Climate experts’ manifesto analysis shows bigger parties most off track on climate action

The One Future Campaign has published analysis that finds the three parties leading in the opinion polls have the weakest and vaguest promises on climate action in their manifestos. The campaign – backed by dozens of local and national groups from the women’s, youth, faith, environmental and overseas aid sectors – asked three independent climate […]

Learn life-saving CPR for free in every county this February

Irish Heart Foundation provides over 26 free CPR courses in February across Ireland For every minute without CPR and defibrillation, the chance of survival decreases by 10% Take a free, one-hour Hands for Life CPR course and learn how to save someone’s life Register for a course at HandsForLife.ie The Irish Heart Foundation has today announced […]

UK’s Most Prominent Climate Change Policy Advisor, Sir David King, to address conference at LIT, Moylish

The free conference Future Living will take place on February 14, 2020 at the Millennium Theatre, LIT, Moylish Campus. The Conference will focus on Fashion, Food and Festivals and examine the sustainability challenges within business.   The UK’s most prominent policy adviser and campaigner on the causes and consequences of climate change, acclaimed environmentalist Sir […]

EPA Climate Change Lecture Series – The Green Deal: Delivering a Climate-Neutral Europe

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is hosting Dr Artur Runge-Metzger, Director of DG Climate Action of the EU Commission, to speak as part of the EPA Climate Lecture Series on Thursday 6th February.  Dr Runge-Metzger, will speak about the European Green Deal, Europe’s new ambitious growth strategy and give insights into how it will deliver […]

Over 7,700 diary entries capture the truth about the nation’s evening meal habits

Bord Bia, the Irish Food Board, has today released the results of an in-depth national study into the evening meal consumption habits of today. Carried out in partnership with Red C Research, this unique study was designed to better understand the changing dynamics of people’s evening mealtime habits, including the gap between what we say […]

Election website WhichCandidate.ie setup by UL lecturer helps voters make ‘informed decision’

A website setup by a politics lecturer at University of Limerick has seen a spike in traffic in recent days as the country prepares to go to the polls. Whichcandidate.ie aims to help voters make a decision on polling day in the general election this Saturday, February 8. It is the brainchild of Dr Rory Costello, […]

NGOs call on the next Government to radically transform the Global Fashion Industry

World Vision Ireland and the Irish Environmental Network have joined forces with the European Environmental Bureau (EEB) to call on the next government to radically transform the fashion industry. The coalition group is calling on Irish and EU leaders to take urgent action and put restrictions on the global fast fashion industry, to make it […]

Calling all election candidates – avoid political jargon and use plain English

With the general election set for Saturday 8 February, we will be hearing a lot more about fresh mandates, manifestos, swing voters, fiscal space, building an Ireland for all and a future to look forward to – but not before the Government is dissolved – just like an aspirin! In response to all this jargon, we at […]

Local authority environmental enforcement activities are increasing, but challenges remain in waste, farm and air quality inspections

Local authorities increased environmental enforcement activities in 2018 and met their overall performance target. Further improvements are required in aspects of their enforcement work and local authorities need to: make sure waste is segregated at source by businesses and householders to improve recovery; improve sharing of information on waste enforcement to ensure that illegal waste […]

innocent and GIY ‘Big Grow’ Kits now available for primary schools

innocent’s ‘Big Grow’ is back, recruiting a whole new bunch of the littlest veggie growers with the mission to help kids to eat more fresh fruit and vegetables. Now in its 9th year, innocent will once again partner with the growing experts at GIY and give primary school kids the chance to grow their own […]

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