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Plea to buy local after ‘double hit’ on crafts and design sector

December 1, 2022 · Comments Off on Plea to buy local after ‘double hit’ on crafts and design sector 

Consumers are being urged to fuel the recovery of Ireland’s crafts and design sector by replacing global shopping with locally-made Christmas gifts. Design & Crafts Council Ireland (DCCI) says the industry, which supports 105,000 jobs, has been hit doubly hard by the pandemic and soaring energy costs. Rosemary Steen, CEO at Design & Crafts Council Ireland, at the opening of Gifted, the Contemporary Craft and Design Fair, which runs at the RDS from November 30 – December 04. Picture: Conor McCabe Photography. Its CEO, Rosemary Steen, was speaking at the opening today (Nov30)... [Read the full story]

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Unwrapping Ireland’s food waste: Bread is Ireland’s most wasted food, with 41% of people reporting they throw away bread

October 2, 2020 · Comments Off on Unwrapping Ireland’s food waste: Bread is Ireland’s most wasted food, with 41% of people reporting they throw away bread 

Food waste is an issue of high concern for Irish people and they are willing to take action.Main reasons for waste are food passing its Use-By date and forgetting to eat leftovers in time. After bread; vegetables, fruit and salad are the foods that are thrown out most often in the home.During the Covid-19 lockdown, 29% of people reported wasting less food. Ireland has committed to halving food waste by 2030 which requires a strong response along every step of the food chain from farm to fork. New findings from an EPA survey, show food waste is a high priority in Irish households,... [Read the full story]

Entertainment

10 Things to Know About… Insects

November 15, 2022 · Comments Off on 10 Things to Know About… Insects 

As the global population rises, questions are being asked as to how we can continue to feed the planet with more sustainable food products and behaviours. Could the answer be the humble insect? Insects – BYDV : Researcher Louise McNamara (right) with 10 Things to Know About… presenter Kathriona Devereaux. Meet the Teagasc researchers Carlos Álvarez García and Eduarda Cabral Neves on the new series of TV programme ‘10 Things to Know About … Insects’ tonight, Monday, 14 November on RTÉ One at 8.30PM. Insects – Valusect: Researcher Carlos Álvarez García (left)... [Read the full story]

Events

Ireland’s ‘Reuse Month 2022’ – Promoting the repair and reuse of old and discarded items

October 5, 2022 · Comments Off on Ireland’s ‘Reuse Month 2022’ – Promoting the repair and reuse of old and discarded items 

Reuse Month 2022, hosted by Ireland’s three Regional Waste Management Planning Offices (Eastern-Midlands, Southern and Connacht-Ulster) is taking place throughout the month of October. Demonstrating the value found in repairing and reusing older, everyday items, Reuse Month brings awareness to Ireland’s growing Circular Economy. By using and reusing items for as long and as often as possible, the need to extract raw materials, manufacture and distribute new stuff is reduced, thereby cutting down on greenhouse gas emissions. Events are being organised throughout the month, including a... [Read the full story]

Sport

Two Countries, Two Races, Two Trophies for Nicole Drought

November 16, 2022 · Comments Off on Two Countries, Two Races, Two Trophies for Nicole Drought 

Tipperary driver Nicole Drought had a busy time of it last weekend. She travelled to Anglesey in Wales to compete in the famous Race of Rembrance- an Endurance race for a variety of cars with multiple drivers . Nicole at the Wheel of the WRC Developments Citroen in Wales last weekend Rejoining the WRC Developments team, Nicole qualified fourth in class but once the seven hour race got going, she battled her way into the lead. Setting three fastest laps during her two hour stint, Nicole then pitted with a five secnd gap to hand over to her team mates for the remainder fo the race. She... [Read the full story]

Business

Speech by Minister Catherine Martin at Fáilte Ireland’s National Conference on Driving Climate Action in Tourism Businesses

November 15, 2022 · Comments Off on Speech by Minister Catherine Martin at Fáilte Ireland’s National Conference on Driving Climate Action in Tourism Businesses 

Dia daoibh ar maidin, a chairde. Cuireann sé an-áthas orm an chomhdháil seo faoin Athrú Aeráide i nGnólachtaí Turasóireachta a oscailt go hoifigiúil.   Thank you Paul Carty for your welcome. And my thanks also to CEO Paul Kelly for the invitation to open today’s conference. I must also commend Fáilte Ireland for its leadership in organising this event that will inform and inspire how we drive action on climate change in tourism businesses. This conference with you all is timely for so many reasons. COP27 is taking place in Egypt where world leaders are seeking to accelerate... [Read the full story]

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Plea to buy local after ‘double hit’ on crafts and design sector

Consumers are being urged to fuel the recovery of Ireland’s crafts and design sector by replacing global shopping with locally-made Christmas gifts. Design & Crafts Council Ireland (DCCI) says the industry, which supports 105,000 jobs, has been hit doubly hard by the pandemic and soaring energy costs. Rosemary...

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EU LIFE Programme: €380 million for 168 new green projects all around Europe

Today, the EU Commission has approved more than €380 million of funding for 168 new projects across Europe under the LIFE Programme for the environment and climate action. At the heart of the European Green Deal, LIFE projects can help the EU become climate-neutral...

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New e-cig restrictions don’t go far enough — Irish Heart Foundation

New government measures to restrict the sale and advertising of e-cigarettes do not go far enough to protect young people from addiction to nicotine, the Irish Heart Foundation has said. The Foundation was responding to the announcement today (November 22) by the Department of Health that under new legislation,...

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Plea to buy local after ‘double hit’ on crafts and design sector

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Today, the EU Commission has approved more than €380 million of...


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