Minister Smyth welcomes the establishment of new €4.2m National Cybersecurity Coordination and Development Centre (NCC-IE) project

Funding to be provided to SMEs for cybersecurity research, innovation and resilience measures   Minister of State at the Department of the Environment, Climate and Communications with responsibility for Communications, Ossian Smyth TD, has welcomed the establishment of a new National Cyber Security Coordination and Development Centre (NCC-IE) project for Ireland.   The role of […]

Growth in agricultural activity driving increased ammonia emissions in Ireland in 2021 – EPA

Ireland’s ammonia emissions increased by 1% in 2021 as the impact of higher livestock numbers and fertiliser use outpaced the impact of emission reduction measures currently being implemented at farm level Ireland is non-compliant with our EU Emissions Reduction commitment in 2021 for Ammonia. Compliance with the 2030 Reduction Commitment is only possible with full […]

Lough Derg RNLI assists 2 people on a 16ft motorboat with engine failure at Young Island

At 12.58pm on Sunday afternoon 21 May, as volunteers were leaving the station following their morning exercise, Valentia Coast Guard requested Lough Derg RNLI lifeboat to launch to assist 2 people on a 16ft motorboat with engine failure and at anchor at Young Island in Scarriff Bay.     At 1.09pm Lough Derg RNLI lifeboat Jean Spier launched […]

National Rural Safety Forum launches National Community Engagement Week 2023

Launching the National Community Engagement Week 2023, IFA Deputy President and Co-Chair of the National Rural Safety Forum Brian Rushe said this week-long series of national events is an important platform for communities to come together and work to protect those most vulnerable. “It is vitally important that communities work together to serve the best […]

Minister Ryan launches public consultation on Ireland’s Long-term Strategy on Greenhouse Gas Emissions Reductions

·         Minister Ryan highlights ‘vital role’ of strategy in supporting a whole-of-economy and whole-of-society transformation ·         Strategy will be the first prepared under our Climate Act to enable Ireland to achieve climate neutrality by 2050   Minister for the Environment, Climate and Communications, Eamon Ryan TD, has launched a […]

Tipperary communities share in €50 million investment under first ever Community Recognition Fund

over 880 projects across every single county to receive funding €50 million investment for sports clubs, schools, community organisations and other local groups major initiative to support and reward communities that have welcomed Ukrainians and other nationalities projects range from largescale multi-purpose sports facilities, upgrades to community centres, equipment for sports clubs, outdoor walkways, playgrounds, […]

Public sector taking a lead role in reaching Ireland’s climate targets

The Minister for the Environment, Climate and Communications, Eamon Ryan TD, and Minister of State with special responsibility for Communications and Circular Economy, Ossian Smyth TD have today welcomed Cabinet approval for the Public Sector Climate Action Mandate 2023, which will see the public sector taking a lead role in helping to achieve the country’s […]

IFA Issue Road Safety Appeal for Silage Season

With the silage cutting season underway, the IFA is appealing to drivers of farming machinery and other road users to share the road safely.   IFA Farm Family and Social Affairs Chair Alice Doyle said it’s going to be a busy time on farms as farm contractors bring in silage.   “We are renewing our […]

Lough Derg RNLI assists 3 people on a 34ft cruiser aground in Cloondavaun Bay

On Sunday afternoon 14 May, Valentia Coast Guard requested Lough Derg RNLI lifeboat to assist three people on a 34ft cruiser reported aground in Cloondavaun Bay on the north-western County Clare shore of Lough Derg.   At 12.07pm Lough Derg RNLI lifeboat Jean Spier launched with helm Owen Cavanagh, crew Chris Parker, Joe O’Donoghue and Oisín Higgins […]

Borris-Ileigh Drama Group to perform Widows’ Paradise 22nd & 23rd May

Borris-Ileigh Drama Group is delighted to announce its upcoming production of the side-splitting comedy play, “Widows’ Paradise” written by Sam Cree and directed by Mary Boyle. The play promises to take audiences on a riotous journey filled with laughter, memorable characters, and an unforgettable evening of entertainment. The play will be performed on Monday 22nd […]

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