The Story of Your Stuff – Investigating the long-term impacts of everyday decisions at heart of EPA second-level schools’ competition

The EPA has launched The Story of Your Stuff, a competition which challenges students to investigate the life cycle of their everyday ‘stuff’ through a creative medium, considering the entirety of the item’s  life cycle. Students are encouraged to use the EPA’s Ireland’s Environment website, www.epa.ie/irelandsenvironment/  as a main resource to assist their research. The Story of Your Stuff […]

Fuel Prices Rise on Crude Oil Surge

A surge in crude oil prices has led to an increase of approximately 2c in the average cost of a litre of fuel in Ireland. According to the AA’s latest fuel price study, the cost of a litre of petrol, has increased by 2.6c to a current rate of 129.9c on average – up from […]

Ireland could attract more EU third-level students post-Brexit

Seán Kelly MEP is calling for Irish third level institutions to seize the opportunity posed by the UK’s departure from the Erasmus program by increasing efforts to attract EU students to Ireland.   “16,000 EU students participate in an Erasmus in the UK every year. Now that the British are leaving the Erasmus programme, Irish […]

Indigo Telecom Group announces plans to recruit 100 people to its International Fibre Centre of Excellence in Limerick

 4site, a wholly-owned subsidiary of the Indigo Telecom Group Limited, a global provider of telecom and data centre network support services, today announced it will be recruiting more than 100 people, over the next three years, to support its plans for international expansion. With open-location and office-based roles across Ireland, the roles will span from Fibre […]

Farmers Face €40m Clawback On Flawed Beam Scheme

IFA President Tim Cullinan said IFA held a constructive and frank discussion with the Minister for Agriculture Charlie McConalogue and his senior officials yesterday on the 5% reduction requirement in BEAM scheme. “There are 18,000 farmers currently not achieving the reduction, which could see these farmers having to hand back as much as €40m out […]

Employees to have right to request remote work before end of 2021

The Government has launched ‘Making Remote Work’, the country’s new National Remote Work Strategy. The strategy’s stated objective is to ensure that remote working is a permanent feature in the Irish workplace in a way that maximises economic, social and environmental benefits.   From an employer’s perspective, the introduction of an employee right to request […]

Citizens, farmers, business owners and community organisations will be able to sell electricity into the grid under new Microgeneration Support Scheme

Individuals, farmers, businesses and community groups will be able to sell renewable electricity into the grid under a scheme being developed by the Minister for the Environment, Climate and Communications, Eamon Ryan TD. A new Microgeneration Support Scheme (MSS) is being designed to provide a route to market for citizens and communities. This will allow […]

STARCAMP row in behind FOCUS Ireland and extend free camp to all children in Ireland until January 31st while schools remain closed

Starcamp had a whirlwind response to the free online camp that they offered to children nationwide this week. Over 200,000 children signed up to avail of the camp, causing the website to crash. Following the announcement of school closures, and in response to the overwhelming demand that they are experiencing, they will extend the availability […]

Alzheimer Society of Ireland hosting free online workshop on how social robots can be used in dementia care – now and in the future

The Alzheimer Society of Ireland, in collaboration with NUI Galway and IT Sligo, is hosting a free online workshop to discover how social robots are being used in dementia care and will explore how they may be used in future care models in Ireland.   The online workshop, ‘Using Social Robots in Dementia Care – Current Challenges and Future […]

Tipperary food, drink & non-food related producers invited to ‘Grow with Aldi’

‘Grow with Aldi’ call for entries opens on Sunday, 17th January Supplier development programme returns for fourth year offering huge opportunity to Tipperary producers to win a place on Aldi’s shelves nationwide Irish food, food service and non-food products invited to enter this year Entrants encouraged to demonstrate their commitment to sustainability For the first year, non-food related […]

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