4,717 Families in Tipperary to Receive Payments As Part Of Back to School Clothing and Footwear Allowance

Minister for Social Protection, Heather Humphreys has today announced a Back-to-School Clothing and Footwear allowance that will benefit over 126,000 families across the country. Out of the 126,000 families receiving funding countrywide, 4,717 families in Tipperary will be given an allowance for school clothing and footwear as part of this scheme.   This payment is designed […]

Tipperary Man Wrongfully Executed in 1841 To Be Reinterred in His Native County

The remains of Harry Gleeson are to be reinterred in his native county of Tipperary eighty-three years after his death.    Harry Gleeson was working on his uncle’s farm in New Inn when he came across the body of Mary ‘Moll’ McCarthy in one of the fields. Gleeson was charged, tried and convicted of the murder […]

New Government Report Identifies the Barriers to Climate Action

A report by the Department of the Environment, Climate and Communications has identified barriers preventing people from taking climate action. The report found that although Irish people have a high awareness of climate issues, they lack urgency surrounding climate action and the individual impact of climate change.   The report draws on extensive conversations with […]

EPA Release Public Drinking Water Quality Report 2023

The Drinking Water Quality in Public Supplies Report 2023 has been released by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). This report has revealed that the quality of public drinking water supplies in this country remains very high. The report says that over 99.7% of samples taken from public drinking water were compliant with bacterial and chemical […]

FRS Launch Women’s Tractor Driving Courses

The FRS have launched two female only tractor driving courses following a high level of demand for female tailored training in tractor operating. On the 26th of June, women from all over the country flocked to Roscrea for the tractor driving course which was developed solely with female drivers in mind.   Several training courses […]

The Adoption Authority of Ireland Launches Public Consultation on Inputs for 2025-2027 Strategic Plan

The Adoption Authority of Ireland have announced the start of their public consultation process to inform the development of their new strategic plan to cover the period 2025 – 2027.   The aim of the consultation is to use the feedback provided by the public to improve their programmes and services to better meet the […]

Ecclesiastical Insurance and Benefact Group Launch Charity Heroes Awards to Celebrate Irish Charities

Ecclesiastical Insurance Ireland have launched the Charity Heroes Awards 2024. This event is a new awards programme designed to celebrate and support charities across the country that are working to deliver positive change.   The Awards are open to charities based in Ireland and the UK. Winning charities will receive €5,000 and runners up will […]

Shannon Airport retains position as Ireland’s number one airport brand

An online research survey conducted by Red C between May 2nd – 22nd 2024 has shown that Shannon Airport has retained its position as Ireland’s No.1 airport brand. The survey involving 2,024 online participants used facial expressions to identify emotions connected with brands. The participants were shown a brand and asked to choose as quickly […]

Radon is still the main source of radiation exposure for the Irish public, say EPA and HIQA.

The Environmental Protection Agency and the Health Information Quality Authority have released a new assessment of the average radiation doses the Irish population are exposed to. The Ionising Radiation – National Dose Report details the levels of radiation experienced by the Irish population over the past 5 years from the air we breathe, medical exposures, […]

Repak’s Plastic Pledge Signatories Work Towards Ireland’s Circular Economy Goals

151 Repak Members are Signatories of the Plastic Pledge. Under this pledge, signatories adopt more sustainable practices and remove significant volumes of plastic from their operations and supply chain. Although the Plastic Pledge has 151 signatories, 4 of these have made significant changes to their sustainability practices in 2023. These signatories were Aldi, Lidl, Nestle […]

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