St. Joseph’s College Borrisoleigh at the Green Schools Expo

  The Green Schools committee from St. Joseph’s College, Borrisoleigh attended the green schools Expo in the RDS in Dublin on February 22nd hoping to get ideas on how to make the school more environmentally friendly. There were many informative stands on display as well as optional talks from various environmentalists . Plastic waste was […]

A greater focus on protecting our most pristine water environments is needed, says EPA

The EPA has today released its latest national assessment of water quality in Ireland .  The release coincides with World Water Week, which links scientific understanding with policy-making and positive action toward water-related challenges. The EPA assessment covers the six-year period between 2010 and 2015 and is the first full, six-year, assessment of the status of our […]

Rewilding: Exploring the opportunities for the Midlands at Cloughjordan event

Most of Ireland’s natural habitats — even our ‘wildest’ mountain ranges and boglands — are managed primarily for human use, either through grazing, turf-cutting, mowing or cutting. Recently there has been a lot of interest around the new idea of ‘rewilding’ our ecosystems. ‘Rewilding’ is a conservation philosophy that aims to end intensive human management of habitats and allow them to […]

Irish households throw away one third of food every week

– New campaign urges Irish people to reduce food waste and make use of brown bin –  . Irish households must become more active in preventing food waste and managing their food waste appropriately, according to a new campaign run by the three Regional Waste Management Offices. The campaign, which will run across radio, online […]

Cashel to become Ireland’s first Zero Waste Town #zerowastecashel

  The heritage town of Cashel in County Tipperary is moving towards a cleaner, greener future as it begins the process to become Ireland’s first Zero Waste town. “Towards Zero Waste Cashel” is an 18-month pilot initiative which promotes reducing waste and repairing and repurposing items, and was officially launched on Thursday 2nd March at […]

New campaign group aims to make illegal dumping a thing of the past

A new campaign group called “Rubbish-Free in 3” has spelt out it’s 3 step plan to rid Ireland of illegal dumping within 3 years. Press Relations Officer for the group, David Maher, explains “We created the website www.rubbishfreein3.ie to highlight both the issue of illegal dumping and steps necessary to tackle it. Right across Ireland […]

€30m will be invested in improving energy efficiency in Local Authority Homes in 2014

More than 13,000 homes benefitted in 2013   Minister for Housing and Planning, Jan O’Sullivan, TD, has announced that €30m will be invested in upgrading the energy efficiency of local authority homes this year. The funding is part of a three year jobs stimulus programme that will see the energy efficiency of 25,000 of the […]

Environment & Energy Management launch Online Expo

Ireland’s online Online Expo for environment and renewable energy sectors. Just Green – E&E Management Online Expo www.eandemanagement.com/directory Environment & Energy Management is Ireland’s leading publication dedicated to every aspect of environmental management and energy efficiency at industrial, commercial and municipal levels. Acknowledged as the leading Irish publication in this sector, it became very evident […]

Anyone for a swim? Special needs facilities at Thurles Leisure Centre.

*Anyone for a Swim?                            Now everybody Can!!** *Thanks to the foresight of Thurles Parents & Friends of People with Special Needs, with great support from the wider community, especially Ursuline TY students, Garda Damien Cleere of Cops ‘n’ Kids fame, Turtualla golfers, and Marathon participants.The already fantastic facilities at Thurles Leisure Centre (TLC) have been greatly enhanced by the […]

SERVE Workshop and Planning Event – LIT Tipperary (Thurles), 15th February 2012

The SERVE project which is funded under the EU CONCERTO Programme is hosting a one day workshop on 15th February at LIT Tipperary (Thurles) to discuss how the work completed in the SERVE project, and other activities in the County, can be built upon. The aim of the event is to develop action plans which […]

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