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 […]

570 Offaly families in arrears need Government scheme – Fr McVerry

Housing and homeless campaigner Fr Peter McVerry has called for the Government’s mortgage to rent scheme to be made mandatory for banks when dealing with families in unsustainable debt. Over 570 family home loans are in arrears for two years or more in County Offaly, while 66 mortgage to rent cases have either been completed […]

€100 Billion for Regions Impacted by Transition from Fossil Fuels

The European Commission has published a plan for €1 trillion in green investments. It’s money which, says the Green Party, could play an important part in transitioning Ireland into a Greener future. The plan, which includes a Just Transition Mechanism worth around €100 billion, is designed to support EU regions most affected by the transition […]

UL to remove seven million plastic water bottles a year from circulation on campus

A plan to dramatically reduce single-use plastic waste from the University of Limerick campus could take seven million water bottles out of circulation every year. As part of its drive to maintain its position as a leader in environmentally-friendly university management and gain the Foundation for Environmental Education’s internationally recognised Green Campus accreditation, UL has […]

Green MEPs welcome European Parliament vote on Green Deal

Ireland’s Green MEPs Ciarán Cuffe and Grace O’Sullivan today welcomed the European Parliament’s vote to endorse a Greens/ EFA-initiated resolution to strengthen the European Green Deal. The deal, presented by new President of the European Commission Ursula von der Leyen in the European Parliament in December, sets out the Commission’s plans for a green transition. […]

EPA warns that poorly constructed wells and inadequate monitoring of private water supplies are putting health at risk

EPA warns that poorly constructed wells and inadequate monitoring of private water supplies are putting health at risk One million people in Ireland get their drinking water from a private supply and many more drink water from private supplies in their daily lives. E. coli was found in 62 small private water supplies serving commercial […]

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