AA Warns Motorists to Slow Down As Hurricane Ophelia Looms

AA Ireland is advising motorists to prepare for hazardous driving conditions in the coming days, after Met Éireann issued a Status Yellow Weather Warning as high winds and heavy rain are expected in the coming days as the remnants of Hurricane Ophelia pass close to Ireland on Monday. The weather warning will remain in place from 06:00 on Monday, 16 […]

Ireland’s two-faced game on climate change in the spotlight as EU Environment Ministers meet

As Minister Naughten meets with other Environment Ministers today (13th October 2017) to discuss key EU climate change legislation, the Stop Climate Chaos Coalition has called the Government’s approach to EU negotiations shameful and hypocritical. Ireland has pushed for the inclusion of several loopholes in proposed legislation concerning reductions in polluting emissions to be made by […]

Seven Winning Entrepreneurs Of Nationwide Competition Announced

Funding and support of over €6.77 million has been invested to date, from private sector donors, through Social Entrepreneurs Ireland (SEI), to support new innovations tackling issues affecting Irish society. This is in addition to the significant non-financial support also provided equivalent to over €2 million in value, including coaching, mentoring, business development, training and […]

MEPs Back Mandatory Infrastructure For Electric Vehicles– Sean Kelly MEP

The European Parliament’s Committee on Industry, Research and Energy (ITRE) has voted for mandatory electro mobility requirements in buildings as part of the ongoing review of the Energy Performance of Buildings Directive. Speaking after the vote on Wednesday, the Leader of Fine Gael in the European Parliament, Seán Kelly MEP, welcomed the provisions as “a vital […]

LIT Open Day To Attract Thousands Of Students

Second level students attending this year’s Open Days at Limerick Institute of Technology will be among the first to be educated at the institute’s planned engineering-focussed campus at Coonagh. The Open Days, which take place on Thursday and Friday, October 19 and 20, will allow potential students the opportunity to see first hand all that Ireland’s fastest growing third […]

One4all Research Reveals Office Friendships Are Favoured By The Nation

Long gone are the days of strictly professional working relationships it seems, with almost 8 in 10 (78%) employees in Ireland revealing that they consider their colleagues to be their friends. That’s according to new research from One4all, Ireland’s leading Gift Card company, which shows that the office has become much more than just a […]

Construction Sector Group Heralds New Era For Irish construction

The Construction Industry Federation (CIF) today welcomed An Taoiseach Leo Varadkar’s endorsement of a new Construction Sector Group involving industry and a number of key Government Departments. Hundreds of leaders from across the Irish and international construction industries attended the Construction Industry Federation (CIF) Annual Conference in Croke Park today, to discuss the industry’s potential […]

Unpaid Hours For Nurses And Midwives Must Go – INMO

The Irish Nurses and Midwives Organisation (INMO) rejected as exaggerated, a report from the Department of Public Expenditure and Reform, entitled “Estimated Value of Additional Hours Worked”. The organisation, who represent the vast majority of nurses and midwives, confirmed that the imposition of additional hours, under the Haddington Road Agreement, was particularly penal as they […]

Minister Creed Must Honour Stamp Duty Statement – IFA

IFA President Joe Healy said the Government must honour the commitment made by Minister for Agriculture Michael Creed that the increase in commercial stamp duty from 2% to 6%, announced in the Budget, would not apply to farmland. “The Minister must sit down with the Minister for Finance Pascal Donohoe as a matter of urgency […]

Love your Bones with Good Nutrition

The National Dairy Council (NDC) has joined forces with the experts at Cappagh National Orthopaedic Hospital to launch a new booklet “Bones, Muscles & Joint Health – Nutrition & Orthopaedic Surgery” ahead of World Osteoporosis Day on 20th October. Both Cappagh Hospital and the National Dairy Council promote the benefits of good bone health, with […]

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