Discover Europe’s undiscovered wildlife frontier with Ireland’s Wildlife Tours

Perched on the northwestern edge of Europe, Ireland is world renowned for its stunning vistas, dramatic Atlantic headlands and breathtaking coastal scenery. But when it comes to wildlife tourism, Ireland simply isn’t on most people’s radar. Wildlife enthusiasts Calvin Jones and Colin Barton are looking to change that with the launch of Ireland’s Wildlife Tours, […]

Chef Network Skillnet to Deliver Professional Development Training for Chefs

Chef Network will now be recognised as an official training body for Ireland’s chefs. The online chef community, with almost 3000 members, has been awarded Skillnets funding to provide professional development training for the sector. The funding will be used to support training across the areas of Personal & Leadership, Business and Culinary Skills for […]

CSO Reclassification Risks Moving the Goalposts for Housing Associations that are Delivering 1/3 of all new Social Housing

– The Joint Committee on Housing, Planning and Local Government heard from representatives from the Irish Council for Social Housing (ICSH) today who have called for a cross-departmental team to be established to work alongside housing association to ensure the CSO/Eurostat classification does not derail our social housing delivery programme –     Speaking at today’s Joint Committee […]

Agri Aware seeks entrants for their inaugural photography competition #agrishoot

Are you a budding photographer? Love to take a selfie? Agri Aware Ireland’s independent agri-food educational body wants to see agriculture through your eyes, from a snap of your Mammy’s hearty stew to your favourite view! The inaugural Agri Aware #agrishoot photography competition was launched today by Irish international rugby player and farmer Sean O’Brien […]

Free GP care for USI students with VideoDoc

374,000 USI student members to have access to free online GP consultations   VideoDoc, the Irish leading digital healthcare provider, is announcing their 7 day a week online GP service will be provided free of charge to all 374,000 student members of the Union of Students in Ireland (USI). The service will be available free […]

Irish Guide Dogs Release Top Tips For Dining With Pets

In support of recent changes by the Food Safety Authority allowing domestic pets access to food businesses Irish Guide Dogs for the blind has published its ‘Five Top Tips’ for pet owners looking to bring their dog or cat to a restaurant or bar. The organisation believe this is a great initiative and now hope […]

National Planning Framework is ‘Dublin- Centric’ and lacks ambition for Rural Ireland – IFA

IFA Environment Chairman Thomas Cooney has described the draft National Planning Framework developed by Government as “Dublin-centric and lacking ambition for rural Ireland.”   Thomas Cooney said, “The Government’s aspiration to develop a planning framework out to 2040 in a balanced and coherent way fails rural Ireland, particularly in the addressing following four areas: the decline […]

The EPA launches The Story of Your Stuff competition for secondary schools

Following the success of last year’s competition, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is pleased to launch the 2018 The Story of Your Stuff. competition for secondary schools. This year the EPA is teaming up with big-wave surfer and marine social scientist Easkey Britton to promote The Story of Your Stuff. The competition invites students to […]

EPA launches “National Waste Statistics” web resource

The EPA has launched a new National Waste Statistics web resource, providing: One online location for national waste statistics for Ireland; Accessible content, so that users can perform their own analysis; Easy to use interactive graphs and charts. 31 January 2018: The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has launched the NationalWaste Statistics web resource and has also published […]

Deadline Extended for community food growing grant applications for Energia Get Ireland Growing funding pool

Community food growing is at the heart of GIY (Grow it Yourself) and, thanks to Energia a fund of €75,000 is available to apply for now. Due to the phenomenal response to the Energia Get Ireland Growing, the deadline has been extended until the 26th of January. Grants of between €500 and €5,000 are available […]

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