New EPA online tool will assist with nature conservation in Ireland

 A new GeoTool has been launched today to assist those involved in Appropriate Assessment. The bespoke tool was developed by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), in partnership with the National Parks and Wildlife Service (NPWS) of the Department of Culture, Heritage and the Gaeltacht, to automate and streamline part of the data gathering process needed […]

Twitter’s co-founder Evan Williams, Game of Thrones star Maisie Williams, and EU Commissioner Margrethe Vestager announced as Web Summit 2018 speakers

Web Summit takes place in Lisbon, Portugal from 5-8 November Over 70,000 attendees from 170 countries will hear from world-class leaders from Samsung, Stripe, eBay, Reddit and Nestlé Web Summit worth an estimated €300 million* a year to the city of Lisbon and local economy   Web Summit, one of the world’s largest and most […]

The Convenience Stores And Newsagents Association To Host Retail Event Of The Year

The Convenience Stores and Newsagents Association of Ireland are hosting a National Conference and Gala Dinner, to celebrate their 30th year since the inauguration of the association. This exciting programme of events will take place at The Fitzpatrick Castle Hotel in Killiney on Thursday, 31st of May. Attendance at the National Conference and Gala Dinner […]

Bord na Móna Reinforces Bog Rehabilitation Programme

Bord na Móna is increasing its investment in bog rehabilitation as it transitions away from energy peat towards a more sustainable business model. The company made the announcement today at a public review of its Biodiversity Action Plan (2015-19) in Ballymahon, Co Longford.   At the event, the company also announced that it has progressed […]

Catholic Nun Urges Church Rethink On Abortion

Sister Teresa Forcades is a world-famous Benedictine nun and medical doctor originally from Barcelona. She is also an author, scholar, and a Catalonian independence leader who holds a pro-choice view on the topic of abortion. The BBC has referred to her as ‘Europe’s most radical nun’.   Speaking in Dublin in advance of next week’s […]

Etto Named Restaurant Of The Year At Irish Restaurant Awards

Jess Murphy takes home the Best Chef accolade as The Irish Restaurant Awards celebrate their most successful ceremony to-date The Restaurants Association of Ireland is pleased to announce that the All-Ireland Finals of the Irish Restaurant Awards took place in the Clayton Hotel Burlington Road, last night where the premier restaurant and hospitality establishments in […]

Apprenticeship Model Requires Upgrade To Address Construction Skills Shortage

A survey conducted by Dublin Institute of Technology (DIT) on behalf of the Construction Industry Federation (CIF) has found that Ireland lacks the requisite number of apprentices in construction to meet our housing and infrastructure needs. Some 86% of construction companies are experiencing issues as a result of an inadequate supply of qualified tradespeople and this figure […]

Cancer Survivor Thanks People Of Offaly for Daffodil Day Support

Cancer survivor Stephanie Powell, the face of the Irish Cancer Society’s Daffodil Day campaign this year, has thanked the people of Offaly for their generosity as total funds raised for cancer patients have reached over €3m. With more funds still to be banked the Society is hopeful of reaching its target of €4m over the […]

Nationwide Search For New Ideas To Tackle Social Problems

SOCIAL ENTREPRENEURS from across the country gathered in the RDS in Dublin on Tuesday, May 14th, to pitch for a place on the Social Entrepreneurs Ireland Awards Programme. The annual Awards are supported by DCC plc, the international sales, marketing and support services group. Social Entrepreneurs such as Iseult Ward and Aoibheann O’Brien of FoodCloud, […]

Nearly Three Quarters Of Ireland’s Bathing Waters Are Excellent

An Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) report, Bathing Water Quality in Ireland 2017, has found that the overall quality of Ireland’s bathing waters remains good with 132 of 142 identified waters meeting strict EU standards.  These standards provide a high level of protection for bathers. Nearly three quarters of bathing waters were classed as ‘excellent’ with 102 […]

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