Top Companies Contribute To Tipperary Charities And Community Groups

21 companies contributed €745,513 to support community groups and organisations in Tipperary in addressing key social issues and causes in 2017 249 community partnerships have been established Employees volunteered over 2060 hours to Tipperary groups and projects Statistics are now available on an online interactive map entitled the ‘Business Impact Map’   This data was captured by […]

Tipperary Young People Showcase Their Youth Citizenship

204 groups took part in the awards with projects covering topics such as equality; homelessness; mental health; culture and much more.   The Tipperary projects were: Our Genderation, Carrick-on-Suir NYP, Co. Tipperary Young people in Carrick-on-Suir identified a need to destigmatise the LGBTQ+ community following homophobic discrimination in their schools and community. Aware of the […]

Sales Of Fairtrade Products Continue To Grow

The ongoing recovery in the Irish economy is having a positive impact on the number, range and sales levels for Fairtrade products here. Ireland’s largest coffee company, Bewley’s, is moving all of its own label coffee to Fairtrade by the end of 2017. And an increasing number of smaller coffee companies are getting involved as […]

Young People From Tipperary Excel In Foróige Youth Citizenship Awards

The Foróige Youth Citizenship Awards in partnership with Aldi took place last Saturday 2nd July 2016 in the Citywest Hotel and Conference Centre, Dublin. The awards celebrated the work of young people in the community over the past year with over 2,000 young people in attendance as well as hundreds of volunteers. 160 community enhancement […]

IFA Nails The Lie That German Discounters’ Super Deals On Vegetables And Potatoes Don’t Damage Irish Growers

Addressing a protest at Lidl and Aldi stores in north Dublin today, IFA National Chairman Jer Bergin accused the retailers of gross hypocrisy by slashing the price of fresh produce below the cost of production while claiming to support Irish growers.   Jer Bergin said, “Reducing the shelf price of some vegetables and potatoes to as […]

Aldi accused of pushing vegetable growers to extinction

IFA President Eddie Downey today (Mon) said the current behaviour of all the major retailers towards vegetable growers will ensure the extinction of this specialised production sector and prevent Irish consumers from getting premium quality vegetables, as they will be substituted by imports. The IFA President was addressing vegetable and potato growers who were protesting […]