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Plastic Recycling must grow by 80% to hit new EU targets – Repak

September 19, 2018 · Leave a Comment 

Repak Launch New Plastic Packaging Strategy- Key Highlights:   Ireland has surpassed every packaging recycling target in the last 20 years however stringent new EU targets mean plastic recycling must go from 98,000 tonnes to 175,000 tonnes by 2030 The plastic challenge is one of our biggest environmental challenges and will require attitudinal change by all stakeholders Repak Members commit to a ‘Plastic Pledge’ to meet targets and eliminate the use of non-recyclable plastics.  20% of plastics in Ireland still ending up in landfill or incineration 87,0000 tonnes of contaminated material... [Read the full story]

GAA

Tipperary Ladies Gaelic Football Notes

September 7, 2017 · Comments Off on Tipperary Ladies Gaelic Football Notes 

  Tipperary Intermediate Team   On Saturday last Tipperary Ladies Football found out their opponents in the All Ireland Final when the second All Ireland Semi Final was played in Cavan. Tyrone overcame Sligo in the Semi Final to earn themselves a place in the Final. Tyrone played in Division 2 in the Lidl National Football League so the teams have not met yet this year. Tyrone has enjoyed playing Senior for the last two years and this is something they will be hoping to achieve again. We would look forward to supporting Tipperary in their quest for Senior and All Ireland success in Croke... [Read the full story]

Entertainment

Debut novelist uses childhood memories for inspiration

September 19, 2018 · Leave a Comment 

Deeply moving and evocative prose. Haunting, tender yet hopeful. Pilgrim is a beautiful read that lingers. – Carmel Harrington In this cynical age it’s a joy to encounter such sincerity, and wonderfully unexpected to see contemporary fiction as a profession of fervent yet gentle faith. Louise is a brave and humane writer, a breath of the freshest air. – Donal Ryan Louise Hall’s mother and sister are the inspiration behind her first fiction novel Pilgrim. Her sister Nicky was born with Down syndrome, her mother who had four other children was curious about the reports of visions in Medjugorje,... [Read the full story]

Events

Féile na nÚll – Celebrating Apples and Community In Cloughjordan Ecovillage

September 17, 2018 · Leave a Comment 

Let’s get juicy! It has been a great year for apples and at Féile na nÚll, the 3rd annual Apple Festival taking place in the ecovillage at Cloughjordan this Saturday. And you can bring your own apples to get them juiced.   Bring your apples for mashing and pressing and, if you have an apple pie or tart recipe you are proud of, consider entering the Apple Bake contest. The day features a number of talks and activities that are open to the public.   Cloughjordan resident Eoin Campbell pressing apples at Féile na nÚll 2017 – Photo Davie Philip Highlights include workshops on... [Read the full story]

Sports

Munster Women Named For Winner-Takes-All Clash With Leinster

September 14, 2018 · Leave a Comment 

Munster Women’s Head Coach, Laura Guest, has named her squad to take on Leinster in a winner-takes-all Interprovincial clash at Energia Park this Saturday, 15 September (kick-off 7.30pm). There are changes to the side who defeated Ulster 40-20 at Portadown RFC last weekend, with Aine Staunton starting at outside centre and Laura O’Mahony switching places with Eimear Considine in the back-line. Munster Women, sponsored by Keane’s jewellers, v Leinster Women 15. Eimear Considine – UL Bohemian RFC 14. Laura O’Mahony – UL Bohemian RFC 13. Aine Staunton – UL Bohemian RFC 12. Laura... [Read the full story]

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IFA Seeks Stronger Garda Presence Following Attacks In North Dublin

September 12, 2018 · Leave a Comment 

IFA Deputy President Richard Kennedy has described the unprovoked and violent attack on a farmer in north Dublin as disgraceful and very worrying. He said that the victim could have been seriously injured or killed. He said, “The hunting of hares is illegal under the Wildlife Act and gangs with their dogs are trespassing on farmlands across the country and when approached by farmers and land owners are met with hostility and in some cases violence.  They worry livestock, damage fences and leave gates open and animals distressed. This is the third such serious attack in the past year in north... [Read the full story]

News

Plastic Recycling must grow by 80% to hit new EU targets – Repak

Repak Launch New Plastic Packaging Strategy- Key Highlights:   Ireland has surpassed every packaging recycling target in the last 20 years however stringent new EU targets mean plastic recycling must go from 98,000 tonnes to 175,000 tonnes by 2030 The plastic challenge is one of our biggest environmental challenges...

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Tusla launches interactive resource to build social worker expertise

Tusla – Child and Family Agency today officially launches its new Empowering Practitioners and Practice Initiative (EPPI) . EPPI is a practical online resource pool and toolkit for Tusla social workers to help them incorporate expert knowledge into their practice. The easily-navigated interactive resource carries...

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AA Warns Motorists As Storm Helene Weather Warning Extended

AA Ireland is warning motorists to exercise additional caution in the coming days as large amounts of rainfall are expected as the remnants of tropical Storm Helene pass over Ireland. The warning to motorists came after Met Eireann extended a Status Yellow – Rainfall warning to five counties, Galway, Mayo, Sligo,...

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Irish Cancer Society Calls For Increase In Exercise To Help Reduce Cancer Risk

The Irish Cancer Society was concerned to learn that almost four out of 10 women and three in 10 men in Ireland are putting themselves at increased risk of diseases, such as cancer, by not getting enough exercise, according to new research by the World Health Organization (WHO). Regular physical activity helps...

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Giving it wellie! Solus Search for the #BrightestBoots at the Ploughing

The Ploughing Championships | Tullamore | September 18th – 20th   Holly Brady (6) from Santry and Noah Lynch (6) from Glasnevin launched the search for the Brightest Boots at the National Ploughing Championships coming up from September 18th -20st in Tullamore. Solus Light Bulbs are inviting all budding farmers...

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