IACP and Blindboy Boatclub host ‘Essential Conversations’

A new free virtual conference offers practical advice and guidance on mental health and wellbeing for the public. On May 14th, The Irish Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy will host ‘Essential Conversations with IACP’, a free virtual conference with podcaster, and author Blindboy Boatclub as MC and Deborah Frances-White of The Guilty Feminist as Keynote […]

Our Rural Future: Call for Category 2 applications to the €1 Billion Rural Regeneration and Development Fund

Funding to support landmark regeneration projects that will transform Rural Ireland Communities urged to put forward projects that will drive economic growth, combat dereliction and breathe new life into town centres Strong focus on converting old buildings into remote working facilities and attracting people back to rural towns and villages The Minister for Rural and […]

People of Tipperary Invited To Join Global Audience At Annual Famine Remembrance Event

Line-up includes Professor Christine Kinealy, musician Lisa O’Neill, author Ruairí McKiernan, harpist Brídín, and poet Paula Meehan People in County Tipperary are invited to join the several hundred people worldwide who have registered to join human rights group Afri’s annual famine remembrance event. The annual famine walk usually takes place in the Doolough Valley in […]

Lough Derg RNLI welcomes four local volunteers to the crew

RNLI lifeboat volunteers come from a multiplicity of backgrounds. And though some may have no previous maritime experience before they enrol, this is not an issue as the RNLI provide a comprehensive and rigorous programme that equips trainees to meet all necessary requirements to be crew on a lifeboat. Being an RNLI lifeboat crew is […]

€3 million Upcycling Initiative for Bicycles and E-Bikes

Joe O’Brien TD, Minister of State at the Department of Rural and Community Development and Minister for Transport Eamon Ryan TD have today announced the launch of a three-year pilot initiative for the provision of high quality up-cycled bicycles and e-bikes for those on low incomes and/or those who are most marginalised and disadvantaged. Funding […]

The story of disposable face masks – video claims top prize in the EPA’s The Story of Your Stuff 2021 competition

A video that creatively examines the environmental life cycle of disposable face masks has won the Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) The Story of Your Stuff 2021 competition. This year’s competition received a record number of entries, with over 300 submissions from schools across the country. Now in its fifth year, the competition hinges on story-telling […]

Ireland’s power generation and industrial emissions drop by 6.4 percent in 2020

In 2020, greenhouse gas emissions from Irish power generation and industrial companies – covered by the EU Emissions Trading Scheme – fell by 6.4 per cent. Emissions decreased by 8.4 per cent from the electricity generation sector, due to more renewable energy and less fossil fuels. The overall decrease in industrial emissions is 3.5 per […]

Ireland’s sporting Heroes inspiring young people on and off the Pitch!

During the recent pandemic lockdown, Irish schoolchildren attending DEIS schools were chosen to receive healthy eating food packs containing fresh fruit, vegetables and dairy. In addition to perishable and non-perishable provisions provided to DEIS (Delivering Equality of Opportunity in Schools) schools by the Department of Social Protection under the ‘School Meals Scheme’, the Department of […]

EPA has started a 3-year project that will improve the level of air quality information

EPA has started a 3-year project that will improve the level of air quality information available to the public and policy makers in Ireland. LIFE EMERALD is part funded by the European Commission LIFE funding programme. The main objectives are: o  an operational 3-day ambient air quality forecast; o near real-time mapping of the main air […]

Inland Fisheries Ireland launches responsible outdoor recreation guide for anglers with Leave No Trace Ireland

 Inland Fisheries Ireland (IFI) in collaboration with Leave No Trace Ireland has launched an outdoor recreational guide for angling  nationwide based on the 7 Principles of Leave No Trace. Anglers are custodians of our natural fisheries resource and this leaflet is a short guide for anglers on how they can minimise the impact their fishing trip can have on […]

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