Solar for Schools Programme Commencement Announced

Minister for Education Norma Foley TD and Minister of State at the Department of the Environment, Climate and Communications, Ossian Smyth, have launched the commencement of the first phase of the Solar for Schools Programme. It will provide eligible schools with 6 kilowatts of roof-mounted solar PV, which equates to approximately 16 solar panels. The […]

SFA National Small Business Awards 2024 Finalists announcement

Finalists announced in the SFA National Small Business Awards 2024 Taoiseach says for 20 years the SFA National Small Business Awards have celebrated the talent and success of Ireland’s vibrant small business community     The finalists in the SFA National Business Awards 2024 have been officially announced by Sue O’Neill, Chair of the SFA […]

85% of EV Drivers Experience Cheaper Running Costs Since Switching to Electric

DoneDeal, Ireland’s largest car website, has found that 85% of electric car drivers in Ireland have noted that running costs are cheaper than their previous traditional petrol/diesel cars. (Source: Survey of 937 car buyers in November 2023). 62% of Irish electric vehicle drivers plan to buy another EV as their next car purchase. Of those surveyed that […]

New Scheme to Improve Access to the Contributory State Pension for Long-Term Carers

IFA Farm Family Vice Chair, Teresa Roche welcomes a new scheme that has been announced by the Minister Heather Humphreys to improve access to the State Pension (Contributory) for long term carers. The Long-Term Carers Contribution Scheme makes it easier for those who have cared for over 20 years for an incapacitated person to qualify […]

St. Brendan’s Community School Student working with Citizen Information Service

An insight into the CIS Tullamore Citizens Information Centre An interview with the CIC staff from a Transition Year Students perspective   Tullamore CIC is one of 10 CIC centres within South Leinster Citizens Information Service (SLCIS).   What is the CIS (Citizens Information Service)? And what do they do?   Citizen’s information service is a valuable […]

Recycling rates slow as Ireland off track to meet key targets

Ireland’s economy remains linear with waste generation continuing to rise. Recycling rates are not keeping pace with increasing levels of waste generation. Ireland is off track to meet mandatory EU recycling targets set to apply from 2025 for municipal waste, packaging waste and plastic packaging waste. These targets are set to progress the circular economy […]

New Extra Help Hub for vulnerable customers and their families and carers launched byBank of Ireland

The Hub will act as a ‘where to next?’ on managing financial affairs for people and families in challenging circumstances Bank’s Vulnerable Customer Unit has handled 30,000 cases since 2019 75% of calls relate to three areas: financial abuse, power of attorney, and support for those who have lost decision making capacity Bank has partnered […]

Ireland moves up the rankings in global renewable energy development attractiveness

u  Ireland rises one place to 12th in latest edition of EY Renewable Energy Country Attractiveness Index u  Ireland also climbs two places in Corporate Power Purchase Agreements rankings   Ireland has continued to climb the rankings of the EY Renewable Energy Country Attractiveness Index, rising one place to 12th thanks to a series of positive renewable energy and […]

This Christmas, Gift Creativity with CONNETIX

This holiday season, if you’re searching for the perfect Christmas gifts that combines innovation and education, look no further than CONNETIX. Renowned for their captivating and educational qualities, Connetix Tiles offer an array of magnetic building toys that have become a sensation in the toy market. They promise not only endless hours of enjoyment but […]

Shoppers encouraged to turn Black Friday green this weekend!

New research by Champion Green, Ireland’s support local campaign, has revealed that 4 in 10 online shoppers (40%) anticipate their Christmas gifts and non-food shopping will be completed over the Black Friday sales this weekend. Launching their Green Friday awareness drive, campaign organisers are asking people to stay loyal to local shops and services providers, this festive […]

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