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Bathing water quality remains high overall, but heavy summer rainfall is putting pressure on our beaches

May 17, 2024 · Comments Off on Bathing water quality remains high overall, but heavy summer rainfall is putting pressure on our beaches 

·         Bathing water quality in 2023 was high overall, with 97 per cent (143 of 148) of sites meeting or exceeding the minimum standard, the same number as in 2022. ·         114 bathing sites (77 per cent) had excellent water quality, down from 117 in 2022. ·         The number of beaches with poor bathing water quality increased to five, compared with three in 2022.  Discharges from wastewater overflows and misconnections are the main issue at... [Read the full story]

GAA

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

Shine on Palestine: The Alternative Eurovision

May 7, 2024 · Comments Off on Shine on Palestine: The Alternative Eurovision 

Live on stage and live-streamed online THIS FRIDAY MAY 10th – both events will be rebroadcast online on Sat 11th May during the Eurovision final. Artists of conscience are organising this event as an act of protest at the inclusion of Apartheid Israel in this year’s contest while it is committing a genocide of Palestinians. We are responding to the clear call from Palestinian civil society to boycott Eurovision until Israel is excluded. We are calling on RTÉ and the Irish entry to withdraw from the competition. We believe Eurovision should be fun, and genocide is not. We will... [Read the full story]

Events

Biodiversity Week 2024 – time to connect with nature

May 14, 2024 · Comments Off on Biodiversity Week 2024 – time to connect with nature 

More than 200 events over 10 days to celebrate nature and biodiversity Ireland’s nature and wildlife will take centre stage from 17-26 May, with over 200 events scheduled across the country for National Biodiversity Week . As well as highlighting the importance of biodiversity, National Biodiversity Week is also about experiencing the fun, enjoyment and spectacle of the nature that surrounds us. The annual 10-day celebration of nature and wildlife offers a variety of free events and activities for the whole family. Organised by the Irish Environmental Network... [Read the full story]

Sport

Tipperary’s Nicole Drought Wins At Donington Park

April 23, 2024 · Comments Off on Tipperary’s Nicole Drought Wins At Donington Park 

Nicole Drought and Justin Roberts took on two different races at Donington Park last weekend. They entered the EBC Brakes Honda Civic in the Trackdays Championship race on Saturday and managed to qualify third of the 35 entries. In the race itself, Justin started the race and handed over to Nicole at the half way mark still in third place. Nicole held off a prolonged attack from a BMW 130i for the duration to claim a podium position for the delighted duo in their first UK race of 2024. On Sunday morning, they returned to the track to qualify for the Trackday Trophy race and they posted... [Read the full story]

Business

EY Entrepreneur Of The Year™ 2024 finalists revealed

April 22, 2024 · Comments Off on EY Entrepreneur Of The Year™ 2024 finalists revealed 

More than 200 nominations received – the highest ever in programme’s history 24 finalists collectively generating revenues of more than €700M and employing over 4,000 people The finalists of the 2024 EY Entrepreneur Of The Year™ Ireland programme have been revealed today. The 24 shortlisted entrepreneurs span a range of sectors including consumer, health tech, pharmaceutical, energy and engineering. Collectively this group of world class business leaders are already generating annual revenues of more than €700M and employ over 4,000 people. Pictured at EPIC The Irish... [Read the full story]

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Bathing water quality remains high overall, but heavy summer rainfall is putting pressure on our beaches

·         Bathing water quality in 2023 was high overall, with 97 per cent (143 of 148) of sites meeting or exceeding the minimum standard, the same number as in 2022. ·         114 bathing sites (77 per cent) had excellent...

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Lap the Lake charity cycle proves an immense success raising €17,500 for Lough Derg RNLI 

Blessed with good weather, the third Lap the Lake charity cycle on Saturday last, 11 May, was an immense success, raising €17,500 for Lough Derg RNLI. Lough Derg RNLI Lifeboat Jean Spier – Lap the Lake 2024 Photograph by Christine O’Malley Over 250 cyclists took part in the event; some chose to...

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Record-Breaking Return Day: Irish Consumers Bring Back Three Million Plastic Bottles and Cans in One Day

Average Daily Returns Surpass 2.37 million in May as return rates continue to increase Over 100 million Drinks Containers Returned as Scheme Reaches Major Milestone Return numbers are steadily rising each week with people now returning millions of bottles and cans every day – Ciaran Foley, CEO Ireland’s...

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Tipperary’s Nicole Drought Wins At Donington Park

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Bathing water quality remains high overall, but heavy summer rainfall is putting pressure on our beaches

·         Bathing water quality in...


Lap the Lake charity cycle proves an immense success raising €17,500 for Lough Derg RNLI 

Blessed with good weather, the third Lap the Lake charity cycle on Saturday last,...


Record-Breaking Return Day: Irish Consumers Bring Back Three Million Plastic Bottles and Cans in One Day

Average Daily Returns Surpass 2.37 million in May as return rates continue to...


Biodiversity Week 2024 – time to connect with nature

More than 200 events over 10 days to celebrate nature and biodiversity Ireland’s...


Climate Change Advisory Council Annual Review 2024 – Electricity Sectoral Review

The Climate Change Advisory Council has said that much more urgent action is required...


Ammonia emissions down one per cent in 2022, however further reductions needed to protect health and the environment

Ireland’s ammonia emissions decreased by one per cent in 2022. Despite this,...


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