Majority Of Homeowners Plan To Increase Home Security In Lead Up To Christmas – AA

Over half of Irish homeowners are planning to take additional precautions to make their homes more secure in the lead up to Christmas, recent AA research has found. A survey of over 6,000 homeowners undertaken by AA Home Insurance found that 31% of respondents described themselves as “very likely” to take extra security measures to protect their […]

Go For Life Grant Success for Offaly

A total of 19 groups in Offaly are celebrating the awarding of grants to fund physical activity for older people. The Go for Life Grant Scheme from Age & Opportunity and Sport Ireland is awarding over €5,870 to groups around Offaly, and nationwide grants totalling almost €300,000.   The aim of the grants is to improve the health and wellbeing […]

November New Car Registrations Down

Official statistics released today by the Society of the Irish Motor Industry (SIMI) show that new car registrations for the month of November were down -9% (687) when compared to (754) November 2016, with new cars registrations year to date down -10% (131,200) on the same period last year (146,215). Registrations in the new Commercial vehicle sector seen […]

Minister Denis Maughten Launches Ireland’s New Recycing Ambassador Programme

Government, Waste Industry and Environmental NGOs come together for clear message on suitable content for recycling bins. • Currently 28% of all material placed in household recycling bins is incorrect. Minister Denis Naughten launched Ireland’s new Recycling Ambassador Programme as the Department of Communications, Climate Action and Environment, the environmental community, the regional waste management […]

GAA Stars Unite To Tackle Social Issues

A group of current and former inter-county football, hurling and camogie players who are passionate about making a difference have united under the umbrella of ‘Gaelic Voices for Change’. The new player-led social movement is made up of volunteers from the four provinces who have been meeting weekly for the past two months. Members include Tipperary hurlers […]

Age of Fleet Falls As Imports At All-Time High

Vehicle history and data expert CARTELL.IE reports today (November 29th) that the age of the fleet in Ireland is falling while the size of the imported fleet reaches an all-time high. Cartell.ie first tracked the average age of all native private vehicles in Ireland (excluding imports) for each month between 1999 and 2017. Between January 2017 and November […]

Irish Water Phishing Email Statement

Irish Water is aware that some customers have received emails purporting to be from Irish Water with the subject line ‘Your Irish Water Account – Action required’.  Irish Water will never ask customers to update personal banking information in this way and customers should always delete emails requesting this information. Irish Water is advising anyone […]

EPA’s Greenhouse Gas Figures Highlight Need For Climate Activation Programme – IFA

IFA Environment Chairman Thomas Cooney has renewed the Association’s call on Government to introduce further measures to avoid climate fines and reduce Ireland’s greenhouse gas emissions. Speaking at the launch today of the latest climate figures by the EPA, he said, “It is now clearer than ever that the bad climate deal done by former […]

Minister Naughten to deliver annual climate change statement today as Ireland’s reputation on climate action lies in tatters

Minister Naughten will come before the Seanad today (Wednesday 29 November) to deliver the Government’s second annual statement on Ireland’s action on climate change. The statement is a requirement under the 2015 Climate Action and Low Carbon Development Act. As part of this statement, all relevant Ministers (for energy, transport, agriculture and housing) are required […]

Action needed as greenhouse gas emissions increase

Ireland’s greenhouse gas emissions increased by 3.5 % (2.06 Mt CO2 eq) in 2016 with significant increases observed across all the main sectors including: o   Agriculture emissions increased by 2.7% o   Transport emissions have increased by 3.7% o   Energy Industry emissions increased by 6.1% The overall emissions trends are increasing, making achievement of Ireland’s long-term decarbonisation goals ever more difficult. […]

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