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’ […]

Avoid making burglary easy this Christmas, warns AA Ireland

AA Ireland is encouraging people to be careful when leaving their car or home unattended during the Christmas season, as opportunistic thieves could be looking to capitalise on security lapses. “Many of us will be out shopping over the Christmas period, and our cars will be left unoccupied. It’s so important to protect your gifts […]

Help us leave no one ALONE at Christmas – charity launch Christmas campaign with Páraic Duffy, former Director General of the GAA

ALONE, the organisation that supports older people to age at home, has launched their Christmas campaign today, containing a revelation: the secret to combating loneliness and social isolation. Former GAA Secretary General and ALONE Christmas Ambassador Páraic Duffy was joined by older people, Aideen Archbold and Tony Durkan to launch the campaign at The Grayson, […]

Toyota Ireland supports Children’s Books Ireland to gift 2,000 books to vulnerable children this Christmas

2,000 books to be gifted to children in direct provision centres, hospitals, the Travelling community and homeless services by Toyota Ireland and Children’s Books Ireland. This donation brings the total to 8,000 books being gifted to children across the country as part of Children’s Books Ireland’s Christmas book-gifting initiative, supported by Toyota Ireland, the Arts […]

Kathryn Thomas is asking the public to reach out and give a helping hand to older people who may be struggling during the festive season

ALONE, the organisation that supports older people to age at home, launched their Christmas campaign on Friday, which encourages members of the public to give a helping hand to older friends, neighbours and relatives who may be struggling this Christmas. For many older people, Christmas can be a particularly difficult time of year, made more […]

Avoid Making It Easy For Burglars Ahead Of Christmas, AA Warns

Motorists and homeowners are being encouraged to be security-aware in the weeks leading up to Christmas to help reduce their risk of a car break-in or home burglary. With both the shopping and Christmas party seasons in mind, the AA is encouraging people to be careful when leaving their car or home unattended ahead of […]

What annual leave are Irish workers entitled to over Christmas? – advice by Alan Price, CEO and HR expert at BrightHR

As the festive season approaches, workers across Ireland will be looking forward to spending some quality time at home with their friends and family. While most staff will be entitled to enjoy some time off over Christmas, this will differ depending on their employer’s approach and their contractual terms. Three public holidays span the festive […]

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