Dáil Eireann Declares Climate Emergency and Endorses Blueprint for Climate Action

Dáil Eireann has tonight voted [1] to declare a “Climate Emergency” and ” accept and endorse” the blueprint for action developed by the cross-party Committee on Climate Action. Reacting, Oisin Coghlan, Coordinator of the Stop Climate Chaos Coalition, said: “This is a radical mandate for climate action from the Dáil. It really puts it up […]

Radon in workplaces – new legislation requires employers in high radon areas to test for this cancer-causing gas

New radiation protection legislation requires all employers in high radon areas to test their workplace for the radioactive gas radon.  Where levels are above the national reference level of 300 Becquerel per metre cubed, employers are then required to carry out work to reduce these levels. At today’s National Radon Forum, attendees heard from the […]

Tackling Climate Change and other major environmental challenges – EPA Research Call to provide €10.2 million for new research

 The EPA is seeking proposals from the research community to help identify solutions to climate change and other emerging and complex environmental problems. With up to €10.2 million available for new research projects, to be awarded in 2019 and 2020, the Research Call is divided into three strands: Climate & Air, Environmental Sustainability, and Water. […]

IWT is calling on the government to declare a climate and biodiversity emergency following the publication of the latest UN report

The Irish Wildlife Trust is calling on the government to declare a climate and biodiversity emergency following the publication of the latest UN report to warn of catastrophic consequences for humanity in the face of global mass extinction. Biodiversity loss has impacted Ireland worse than most countries with 120 species documented as having gone extinct […]

Tusla launches National Child and Family Support Week 2019 in Tipperary

Events taking place from May 13th – 19th to raise awareness about Tusla support services Tusla – Child and Family Agency has launched National Child and Family Support Week 2019 to promote and celebrate the support services that Tusla provides to parents, children, young people and communities right across Ireland. National Child and Family Support Week 2019 […]

Get Walking, Get Talking – Forest Walks In Support Of Green Ribbon Campaign

IFA President Joe Healy has encouraged farm families to attend and support ‘Let’s Talk and Walk’ forest walks organised by IFA in partnership with See Change, Coillte, and Mental Health Ireland in support of the Green Ribbon campaign for the month of May.   Nine walks have been organised in venues throughout the country during […]

Offaly-based Donnacha Hurley among EY Entrepreneur Of The Year™ finalists

The 24 finalists of the 2019 EY Entrepreneur Of The Year™ Ireland programme have been revealed today. Collectively, the finalists employ more than 13,000 people and generate annual revenues of almost €1.2bn. The finalists will compete across three categories – Emerging, Industry and International, with one winner being named The EY Entrepreneur Of The Year™ […]

Edenderry now a firm favourite for boaters as thousands attended the Harbour Festival

Thousands flocked to Edenderry over the glorious Easter weekend to welcome the canal boats back to Edenderry. Oisin Feery, who won Gold and Bronze medals at the Special Olympics World Games in Abu Dhabi 2019 in March led the boats into the harbour under a spectacular fire arch created by the local fire station in […]

Too Eggstravagant? Over a fifth of Irish residents feel they buy too many Easter eggs

Repak calls on the Irish public to join Team Green and recycle more this Easter Irish residents are expected to recycle 39,020 tonnes of packaging recycling this year, enough to fill the Aviva Stadium to its roof almost twofold 36% receive chocolate eggs before Easter each year and as a result, 41% of those admit […]

Over 20,000 Disclosures of Domestic Violence against Women and Children made to Women’s Aid in 2018

Women’s Aid Report 2018 details 19,089 contacts with Women’s Aid Direct Services including the 24hr National Freephone Helpline and Dublin based One to One Support Services.  During these contacts 16,994 disclosures of domestic violence against women were noted.  There were an additional 3,728 disclosures of child abuse made (20,722 in total). One in four women […]

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