2018 Annual Transition Statement published by Minister Bruton

The Minister for Communications, Climate Action and Environment, Richard Bruton T.D., yesterday (Tuesday 4th of December) published the 2018 Annual Transition Statement. This Statement provides an overview of climate change mitigation and adaptation policy measures adopted across government to reduce emissions of greenhouse gases and to adapt to the effects of climate change. It must be […]

Sports grants for 19 Older Groups in Offaly announced by Age & Opportunity’s Go for Life Programme

19 Offaly groups will receive a total of €6,220 to fund physical activity for older people 1,028 grants totalling almost €300,000 allocated to groups nationwide under 2018 programme €5.7m awarded to date by the National Grant Scheme 30,000 older people to benefit from investment The ‘Go for Life’ National Grant Scheme has celebrated a momentous […]

Average households to spend over €2,690 in shops this Christmas

Retail Ireland, the Ibec group that represents the sector, today published its Christmas Retail Monitor 2018 (see attached pdf) that predicts the Irish household will spend an average of €2,690 in shops this December, approximately €866 more than any other month of this year and roughly 3% more than Christmas 2017.   The monitor predicts […]

Have a Laugh for Loneliness with ALONE this Christmas

Katherine Lynch is asking the public to reach out and have a laugh with older people spending Christmas alone   ALONE, the charity that supports older people to age at home, has launched their Christmas campaign which asks individuals to reach out to older people who may be experiencing loneliness or isolation and to Have […]

Water quality in Irish rivers is going in the wrong direction, warns the EPA

The EPA has found that water quality in Irish waters has deteriorated between 2015 and 2017, despite some improvements: 197 river water bodies have improved in quality but 269 water bodies have deteriorated compared with the last full assessment in 2013-2015.  This means a net overall decline of 3% (72 water bodies). The long-term loss […]

Official Online service to Provide Ultimate Irish Guide to Managing Household Waste and Debunk Recycling Myths

Mywaste.ie to become the definitive guide on the segregation of household waste. The official site will also help householders reach a recycling rate of 65% by 2035. A new official online service designed as the one-stop-shop for all matters relating to domestic waste and recycling has been launched by Ireland’s three regional waste management offices […]

AA Issues Road Safety Warning Ahead of Storm Diana

Following the issuing of several Status Orange weather warnings by Met Eireann, AA Ireland is calling on motorists to slow down and exercise additional caution to help keep roads safe. Homeowners in counties affected by the Orange Wind Warning are also being encourage to tidy up any loose items around their property which could be […]

Mediation not Confrontation on Farm Debt – Harkin

Where farmers are engaged in meaningful mediation with vulture funds, there should be no forced sales and consequent evictions. This was stated by Marian Harkin MEP following a protest which she attended outside BidX1 offices, a global online auction platform, in Dublin on Monday, November 26th.   Speaking at the protest, Marian Harkin emphasised that […]

Packaging waste from online retailers grows by 34% to reach over 10,000 tonnes in 2018 – Repak online shopping report reveals

Yet the likes of Ali express, Missguided, Boohoo, Pretty Little Thing, Screwfix.ie and many others are not paying a penny towards the recycling of their packaging in Ireland Repak calls for more online retailers to adopt a leadership position when it comes to paying towards the recycling of their packaging Department and Minister should establish […]

Ireland’s air quality facing pollution challenges from solid fuel burning and transport emissions

The number of monitoring stations providing real-time air quality information to the public via the EPA website will have more than doubled in 2018 (from 19 in 2017 to 45). Air quality monitoring results in 2017 showed that burning of solid fuel and emissions from transport remain the main threats to good air quality in […]

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