Ireland can seize global growth opportunity in health technology if national strategy is adopted

BioPharmaChem Ireland and Irish Medtech Association, the Ibec groups that represent the sectors, today launched a joint Budget 2024 submission advocating for the Government to develop a national health technology and life sciences strategy led by the Department of Enterprise, Trade and Employment, with the appropriate resources appointed within the department to manage its implementation. […]

‘All we need is less’ – Zero Waste Europe demands urgent action on fashion frenzy stripping the planet off its finite resources

A new paper by Zero Waste Europe is demanding a concerted effort by governments to bring the fashion textile sector back in harmony with planetary boundaries, outlining a list of entry points for the transition towards sufficiency. The paper, entitled “A Zero Waste Vision for Fashion” examines the building blocks for a sustainable transition in […]

Reusable take-away packaging has significant potential to reduce carbon footprint vs single-use options

Reusable take-away packaging could present a compelling climate case over single-use alternatives if return and washing systems are properly implemented and optimised, according to a new study today from Zero Waste Europe, Reloop, and TOMRA. In nearly all types of packaging examined it found that reusable packaging can significantly reduce greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions compared […]

Mrs Brown puts the Sizzle into Fundraising

Kearns, one of Ireland’s best-selling sausage brands, has joined forces with Irish mammy, Mrs Brown, aka Brendan O’Carroll, to help raise funds for golfing legend, Paul McGinley’s charity, the McGinley Foundation. For every pack of Kearns Sausages sold during the months of September and October, 30 cent will be donated, explained Stephen O’Carroll, head of […]

GoCar Announces €10 Million Investment to Expand and Upgrade Car Sharing Fleet Nationwide

Car sharing services will be available in 24 counties across Ireland by end of year GoCar increasing its fleet to more than 1100 vehicles in over 600 locations New vehicle options added to fleet – ‘GoLocal’ – a smaller city vehicle, and ‘GoExplore Plus’ – a spacious SUV GoCar, Ireland’s leading vehicle sharing service, today […]

Science Week 2023 sparks national conversation about what it means to be human

Minister for Further and Higher Education, Innovation and Science, Simon Harris TD, joined Science Foundation Ireland (SFI) today to launch Science Week 2023, announcing €650,000 in funding for festivals and events happening throughout the week. Taking place from 12th-19th November, the theme for Science Week 2023 is ‘Human?’, which asks people to consider what it means to […]

Ireland Rugby Team Depart For France With Aer Lingus

Today the Ireland rugby squad jetted off to France on a specially chartered Aer Lingus flight to compete against the best rugby nations in the world.  The specially branded Airbus A320, Green Spirit, departed Dublin at 12 noon and was flown by Captain Caolan Flanagan, who attended the same school as Ireland rugby captain, Johnny […]

Clonoulty Rossmore Vintage Club Annual Vintage Rally 2023

Calling all Land Rover owners and enthusiasts: Clonoulty Rossmore Vintage Club will hold their annual rally on Sunday September 3rd, 2023, in Clonoulty Village, Cashel, Co. Tipperary E25 F596. The theme of the Rally this year is the Land Rover, we are inviting all owners to please attend and display their Land Rover: 1947 – […]

Bord Gáis Energy to recruit 300 staff including 70 apprentices

Bord Gáis Energy has announced plans to triple its services workforce by recruiting 300 staff including training 70 apprentices, and opening a bespoke Bord Gáis Energy Academy, over the next five years. The company made the announcement as it opened its paid apprenticeship programme for applications. Upon completing the programme, run in conjunction with Solas, […]

Survey reveals nearly 40% of respondents who are blind or vision impaired have been injured by footpath obstacles as Clear Our Paths campaign launches

A new survey conducted among NCBI service users has revealed that approximately 40% of respondents, who are blind or vision impaired, have been injured because of unexpected obstacles or hazards on our footpaths. The survey results come as NCBI today launches its annual Clear Our Paths campaign. Of the 104 respondents to the survey, 40 […]

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