Irish Public urged to avoid Fast Fashion on the High Street and support #SecondHandSeptember

With the hugely damaging global growth of ‘fast fashion’, clothing production has doubled from 2000 to 2014, with more than 150 billion garments now produced annually, and 73% of all textiles ending up in landfill or incineration. Textiles are the fourth largest cause of environmental pressure and World Vision Ireland said that climate change has had catastrophic impacts on […]

Film Company looking for a house by a river or canal in Offaly

FilmOffaly, programme of Offaly County Council Arts Office, has been approached by a film production company. They are looking for a large house (at least four bedrooms) that stands on or has private access to a nearby river or canal.   Do you know of one in Offaly? Do you own such a house?   […]

LIT Unveils Plans for New Academic Year

Limerick Institute of Technology (LIT) has unveiled details of life on campus during the new academic year. In May the Institute of Technology, which has campuses in Limerick, Tipperary and Clare, announced a roadmap for reopening its campuses to students, all of whom had been learning remotely since the beginning of the Covid-19 restrictions in […]

Postcards rescued from oblivion by clever Irish PostASelfie app

The humble postcard had become an endangered commodity.  For the longest time ‘Selfies’ and social media took over from buying and mailing the scenic “wish you were here” sentiment.  But the humble postcard became a hero again in recent times when the simple act of a writing and sending a personal note became a powerful link to […]

\\EU business rescue fund should be reinstated – MEP Kelly

The European Council needs to reverse their decision to scrap a new fund designed to rescue European businesses from bankruptcy, MEP for Ireland South and Leader of Fine Gael in the European Parliament, Sean Kelly, has insisted. The fund in question is the proposed €26 billion Solvency Support Instrument (SSI), which had been designed to […]

Survey reveals home workers sitting for almost three hours longer per day

Employers are being asked to shorten video conference meeting times as a new survey reveals more than half of those working from home estimate they are sitting down for an average of two hours and 40 minutes longer per day. The Ipsos MRBI survey was commissioned by the Irish Heart Foundation which is warning of […]

Update on School Transport Scheme 2020/21 – Bus Éireann

Bus Éireann, Ireland’s national bus company, operates the School Transport Scheme on behalf of the Department of Education. Almost 120,000 students use school transport, accounting for 40 million journeys each year. More than 100 people work on the Scheme, excluding drivers and mechanics, and there are 11 dedicated local school transport offices right throughout the […]

Fairphone’s upgraded camera modules prove you don’t need a new phone to get the latest specs

With the launch of two new camera modules, Dutch social enterprise Fairphone has once again taken an innovative approach to smartphone longevity and sustainability. Starting today, the camera modules will be available separately, for current users, or in the upgraded version of the Fairphone 3 for new users: the Fairphone 3+. This achievement is the […]

ALONE appeal for a reform to the State Pension system in the upcoming budget

 ALONE, the organisation which supports older people is calling on Government to reassess its approach to pensions and to reform the current system to protect future generations, as well as those currently in receipt of pensions.   With financial issues being one of the biggest concerns raised by the older people who use ALONE’s services, […]

2020 Macra na Feirme FBD Young Farmer of the Year deadline extended to September 4th

The search for the 22nd Macra na Feirme FBD Young Farmer of the Year has been extended until Friday September 4th. Organised by Macra na Feirme and supported by the IFA, there are additional awards on offer alongside the main prize this year. Young farmers involved in sectors such as Dairy, Drystock (beef and sheep), Land […]

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