National Walking Day 2020

Waterways Ireland is thrilled to be a partner in National Walking Day on the 27th September, as part of the European Week of Sport. Inaugurated last year, National Walking Day is taking place on trails, in parks, beaches, GAA Clubs and towpaths across the country, anywhere people can get out an walk! Waterways Ireland has developed […]

What rights do working parents have when there is a Coronavirus outbreak at school?

What rights do working parents have when there is a Coronavirus outbreak at school? – advice by Alan Hickey, Associate Director of HR Advisory at Peninsula   The recent reopening of schools across Ireland was one of the first measures to kickstart the nation back to some form of normality. Since pupils of all ages have […]

Rural communities should be cycle-friendly for all ages and abilities, says Rural Cycling Collective

Tuesday saw the formal launch of the Vision for Cycling in Rural Ireland by Cyclist.ie’s Rural Cycling Collective, an array of groups and individuals under the umbrella of the wider national Cyclist.ie advocacy network. The Collective seeks to make rural communities (towns, villages, and rural roads) cycle-friendly for all ages and abilities. It aims to re-balance the […]

A Just Transition has to be Circular, Members of the European Parliament agree

The European Parliament’s plenary vote yesterday made clear that a circular economy is a precondition for a just energy transition in Europe – a positive step that couples climate solutions with zero waste solutions and points towards stronger circularity in the future. Yesterday’s vote by the European Parliament (1) narrowly avoided presenting incineration and Waste-to-Energy as a […]

New arrival could change Irish mortgage market – expert

The arrival of Avant Money could change the way that the Irish mortgage market is structured, according to a mortgage expert. With the announcement of the first sub 2% rate in the market since trackers were available, Avant Money will bring rate cuts, increased choice and long-term value to Irish consumers, according to mortgage expert […]

Shannon Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG) import project suffers second set-back in one week

Last Thursday, 10th September, New Fortress Energy, the company behind the controversial Shannon LNG project, suffered a second blow in a week to its plans to bring US fracked gas to Ireland. US Governors have blocked the company’s plans to build an export terminal in New Jersey. See full press release on this below, released by Catskill Mountainkeeper, an […]

The Irish Ladybird Research Project calls on the public to help log records

Fota Wildlife Park along with the Irish Research Council co-fund the Irish Ladybird Research Project and the project scholar, Gill Weyman, is based at Fota Wildlife Park and School of Biological, Earth and Environmental Sciences in University College Cork. Gill is now calling on the public in the Glanmire, Ballincollig and Cork City areas to […]

High Consumption and throwaway culture must be tackled by business, policymakers and people, says EPA

Ireland generated 14 million tonnes of waste in 2018 across all sectors. Municipal waste, from household and commercial sources, amounted to 2.9 million tonnes in 2018, up 3.5 per cent on 2017. Ireland’s waste management practices have changed significantly in the past two decades: Landfill disposal has fallen sharply to 14 per cent in 2018, […]

Professional Development Workshop Series for the Film and Screen Industries

Offaly County Council Arts Office (FilmOffaly), in collaboration with Laois and Offaly Education and Training Board (LOETB), is pleased to announce the introduction of two new Professional Development Workshop Series for the Film and Screen Industries for autumn/winter 2020. Have you ever wanted to work in film? Are you finding it difficult getting your foot […]

Environmental Groups Applaud New Provisions in Ireland’s new Waste Action Plan

Environmental groups, VOICE and the Concious Cup Campaign, have welcomed the government’s new Waste Action Plan and its focus on waste prevention and the circular economy. One of Minister Eamon Ryan’s first actions as Minister for the Environment is to push forward a progressive and impactful Plan that will start Ireland’s journey to reduce its […]

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