EU LIFE Programme: €380 million for 168 new green projects all around Europe

Today, the EU Commission has approved more than €380 million of funding for 168 new projects across Europe under the LIFE Programme for the environment and climate action. At the heart of the European Green Deal, LIFE projects can help the EU become climate-neutral by 2050 and reach climate, energy and environmental goals. They support biodiversity, nature restoration and a circular economy while contributing to the clean energy transition across the continent. The funding is a 27% increase on last year’s funding, and will mobilise a […]

New e-cig restrictions don’t go far enough — Irish Heart Foundation

New government measures to restrict the sale and advertising of e-cigarettes do not go far enough to protect young people from addiction to nicotine, the Irish Heart Foundation has said. The Foundation was responding to the announcement today (November 22) by the Department of Health that under new legislation, e-cigarettes will no longer be available […]

Petrol prices drop by almost 4% on average, Diesel by 3%

Diesel prices slip below €2 per litre across the country on average according to the latest AA Ireland price survey Petrol prices are back to February pricing in slight respite for motorists In a week where motorists were hit with the prospect of a double increase, both in terms of toll charging and EV charging, […]

Over 67,100 candidates receive Junior Cycle results today 23 November

The State Examinations Commission (SEC) congratulates the candidates who sat the Junior Cycle examination  in 2022 and whose results issued today. Individual Statements of Provisional Examination Results have been  posted so as to arrive in schools this morning. Schools will also receive a report for the school showing the  results for each candidate.  Any candidate […]

MIC & INTO launch Ashling Murphy Scholarship

Mary Immaculate College (MIC) and the Irish National Teachers’ Organisation (INTO) have today launched an entrance scholarship in memory of Ashling Murphy. The Ashling Murphy Scholarship was launched at the INTO Education Conference at the Tullamore Court Hotel this afternoon. Ashling graduated as a primary teacher from Mary Immaculate College just three months before she […]

Aurivo partner with FoodCloud to help combat food waste

Aurivo Co-Operative is partnering with food social enterprise programme, FoodCloud to combat food waste by sending quality, surplus milk products to FoodCloud’s network of charities and community groups. The partnership will ensure that people in need will have access to Aurivo’s quality products, while also eliminating food waste through FoodCloud’s Galway redistribution warehouse where food will […]

Climate Ambassador Peter Bracken Wins Outstanding Achievement Award

In 2022, Climate Ambassadors completed 661 climate actions, directly engaging over 274,000 people, creating 2,671 climate communications, and reaching an estimated 5.6 million people! The Climate Ambassador Awards were held on Friday, November 18th, serving to recognise the tremendous effort and dedication demonstrated throughout the year. Each Climate Ambassador received a certificate of recognition, with […]

Joint Committee on Environment and Climate Action launches report on Biodiversity

The Joint Committee on Environment and Climate Action today launched its Report on Biodiversity, which makes 75 recommendations across five key themes identified during engagements with stakeholders and through submissions to the Committee. Committee Cathaoirleach Deputy Brian Leddin said: “This report points the way towards how we restore biodiversity in nature and how to best reap […]

Delegation of the Oireachtas Joint Committee on Transport and Communications visiting Amsterdam and Rotterdam Airports as part of its consideration of Ireland’s National Aviation Policy

Early tomorrow morning, Thursday 17 November, a delegation of the Joint Committee will be travelling to the Netherlands as part of its ongoing work on Ireland’s National Aviation Policy, which is due for review by the Department of Transport.  The Committee will be visiting Amsterdam Schiphol and Rotterdam/the Hague airports, to consider the Dutch Government’s […]

Digitisation of the 1926 Census

A unique snapshot of life in Ireland – the 1926 Census data to be published and made available to the public €5M in funding provided for the digitisation and publication of the 1926 census Over 700,000 individual return sheets containing data from the 26 ROI counties to be digitised as part of the National Archives […]

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