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Minister Ryan announces €27 million for community climate action

February 3, 2023 · Leave a Comment 

Minister for the Environment, Climate and Communications, Eamon Ryan TD, has announced funding of €24 million for Local Authorities to support and build low carbon communities across the country. A further €3 million is being provided to support cross-border and all-island community climate action initiatives.   This funding is part of the Community Climate Action Programme, which supports projects and initiatives that facilitate community climate action through education, capacity building and learning by doing.   Today, Minister Ryan launched strand 1/1a of the programme, which... [Read the full story]

GAA

GAA’s ‘little bit of madness’ joins us together – McCarthy

November 19, 2021 · Comments Off on GAA’s ‘little bit of madness’ joins us together – McCarthy 

Faithful County GAA fans have been told a new publication on life within the Association by Offaly writer and editor PJ Cunningham highlights the ‘madness’ which joins them together. Uachtarán Chumann Lúthchleas Gael, Larry McCarthy, was speaking as he launched ‘Grassroots – Stories from the Heart of the GAA’ at Croke Park. Editor PJ Cunningham (r) and Ricey Scully at the launch of ‘Grassroots – Stories from the Heart of the GAA’ in Croke Park. Pic: Aishling Conway. The book, edited by Clara-native author and journalist, Cunningham, is a comprehensive treasure trove of GAA-related... [Read the full story]

Entertainment

Laochra Gael season 21 launched with 8 new GAA legends profiled

January 18, 2023 · Leave a Comment 

Eight legends who performed heroics on the field and who each have a unique and extraordinary story to tell. The definitive GAA sports series returns to TG4 this spring for a 21st series. The series hour-long format has proved a huge success, bringing each player’s personal stories to screen. The series features eight Laochra with genuine star quality and reveals deeper, fresh and sometimes unexpected insights into the lives of these icons. While their sporting careers continue to provide the backdrop to the story, the series travels well beyond the four white lines. Gripping personal storylines... [Read the full story]

Events

SOLAS Eco Garden Centre – Farmer & Craft Markets This weekend

February 2, 2023 · Leave a Comment 

Markets @ SOLAS SOLAS is happy to announce that the Markets are back and are kicking off with a double market weekend with the ‘Weekly Farmers Market’ on Saturday 11 Feb 10-2pm, and a ‘Valentine’s Day Craft Market’ on Sunday 12 February from 11am-4pm.  David Maher of SOLAS explains “we have signed up a number of new high quality food producers who will be joining us from our first market of the new year on Saturday 11 February including a number of stalls which will be offering hot market food, meat, bread, fresh local vegetables & confectionary. Moo-Cow milk will be back from... [Read the full story]

Sports

Laochra Gael season 21 launched with 8 new GAA legends profiled

January 18, 2023 · Leave a Comment 

Eight legends who performed heroics on the field and who each have a unique and extraordinary story to tell. The definitive GAA sports series returns to TG4 this spring for a 21st series. The series hour-long format has proved a huge success, bringing each player’s personal stories to screen. The series features eight Laochra with genuine star quality and reveals deeper, fresh and sometimes unexpected insights into the lives of these icons. While their sporting careers continue to provide the backdrop to the story, the series travels well beyond the four white lines. Gripping personal storylines... [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 · Comments Off on Irish Water and Green-Schools supporting students during lockdown with suite of Stay Home Resources 

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

Minister Ryan announces €27 million for community climate action

Minister for the Environment, Climate and Communications, Eamon Ryan TD, has announced funding of €24 million for Local Authorities to support and build low carbon communities across the country. A further €3 million is being provided to support cross-border and all-island community climate action initiatives.   This...

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70% of Irish car buyers are considering an electric vehicle as their next car

DoneDeal, Ireland’s largest car website, in association with the SEAI found that 70% of Irish consumers are considering an electric vehicle as their next car purchase. (Source: Survey of 1,000 car buyers in November & December 2022). For the first time ever,  2022 was the first year when an electric vehicle,...

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SOLAS Portarlington – Food, Potatoes & Upcoming Family Events

Last Sunday’s car boot sale was a big success with crowds from early and bargains to be haggled for. This type of event is what makes SOLAS unique as a garden centre and brings the constant buzz of ‘what will be on this weekend’. We have a busy calendar ahead such as: Sunday 5th February St. Brigid’s Day...

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EPA awards €10.7 million for research to support environmental protection in Ireland

 The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has announced €10.7 million of research funding for 42 research projects addressing climate change and other emerging, complex environmental problems. This funding will contribute to the delivery of high-quality research, evidence-based policy development and further...

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Review Needed of Terms of Temporary Business Energy Support Scheme (TBESS)

The terms attached to the Temporary Business Energy Support Scheme (TBESS) need to be reviewed, according to IFA Farm Business Chair Rose Mary McDonagh.   Ms McDonagh said “as part of Budget 2023, TBESS was introduced to support businesses in dealing with increases in their energy costs between last September...

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