Motorists Urged To Exercise Caution As Post-Ophelia Clean-up Begins

AA Ireland has urged motorists to exercise caution and expect delays on many routes across the country as the clean-up operation following Hurricane Ophelia continues. The motoring organisation is reminding drivers that even though conditions will have eased by the time most begin their commute to work on Tuesday morning, debris and fallen trees are still likely […]

Irish Water Storm Ophelia update

Irish Water has incident plans in place and crews on standby to deal with the effects of Storm Ophelia. Irish Water recognises that the predicted conditions are likely to result in power outages at critical water and wastewater installations which could compromise service delivery. Heavy rainfall may also increase the risk of flooding.   Power […]

Community gets involved in pine marten conservation at Abbeyleix Bog

Heritage Council funded project involves a collaborative team effort including mammal researchers Denise O’Meara and David Tosh, volunteers from Abbeyleix Community Bog and Laois/Offaly Branch of the Irish Wildlife Trust and the craftsmen at the Portlaoise Men’s Shed Project The start of autumn heralded the start of a new and exciting conservation project, “Boxing Clever […]

AA Warns Motorists to Slow Down As Hurricane Ophelia Looms

AA Ireland is advising motorists to prepare for hazardous driving conditions in the coming days, after Met Éireann issued a Status Yellow Weather Warning as high winds and heavy rain are expected in the coming days as the remnants of Hurricane Ophelia pass close to Ireland on Monday. The weather warning will remain in place from 06:00 on Monday, 16 […]

Ireland’s two-faced game on climate change in the spotlight as EU Environment Ministers meet

As Minister Naughten meets with other Environment Ministers today (13th October 2017) to discuss key EU climate change legislation, the Stop Climate Chaos Coalition has called the Government’s approach to EU negotiations shameful and hypocritical. Ireland has pushed for the inclusion of several loopholes in proposed legislation concerning reductions in polluting emissions to be made by […]

Seven Winning Entrepreneurs Of Nationwide Competition Announced

Funding and support of over €6.77 million has been invested to date, from private sector donors, through Social Entrepreneurs Ireland (SEI), to support new innovations tackling issues affecting Irish society. This is in addition to the significant non-financial support also provided equivalent to over €2 million in value, including coaching, mentoring, business development, training and […]

MEPs Back Mandatory Infrastructure For Electric Vehicles– Sean Kelly MEP

The European Parliament’s Committee on Industry, Research and Energy (ITRE) has voted for mandatory electro mobility requirements in buildings as part of the ongoing review of the Energy Performance of Buildings Directive. Speaking after the vote on Wednesday, the Leader of Fine Gael in the European Parliament, Seán Kelly MEP, welcomed the provisions as “a vital […]

LIT Open Day To Attract Thousands Of Students

Second level students attending this year’s Open Days at Limerick Institute of Technology will be among the first to be educated at the institute’s planned engineering-focussed campus at Coonagh. The Open Days, which take place on Thursday and Friday, October 19 and 20, will allow potential students the opportunity to see first hand all that Ireland’s fastest growing third […]

Experts Gather At Retail Ireland Summit To Discuss Ways To Attract Consumers Back Into Stores

Retailers have gathered in Dublin  to discuss the competitive challenges posed by international online retailers, and how bricks-and-mortar stores must engage in ‘experiential retail’ by diversifying and using the latest technology to engage with customers. Retail Ireland, the Ibec group that represents the sector, brought together industry leading experts at the ‘Exploring Experiential Retail Summit’ at the […]

One4all Research Reveals Office Friendships Are Favoured By The Nation

Long gone are the days of strictly professional working relationships it seems, with almost 8 in 10 (78%) employees in Ireland revealing that they consider their colleagues to be their friends. That’s according to new research from One4all, Ireland’s leading Gift Card company, which shows that the office has become much more than just a […]

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