Ireland’s First Ever Satellite Moves One Step Closer to Launch into Space

– EIRSAT-1 designed by a team of University College Dublin students John Halligan TD, Minister for Training, Skills, Innovation, Research and Development, has announced that Ireland’s first ever satellite, EIRSAT-1 (, has successfully completed the first phase of the European Space Agency’s (ESA’s) Fly your Satellite! (FYS) Programme, the Critical Design Review, and moves one […]

Essential Tips for Keeping Kids Safe Online

Carphone Warehouse highlights the importance of safety online for children with iKydz range   Carphone Warehouse has teamed up with leading child online safety expert Anne McCormack to help parents create a safer internet environment for their children at home.   In conjunction with Carphone Warehouse, Anne has created essential tips for parents to help […]

Mediation Awareness Week 2018 – Are you involved in a dispute or conflict? Try Mediation first

Mediation Awareness Week is taking  place in the week 8th – 13th October next. In this article Susie Hall, a fully qualified Mediator and Council Member of the Mediators’ Institute of Ireland, writes about Mediation and its benefits when used in many situations in which conflicts and disputes can arise. Typically, such situations can arise in industry (witness the […]

Laois and Offaly: Seán Kelly welcomes proposed constituency changes

Seán Kelly MEP and Leader of Fine Gael in the European Parliament has welcomed a report by the European Parliament Constituency Committee recommending that an additional two MEP seats for Ireland post-Brexit be distributed between the South and Dublin constituencies. It is also proposed that counties Laois and Offaly would join the South constituency. The […]

MACE team with Johnny Sexton for new community initiative

MACE, Ireland’s longest serving convenience brand in Ireland, has teamed up with Ireland and Lions superstar out-half Johnny Sexton to offer a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity of a coaching masterclass to one lucky school or club around Ireland.   Part of BWG Foods, owners and operators of the MACE symbol brand in Ireland, the retail chain recently […]

This Reuse Month Householders & Businesses are Encouraged to Reuse more, as less than 5% of disposed of items are reused

Reuse businesses, charities and organisation sustained more than 800 jobs, 350 job scheme training positions & 7,600 voluntary positions with a turnover of more than €80 million in 2017.  National Reuse Month takes place from October 1 to 31, 2018.     IT is estimated that Irish households reuse less than 5% of the amount […]

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 […]

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