Plastic Recycling must grow by 80% to hit new EU targets – Repak

Repak Launch New Plastic Packaging Strategy- Key Highlights:   Ireland has surpassed every packaging recycling target in the last 20 years however stringent new EU targets mean plastic recycling must go from 98,000 tonnes to 175,000 tonnes by 2030 The plastic challenge is one of our biggest environmental challenges and will require attitudinal change by all […]

Tusla launches interactive resource to build social worker expertise

Tusla – Child and Family Agency today officially launches its new Empowering Practitioners and Practice Initiative (EPPI) . EPPI is a practical online resource pool and toolkit for Tusla social workers to help them incorporate expert knowledge into their practice. The easily-navigated interactive resource carries literature reviews and reflections by staff  who took part in […]

AA Warns Motorists As Storm Helene Weather Warning Extended

AA Ireland is warning motorists to exercise additional caution in the coming days as large amounts of rainfall are expected as the remnants of tropical Storm Helene pass over Ireland. The warning to motorists came after Met Eireann extended a Status Yellow – Rainfall warning to five counties, Galway, Mayo, Sligo, Leitrim and Donegal, which […]

Irish Cancer Society Calls For Increase In Exercise To Help Reduce Cancer Risk

The Irish Cancer Society was concerned to learn that almost four out of 10 women and three in 10 men in Ireland are putting themselves at increased risk of diseases, such as cancer, by not getting enough exercise, according to new research by the World Health Organization (WHO). Regular physical activity helps to protect against […]

Giving it wellie! Solus Search for the #BrightestBoots at the Ploughing

The Ploughing Championships | Tullamore | September 18th – 20th     Holly Brady (6) from Santry and Noah Lynch (6) from Glasnevin launched the search for the Brightest Boots at the National Ploughing Championships coming up from September 18th -20st in Tullamore.  Solus Light Bulbs are inviting all budding farmers and visitors to the National Ploughing Championships to upload […]

Minister Bruton confirms Funding for Fit Out of Phase One of the Build

The construction of the Mid West’s first engineering-focused higher education campus is underway at the LIT site in Coonagh, Limerick. Minister for Education and Skills Richard Bruton confirmed that funding of just over €11.6 million has been provided to deliver phase one of the project. The first phase of construction has already begun on the […]

ECB Interest Rates Will Remain At Historic Lows Until Late 2019

The European Central Bank (ECB) has announced it will leave its benchmark interest rates unchanged and expects them to remain at present levels “at least through the summer of 2019”.   The ECB has also confirmed it is reducing the size of its monthly bond-buying stimulus program from €30bn to €15bn, and anticipates the buying will […]

Creed Launches Drive For A Diverse And Inclusive Agri-Food Industry

The Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine, Michael Creed TD, today launched the results of the first agri-food industry survey into levels of diversity and inclusion (D&I) in the sector. The survey is an initiative of the Agri-Food Diversity and Inclusion Forum (AgDIf) led by Bord Bia and Aon, in partnership with The 30% […]

Minister Harris Must Go As Scally Report offers A Damning Indictment Of HSE Failures – Mattie McGrath

Independent TD Mattie McGrath has called on the Minister for Health, Simon Harris, to immediately set out a pathway toward the abolition of the HSE after a litany of failures in its governance structures were identified by the Scally Report into the Cervical Cancer Screening controversy. Deputy McGrath was speaking after the Scally Report found […]

EU Parliament Votes To Protect Work Of Artists And Journalists – Harkin

“Today the EU Parliament today sent a strong political message that the property rights of artists, creators and journalists can be enforced on the internet as well as everywhere else”. This was stated by Independent MEP Marian Harkin following the vote on “Copyright in the Digital Single Market “in the European Parliament in Strasbourg.   She said:- […]

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