News

Bathing water quality remains high overall, but heavy summer rainfall is putting pressure on our beaches

May 17, 2024 · Comments Off on Bathing water quality remains high overall, but heavy summer rainfall is putting pressure on our beaches 

Bathing water quality in 2023 was high overall, with 97 per cent (143 of 148) of sites meeting or exceeding the minimum standard, the same number as in 2022. 114 bathing sites (77 per cent) had excellent water quality, down from 117 in 2022. The number of beaches with poor bathing water quality increased to five, compared with three in 2022.  Discharges from wastewater overflows and misconnections are the main issue at these beaches. The wet weather in July and August 2023 put pressure on our beaches resulting in more beach closures to protect public health. The rainfall events in 2023 highlighted... [Read the full story]

GAA

GAA’s ‘little bit of madness’ joins us together – McCarthy

November 19, 2021 · Comments Off on GAA’s ‘little bit of madness’ joins us together – McCarthy 

Faithful County GAA fans have been told a new publication on life within the Association by Offaly writer and editor PJ Cunningham highlights the ‘madness’ which joins them together. Uachtarán Chumann Lúthchleas Gael, Larry McCarthy, was speaking as he launched ‘Grassroots – Stories from the Heart of the GAA’ at Croke Park. Editor PJ Cunningham (r) and Ricey Scully at the launch of ‘Grassroots – Stories from the Heart of the GAA’ in Croke Park. Pic: Aishling Conway. The book, edited by Clara-native author and journalist, Cunningham, is a comprehensive treasure trove of GAA-related... [Read the full story]

Entertainment

Shine on Palestine: The Alternative Eurovision

May 7, 2024 · Comments Off on Shine on Palestine: The Alternative Eurovision 

Live on stage and live-streamed online THIS FRIDAY MAY 10th – both events will be rebroadcast online on Sat 11th May during the Eurovision final. Artists of conscience are organising this event as an act of protest at the inclusion of Apartheid Israel in this year’s contest while it is committing a genocide of Palestinians. We are responding to the clear call from Palestinian civil society to boycott Eurovision until Israel is excluded. We are calling on RTÉ and the Irish entry to withdraw from the competition.   We believe Eurovision should be fun, and genocide is not. We will not... [Read the full story]

Events

Biodiversity Week 2024 – time to connect with nature

May 14, 2024 · Comments Off on Biodiversity Week 2024 – time to connect with nature 

More than 200 events over 10 days to celebrate nature and biodiversity Ireland’s nature and wildlife will take centre stage from 17-26 May, with over 200 events scheduled across the country for National Biodiversity Week . As well as highlighting the importance of biodiversity, National Biodiversity Week is also about experiencing the fun, enjoyment and spectacle of the nature that surrounds us. The annual 10-day celebration of nature and wildlife offers a variety of free events and activities for the whole family. Organised by the Irish Environmental Network and... [Read the full story]

Sports

Tipperary’s Nicole Drought Wins At Donington Park

April 23, 2024 · Comments Off on Tipperary’s Nicole Drought Wins At Donington Park 

Nicole Drought and Justin Roberts took on two different races at Donington Park last weekend. They entered the EBC Brakes Honda Civic in the Trackdays Championship race on Saturday and managed to qualify third of the 35 entries. In the race itself, Justin started the race and handed over to Nicole at the half way mark still in third place. Nicole held off a prolonged attack from a BMW 130i for the duration to claim a podium position for the delighted duo in their first UK race of 2024. On Sunday morning, they returned to the track to qualify for the Trackday Trophy race and they posted the fourth... [Read the full story]

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Irish Water and Green-Schools supporting students during lockdown with suite of Stay Home Resources

February 9, 2021 · Comments Off on Irish Water and Green-Schools supporting students during lockdown with suite of Stay Home Resources 

Green-Schools, in partnership with Irish Water, are supporting students and their families during lockdown with a series of Stay Home resources aimed at helping them learn more about water, one of our most fascinating and precious resources. With students and their parents adapting to the challenges of home schooling, these online resources are designed to be fun, entertaining and easily accessible. From water-themed videos to quizzes, experiments and much more, there is a host of activities for students of all ages to enjoy doing at home. Sé McDermott doing the Green-Schools Stay Home Plastic... [Read the full story]

News

Bathing water quality remains high overall, but heavy summer rainfall is putting pressure on our beaches

Bathing water quality in 2023 was high overall, with 97 per cent (143 of 148) of sites meeting or exceeding the minimum standard, the same number as in 2022. 114 bathing sites (77 per cent) had excellent water quality, down from 117 in 2022. The number of beaches with poor bathing water quality increased to five,...

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Lap the Lake charity cycle proves an immense success raising €17,500 for Lough Derg RNLI

Blessed with good weather, the third Lap the Lake charity cycle on Saturday last, 11 May, was an immense success, raising €17,500 for Lough Derg RNLI. Lough Derg RNLI Lifeboat Jean Spier – Lap the Lake 2024 Photograph by Christine O’Malley Over 250 cyclists took part in the event; some chose to complete...

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Record-Breaking Return Day: Irish Consumers Bring Back Three Million Plastic Bottles and Cans in One Day

Average Daily Returns Surpass 2.37 million in May as return rates continue to increase   Over 100 million Drinks Containers Returned as Scheme Reaches Major Milestone   Return numbers are steadily rising each week with people now returning millions of bottles and cans every day – Ciaran Foley,...

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Biodiversity Week 2024 – time to connect with nature

More than 200 events over 10 days to celebrate nature and biodiversity Ireland’s nature and wildlife will take centre stage from 17-26 May, with over 200 events scheduled across the country for National Biodiversity Week . As well as highlighting the importance of biodiversity, National Biodiversity...

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Climate Change Advisory Council Annual Review 2024 – Electricity Sectoral Review

The Climate Change Advisory Council has said that much more urgent action is required from Government if Ireland is to meet its 2030 electricity capacity targets and stay within the electricity sectoral ceiling. The Council, which published its Annual Review of the electricity sector today, has warned that Ireland’s...

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Events

Biodiversity Week 2024 – time to connect with nature

More than 200 events over 10 days to celebrate nature and biodiversity Ireland’s...


Lough Derg RNLI hosts ‘Lap of the Lake’ RNLI Charity Cycle on 11 May 2024

Following the great success of the Lap the Lake RNLI charity cycles in 2022 and...


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