Evelyn O’Rourke investigates cancer care for women in Ireland – TG4

Evelyn O’Rourke: Ailse & Ise is scheduled for broadcast on TG4 at 9.30pm on Wednesday, 12th May 2021. When Evelyn O’Rourke was on maternity leave with her first child she discovered that she was pregnant for the second time. Within a week of this wonderful news her world came crashing down around her when she was […]

IFA Employment Seminar to address legislation, legal & insurance issues

IFA is holding an Employment Seminar ‘Employment Compliance for Farmer Employers’ on Thurs, 6th May at 7.30 pm. The event will take place over Microsoft Teams. The seminar will include an expert panel to discuss the importance of compliance for farmer employers and an overview of its new employment service. The panel will take farmer employers through the main issues around employment legislation and the important legal, insurance, and other issues […]

€3 million Upcycling Initiative for Bicycles and E-Bikes

Joe O’Brien TD, Minister of State at the Department of Rural and Community Development and Minister for Transport Eamon Ryan TD have today announced the launch of a three-year pilot initiative for the provision of high quality up-cycled bicycles and e-bikes for those on low incomes and/or those who are most marginalised and disadvantaged. Funding […]

The story of disposable face masks – video claims top prize in the EPA’s The Story of Your Stuff 2021 competition

A video that creatively examines the environmental life cycle of disposable face masks has won the Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) The Story of Your Stuff 2021 competition. This year’s competition received a record number of entries, with over 300 submissions from schools across the country. Now in its fifth year, the competition hinges on story-telling around real […]

Open letter to the Institutions: Europe needs more farmers

Today, in a letter to the European Commission and CAP legislators, signed by farmers’ organisations, environmental organisations, NGOs, unions, and researchers, European Coordination Via Campesina underlines the key role of small and medium-sized farmers in the resolution of current social, environmental, and food-related crises. It demands that EU policy in this pivotal moment must support and increase the […]

Ireland’s power generation and industrial emissions drop by 6.4 percent in 2020

In 2020, greenhouse gas emissions from Irish power generation and industrial companies – covered by the EU Emissions Trading Scheme – fell by 6.4 per cent. Emissions decreased by 8.4 per cent from the electricity generation sector, due to more renewable energy and less fossil fuels. The overall decrease in industrial emissions is 3.5 per […]

Ireland’s sporting Heroes inspiring young people on and off the Pitch!

During the recent pandemic lockdown, Irish schoolchildren attending DEIS schools were chosen to receive healthy eating food packs containing fresh fruit, vegetables and dairy. In addition to perishable and non-perishable provisions provided to DEIS (Delivering Equality of Opportunity in Schools) schools by the Department of Social Protection under the ‘School Meals Scheme’, the Department of […]

Driver Theory Test Must Be Classified as an Essential Service – IFA

IFA President Tim Cullinan has written to Minister of State at the Department of Transport Hildegarde Naughton to allow candidates to take the Driver Theory Test remotely. “I pointed out to Minister Naughton that there are many essential workers who need to secure a Category B and/or W Driver Licence in order to deliver essential […]

IFA meet Tanaiste on proposed Mercosur deal to bring more beef from Brazil

IFA President Tim Cullinan held a meeting with the Tanáiste and Minister for Trade Leo Varadkar yesterday, at which he insisted that the Government must reject the proposed EU Commission trade deal with the Mercosur countries including Brazil, Argentina, Uruguay and Paraguay. “By any measure, the Mercosur countries, particularly Brazil, have failed to meet the […]

EPA has started a 3-year project that will improve the level of air quality information

EPA has started a 3-year project that will improve the level of air quality information available to the public and policy makers in Ireland. LIFE EMERALD is part funded by the European Commission LIFE funding programme. The main objectives are: o  an operational 3-day ambient air quality forecast; o near real-time mapping of the main air […]

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