Legislation on Indemnification of Landowners Must Be Passed Without Delay – IFA

IFA National Hill Committee Chairman Flor McCarthy has welcomed the announcement by the Minister for Rural Affairs Michael Ring that he will bring in legislation that will indemnify landowners in the event of hillwalkers having an accident and making a claim.   Flor McCarthy said this issue has always been of great concern to landowners, […]

Europe in the palm of your hand: launch of a Citizens’ App

A new mobile application, designed by the European Parliament to help citizens to discover what the EU has done, is doing and plans to do, is now available.   With one eye on the upcoming European elections, the Citizens’ App enables everyone, everywhere to check the EU’s achievements, ongoing work, and future goals as well […]

Carbon tax will only work as part of a “Green New Deal” – NGO proposes 12-step programme to quit fossil fuels

Friends of the Earth has called on the Government not to increase the carbon tax as a stand-alone policy, but to include it in a comprehensive “Green New Deal” with Government taking the lead on cutting emissions and making less polluting choices affordable and accessible for people. The call comes as Minister Bruton holds a […]

Energia Get Ireland Growing Fund calling on Offaly for Applications

The Energia Get Ireland Growing Fund have now extended the application deadline by one week and groups and organisations now have from today until January 25th 2019 to apply for grants, which will enable them to start or further develop a community food-growing project in their area.   GIY and Energia are calling on people across […]

EY Entrepreneur Of The Year™ on the hunt for Offaly entrepreneurs

Now in its 22nd Year, the EY Entrepreneur Of The Year™ 2019 programme officially opens today for nominations. The theme of this year’s programme is “Be Brave, Be Bold” and all sectors and businesses of all sizes across the island of Ireland are invited to submit their nominations until 15 February. The 24 finalists for 2019 will […]

Resilient Performance by Irish Food & Drink Exports in 2018, Creed

Food exports to the UK grow despite continued uncertainty Irish butter sales surpass €1 billion for the first time Despite a year of unprecedented global volatility, involving political uncertainty, extreme weather events and continuing currency fluctuations impacting competitiveness, the value of Irish food, drink and horticulture exports reached €12.1 billion in 2018, down just 4 […]

Search To Find 2019 Texaco Childrens Art Competition Winners Launched

The search to find the young artists who will excel in this year’s Texaco Children’s Art Competition has begun. Now in its 65th year, it is widely acknowledged as the longest running arts sponsorship in Ireland. The closing date for entries is Thursday, 28th February 2019 with judging to take place in March. Winners will […]

Businesses Advised To Prepare ‘Brexit Readiness’ Statement – PR Figure Recommends

Companies whose activities are likely to be affected by the impact of Brexit, even to a minor extent, are being advised to prepare a statement particular to their situation which would set out their ‘state-of-readiness’ in terms of the preparations they must make to keep their business functioning smoothly, irrespective of the final form the […]

It’s Application Time for the Waterways Ireland 2019 Event Programme

The Waterways Ireland 2019 Event Programme is now open for 2019. The programme welcomes applications from waterway and waterside communities seeking support to start and grow sustainable events.   Taking place annually for the past 13 years the Programme has supported competitions, learning experiences, community, historical and educational events for people with and without disabilities […]

IFA and ICMSA claims undermine urgent need for real climate action and protection of rural communities

Industry organisations misrepresent Citizens’ Assembly proposals on climate change at Oireachtas Committee The Stop Climate Chaos Coalition* refutes claims made by the IFA and ICMSA at Wednesday’s (12th Dec) session of the Joint Oireachtas Committee on Climate Action. The IFA and ICMSA misrepresented and unfairly rejected the Citizens’ Assembly recommendations in relation to climate action […]

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