Minister Ryan announces €28 million Government funding call for community energy projects

Minister for the Environment, Climate and Communications, Eamon Ryan T.D., has launched a €28 million fund for community energy projects across Ireland. The Community Energy Grant Scheme is funded under the National Retrofit Programme and is now open for applications. It offers grant support for energy efficiency and renewable energy projects throughout the country. The Scheme supports […]

Ireland’s Water Quality Needs to be Better Protected – EPA

Just over half of Irish surface waters are in a satisfactory condition. Nutrient concentrations in waters are too high and the trends are going in the wrong direction. Nitrate concentrations are now increasing in nearly half of our river and groundwater sites. Phosphate levels are increasing in a quarter of river sites. Concentrations of nitrate […]

Spin South West & national radio stations come together for ‘Wear to Care’

Some of Ireland’s biggest and well-known radio stations are joining forces on Friday 18th December to raise much needed funds to support cancer patients and their families. Partnering with The Irish Cancer Society, Today FM, Newstalk, 98FM, SPIN 1038, SPIN South West and Off The Ball are calling on their listeners, friends, families, colleagues and businesses […]

Details of Transitional LEADER Programme announced

Programme will bridge gap between EU LEADER programming periods Initial allocation of €20 million to support locally-led rural development Key focus on building capacity in communities Minister for Rural and Community Development, Heather Humphreys TD, today announced details of the Transitional LEADER Programme which will come into effect in April 2021. The Minister also announced […]

IFA Potato Chairman Says Retailers Are Causing Food Waste

IFA Potato Chairman Thomas McKeown has called on all retailers to recognise the work of potato farmers and to consider the economic sustainability of the Irish potato sector.   In recent weeks some retailers have raised the specs on potatoes to unattainable levels. This is hitting producer incomes and leading to high levels of food […]

Win a 3-Bed House in Cork and Raise Funds for Enable Ireland

Enable Ireland launched an exciting fundraiser which the charity hopes will grab the public’s interest and raise much-needed funds for their disability services. The charity, which provides services to over 9,200 children and adults with disabilities, was granted a licence in the district court and will hold a raffle called ‘Win A House Cork’ with […]

Toyota Ireland supports Children’s Books Ireland to gift 2,000 books to vulnerable children this Christmas

2,000 books to be gifted to children in direct provision centres, hospitals, the Travelling community and homeless services by Toyota Ireland and Children’s Books Ireland. This donation brings the total to 8,000 books being gifted to children across the country as part of Children’s Books Ireland’s Christmas book-gifting initiative, supported by Toyota Ireland, the Arts […]

Overall winner of Teagasc Forest Photo Competition announced

From the beautiful location of the Phoenix Park, Minister of State for Land Use and Biodiversity, Senator Pippa Hackett today Tuesday, 8 December, announced the overall winner of the Teagasc forest photo competition entitled ‘Celebrating Our Forests’. The worthy winner is Ms. Jane Walsh from Rosses Point in County Sligo. Jane’s winning image, entitled ‘The […]

Irish Water publishes its draft Framework Plan, the first phase of its National Water Resources Plan, for consultation

To safeguard public health, facilitate growth and meet the challenges of climate change over the next 25 years Irish Water has published the first phase, the draft Framework Plan of the National Water Resources Plan (NWRP), for public consultation. The NWRP is Ireland’s first 25-year strategic plan enabling us to move towards safe, secure, reliable and […]

Irish Brand Launches Pioneering Sustainability World First

After two years of research, planning and development, Co. Meath based the Handmade Soap Company are delighted to today announce the launch of their pioneering new indulgent product range: Anam. Derived from the Irish word for ‘soul’, the new Anam range transcends any existing environmental technologies. Already considered ‘The greenest brand in Ireland’, this collection […]

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