News

Ireland’s power generation and industrial emissions drop by 6.4 percent in 2020

April 15, 2021 · Leave a Comment 

In 2020, greenhouse gas emissions from Irish power generation and industrial companies – covered by the EU Emissions Trading Scheme – fell by 6.4 per cent. Emissions decreased by 8.4 per cent from the electricity generation sector, due to more renewable energy and less fossil fuels. The overall decrease in industrial emissions is 3.5 per cent, with the cement industry emissions decreasing and increases recorded for the dairy and pharmachem sectors. Greenhouse gas emissions from aviation decreased by 63 per cent compared to 2019, which reflects the significant impact of Covid-19. The EPA,... [Read the full story]

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Unwrapping Ireland’s food waste: Bread is Ireland’s most wasted food, with 41% of people reporting they throw away bread

October 2, 2020 · Comments Off on Unwrapping Ireland’s food waste: Bread is Ireland’s most wasted food, with 41% of people reporting they throw away bread 

Food waste is an issue of high concern for Irish people and they are willing to take action. Main reasons for waste are food passing its Use-By date and forgetting to eat leftovers in time. After bread; vegetables, fruit and salad are the foods that are thrown out most often in the home. During the Covid-19 lockdown, 29% of people reported wasting less food. Ireland has committed to halving food waste by 2030 which requires a strong response along every step of the food chain from farm to fork. New findings from an EPA survey, show food waste is a high priority in Irish households, with 54% of... [Read the full story]

Entertainment

Síle Seoige – talks openly about miscarriage in TG4 documentary

April 7, 2021 · Leave a Comment 

Síle Seoige: Deireadh Tochta TG4 Wednesday April 7th 9.30pm Síle Seoige explores the grief, hopes, fears, and frustrations of those who have gone through miscarriage and sets out to put an end to the culture of silence and stigma around this terrible loss that is experienced by so many. In this hour-long authored documentary, broadcaster and mother Síle Seoige meets with women, couples, doctors and service providers in an effort to investigate the medical, emotional, psychological, and sociological elements of miscarriage, to help society understand it better. In 2019, Síle decided to... [Read the full story]

Events

Bord Bia invites the public to Bloom At Home this May

May 18, 2020 · Comments Off on Bord Bia invites the public to Bloom At Home this May 

This summer Bord Bia is encouraging the Irish public to come together and Bloom from their own homes on Sunday, 31st of May.   Bord Bia’s Bloom At Home will feature a series of online events, including Q&As and talks, cookery demonstrations with quality assured, in season produce and entertainment from some of Bord Bia Bloom’s long-time participants, bringing a flavour of Ireland’s largest gardening and lifestyle festival into people’s homes this June Bank Holiday weekend.   From preparing vibrant flower beds and much-loved house plants, to creating a wildflower meadow at... [Read the full story]

Sports

Niall Breslin launches ‘Marathon Mind’ exclusively available on Spotify Where Is My Mind? Podcast

March 2, 2021 · Leave a Comment 

Today, Monday, March 1st, Niall Breslin launches a unique and ambitious project on the Where Is My Mind? podcast that will document the journey of four individuals as they train for one of the most testing of all endurance events, a Marathon.   In 2021, Niall, alongside a team of passionate professionals, will be coaching, training and mentoring four individuals to complete a 26.2 mile marathon. The aim of the series is to train the mind to make the body strong, not the other way around – and to invite listeners to join on their own journey, too. Previously, Niall undertook a similar... [Read the full story]

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Irish Water and Green-Schools supporting students during lockdown with suite of Stay Home Resources

February 9, 2021 · Leave a Comment 

Green-Schools, in partnership with Irish Water, are supporting students and their families during lockdown with a series of Stay Home resources aimed at helping them learn more about water, one of our most fascinating and precious resources. With students and their parents adapting to the challenges of home schooling, these online resources are designed to be fun, entertaining and easily accessible. From water-themed videos to quizzes, experiments and much more, there is a host of activities for students of all ages to enjoy doing at home. Sé McDermott doing the Green-Schools Stay Home Plastic... [Read the full story]

News

Ireland’s power generation and industrial emissions drop by 6.4 percent in 2020

In 2020, greenhouse gas emissions from Irish power generation and industrial companies – covered by the EU Emissions Trading Scheme – fell by 6.4 per cent. Emissions decreased by 8.4 per cent from the electricity generation sector, due to more renewable energy and less fossil fuels. The overall decrease in...

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Ireland’s sporting Heroes inspiring young people on and off the Pitch!

During the recent pandemic lockdown, Irish schoolchildren attending DEIS schools were chosen to receive healthy eating food packs containing fresh fruit, vegetables and dairy. In addition to perishable and non-perishable provisions provided to DEIS (Delivering Equality of Opportunity in Schools) schools by the Department...

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EPA has started a 3-year project that will improve the level of air quality information

EPA has started a 3-year project that will improve the level of air quality information available to the public and policy makers in Ireland. LIFE EMERALD is part funded by the European Commission LIFE funding programme. The main objectives are: o  an operational 3-day ambient air quality forecast; o near...

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Inland Fisheries Ireland launches responsible outdoor recreation guide for anglers with Leave No Trace Ireland

 Inland Fisheries Ireland (IFI) in collaboration with Leave No Trace Ireland has launched an outdoor recreational guide for angling  nationwide based on the 7 Principles of Leave No Trace. Anglers are custodians of our natural fisheries resource and this leaflet is a short guide for anglers on how they can minimise...

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ALONE highlights the importance of physical movement to combat frailty among older people re-emerging into society

ALONE, the organisation which supports older people, is highlighting the importance of physical movement for joint health in older people during National Arthritis Week, 12th – 18th of April 2021. ALONE is concerned about the physical, mental and social challenges that older people will face as they break their...

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Unwrapping Ireland’s food waste: Bread is Ireland’s most wasted food, with 41% of people reporting they throw away bread

Food waste is an issue of high concern for Irish people and they are willing to...


TG4’s Underdogs series is looking for players

In an ever changing world, TG4’s legendary GAA series Underdogs is back...


Another month of classic matches ahead as TG4 announce All Ireland Gold schedule for May #AllIrelandGold

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Super Sunday coming up on TG4, with THREE games in full!

TG4 have today announced a Super Sunday of AIB Club Championship action on December...


Tullamore among 9 clubs represented at Gaelic Voices for Change Youth Workshop

Three young members of Offaly club Tullamore were at Croke Park on Saturday,...


Gaelic Players Association (GPA) and Women’s Gaelic Players Association (WGPA) to benefit from further two year extension to the “Jim Madden Leadership Programme”

Application Process for 2020 is now open   Today, the Gaelic Players Association...


Tipperary Ladies Gaelic Football Notes

  Tipperary Intermediate Team   On Saturday last Tipperary Ladies Football...


The Camogie Association Launches Hurl With Me programme 2017

The Camogie Association, in conjunction with The National Dairy Council, are...


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Events

Bord Bia invites the public to Bloom At Home this May

This summer Bord Bia is encouraging the Irish public to come together and Bloom from...


Energy in Agriculture 15th July 2020 – Focus on Rural Diversification

The Energy in Agriculture committee today announced their fifth consecutive year...


The Countdown is on for Féile ’19 taking place this weekend at Semple Stadium

The final stage timetable has been confirmed for this weekend’s festival which...


It’s the Final Countdown to a star-studded Cannonball coming to Edenderry

Official route for spectators and essential information on road closure and parking...


It’s the Final Countdown to Cannonball – Official route for spectators

Cannonball, the action-packed supercar spectacle, is set to roll on September 6th...


National launch of Cannonball Ireland and Edenderry tipped to be the biggest ever finish line

The National Launch event took place for Cannonball Ireland at the exclusive Krystle...


Award-winning Author & Journalist Rosita Boland set to host for Immrama Festival Literary Breakfast

The 2019 Immrama Festival of Travel Writing in Lismore County Waterford is set to...


Tusla launches National Child and Family Support Week 2019 in Tipperary

Events taking place from May 13th – 19th to raise awareness about Tusla support...


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