Packaging waste from online retailers grows by 34% to reach over 10,000 tonnes in 2018 – Repak online shopping report reveals

Yet the likes of Ali express, Missguided, Boohoo, Pretty Little Thing, Screwfix.ie and many others are not paying a penny towards the recycling of their packaging in Ireland Repak calls for more online retailers to adopt a leadership position when it comes to paying towards the recycling of their packaging Department and Minister should establish […]

Ireland’s air quality facing pollution challenges from solid fuel burning and transport emissions

The number of monitoring stations providing real-time air quality information to the public via the EPA website will have more than doubled in 2018 (from 19 in 2017 to 45). Air quality monitoring results in 2017 showed that burning of solid fuel and emissions from transport remain the main threats to good air quality in […]

Community groups invited to apply to €75,000 Energia & GIY ‘Get Ireland Growing’ Fund

Community groups and voluntary organisations from all across Ireland are now invited to apply to the Energia Get Ireland Growing and GIY fund 2019, as the €75,000 pool of funding opens for applications today. Groups and organisations have from today until January 18th 2019 to apply for grants, which will enable them to start or further […]

Action Needed To Tackle Lyme Disease – Mairead McGuinness MEP

Mairead McGuinness MEP and First Vice-President of the European Parliament has welcomed the focus on Lyme disease and the very broad support among MEP that more need to be done to raise awareness, diagnosis and treatment, following a parliamentary vote in Strasbourg this week (Thursday). “Regrettably, knowledge about Lyme Disease is limited to those immediately […]

Homeowners nationwide urged to avail of energy efficient grants to beat the cold winter snap

The deep retrofit program, SuperHomes Ireland run by the non profit Tipperary Energy Agency is open for applications for 2019   As the cold weather sets in, homeowners nationwide are urged to avail of up to 50% grants to carry out cost effective and sensible energy measures in their homes. These include insulation, window upgrades […]

Laois Retailer Receives Top Honours at the 2018 Londis Retailing Awards

Londis retailers from every corner of the country, including Edel Watchorne of Watchorne’s Londis, Mountmellick, descended on the Sheraton Hotel, Athlone in Co Westmeath for the 2018 Londis Retailing Awards.   The Londis Retailing Awards have been running for over 20 years and recognise stores that excel across all areas of store performance. This year 65 […]

Under 50 and living with arthritis in Laois? Conference to address employment, parenting and mental health needs of GenArthritis<50

Issues affecting people under 50 who are living with arthritis in Laois will be addressed at a conference on 24 November. Employment, parenting and mental health are amongst the topics for discussion at the Arthritis Ireland event, which will be held in Maynooth. Even though frequently thought of as an old person’s disease, 150,000 people […]

European Radon Day: The Environmental Protection Agency encourages everyone to test their homes for radon

Radon is invisible, colourless and odourless – and is linked to around 300 cases of lung cancer in Ireland every year Radon is the second leading cause of lung cancer after smoking The levels of Radon gas in Irish homes are twice the European average It is estimated that about half a million people in […]

The Midlands’ Most Instagrammed Location!

  Ancient Holy Site of Clonmacnoise Reigns Supreme! The Midlands is full of astonishing landscapes as well as popular historical sights and therefore one of the top destinations in Ireland and also perfect for holiday breaks!Naturally, many people like to share their adventures and what they experience on Instagram every day. So we at the Maldron […]

ESB Science Blast to Ignite the Primary School Calendar

ESB has teamed up with the RDS to launch ESB Science Blast with showcases in Dublin, Limerick and Belfast in 2019 Entire 4th-6th classes encouraged to get involved in a non-competitive education programme investigating the science behind a simple question Up to 13,000 primary school students from all over Ireland involved in this inaugural year Events will take place in […]

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