Stay local and gift our communities a sustainable future

With twelve days of Christmas shopping to go, Champion Green is urging consumers to stay local and gift our communities a sustainable future Boxing Clever at Christmas for a Happier New Year With twelve days of Christmas shopping to go, Champion Green is urging consumers to stay local and gift our communities a sustainable future. […]

Don’t let a Greasy Grinch spoil your Christmas #ThinkB4UPour

As the holiday season approaches and our kitchens take centre stage, Clean Coasts, in collaboration with Uisce Éireann, urges you to think twice before pouring fats, oils, and greases down the sink to prevent blockages in your wastewater pipes. This Christmas and New Year keep the Greasy Grinch out of your home and ‘Think Before […]

Six out of 10 people in Ireland would be thrilled to receive a charity shop gift this Christmas

However, less than 3 in 10 shoppers plan on picking up a gift from charity shops this festive holiday More than 55% of respondents said that charity shops are an ideal place to pick up high quality and unique clothes 40% of shoppers think that when it comes to Christmas shopping, buying sustainably is one […]

All I want for Christmas is you tools – Practical presents top the Christmas wish list for tradespeople this year

Not sure what to buy the tradesperson in your life? New research from Chadwicks Group reveals that practical presents top the Christmas gift list for tradespeople. The survey of 100 tradespeople by Ireland’s leading builders’ merchants reveals that 89% of tradespeople have received a gift related to their trade in the past and almost 4 […]

This Christmas, Gift Creativity with CONNETIX

This holiday season, if you’re searching for the perfect Christmas gifts that combines innovation and education, look no further than CONNETIX. Renowned for their captivating and educational qualities, Connetix Tiles offer an array of magnetic building toys that have become a sensation in the toy market. They promise not only endless hours of enjoyment but […]

Christmas at SOLAS Portarlington: Santa, Craft Market & New Antique Shop

The festive season is in full swing at SOLAS, with 200 Christmas trees arriving just in time to kick off the Christmas countdown. As the Toy Show approaches, only a week away, the excitement is palpable. Keep an eye out in the food court for special essential ‘Toy Show treat’ boxes! Building upon last year’s […]

Ireland is expected to generate 97,000 tonnes of packaging waste this Christmas

New Repak research reveals shopper’s attitudes towards sustainability over the festive season   Ireland is expected to generate 97,000 tonnes of packaging waste this Christmas, which is a 4% increase on last year’s figures  25% of contamination in recycling waste comes from domestic bins  93% of shoppers in Ireland receive Christmas gifts each year that they don’t use  68% would spend more on sustainable gifts, however shoppers […]

AA Ireland releases Home Security Tips while you are away at Christmas

Christmas is a time when many of us are off work, and we go and visit people over the festive season, but sadly this is the very time that criminals can take the opportunity to ransack your home, just at a time when they know it is laden with expensive gifts. So what can you […]

“Don’t compare yourself to what you see on Instagram!” – Charity encourages people to reduce their social media usage over Christmas

Turn2Me, a national mental health charity, is encouraging people to reduce their social media usage over Christmas. The charity stated that comparisons to the perfect “Instagram” Christmas can lead to unrealistic expectations and disappointment. Turn2Me emphasised that social media can be very damaging for our mental health and that deleting the apps from our phones, […]

“The Christmas period can be really difficult for so many people!” Charity expects increase in demand for services over the festive period and launches ‘Christmas Blues’ support group

Turn2Me, a national mental health charity, has stated it expects an increase in demand for its services over the festive period. The charity said every year, the period leading up to and after Christmas is incredibly busy with clients most commonly reporting anxiety, depression, grief, and relationship issues. Turn2Me has launched a free ‘Christmas Blues’ […]

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