Ireland’s ambitious Climate Act signed into law

The journey to Net Zero emissions has begun The Minister for the Environment, Climate and Communications, Eamon Ryan TD, has welcomed the signature by the President today of the Climate Action and Low Carbon Development (Amendment) Act 2021. Ireland is now on a legally binding path to net-Zero emissions no later than 2050, and to […]

Irish Travel Agents Association welcome reopening of international travel on Monday 19th July

The Association has stated that the swift rollout of EU Digital COVID Certificates will help to restart the travel and aviation industry.  The Irish Travel Agents Association (ITAA) have welcomed the reopening of international travel on Monday 19th of July with the rollout of EU Digital COVID Certificate, allowing fully vaccinated individuals to travel anywhere within […]

Save €700 per year by taking simple steps to reduce food waste

The average Irish family will save €700 per year by taking simple steps to reduce their food waste. Vegetables, fruit and salad are the foods that are thrown out most often in the home. Ireland has committed to halving food waste by 2030. Scientists estimate that food waste produces up to 10 per cent of […]

Minister Ryan announces package of supports to expand community energy revolution

Minister for the Environment, Climate and Communications, Eamon Ryan TD, has today launched a range of new of measures to ensure communities nationwide will benefit from renewable energy. The package includes: Targeted supports for communities who want to develop their own renewable projects Good Practice Principles that will ensure communities benefit from funds generated by […]

OK Who’s Next? App booking for Vaccination Rollout available to GP’s & Pharmacies right now

‘OK Who’s Next?’, a Galway based Enterprise Ireland supported business, is pleased to announce that it is placed to immediately support COVID19 vaccination rollout to the public with its online app-based appointment booking platform. OK Who’s Next? has been selected by Enterprise Ireland in conjunction with the Sunday Business Post as a Top 100 Start-Up […]

Bank of Ireland warns of ‘unprecedented spike’ in fraud

‘Phishing’ sites, double in one month – up to 20 new fraudulent sites appearing per day Highest ever number of new ‘phishing’ sites recorded this week  184% increase in number of customers targeted by fraudsters to date in 2021 Bank of Ireland has issued a warning to the public advising extra caution around fraudulent text […]

Summer up and running as Kellogg’s GAA Cúl Camps underway

Kilkenny camogie star, Grace Walsh was on hand with local kids in Bruff GAA Club, Limerick to mark the first day of this year’s Kellogg’s GAA Cúl Camps with numbers of over 130,000 expected to attend across 1,242 camps the length and breadth of the country. The 2021 Kellogg’s GAA Cúl Camps offers children a […]

Development organisations call for urgent changes to Climate Bill’s definition of “Climate Justice”

In a letter published today, the organisations said it would be better to have no definition of “climate justice” than to use the Bill’s current, misleading definition  Leading international development organisations, Oxfam Ireland, Christian Aid Ireland, Concern and Trócaire, have today published a letter [1] to all TDs and senators, seeking an urgent change to the definition […]

Fixing septic tanks that fail inspection is a priority, says EPA

Over half (54%) of septic tank systems failed inspection in 2020. Three quarters of systems failing inspection since 2013 have been fixed, but failure to resolve older cases is a concern. Grants of up to €5,000 are available to fix systems.  The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has released the report Domestic Waste Water Treatment System Inspections […]

The CAP reform agreement betrays the commitments made by the EU – ECVC

For ECVC, this CAP reform fails to meet the nine CAP objectives and the objectives set out in the Green Deal and the Farm to Fork and Biodiversity Strategies. At the close of the trilogue negotiations on the CAP reform, European Coordination Via Campesina (ECVC) expresses its frustration and disappointment with regard to the agreed […]

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