Friends of the Earth report reveals significant barriers to retrofitting at household, community and national level

Current policy measures not sufficient to meet the needs of certain groups, while worsening energy price crisis heightens risk of energy poverty due to dependence on fossil fuel heating. Friends of the Earth today published a research report on barriers to retrofitting in Ireland [1]. The report was informed by interviews with experts in energy […]

ALONE and TILDA compile report examining loneliness and social isolation in over-70’s

ALONE, the organisation which supports older people, has collaborated with The Irish Longitudinal Study on Ageing (TILDA) to publish a report examining loneliness and isolation among over-70’s during the COVID-19 pandemic. The report[1], published today by TILDA, focuses on the impact of public health measures such as ‘cocooning’ on the mental and physical health of […]

Ireland most expensive EU country for alcohol

Ireland is the most expensive country in the EU to buy alcohol, according to Eurostat figures released today. Alcohol in Ireland costs 70% more than the EU average price, followed by the UK (65% more than EU average) and Finland (36% more than EU average). The lowest prices in the EU for alcohol and tobacco […]

Irish broadband twice EU average price – European Commission report

Prices for fixed broadband in Ireland are almost double the EU average, according to the latest Digital Economy and Society Index (DESI) released by the European Commission today. Ireland ranks 23 out of 28 EU Member States for fixed broadband value. 96% of Irish households are covered by fixed broadband, and take-up of fixed broadband is […]