Minister Smyth welcomes the establishment of new €4.2m National Cybersecurity Coordination and Development Centre (NCC-IE) project

Funding to be provided to SMEs for cybersecurity research, innovation and resilience measures   Minister of State at the Department of the Environment, Climate and Communications with responsibility for Communications, Ossian Smyth TD, has welcomed the establishment of a new National Cyber Security Coordination and Development Centre (NCC-IE) project for Ireland.   The role of […]

Growth in agricultural activity driving increased ammonia emissions in Ireland in 2021 – EPA

Ireland’s ammonia emissions increased by 1% in 2021 as the impact of higher livestock numbers and fertiliser use outpaced the impact of emission reduction measures currently being implemented at farm level Ireland is non-compliant with our EU Emissions Reduction commitment in 2021 for Ammonia. Compliance with the 2030 Reduction Commitment is only possible with full […]

National Rural Safety Forum launches National Community Engagement Week 2023

Launching the National Community Engagement Week 2023, IFA Deputy President and Co-Chair of the National Rural Safety Forum Brian Rushe said this week-long series of national events is an important platform for communities to come together and work to protect those most vulnerable. “It is vitally important that communities work together to serve the best […]

Minister Ryan launches public consultation on Ireland’s Long-term Strategy on Greenhouse Gas Emissions Reductions

·         Minister Ryan highlights ‘vital role’ of strategy in supporting a whole-of-economy and whole-of-society transformation ·         Strategy will be the first prepared under our Climate Act to enable Ireland to achieve climate neutrality by 2050   Minister for the Environment, Climate and Communications, Eamon Ryan TD, has launched a […]

Public sector taking a lead role in reaching Ireland’s climate targets

The Minister for the Environment, Climate and Communications, Eamon Ryan TD, and Minister of State with special responsibility for Communications and Circular Economy, Ossian Smyth TD have today welcomed Cabinet approval for the Public Sector Climate Action Mandate 2023, which will see the public sector taking a lead role in helping to achieve the country’s […]

IFA Issue Road Safety Appeal for Silage Season

With the silage cutting season underway, the IFA is appealing to drivers of farming machinery and other road users to share the road safely.   IFA Farm Family and Social Affairs Chair Alice Doyle said it’s going to be a busy time on farms as farm contractors bring in silage.   “We are renewing our […]

Minister Ryan welcomes hugely positive provisional results of first offshore wind auction

The Minister for the Environment, Climate and Communications, Eamon Ryan, has today welcomed the provisional results of the first offshore wind auction under the Renewable Electricity Support Scheme (ORESS 1). The results mark a breakthrough moment for Ireland’s offshore wind future.   ORESS is an auction-based process which invites renewable energy projects to compete against […]

Ministers Martin and Byrne invite applications under Phase II of the Sports Energy Support Scheme

The Minister for Tourism, Culture, Arts, Gaeltacht, Sport and Media, Catherine Martin TD, and the Minister of State for Sport and Physical Education, Thomas Byrne TD, today 10 May 2023, re-opened the application process for the Sports Energy Support Scheme. The purpose of the €35m Fund, which was secured as part of Budget 2023, is […]

Austrian travel journalists set to shine spotlight on Offaly

Top Austrian travel journalists have been exploring Offaly during their visit to Ireland’s Hidden Heartlands, as guests of Tourism Ireland and Fáilte Ireland. The group – which included representatives of a national newspaper and two regional newspapers in Austria – has a combined reach of more than 1.3 million readers. The group’s action-packed itinerary included […]

Minister Ryan opens the third National Stakeholder Forum on Climate Action

Minister for the Environment, Climate and Communications Eamon Ryan will open the third National Climate Stakeholder Forum (NCSF) today in the Aviva Stadium*. The event will be chaired by Professor Alan Barrett, Director of the ESRI.   The National Dialogue on Climate Action (NDCA) is our national programme to engage, enable and empower stakeholders and […]

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