Loneliness Taskforce Calls For Annual Funding

The Loneliness Taskforce has launched its report recommending that the Government take action on loneliness in the Royal College of Surgeons (RCSI).   The report, titled ‘A Connected Ireland’, recommends that annual funding of €3 million be put towards combating loneliness; responsibility to combat loneliness is allocated to a specific Minister and Government department; a […]

EPA expects drinking water to comply with EU standards by 2020, 16 years after the deadline for compliance

Monitoring of public drinking water in Ireland shows that: o 99.9% of samples comply with the microbiological standards o 99.6% of samples comply with the chemical standards There are 72 “at risk” supplies on the EPA Remedial Action List: o 52 of these supplies have elevated levels of trihalomethanes o 17 of these supplies lack adequate treatment to prevent Cryptosporidium entering […]

Latest Increases Bring Pump Prices To Highest Level Since 2015

AA Ireland has called on the Irish Government to reassess the extent to which it taxes both petrol and diesel after the latest AA Fuel Prices analysis found that prices are now at their highest level since late 2015. Recent analysis from the AA found that the average price of a litre of petrol in […]

Amneal Cashel Switch To Compostables

Zero Waste Cashel is delighted to announce that Amneal Pharmaceuticals is the latest business in Cashel to switch to using compostable coffee cups. Through their catering company Baxter Storey and packaging firm Zeus Packaging the company has ceased using disposable non-recyclable, non-compostable coffee cups. It is estimated that 200 million of these non recyclable cups […]

Machines Get Moving To Rewet Bogs

“These machines are like massive bog defibrillators” Bord na Móna deploys new excavators for bog rehabilitation work 200 hectares of bog rehabilitated in the last year Bog rewetting promotes carbon capture, biodiversity and habitats for native species New machines have been deployed on Bord na Móna lands as part of a plan to rewet thousands […]

Concern Around Motor Insurance Prices Growing Among Motorists

A majority of motorists are more concerned about the cost of their car insurance than they were at this point 12 months ago, according to recent research from AA Ireland. A survey of over 4,000 motorists undertaken by AA Car Insurance found that 50.71% of respondents ‘strongly agreed’ that they were more concerned about the […]

Homeowners Experience Difficulty Finding Affordable Home Insurance

Almost 1 in 3 Owners Experience Difficulty Finding Affordable Home Insurance Homeowners are being reminded of the important of shopping around at the time of renewing their home insurance, after recent research found many Irish people have had difficulties finding affordable cover. In response to a survey of over 4,000 homeowners undertaken by AA Home […]

Recognitions Of Qualifications Are A Barrier To Diaspora Construction Workers – CIF

“We should be building bridges not walls for the construction diaspora to return because the industry needs their skills and expertise to deliver housing and infrastructure” The Construction Industry Federation (CIF) has identified a number of barriers deterring Irish emigrants with construction expertise from returning home. Since 2016, the CIF has highlighted a potential shortage […]

Business Blooming At Ireland’s Premier Floral And Food Festival

#Bloom2018 Bord Bia today hosted more than 200 national and international buyers for a trade breakfast in the Food Village at Bloom, Ireland’s largest gardening, food and drink festival created by Bord Bia. The breakfast event is just one of a number of business opportunities which Bord Bia’s Bloom offers to Irish companies exhibiting at the […]

Tara Flynn’s Rage-In: The Trolls and Tribulations of Modern Life Available Nationwide

Press Release -Tara Flynn’s Rage-In: The Trolls and Tribulations of Modern Life available nationwide. The world is a mess and bestselling author and comedian Tara Flynn is sharing her views. She’s shocked, bemused, irreverent and wondering where the kindness why the rage is now all the rage! Rage-In: The Trolls and Tribulations of Modern Life […]

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