A Just Transition has to be Circular, Members of the European Parliament agree

The European Parliament’s plenary vote yesterday made clear that a circular economy is a precondition for a just energy transition in Europe – a positive step that couples climate solutions with zero waste solutions and points towards stronger circularity in the future. Yesterday’s vote by the European Parliament (1) narrowly avoided presenting incineration and Waste-to-Energy as a […]

Real books for dozens of children in Tipperary as Arts Council says Culture Night is for all

Children in a Direct Provision centre in Carrick-on-Suir, Tipperary will receive a gift package of new books by leading Irish authors as part of an Arts Council initiative to ensure that as many people as possible can experience Culture Night (18th September).   Encouraging all parents to participate with their children, the government agency for […]

New arrival could change Irish mortgage market – expert

The arrival of Avant Money could change the way that the Irish mortgage market is structured, according to a mortgage expert. With the announcement of the first sub 2% rate in the market since trackers were available, Avant Money will bring rate cuts, increased choice and long-term value to Irish consumers, according to mortgage expert […]

Shannon Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG) import project suffers second set-back in one week

Last Thursday, 10th September, New Fortress Energy, the company behind the controversial Shannon LNG project, suffered a second blow in a week to its plans to bring US fracked gas to Ireland. US Governors have blocked the company’s plans to build an export terminal in New Jersey. See full press release on this below, released by Catskill Mountainkeeper, an […]

The Irish Ladybird Research Project calls on the public to help log records

Fota Wildlife Park along with the Irish Research Council co-fund the Irish Ladybird Research Project and the project scholar, Gill Weyman, is based at Fota Wildlife Park and School of Biological, Earth and Environmental Sciences in University College Cork. Gill is now calling on the public in the Glanmire, Ballincollig and Cork City areas to […]

High Consumption and throwaway culture must be tackled by business, policymakers and people, says EPA

Ireland generated 14 million tonnes of waste in 2018 across all sectors. Municipal waste, from household and commercial sources, amounted to 2.9 million tonnes in 2018, up 3.5 per cent on 2017. Ireland’s waste management practices have changed significantly in the past two decades: Landfill disposal has fallen sharply to 14 per cent in 2018, […]

How Tipperary Communities Can Benefit from the Energy Transition – Online Meeting 22nd September

Community activists and volunteers are invited to a web-meeting entitled “The Energy Transition – How Your Community Can Benefit” on Tuesday September 22nd from 7.30-9pm. This online event will be an introduction for community groups interested in developing local energy projects. Participants can find out what help there is for groups under the SEAI Sustainable […]

Tipperary female entrepreneurs urge others to apply for programme that has helped their businesses flourish

September 21 deadline to join the latest cycle of ACORNS Government-backed programme to assist 50 new female entrepreneurs in rural locations Past Tipperary participants include Marian Kennedy of A New Mum, Samantha Stuart of Pretty Bowtique and Geraldine Jones of Mediskin Former Tipperary participant Geraldine Jones of Mediskin Former Tipperary participants of a development programme […]

Community Power Success! Turning point for community owned energy

The results of the first Renewable Electricity Support Scheme Auction (RESS 1) were announced today, granting support for 82 wind and solar projects (including 8 community led projects).  This support scheme will see a further 2,200 GWh of renewable electricity generated in Ireland. Among the winners includes two solar parks with Community Power in Counties […]

Environmental Groups Applaud New Provisions in Ireland’s new Waste Action Plan

Environmental groups, VOICE and the Concious Cup Campaign, have welcomed the government’s new Waste Action Plan and its focus on waste prevention and the circular economy. One of Minister Eamon Ryan’s first actions as Minister for the Environment is to push forward a progressive and impactful Plan that will start Ireland’s journey to reduce its […]

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