24 Days of Movement – The most Active Advent Calendar in Ireland

An advent calendar is a December essential in the lead up to Christmas, but Age & Opportunity are offering a different type of advent calendar for older people this year. They have planned 24 days of seated and standing movement snacks for all abilities and motilities, kicking off today, December 1st. “It is often said […]

November New Car Registrations up 24%: EV supports vital to create a viable used car market

Recent and sudden removal of the PHEV Grant sends a bad signal to motorists and the Industry. 1,131 new cars registrations for November compared to 913 in November 2020 (+23.9%) and 761 in November 2019 (+48.6%). 104,563 new cars registered year to date compared to 87,724 for the same period in 2020 (+19.2%) and 116,885 […]

Would you like a long weekend every week? – Opinion piece

The war for talent is heating up. It feels like every day begins with a new jobs announcement. Employers are competing for talent like never before and driving unsustainable wage inflation in the economy. Competition creates innovation, and the next battleground for talent may well be working time. Who will be the first large-scale employer […]

Study identifies nature and potential demand for skills within the Renewable Energy, Residential Retrofit and Electric Vehicle sectors

Minister of State for Business, Employment and Retail, Damien English TD, the Minister for Environment, Climate and Communications, Eamon Ryan TD, and Minister of State for Communications and the Circular Economy, Ossian Smyth TD today launched a new report by the Expert Group on Future Skills Needs (EGFSN) – ‘Skills for Zero Carbon – The […]

Ireland is well placed to lead the way in best practices for safeguarding children and young people online and promoting digital rights

Today (Tuesday, 23rd November 2021), as part of its ongoing 1,2,3 Online Safety Campaign*, the Children’s Rights Alliance hosted a high-profile Online Safety Conference. The conference heard from Leanda Barrington-Leach, Head of EU Affairs at 5Rights and an expert on EU tech regulation and children’s rights in the digital space as well as a panel of youth […]

Help us leave no one ALONE at Christmas – charity launch Christmas campaign with Páraic Duffy, former Director General of the GAA

ALONE, the organisation that supports older people to age at home, has launched their Christmas campaign today, containing a revelation: the secret to combating loneliness and social isolation. Former GAA Secretary General and ALONE Christmas Ambassador Páraic Duffy was joined by older people, Aideen Archbold and Tony Durkan to launch the campaign at The Grayson, […]

Grant Thornton Economic Cost of Cybercrime report reveals €9.6bn cost of cybercrime to Irish economy in 2020

New research carried out by Grant Thornton Ireland has revealed the overall cost of cybercrime to the Irish economy in 2020 to be €9.6bn. The Economic Cost of Cybercrime report published by Grant Thornton’s Cyber Security team estimates the direct and indirect costs incurred due to cyber-attacks against businesses, individuals, and government. The 2020 research […]

COP On – Go Green for a Sustainable Economy!

Champion Green rallies Support for Local with Green Friday Launch One in Four expect to Spend More this Christmas Turn your back on Black and make it a Green Friday on November 26th next, is the message from Champion Green this holiday season. The support local campaign has launched shopper promotions and advertising to encourage […]

Large decrease in air pollution from traffic in 2020 due to COVID-19 restrictions

While air quality in Ireland in 2020 was generally good there are worrying localised issues. Air pollution from traffic fell at all monitoring stations, particularly at urban roadside locations, as a consequence of reduced traffic volumes due to Covid-19 restrictions. However, Ireland was above World Health Organization (WHO) air quality guidelines for particulate matter (PM), […]

Rugby star Joey Carbery calls on Tipperary to take part in Aware Christmas 5k

Ireland and Munster rugby star Joey Carbery has launched the 16th annual Aware Christmas 5K, which takes place from Friday 10th – Sunday 12th December. Carbery is encouraging individuals, families and communities from Tipperary to come together virtually to be part of this fun, festive and healthy event to support Aware’s services for people impacted […]

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