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 […]

The 2020 round of the Sports Capital & Equipment Programme is now open for applications – deadline extended until 5pm Monday 1st March

The Sports Capital & Equipment Programme (SCEP) is operated by the Department of Tourism, Culture, Arts, Gaeltacht, Sport and Media and provides grants to assist in the development or refurbishment of sports facilities and the provision of sports equipment. Grants are available to voluntary, not-for profit sports clubs, community groups, NGBs, and local authorities.  Third […]

Gregory Tarr announced as winner of the 57th BT Young Scientist & Technology Exhibition

The winner of the 57th BT Young Scientist & Technology Exhibition (BTYSTE) has been announced as Gregory Tarr, aged 17, a 6th year student from Bandon Grammar School Co. Cork. Gregory has taken home the top prize of €7,500 and the BTYSTE perpetual trophy for his project titled “Detecting state-of-the-art deepfakes”. The announcement was made at the […]

Further Level 5 restrictions: Revised timetable to operate on Iarnród Éireann network from Monday 11th January

Iarnród Éireann has advised customers that, following the further level 5 restrictions announced by Government, a revised and reduced schedule will operate across the rail network from Monday 11th January, approved by the National Transport Authority. The revised schedule reflects significantly reduced demand, and will ensure service continuity and resilience for essential workers and carers who must […]

Minister Ryan announces €28 million Government funding call for community energy projects

Minister for the Environment, Climate and Communications, Eamon Ryan T.D., has launched a €28 million fund for community energy projects across Ireland. The Community Energy Grant Scheme is funded under the National Retrofit Programme and is now open for applications. It offers grant support for energy efficiency and renewable energy projects throughout the country. The Scheme supports […]

Ireland’s Water Quality Needs to be Better Protected – EPA

Just over half of Irish surface waters are in a satisfactory condition. Nutrient concentrations in waters are too high and the trends are going in the wrong direction. Nitrate concentrations are now increasing in nearly half of our river and groundwater sites. Phosphate levels are increasing in a quarter of river sites. Concentrations of nitrate […]

Tipperary Olympian Bob Tisdall featured in TG4 documentary

Tipperary Olympian Bob Tisdall featured in TG4 documentary Laochra Thar Lear on Wednesday 23rd December 2020 9.30 pm on TG4     Laochra Thar Lear (Heroes Abroad) celebrates Ireland’s significant Olympic achievements in the first sixty years of the modern games, from almost accidental wins in tennis in 1896 to an Olympic record-breaking run in 1956. But Ireland’s […]

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