High levels of Food Waste identified in Irish food businesses

Action to reduce food waste brings climate benefits and cuts costs – including potential savings of over €300M per year for Ireland’s hospitality sector. The EPA is hosting the 3rd Forum on Food Waste today, Wednesday 10th July, bringing together business and policy leaders from across the food supply chain. The theme of this year’s […]

Opposition to Mercosur deal from across the livestock sector in Europe

After more than 20 years of negotiations, the European Commission reached on June 28th, 2019, on behalf of the European Union, a political agreement on a comprehensive trade agreement with Mercosur. That agreement, which will facilitate the access to the European market to almost 100 000 tonnes of south-American meat, represents a threat to the […]

Sustainable and environmentally sensitive farming can be profitable with the right knowledge and information, according to LIT scientists

Agriculture can and will provide a sustainable future for farming families across the Mid West despite any challenges that may arise from the Climate Action Plan. That is according to Environmental Management lecturers from Limerick Institute of Technology’s Department of Applied Science. As Ireland’s largest indigenous industries, agri-food and fisheries collectively employs approximately 168,000 people […]

Irish Wildlife Trust calls on local authorities and members of the public to cut out herbicide use

This summer, the Irish Wildlife Trust (IWT) is urging the local authorities and members of the public to avoid the use of harmful herbicides and weed-killers, particularly on our roadsides. The casual use of noxious chemicals in public areas seems to be commonplace across the Irish countryside and this leaves unsightly dead vegetation as well […]

Nature largely missing from the government Climate Action Plan

The Irish Wildlife Trust welcomes the publication of the government’s Climate Action Plan but is disappointed that nature – and addressing the biodiversity/extinction crisis in particular – is largely ignored. We welcome the commitment to better manage hedgerows and soils in agricultural environments as these can have associated benefits for wildlife. However, the plan largely […]

Foodie Destinations 2019 Applications Open Now!

The Restaurants Association of Ireland are delighted to announce the launch of Foodie Destinations 2019! Applications are now open and can be submitted until the 11th July at 12 noon. Foodie Destinations was launched yesterday in Kilkenny, who were the winners of Foodie Destinations in 2018. The Restaurants Association of Ireland are behind the initiative, with FBD returning as the official sponsor for the third year running.   […]

How to Take Climate Action through Repair, Reuse and Recycling

Tips for individuals, communities, businesses and the public sector   Now that the Government’s Climate Action Plan has been released, many in Ireland are wondering what they can do to take climate action. One area often overlooked is reducing our consumption of goods. Recent studies have found that up to 40% of global emissions are […]

30 New Jobs with ŠKODA Ireland Recruitment Drive

ŠKODA seeking 30 new trainee appointments by October Apprentice Technician, Parts Advisors and Service Advisor positions available To prepare for an electric future ŠKODA are seeking talented customer focused trainees Technicians will receive the very best training on the most advanced vehicle technologies from the Volkswagen Group Successful candidates can expect a rewarding career with […]

Ireland’s Newest National Lottery Millionaire to Buy a New Set of Tyres for his Old ‘Banger’

It was another busy day in the National Lottery winners’ room in Dublin city on Wednesday as five separate players from Cork (2), Dublin (2) and Tipperary claimed an incredible €1,675,708 in National Lottery prizes.   The biggest winner of the day was a joyous family syndicate from Co. Tipperary who claimed a life-changing €1 […]

Climate Action Plan to Tackle Climate Breakdown launches

Giving Ireland a Sustainable Future Cleaner air, warmer homes, better-connected communities, and a more sustainable economy Climate Action Plan to Tackle Climate Breakdown launches The Government has today (Monday the 17th of June) published the Climate Action Plan, led by Minister Richard Bruton, to give Irish people a cleaner, safer and more sustainable future. The […]

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