EPA Climate Change Lecture Series – The Role of Communications in Driving Climate Action

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is delighted to welcome Dr. Anthony Leiserowitz, founder and Director of the Yale Program on Climate Change Communication and a Senior Research Scientist at the Yale School of the Environment. The public lecture will take place on Thursday 28th at 7:15 pm at the EPIC Museum Dublin and will also […]

IFA & An Garda Síochána Join Forces With The National Rural Safety Forum for National Community Engagement Day

An Garda Síochána, IFA and the members of the National Rural Safety Forum will invite local community members to partake in the National Community Engagement Day this Wed, April 27th. IFA President, Tim Cullinan said IFA are delighted to work alongside An Garda Síochána to see how best we can keep our rural communities safe. […]

National Energy Security Framework sets out the government’s response to the impacts of the war in Ukraine on the energy system in Ireland

The government today launched the National Energy Security Framework, which provides an overarching and comprehensive response to Ireland’s energy security needs in the context of the war in Ukraine. The Framework sets out how the government can support households and businesses, with a particular focus on protecting those most at risk of fuel poverty, how it is […]

‘The story of tissues’ video claims top prize in the EPA’s The Story of Your Stuff 2022 competition

A video exploring the environmental lifecycle and impact of tissues has won the Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) The Story of Your Stuff 2022 competition. This year’s competition attracted over 200 entries from schools across the country, as well as the highest number of Irish language entries to date. The winning entry was created by Wong […]

Improved Homes for Older People and Disabled Persons in Laois as €1.38 million in Funding Announced

Minister for Housing, Local Government and Heritage, Darragh O’Brien TD and Minister of State for Local Government and Planning, Peter Burke TD, have announced €1.38 million in funding for Housing Adaptation Grants for Older People and People with a Disability living in Laois. The allocation is an increase of €125,631 on 2021 and continues the […]

Purple Day® for epilepsy taking place on March 26th

Purple Day®, the global grassroots event dedicated to raising funds and awareness for epilepsy worldwide, will take place on Saturday 26th March. Epilepsy Ireland is appealing to the Irish public to get behind the event, which has become the organisation’s flagship annual fundraising day. In more than 85 countries across the globe, people will come […]

Innovative policies can further catalyse recovery of Experience Economy – Ibec

The Experience Economy is the linchpin of the domestic business model, spending millions in wages, salaries and employment taxes In 2019, the St Patrick’s Festival was worth €73 million to the Irish economy Industry warns that legacy effects of Covid still being felt despite easing of restrictions As communities across the country get ready to […]

Bord Bia plans worldwide programme to showcase Ireland’s €13.5 billion food and drink industry on St. Patrick’s Day

Throughout March, Bord Bia will leverage the global celebrations around St. Patrick’s Day to launch a programme of targeted trade engagements and promotional campaigns across 18 countries. From Dubai to Dusseldorf, through its network of international offices, Bord Bia will bring a taste of Ireland to the world by coordinating promotional activities and events aimed […]

Select Committee on Budgetary Oversight publishes its Report on Inflation

The Select Committee on Budgetary Oversight has published its Report on Inflation in which it makes a series of recommendations and observations following examination of the issue. Launching the report, Deputy Neasa Hourigan, Cathaoirleach of the Committee said “for the first time since the financial crisis, higher inflation has become an issue of significant concern […]

EPA enforcement efforts targeted unauthorised peat extraction, waste management and water quality issues in 2021

The EPA carried out 1,295 inspections at EPA licensed sites during the year, a 19 per cent increase compared with 2020.  The EPA carried out a number of targeted enforcement campaigns in 2021 including: 48 inspections at unauthorised peat extraction sites  41 inspections at waste licensed sites, with a focus on improving fire risk management […]

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