Success of Recreation Strategy Relies on Recognising Landowners

Speaking after the launch of ‘Embracing Ireland’s Outdoors – National Outdoor Recreation Strategy 2023-2027’, IFA Hill Farming Chairman Caillin Conneely said it’s a positive first step in addressing concerns of landowners surrounding access to land for recreational use. “Recreational activities can bring huge economic benefits for rural communities. However, the role of the landowner should […]

Tourism, Creative Ireland and Gaeltacht projects to be supported under the Government’s Shared Island Initiative

The Minister for Tourism, Culture, Arts, Gaeltacht, Sport and Media, Catherine Martin, and Minister of State, Jack Chamber, today welcomed the announcement of the latest round of projects to be supported by the Government’s Shared Island initiative. The projects being developed include three from across the Department of Tourism, Culture, Arts, Gaeltacht, Sport and Media with […]

Vast Majority of Young People Feel Concerned about Climate Change

An overwhelming percentage of young people (97%) are feeling concerned about climate change according to the Youth Climate Justice Survey*, also revealing that young people are feeling anxious, angry, and fearful but also eager to act. These survey findings were presented at The Earth Gala last Friday night, which was organised by Ireland’s leading environmental […]

“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’ […]

10 Things to Know About … Circular Economy

Ireland exports over a third of its municipal waste for recycling. However, once it leaves our shores, we do not know where it ends up and have no control over whether it is even recycled. The current system is not sustainable; but what if, what we are throwing away as “waste”, is not just salvageable, […]

Sport Highlights on TG4 this week

TG4 feature two huge GAA club fixtures this weekend with the Ulster Football final and the Leinster Football final. Women’s sport also to the forefront with club football and AIL rugby finals.  Monday 05/12/22 8:00pm GAA 2022 GAA Championship highlights. Hurling provincial finals from Munster, Leinster & Ulster. Gaelic Football provincial finals from Connacht & […]

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. Its CEO, Rosemary Steen, was speaking at the […]

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 by 2050 and reach climate, energy and environmental goals. They support biodiversity, nature restoration and a circular economy while contributing to the clean energy transition across the continent. The funding is a 27% increase on last year’s funding, and will mobilise a […]

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, e-cigarettes will no longer be available […]

Petrol prices drop by almost 4% on average, Diesel by 3%

Diesel prices slip below €2 per litre across the country on average according to the latest AA Ireland price survey Petrol prices are back to February pricing in slight respite for motorists In a week where motorists were hit with the prospect of a double increase, both in terms of toll charging and EV charging, […]

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