Bus Éireann and Expressway issue Level 5 travel advice for all services nationwide

Bus Éireann, Ireland’s national bus company, is advising customers of updated guidelines under Level 5 of Ireland’s Plan for Living with Covid-19 which will come into effect from midnight tomorrow, Wednesday, 21 October 2020. Under Level 5 restrictions Bus Éireann and Expressway services will operate at a capacity of 25% and Government advice for Level […]

SEAI welcomes historic commitment to sustainable energy action in Budget 2021

SEAI has welcomed the Government’s historic investment in sustainable energy action, as set out in Budget 2021. This is a significant milestone for both Irish society and the economy as we take fossil fuels out of Ireland’s energy mix, in a just fashion. This commitment means that homes will be more comfortable, businesses more competitive, […]

ALONE response to measures in Budget 2021 for older people

ALONE, the organisation that supports older people, has responded to today’s Budget, by welcoming the increased investment in health care for older people but has additionally highlighted some failings of Budget 2021. Seán Moynihan, CEO of ALONE, commented; “ALONE are delighted to see the increased investment in healthcare such as the home care support hours […]

Fáilte Ireland welcomes Government support for Tourism and Hospitality sector in Budget 2021

Fáilte Ireland is welcoming the tourism specific and wider economic measures announced in Budget 2021. CEO of the National Tourism Development Authority, Paul Kelly states “the record level of funding for Tourism secured by Minister Catherine Martin will help meet the urgent needs of thousands of tourism businesses while providing long-term hope for the Sector.“   “Economically […]

Using green and blue spaces will benefit both your physical and mental health

Using green and blue spaces benefits people’s physical and mental health Green and blue spaces should be protected, maintained and integrated in health, planning and other social and economic development policy. The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the Health Service Executive (HSE) will launch the key findings from jointly-funded research projects on the benefits of […]

RNLI lifesavers from Lough Derg to feature in new series of popular TV documentary, ‘Saving Lives at Sea’

Real life rescue footage captured on their helmet cameras gives a frontline view of how the charity’s lifesavers risk their own lives as they go to the aid of those in danger at sea and strive to save every one. Now in its fifth series, the 10-part documentary showcases the lifesaving work of the RNLI’s […]

National Walking Day 2020

Waterways Ireland is thrilled to be a partner in National Walking Day on the 27th September, as part of the European Week of Sport. Inaugurated last year, National Walking Day is taking place on trails, in parks, beaches, GAA Clubs and towpaths across the country, anywhere people can get out an walk! Waterways Ireland has developed […]

What rights do working parents have when there is a Coronavirus outbreak at school?

What rights do working parents have when there is a Coronavirus outbreak at school? – advice by Alan Hickey, Associate Director of HR Advisory at Peninsula The recent reopening of schools across Ireland was one of the first measures to kickstart the nation back to some form of normality. Since pupils of all ages have […]

Rural communities should be cycle-friendly for all ages and abilities, says Rural Cycling Collective

Tuesday saw the formal launch of the Vision for Cycling in Rural Ireland by Cyclist.ie’s Rural Cycling Collective, an array of groups and individuals under the umbrella of the wider national Cyclist.ie advocacy network. The Collective seeks to make rural communities (towns, villages, and rural roads) cycle-friendly for all ages and abilities. It aims to re-balance the […]

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 […]

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