EPA awards €10.7 million for research to support environmental protection in Ireland

 The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has announced €10.7 million of research funding for 42 research projects addressing climate change and other emerging, complex environmental problems. This funding will contribute to the delivery of high-quality research, evidence-based policy development and further build Irish environmental research capacity. The funding is an important element of the EPA 2030 Research Strategy which delivers […]

Review Needed of Terms of Temporary Business Energy Support Scheme (TBESS)

The terms attached to the Temporary Business Energy Support Scheme (TBESS) need to be reviewed, according to IFA Farm Business Chair Rose Mary McDonagh.   Ms McDonagh said “as part of Budget 2023, TBESS was introduced to support businesses in dealing with increases in their energy costs between last September and next month, in comparison […]

Housing challenges harming Ireland’s attractiveness as a place to live and poses greatest threat to competitiveness – Ibec

Government must deliver suite of ambitious policies alongside new collective effort in the form of Social Dialogue to urgently address housing challenges. Proposed fiscal measures would cut the cost of new homes by €30,000   Ibec, the group that represents Irish business, says Government must urgently deliver a suite of ambitious policies to speed up the […]

The Time is Now! ECO UNESCO are issuing their final call for students to take action and apply to the 2023 Young Environmentalist Awards

The final call for submissions to the ECO-UNESCO 2023 Young Environmentalist Awards (YEAs) is Tuesday, 28th February 2023. The Young Environmentalist Awards are a nationwide programme that recognises and rewards young people aged 10-18 who have taken environmental action in their school or community by generating creative solutions to solve environmental issues. Encouraging young people […]

AA Ireland drives EV the full length of Ireland on one full charge

Drive took place on Wednesday, 11th of January Car completed 615km with 2% battery remaining   AA Ireland’s Blake Boland and Paddy Comyn have driven from Mizen Head in Cork to Malin Head in Donegal, the two extremities of Ireland, without stopping to charge. The famous route is regularly undertaken by keen cyclists and runners, […]

New Ibec report demonstrates role of Belfast/Good Friday Agreement in delivering prosperity

Report marks launch of major new “For Peace + Prosperity” campaign   As the Belfast/Good Friday Agreement (BGFA) nears its 25th anniversary, Ibec, the group that represents Irish business, today published a new report that spotlights the significant economic and social prosperity that the landmark agreement has delivered for both the island of Ireland and Britain. […]

Approved Housing Body Federation Welcomes Government Approval of Building Defects Scheme

The Irish Council for Social Housing (ICSH) has welcomed Government’s decision today to approve the drafting of legislation to support a remediation scheme of apartments and duplexes with fire safety, structural safety and water ingress defects, constructed between 1991 and 2013. Speaking on foot of today’s announcement, ICSH CEO, Donal McManus, said: “As the national […]

SOLAS Portarlington – Car Boot Sale & New Look Cafe

Car Boot Sale Sunday 22 January 2022   This Sunday 22nd January will see SOLAS host a car boot sale. Last time this event was held over 2,000 customers visited on the day – so we are really looking forward to welcoming the crowds back. The event is running from 10am-4pm so a great chance to […]

Evidence shows consistent beliefs and attitudes on climate change across Ireland in both rural and urban areas. See what your County thinks about Climate Change

People’s beliefs, attitudes, policy preferences and behaviours on climate change are consistent across Ireland with no discernible difference between urban or rural dwellers. New interactive climate change opinion maps of Ireland allow the public to examine and view national, regional, and county level data about Irish people’s climate change beliefs, attitudes, policy preferences and behaviours. […]

Cashel Palace Hotel attends launch of Tourism Ireland’s 2023 marketing plans

Tourism Ireland has launched details of its marketing strategy and plans to promote the island of Ireland overseas in 2023, at an event attended by Tourism Minister Catherine Martin and around 500 tourism industry leaders from around the country – including the Cashel Palace Hotel. Tourism Ireland aims to rebuild revenue from overseas holidaymakers to pre-pandemic levels […]

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