Playing Irish sport abroad? Be part of a major European exhibition

EPIC The Irish Emigration Museum asks Irish people at home and abroad to dig out their sporting memorabilia and contribute to Europeana Sport, a European project on the culture and history of sport.   People can share their stories and memorabilia online or work with a volunteer via the phone or email to tell their […]

Bank of Ireland launches Green Bond Framework

“Today’s launch of our Green Bond Framework is a significant step on the Bank’s sustainability journey. We will continue to support more customers with their sustainability ambitions, reduce our own carbon footprint and make further progress on this critical agenda” €600m in green loans – supporting home owners and businesses Bank of Ireland’s progress recognised by […]

Rural Independent TDs completely opposed to draconian new measures that they say will close more pubs and lead to control of what happens in Irish homes

The Rural Independent Group in the Dáil today slammed the government for trying to rush through sweeping new Covid-19 enforcement powers for the Gardaí. The proposed measures are contained in the Criminal Justice (Enforcement Powers) (Covid-19) Bill 2020, which the Rural Group members fear will lead to the closure of even more pubs and restaurants, […]

Irish Public urged to avoid Fast Fashion on the High Street and support #SecondHandSeptember

With the hugely damaging global growth of ‘fast fashion’, clothing production has doubled from 2000 to 2014, with more than 150 billion garments now produced annually, and 73% of all textiles ending up in landfill or incineration. Textiles are the fourth largest cause of environmental pressure and World Vision Ireland said that climate change has […]

LIT Unveils Plans for New Academic Year

Limerick Institute of Technology (LIT) has unveiled details of life on campus during the new academic year. In May the Institute of Technology, which has campuses in Limerick, Tipperary and Clare, announced a roadmap for reopening its campuses to students, all of whom had been learning remotely since the beginning of the Covid-19 restrictions in […]

Postcards rescued from oblivion by clever Irish PostASelfie app

The humble postcard had become an endangered commodity. For the longest time ‘Selfies’ and social media took over from buying and mailing the scenic “wish you were here” sentiment. But the humble postcard became a hero again in recent times when the simple act of a writing and sending a personal note became a powerful […]

EU business rescue fund should be reinstated – MEP Kelly

The European Council needs to reverse their decision to scrap a new fund designed to rescue European businesses from bankruptcy, MEP for Ireland South and Leader of Fine Gael in the European Parliament, Sean Kelly, has insisted. The fund in question is the proposed €26 billion Solvency Support Instrument (SSI), which had been designed to […]

Survey reveals home workers sitting for almost three hours longer per day

Employers are being asked to shorten video conference meeting times as a new survey reveals more than half of those working from home estimate they are sitting down for an average of two hours and 40 minutes longer per day. The Ipsos MRBI survey was commissioned by the Irish Heart Foundation which is warning of […]

New Microfinance Ireland Covid-19 Fund requires greater ease of access

SME Recovery Ireland has today (31.08.20) welcomed a new €15m Covid-19 Fund announced by Microfinance Ireland to support small businesses but cautioned that ease of access to the loan scheme must be improved for small businesses. Commenting, Chair of SME Recovery Ireland, John Moran said: “While this announcement is a welcome addition to the funding […]

Update on School Transport Scheme 2020/21 – Bus Éireann

Bus Éireann, Ireland’s national bus company, operates the School Transport Scheme on behalf of the Department of Education. Almost 120,000 students use school transport, accounting for 40 million journeys each year. More than 100 people work on the Scheme, excluding drivers and mechanics, and there are 11 dedicated local school transport offices right throughout the […]

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