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EY Future Consumer Index: Rising cost of living forces consumers to tighten grip on finances and get creative with sustainability

August 18, 2022 · Leave a Comment 

Consumers prioritising affordability over sustainability for the first time since mid-pandemic in June 2021Western markets pessimistic on future economic outlook compared to emerging marketsGrowing challenges for fast fashion and customer retention as 64% of consumers ignore the latest fashion trends Consumers globally are preparing to hunker down for a long financial squeeze, as the increasing cost of living and geopolitical uncertainties push them to seek financial control amid low economic confidence, according to the latest EY Future Consumer Index (FCI). The 10th edition of the... [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]

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New TG4 series celebrating live Irish trad and folk music

August 3, 2022 · Comments Off on New TG4 series celebrating live Irish trad and folk music 

Pic: Presenters Aoife Ní Bhriain & Pauline Scanlon Rooted in live performance, Cúltír (“Hinterland”) sees Pauline Scanlon and Aoife Ní Bhriain -both rising stars of the Irish music scene – guide viewers through the musical and cultural heartbeat of six Irish counties. Focusing primarily on traditional and folk music, the series will continue for six consecutive Sundays starting on August 14th @ 9:30pm on TG4, with further episodes Mi Pauline and Aoife take to the stage with the cream of each county’s musical talent, from John Spillane in Co.... [Read the full story]

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Farmers Encouraged to Attend Energy and Farm Business Show 2022 in Gurteen

July 13, 2022 · Comments Off on Farmers Encouraged to Attend Energy and Farm Business Show 2022 in Gurteen 

IFA Environment and Rural Affairs Chair Paul O’Brien has encouraged farmers to attend the 2022 Energy and Farm Business Show in Gurteen College, Tipperary on Tuesday next, 19th July. The free event will provide farmers with the most up-to-date information on the opportunities in the renewable energy sector, as well as ways to improve energy efficiency on farms. There is also a strong focus on farm diversification options at this year’s show. “This year’s event will showcase the opportunities and supports that are available to farmers that want to get involved... [Read the full story]

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Irish Sport Horse (ISH) Young Breeders crowned World Champions

July 13, 2022 · Comments Off on Irish Sport Horse (ISH) Young Breeders crowned World Champions 

The Irish Sport Horse Studbook Young Breeders team were crowned World Champions at the World Breeding Federation for Sport Horses International Young Breeders World Championships in Ermelo, Holland July 7-9 2022. Teagasc have partnered with Horse Sport Ireland since 2005 to provide the ‘ISH Young Breeders’ training programme. Wendy Conlon Teagasc Equine Specialist manages the programme with support from Horse Sport Ireland and DAFM. The success of the programme hinges on wider industry collaboration. Jack Doyle, Tiernan Gill, Andrew Hughes and Philip Scott have provided their expertise... [Read the full story]

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Irish Companies Embrace Transformative Impact of Cloud and Data Technologies

June 21, 2022 · Comments Off on Irish Companies Embrace Transformative Impact of Cloud and Data Technologies 

Irish organisations believe data and analytics and cloud technologies will deliver most value over the next two yearsEmerging technologies including Internet of Things (IoT) and AI and Machine Learning are increasingly being viewed as the foundational technologies to unleash long term value for organisations Data and analytics, together with further investments in the cloud, are among the top priorities for Irish businesses when it comes to their planned transformation objectives over the next two years. The latest EY Tech Horizon Report, which explores how the intersection of technology and... [Read the full story]

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EY Future Consumer Index: Rising cost of living forces consumers to tighten grip on finances and get creative with sustainability

Consumers prioritising affordability over sustainability for the first time since mid-pandemic in June 2021Western markets pessimistic on future economic outlook compared to emerging marketsGrowing challenges for fast fashion and customer retention as 64% of consumers ignore the latest fashion trends Consumers...

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Doras Alarmed By Rising Rates of Food Poverty Among Migrants

Migrant and refugee support organisation Doras is alarmed by evidence of rising rates of food poverty among people from migrant backgrounds. The organisation has been operating a food provision system this summer and say they are shocked by the levels of deprivation and the impact this is having on children in particular. Doras...

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Faced with tough decisions on Climate Emissions, the Government blinked – Chambers Ireland

Speaking after news of the CO2 emissions deal between Government parties broke, Chambers Ireland Head of Policy, Shane Conneely said “This is only the first of many difficult conversations on climate that we face, and the Government blinked. “We welcome some parts decision the agreement, but not how we got...

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