Final Call for Applications for the Innovation Arena at the National Ploughing Championships 2019

The application deadline to exhibit at the Enterprise Ireland Innovation Arena and to be nominated for the Awards at the National Ploughing Championships, in conjunction with the National Ploughing Association (NPA) is now extended to the 7th June 2019. Irish agri companies are invited to apply to showcase their products and innovations at the Innovation Arena from […]

Junior Eurovision 2019 – Could you be the next winner?

We are NOW seeking applications for THE JUNIOR EUROVISION SONG CONTEST 2019. Could you be the next winner?  https://grabyo.com/g/v/yi33kz7t9ox   This is a once in a lifetime opportunity to represent Ireland at this year’s Junior Eurovision and sing to millions of viewers! If you’re aged between 9-14 on the 24/11/19 then it could be you […]

Social media platforms and web services, used by millions of Europeans, have joined the effort to remind citizens to cast their votes in European elections

Facebook, Google, Snapchat and Twitter are among the platforms offering extra services to make sure Europeans cast their vote, and that the elections are not compromised online. Google offers special features to candidates and reminds people to vote. Candidates’ profiles are more visible on YouTube as well. Facebook has been reminding its users of the elections in the run-up, […]

Fyffes Ireland Introduces New Reduced-packaging Banana Band

In what it says is a ‘significant step’ towards reducing its packaging imprint, banana importers Fyffes Ireland has introduced new, sustainable and fully recyclable paper banding for use in wrapping its Organic Fairtrade bananas at the point-of-sale. The move, which represents the outcome of an 18-month long period of research and development, sees the company […]

National Lottery announces the 36 finalists for the 2019 National Lottery Good Causes Awards

National awards to celebrate “Ordinary people doing extraordinary things” A Traveller youth advocacy group, a heritage group based on a tiny island off the coast of Cork, Ireland’s only dedicated publisher of books by children, a scuba diving club, an organisation which works to prevent the harm and heal the trauma of sexual violence, and […]

Over 10,000 Tonnes of Plastic Waste Avoided Thanks to ‘Plastic Pledge’ – Minister Bruton

65 Industry leaders sign up to the Repak Plastics Pledge, eliminating 27,277 tonnes of C02 from the atmosphere.   The Minister for Communications, Climate Action and Environment, Richard Bruton T.D. today welcomed the success of the Repak ‘Plastic Pledge’ initiative, which will see over 10,600 tonnes of plastic packaging diverted from waste by the end […]

Dáil Eireann Declares Climate Emergency and Endorses Blueprint for Climate Action

Dáil Eireann has tonight voted [1] to declare a “Climate Emergency” and ” accept and endorse” the blueprint for action developed by the cross-party Committee on Climate Action. Reacting, Oisin Coghlan, Coordinator of the Stop Climate Chaos Coalition, said: “This is a radical mandate for climate action from the Dáil. It really puts it up […]

Radon in workplaces – new legislation requires employers in high radon areas to test for this cancer-causing gas

New radiation protection legislation requires all employers in high radon areas to test their workplace for the radioactive gas radon.  Where levels are above the national reference level of 300 Becquerel per metre cubed, employers are then required to carry out work to reduce these levels. At today’s National Radon Forum, attendees heard from the […]

Tackling Climate Change and other major environmental challenges – EPA Research Call to provide €10.2 million for new research

 The EPA is seeking proposals from the research community to help identify solutions to climate change and other emerging and complex environmental problems. With up to €10.2 million available for new research projects, to be awarded in 2019 and 2020, the Research Call is divided into three strands: Climate & Air, Environmental Sustainability, and Water. […]

IWT is calling on the government to declare a climate and biodiversity emergency following the publication of the latest UN report

The Irish Wildlife Trust is calling on the government to declare a climate and biodiversity emergency following the publication of the latest UN report to warn of catastrophic consequences for humanity in the face of global mass extinction. Biodiversity loss has impacted Ireland worse than most countries with 120 species documented as having gone extinct […]

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