Relentless implementation of policy needed to combat effects of climate extremes

“We have, by any measure, experienced an extraordinary year where nature reminded us who is in charge. With our changing climate, the confident predictions are that we can expect extreme events at greater frequency into the future”, said Laura Burke, Director General of the EPA, speaking at the annual ‘Environment Ireland’ conference. Laura Burke was […]

Dyslexia Association launches research findings to mark Dyslexia Awareness Month (October 2018)

Over 90% of teachers agree that unidentified dyslexia damages children’s self-esteem Key findings include: • 93% of teachers report that they need training on dyslexia. • 88% of parents want mandatory training on dyslexia to be included in all teacher training courses. • Only 22% of students feel confident that their teachers understand their dyslexia […]

National Reuse Month begins today, as Householders & Businesses are Encouraged to Reuse more at Home, at Work and at Play

– Reuse businesses, charities and organisations sustained more than 800 jobs, 350 job scheme training positions & 7,600 voluntary positions in 2017.  – National Reuse Month takes place from October 1 to 31, 2018. It is estimated that Irish households reuse less than 5% of the amount of waste discarded every year, but some savvy […]

Irish Water replacing Ageing Water Mains in Crinkle, Co. Offaly to improve security of supply for local communities

Irish Water, working in partnership with Offaly County Council, is commencing works to replace ageing water mains prone to frequent bursts in Crinkle, Co. Offaly. The works involve laying new water service connections from the public water main in the road to customers’ property boundaries and connecting it to the customers’ water supply. Where the […]

Ireland’s First Ever Satellite Moves One Step Closer to Launch into Space

– EIRSAT-1 designed by a team of University College Dublin students John Halligan TD, Minister for Training, Skills, Innovation, Research and Development, has announced that Ireland’s first ever satellite, EIRSAT-1 (www.eirsat1.ie), has successfully completed the first phase of the European Space Agency’s (ESA’s) Fly your Satellite! (FYS) Programme, the Critical Design Review, and moves one […]

Essential Tips for Keeping Kids Safe Online

Carphone Warehouse highlights the importance of safety online for children with iKydz range   Carphone Warehouse has teamed up with leading child online safety expert Anne McCormack to help parents create a safer internet environment for their children at home.   In conjunction with Carphone Warehouse, Anne has created essential tips for parents to help […]

Mediation Awareness Week 2018 – Are you involved in a dispute or conflict? Try Mediation first

Mediation Awareness Week is taking place in the week 8th – 13th October next. In this article Susie Hall, a fully qualified Mediator and Council Member of the Mediators’ Institute of Ireland, writes about Mediation and its benefits when used in many situations in which conflicts and disputes can arise. Typically, such situations can arise […]

Laois and Offaly: Seán Kelly welcomes proposed constituency changes

Seán Kelly MEP and Leader of Fine Gael in the European Parliament has welcomed a report by the European Parliament Constituency Committee recommending that an additional two MEP seats for Ireland post-Brexit be distributed between the South and Dublin constituencies. It is also proposed that counties Laois and Offaly would join the South constituency. The […]

MACE team with Johnny Sexton for new community initiative

MACE, Ireland’s longest serving convenience brand in Ireland, has teamed up with Ireland and Lions superstar out-half Johnny Sexton to offer a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity of a coaching masterclass to one lucky school or club around Ireland.   Part of BWG Foods, owners and operators of the MACE symbol brand in Ireland, the retail chain recently […]

This Reuse Month Householders & Businesses are Encouraged to Reuse more, as less than 5% of disposed of items are reused

Reuse businesses, charities and organisation sustained more than 800 jobs, 350 job scheme training positions & 7,600 voluntary positions with a turnover of more than €80 million in 2017. National Reuse Month takes place from October 1 to 31, 2018. IT is estimated that Irish households reuse less than 5% of the amount of waste […]

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