ALONE Report Calls For Action To Prevent Housing Crisis For Older People

 ALONE, the charity that supports older people to age at home, is calling on the Oireachtas to provide €84.5m a year over the next 10 years in the form of home adaptation grants and to develop an additional 122,000 units of housing for older people.   The calls come as the charity releases its report […]

IFAC call on Minister Creed to convene emergency meeting of lenders

The accountancy and financial advisory firm ifac (www.ifac.ie) today called on the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine, Michael Creed T.D. to immediately convene a meeting of lenders to seek reassurance that there are appropriate credit facilities available to farmers over the coming months as the farming sector faces the prospect of a very […]

Hospital Overcrowding Hits Monthly High, Says INMO

414 people are on trolleys or in overcrowded wards today (Tuesday), the highest figure recorded this July, and a 22% increase on the same day last year.   Several hospitals have shown a spike in patients forced to wait on trolleys or in overcrowded wards: Cork University Hospital: 60 University Hospital Limerick: 49 Mater Misericordiae […]

Energy in Agriculture 2018 Launched

On Tuesday, 21st August Gurteen Agricultural College in Co Tipperary will play host to thousands of farmers and industry representatives during Energy in Agriculture 2018 which was launched today by Minister for Communications, Climate Action, and Environment, Denis Naughten TD. Energy in Agriculture 2018 will explore the latest renewable energy opportunities to use clean technology, […]

Inland Fisheries Ireland awarded vital funding to develop youth angling

Action measures include a novice & youth angling strategy, a scheme to support angling events for young people and regional outreach co-ordinators Inland Fisheries Ireland has been awarded funding to develop angling among young people as part of the Dormant Account Action Plan 2018, announced by Sean Kyne T.D., Minister of State at the Department of Rural Community […]

The Six Single Use Coffee Cups Disposed of Every Second in Ireland Cannot Currently Be Recycled Here – warns Recycling List Ireland

The Six Single Use Coffee Cups Disposed of Every Second in Ireland Cannot Currently Be Recycled Here – warns Recycling List Ireland. 22,000 coffee cups are disposed of in Ireland every hour, that is 528,000 every day or 200 million a year. Single use coffee cups are not on Recycling List Ireland and cannot be […]

IFA Secures Almost €700 000 To Support The Recycling Of Waste Tyres

IFA Environment Chairman Thomas Cooney has welcomed Environment Minister Denis Naughten’s decision to provide funding for a number of bring centres across the country to support the recycling of waste tyres, which are typically used to anchor silage pits. Thomas Cooney said, “IFA has lobbied for a number of years for the introduction of a […]

Revenue seize cannabis infused ‘jelly sweets’ and herbal cannabis in Portlaoise and contraband cigarettes in North Tipperary

In three separate operations Revenue officers seized 2kg of cannabis infused ‘jelly sweets’, 650g of herbal cannabis and 50,000 contraband cigarettes. Today (09/07/2018), as a result of routine operations, Revenue officers at Portlaoise Mail Centre seized 2kg of cannabis infused ‘jelly sweets’ along with 50 grams of herbal cannabis. The illegal drugs were discovered, with […]

301 Illegal Fishing Nets Confiscated

Inland Fisheries Ireland announced that it seized 647 items of illegal fishing equipment and 301 illegal fishing nets measuring 14,055 metres (8.6 miles) in 2017. The agency’s Fisheries Protection statistics for 2017 also reveal that it carried out 26,726 environmental inspections and 35,630 inspections of recreational anglers last year, putting 187,426 person hours into protecting […]

Nearly 80% of Irish women not meeting recommended average requirement for iodine during pregnancy

A study undertaken in 2017 and published in the British Journal of Nutrition found that 77 % of Irish women of childbearing age are not meeting the recommended average requirement set for iodine during pregnancy (1). Iodine is a unique nutrient found naturally in dairy products, seaweed and white fish. In Ireland, cow’s milk is a rich source of […]

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