus on cost effectiveness, the RESS delivers a broader range of policy objectives, including: providing an Enabling Framework for Community Participation through the provision of pathways and supports for communities to participate in renewable energy projects increasing technology diversity by […]

Government announces package of measures to secure electricity supplies into the future and to help mitigate rising household electricity bills

Cabinet has today approved a package of measures to help mitigate the rising cost of rising electricity bills and to ensure secure supplies to electricity for households and business across Ireland over the coming years. The package of measures includes changes to the Public Service Obligation (PSO) levy (beyond those announced earlier in the year). […]

2,500 pints of Guinness, 1,000 selfies, 400 hotel beds and more as Dublin Tech Summit takes over capital

The organisers of this year’s Dublin Tech Summit (DTS) say they expect a surge in demand for pints of Guinness, an increase in the number of selfies and a spike in hotel accommodation ahead of next week’s leading technology conference. Taking place at the RDS in Dublin on the 15th and 16th of June, it […]

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