‘Budget 2022 missed opportunity to make Ireland a country fairer for old and young alike’, says ALONE

 ALONE, the organisation that supports older people to age at home, has today responded to Budget 2022. The organisation says that Budget 2022 highlights Ireland as a country where quality of life in old age is still something many strive for, due to the low increase in the State Pension and lack of actions to […]

MyMind celebrates World Mental Health Day with a free webinar: Demystifying Mental Health in an Unequal World

Mental Health Service Provider MyMind will celebrate World Mental Health Day with a free webinar this Thursday, October 7th at 11:00 am. The social enterprise has prepared a unique webinar which will look at ‘Demystifying Mental Health in an Unequal World’. The COVID-19 pandemic has heavily impacted the mental health of society and it has […]

Time to acknowledge the role of Deposit Refund Systems (DRS) in achieving a Circular Economy for beverage packaging in the EU

Natural Mineral Waters Europe (NMWE), UNESDA Soft Drinks Europe and Zero Waste Europe call on the EU to facilitate the beverage industry’s transition to circularity by developing a legal framework for setting up new efficient DRS for beverage packaging. Natural Mineral Waters Europe (NMWE), UNESDA Soft Drinks Europe and Zero Waste Europe (ZWE) urge the […]

Irish campaigners support citizens’ campaign for EU ban on fossil fuel advertising and sponsorship

New analysis of over 3,000 adverts shows how six major fossil fuel companies ‘greenwash’ their brands More than twenty organisations – including Friends of the Earth and Greenpeace – have today launched the first ever Europe-wide campaign calling for a ban on fossil fuel advertising and sponsorships in the EU. The coalition of NGOs has launched the campaign with […]

On National Potato Day, Consumers Asked to Support Local Growers

On National Potato Day, IFA President Tim Cullinan has called on consumers, retailers and the foodservice sector to support Irish potato growers. “It’s a critical indigenous sector, worth €111m at the farm gate. 400 growers plant over 8,000 hectares annually. They supply high quality, nutritious produce to Irish consumers throughout the year,” he said. “Potatoes […]

Fáilte Ireland welcomes the addition of 31 walking trails in 13 counties to the ‘Walks Scheme’

Fáilte Ireland welcomes the announcement this morning by Minister for Rural and Community Development, Heather Humphreys TD of the addition of 31 walking trails in 13 counties to the Government’s ‘Walks Scheme’. Fáilte Ireland research shows hiking and walking are ranked amongst the Top 10 Activities domestic tourists participated in this summer, with 57% engaging […]

IT Carlow awarded €1million funding to support family carers across Ireland

Institute of Technology Carlow has been awarded a special €1million fund for the development and nationwide delivery of a Certificate in Family Caring in partnership with Family Carers Ireland (FCI) in recognition of the programme’s support for carers. Developed in 2018 and delivered in nine different regions in 2019/2020, the certificate programme has provided family […]

New report highlights positive health and wellbeing impacts of arts and creativity in later life

Arts and creativity has an important role to play in health and wellbeing in later life and can help improve physical, psychological, and social health and wellbeing in older adults, a new report published by the Institute of Public Health (IPH) has found. The report, ‘Arts and Creativity in Later Life: Implications for Public Health […]

Chambers Ireland calls for accelerated action on the SDGs during 76th UN General Assembly

Along with Heads of State, Chief Executives, and social and business leaders, Chambers Ireland joined the UN Global Compact’s ‘Uniting Business Live’ summit at the 76th UN General Assembly and called for greater ambition and accelerated action on the SDGs ahead of COP26. Speaking this afternoon, Chambers Ireland Chief Executive Ian Talbot outlined the importance of […]

5 National Youth Organisations launch the “Youth Climate Justice Challenge”

A consortium of 5 youth organisations, led by ECO-UNESCO, Ireland’s environmental education and youth organisation is launching the second #YouthClimateJusticeChallenge, with partners Gaisce The President Award, The No Name Club, Irish Girls Guides & Young Irish Film Makers. The Youth Climate Justice Challenge is aimed at encouraging and empowering young people to take on local […]

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