Ireland is expected to generate 97,000 tonnes of packaging waste this Christmas

New Repak research reveals shopper’s attitudes towards sustainability over the festive season  Ireland is expected to generate 97,000 tonnes of packaging waste this Christmas, which is a 4% increase on last year’s figures 25% of contamination in recycling waste comes from domestic bins 93% of shoppers in Ireland receive Christmas gifts each year that they don’t use 68% would spend more on sustainable gifts, however shoppers […]

Teagasc Signpost Programme is a finalist in Sustainability category of the Irish Times Innovation Awards 2022

The Teagasc Signpost programme has been announced as a finalist in the Sustainability category of The Irish Times Innovation Awards 2022.  They have been nominated for their leadership role in establishing the “whole-of-sector” Signpost Programme, which has been launched to lead and support Irish farmers in climate action.  Programme partners include farmers, agri-food industry orgnisations, […]

EY reacts to Budget 2023: Sustainability, Economic Impact, Housing, R&D, VAT and Small Benefits Exemption

Stephen Prendiville, Head of Sustainability, EY Ireland:   “Between addressing the immediate and critical needs generated by the trilemma facing Irish business and individuals (energy, inflation, supply chains), and also maintaining a focus and momentum for positive climate action and sustainability – Budget 2023, more than most in the past, had to get the balance […]

Senator Grace O’Sullivan to open climate action event for South East

Creating a Local Sustainable Future – Practical actions for your community National and local networks have come together to host a solution-based approach to creating a sustainable future within both rural and urban communities. Kilkenny is set to hold an interactive cross-county event to explore how local communities can create a sustainable future against the […]

Cappawhite Wind Farm Community Fund Announces Application Deadline Extension

Cappawhite Wind Ltd, a wholly-owned subsidiary of ESB, is pleased to announce an deadline extension for communities interested in applying for funding from the wind farm’s associated community fund. The fund opened Monday 8 January, and will now remain open until Monday 30 April at 5pm. We welcome the applications received so far and we’d like to […]

Tipperary Graduates Commence Prestigious ESB Development Programme

Three Tipperary graduates are commencing a prestigious three-year programme in ESB this week. They form part of a cohort of 70 graduates from Irish third level institutions, spanning fields of engineering, IT, HR, marketing, trading and finance. ESB’s tailored Graduate Development Programme sees these graduates develop both professionally and personally. It forms part of an […]

Cloughjordan Ecolearn Experience Day: Transitioning to a Low-Carbon Society: Issues and Options

A one day seminar led by Professor Peadar Kirby and Bruce Darrell places the everyday issues of sustainability and resilience that the Cloughjordan ecovillage seeks to model into a wider global context. This seminar will examine how we might address the need to transition towards a low-carbon society by around 2050 to avoid what scientists […]