Ireland is projected to exceed its National and EU climate targets

Ireland is projected to achieve a reduction of up to 29 per cent in total greenhouse gas emissions by 2030, compared to a target of 51 per cent, when the impact of the majority of actions outlined in Climate Action Plan 2024 is included.   To achieve a reduction of 29 per cent would require […]

Top 10 Tips to become a Winning SuperValu TidyTow

SuperValu TidyTowns judging to commence in coming weeks – here’s what it takes to become a winning town The deadline for the 66th annual SuperValu TidyTowns Competition 2024 has passed and that only means one thing – soon teams of judges will be visiting over 1,000 towns and villages across the country to determine the winners […]

Ban on Below Cost Purchasing Needed Now

IFA President Francie Gorman is calling on Minster for Agriculture Charlie McConalogue to recognise the need for additional legislative powers for the Agri Food Regulator and the need for additional measures in the EU Unfair Trading Practices Directive (UTP’s) to strengthen the position of farmers in the agri-food chain. European Commission President Ursula von der […]

Minister Ryan announces launch of the second phase of the Small-Scale Renewable Electricity Support Scheme (SRESS)

The second phase of the Small-Scale Renewable Electricity Support Scheme (SRESS), the export phase, has now been launched. This phase of the electricity support scheme will be a significant improvement in market supports for Renewable Energy Communities and Small and Medium Sized Enterprises (SMEs), with fixed tariffs for these groups established for solar and wind projects between […]

Pole and P3 at Brands Hatch moves Tipperary’s Nicole Drought up to second in UK Championship Standings

Nicole Drought is becoming a bit of a Brands Hatch specialist of late.The Tipperary lady took a win and a second in the EnduroKA and Trackday Championship races respectively at the Kent venue at the end of 2023 and she returned there last weekend for the second round of the 2024 MSVR Trackday Championship. The […]

ALONE calls on local election candidates in Tipperary to transform communities for the 39,321 people aged 60+ across the county

ALONE is calling on local election candidates in Tipperary to take action for the 39,321 people aged 60+ across the county. People aged over 60 make up 23% of the population of Tipperary.   ALONE, a national organisation that enables older people to live at home, wants local election candidates to transform communities for an ageing population. […]

Rise in Purchase Scams Duping Consumers

Bank of Ireland responds to a 32% increase in purchase scams Fraudsters capitalising on rise in online shopping and lack of industry action Consumers are reminded to Stop, Think and Check! Bank of Ireland is warning consumers about a new wave of purchase scams which is luring consumers to make payments for goods and services through an […]

IFA Remind All Sheep Farmers to Apply to National Sheep Welfare Scheme as Deadline Approaches

IFA National Sheep Chair Adrian Gallagher is reminding farmers that the deadline date to apply for the National Sheep Welfare Scheme is next Tuesday, May 21st 2024. Applications can be made on line at or through an advisor. More information on the National Sheep Welfare Scheme can be found here. He said the scheme is practical in design and […]

Bathing water quality remains high overall, but heavy summer rainfall is putting pressure on our beaches

Bathing water quality in 2023 was high overall, with 97 per cent (143 of 148) of sites meeting or exceeding the minimum standard, the same number as in 2022. 114 bathing sites (77 per cent) had excellent water quality, down from 117 in 2022. The number of beaches with poor bathing water quality increased to […]

Lap the Lake charity cycle proves an immense success raising €17,500 for Lough Derg RNLI

Blessed with good weather, the third Lap the Lake charity cycle on Saturday last, 11 May, was an immense success, raising €17,500 for Lough Derg RNLI. Over 250 cyclists took part in the event; some chose to complete the 120km route while others opted for the 65km course. The longer route took participants on a […]

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