Order of Malta mobilises volunteers to support HSE during COVID-19 emergency

The Order of Malta Ambulance Corps has announced that volunteers are now preparing to provide national support to the Health Service Executive (HSE) following the recent developments caused by COVID-19. The Order of Malta is one of the largest providers of first aid and voluntary ambulance services in Ireland and is listed as a ‘Voluntary Emergency Services’ resource […]

Webinar to focus on Energy Democracy in Local Communities, so everyone has access to Community Power

An online webinar aimed at discussing how we can build energy democracy in local communities so that everyone has access to community power will be held on Tuesday, March 24th. Co-hosted by Tipperary Energy Agency and Friends of the Earth Ireland, the webinar will be free to join but places are limited so registration is […]

ALONE launch a COVID-19 support line for older people

ALONE, the organisation that supports older people, has announced the launch of a national support line and additional supports for older people who have concerns or are facing difficulties relating to the outbreak of COVID-19 (Coronavirus) in Ireland. On Tuesday 3 March, the National Public Health Emergency, chaired by Dr Tony Holohan, Chief Medical Officer […]

Power for the people – Renewable Electricity auction now open for community energy

The first auction for the Renewable Electricity Support Scheme (RESS 1) is open for applications from today, Monday 9th March, with the first auction due to take place over the summer. It is the first time community led renewable energy projects will be recognised and supported in Ireland. Over 3,300 Gwhrs of renewable electricity will […]

innocent and GIY ‘Big Grow’ Kits now available for primary schools

innocent’s ‘Big Grow’ is back, recruiting a whole new bunch of the littlest veggie growers with the mission to help kids to eat more fresh fruit and vegetables. Now in its 9th year, innocent will once again partner with the growing experts at GIY and give primary school kids the chance to grow their own […]

Waterways Ireland Event Programme for 2020 has opened to applications from communities across the inland waterways

The Waterways Ireland Event Programme for 2020 has opened to applications from communities across the inland waterways. Taking place annually for the past 13 years the Programme has supported competitions, learning experiences, community, historical and educational events for people with and without disabilities across 100’s of waterway communities nationwide. Involving angling, canoeing, rowing, sailing and […]

Join Brain Injury Support Group for families in Laois

Acquired Brain Injury Ireland is encouraging families affected by brain injury to join their support group in Laois. Every year in Ireland an estimated 19,000 new brain injuries are acquired from causes including stroke, road traffic accidents, brain tumours, falls and assaults. According to the national brain injury charity, brain injuries can happen to anyone at […]

Gaelic Players Association (GPA) and Women’s Gaelic Players Association (WGPA) to benefit from further two year extension to the “Jim Madden Leadership Programme”

Application Process for 2020 is now open Today, the Gaelic Players Association (GPA) and the Madden family announced a further two-year extension to the internationally acclaimed Jim Madden Leadership Programme. The Jim Madden Programme is a bespoke leadership and development programme for county players from hurling, football, camogie and ladies football to help them develop […]

The Mná Na hÉireann Fund Launched

Social Innovation Fund Ireland, in partnership with Bank of America and the Department of Rural and Community Development, are delighted to officially launch the Mná na hÉireann, Women of Ireland Fund. Pictured L-R: Deirdre Mortell, CEO, Social Innovation Fund Ireland, Taoiseach Leo Varadkar, TD,  Anne Finucane, Chairman, Bank of America Merrill Lynch Europe and Vice Chairman, […]

Christy Moore opens up in revealing new interview

In an in-depth new interview with Ruairí McKiernan on the Love and Courage podcast the legendary folk singer discusses the loss of his father at a young age, receiving hate mail, songs, spirituality, sobriety, and why he’s determined to do more for the planet.     Folk singer and musician Christy Moore, once named  ‘Ireland’s greatest living musician’* has been entertaining […]

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