European Parliament fails to back Green bid to reject EU fossil fuel projects

Last week, the European Parliament voted against a Greens/EFA group motion to reject a list of energy infrastructure projects eligible for EU funding. The list, known as the 4th PCI (projects of common interest) list, includes the Shannon LNG project and 54 other fossil fuel projects. MEPs Grace O’Sullivan and Ciarán Cuffe, alongside their European […]

Farmer Planting has declined by Almost 70% under current Forestry Programme

IFA Farm Forestry Chair, Vincent Nally said that the afforestation figures show that farmer planting under the current programme has declined by 67%.   “The figures make for stark reading and clearly show that farmers are disengaging from forestry, at time when we need more farmers to consider forest as a viable option as part […]

Irish Homebuilders – Housing promises will not be met unless next Government addresses blockages in the system

The Irish Homebuilders Association, an association within the CIF, is inviting all new TDs and local politicians to a series of regional roadshows.  The purpose of these meetings is to inform politicians about the specific challenges preventing homebuilding in their areas. Director of Housing, Planning and Development with CIF, James Benson said: “The reality is […]

Ryan Tubridy to Judge Children’s Essay Competition

World Vision Ireland is calling on teachers, parents and children across the country to enter their Climate Change Essay Competition, which will be judged by Ryan Tubridy. The winner will get the chance to meet Ryan Tubridy in the RTE studios and will also win a €500 Smyths voucher. World Vision Ireland’s Climate Change essay […]

Macra na Feirme: CAP Budget Cut Makes a Mockery of Farming and Environmental Commitments

The proposal by the EU Council to cut funding to the CAP budget has been slammed by the young farmers organisation Macra na Feirme. The proposed Multi Annual Financial Framework (MFF) for 2021-2027 includes €45 Billion in cuts to CAP and Natural Resources and Environment undermining all commitments made by Member States on either environmental […]

Starting a Farm Food Business – From Fork to Farm Seminar

A seminar on ‘Starting a Food Business’ will take place in Kilkenny on Wednesday morning, 4th March. The event is organised by the Local Enterprise Office, in conjunction with Teagasc and Kilkenny Leader Partnership and runs from 10.45am – 1pm in the Springhill Court Hotel, Kilkenny. The event is targeted at people interested in diversification […]

Climate experts’ manifesto analysis shows bigger parties most off track on climate action

The One Future Campaign has published analysis that finds the three parties leading in the opinion polls have the weakest and vaguest promises on climate action in their manifestos. The campaign – backed by dozens of local and national groups from the women’s, youth, faith, environmental and overseas aid sectors – asked three independent climate […]

Learn life-saving CPR for free in every county this February

Irish Heart Foundation provides over 26 free CPR courses in February across Ireland For every minute without CPR and defibrillation, the chance of survival decreases by 10% Take a free, one-hour Hands for Life CPR course and learn how to save someone’s life Register for a course at HandsForLife.ie The Irish Heart Foundation has today announced […]

UK’s Most Prominent Climate Change Policy Advisor, Sir David King, to address conference at LIT, Moylish

The free conference Future Living will take place on February 14, 2020 at the Millennium Theatre, LIT, Moylish Campus. The Conference will focus on Fashion, Food and Festivals and examine the sustainability challenges within business.   The UK’s most prominent policy adviser and campaigner on the causes and consequences of climate change, acclaimed environmentalist Sir […]

Almost Half Now Facing Longer Commutes Than They Did 12 Months Ago

Almost half of Irish motorists are spending longer on commuting to work or their place of education than they were last year, a recent survey has found. In response to an AA Car Insurance survey of over 6,500 Irish drivers, 30.29% of those surveyed indicated that they now spend more time on their commute to […]

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