€100 Billion for Regions Impacted by Transition from Fossil Fuels

The European Commission has published a plan for €1 trillion in green investments. It’s money which, says the Green Party, could play an important part in transitioning Ireland into a Greener future. The plan, which includes a Just Transition Mechanism worth around €100 billion, is designed to support EU regions most affected by the transition […]

UL to remove seven million plastic water bottles a year from circulation on campus

A plan to dramatically reduce single-use plastic waste from the University of Limerick campus could take seven million water bottles out of circulation every year. As part of its drive to maintain its position as a leader in environmentally-friendly university management and gain the Foundation for Environmental Education’s internationally recognised Green Campus accreditation, UL has […]

Green MEPs welcome European Parliament vote on Green Deal

Ireland’s Green MEPs Ciarán Cuffe and Grace O’Sullivan today welcomed the European Parliament’s vote to endorse a Greens/ EFA-initiated resolution to strengthen the European Green Deal. The deal, presented by new President of the European Commission Ursula von der Leyen in the European Parliament in December, sets out the Commission’s plans for a green transition.  […]

EPA warns that poorly constructed wells and inadequate monitoring of private water supplies are putting health at risk

EPA warns that poorly constructed wells and inadequate monitoring of private water supplies are putting health at risk One million people in Ireland get their drinking water from a private supply and many more drink water from private supplies in their daily lives. E. coli was found in 62 small private water supplies serving commercial […]

Revenue seize drugs worth €194,000 at Portlaoise Mail Centre

Today (06/01/2020), Revenue officers at Portlaoise Mail Centre seized drugs worth €194,000. Following routine profiling, approximately 9.1kgs of herbal cannabis was discovered in 2 parcels originating from the United States. The parcels, declared as ‘computer parts’, were destined for addresses in North Dublin. Separately, a further 600 grams of herbal cannabis was found concealed in […]

Seminar focuses on supporting the social enterprise sector

The Department of Education at Waterford Institute of Technology (WIT) recently hosted a seminar exploring the role of higher education in supporting the emerging social enterprise sector in Dunhill Multi-Education Centre, Co Waterford. WIT offers a level 7 Certificate in Social Enterprise Management commencing in January 2020 and the seminar, supported by the National Forum […]

Clúid Housing finishes 2019 after adding 23 homes in Laois

The year of 2019 was another busy one for Clúid Housing, Ireland’s leading approved housing body (AHB). Across the country, Clúid delivered over 700 homes, including 23 in Laois. New Business Director at Clúid Housing, Fiona Cormican, said that 2019 represented another strong year for Clúid, as the organisation passed the milestone of 7,000 homes […]

Avoid Making It Easy For Burglars Ahead Of Christmas, AA Warns

Motorists and homeowners are being encouraged to be security-aware in the weeks leading up to Christmas to help reduce their risk of a car break-in or home burglary. With both the shopping and Christmas party seasons in mind, the AA is encouraging people to be careful when leaving their car or home unattended ahead of […]

Ten tips for a sustainable Christmas

Ireland will generate approximately 90,000 tonnes of packaging waste this Christmas, academics at the University College Cork (UCC) Environmental Research Institute (ERI), have come together to dream of a green Christmas. 1/ Buy a real Christmas tree! Given that it involves cutting down trees, this might at first sound counter-intuitive as a sustainability measure. After […]

European Environment Agency’s state of environment report outlines the scale and urgency of environmental challenges facing Europe

The European Environment Agency (EEA) today launched its State of the Environment Report 2020, “European Environment — state and outlook report” (SOER 2020). The EPA welcomes this report, which provides an overview of the state of Europe’s environment.  It highlights that Europe faces environmental challenges of unprecedented scale and urgency and that, while European environment and climate […]

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