Irish Brand Launches Pioneering Sustainability World First

After two years of research, planning and development, Co. Meath based the Handmade Soap Company are delighted to today announce the launch of their pioneering new indulgent product range: Anam. Derived from the Irish word for ‘soul’, the new Anam range transcends any existing environmental technologies. Already considered ‘The greenest brand in Ireland’, this collection […]

Kathryn Thomas is asking the public to reach out and give a helping hand to older people who may be struggling during the festive season

ALONE, the organisation that supports older people to age at home, launched their Christmas campaign on Friday, which encourages members of the public to give a helping hand to older friends, neighbours and relatives who may be struggling this Christmas. For many older people, Christmas can be a particularly difficult time of year, made more […]

Six crucial employment law changes in 2021 – advice by Alan Hickey, Service and Operations Director at Peninsula

There is no doubt that 2020 has been a hectic and challenging year for employers. Now, with 2021 just around the corner, here are six key developments businesses must be aware of.   Redundancy risks   As COVID-19 restrictions are hopefully relaxed next year, the income protection measures put in place by the State will […]

Major boost for Jobs and Home Retrofits in the Midlands

Tipperary Energy Agency has been announced as one of the successful applicants in the provisional offers of funding made under the Just Transition Fund. A provisional offer of over €600,000was announced by the Department of the Environment, Climate and Communications recently.   This funding will support the establishment of a regional ‘One Stop Shop’ to deliver […]

Overall quality of Ireland’s environment is not what it should be, and the outlook is not optimistic unless we accelerate action – EPA

The outlook for Ireland’s environment is not optimistic unless we accelerate the implementation of solutions across all sectors and society. Climate and biodiversity are two of the key challenges we need to address. An investment in the environment is also an investment in our health. Environmental indicators are going in the wrong direction across many […]

Rick O’Shea aims to hit €100,000 target for charity after busiest year of his career

RTE Gold presenter Rick O’Shea has again launched his 2020 Book Club Christmas Appeal aiming to raise €100,000 over three years. This years appeal aims to raise funds for the Peter McVerry trust, The Samaritans and the DSPCA.   In November 2019, Rick O’Shea and the other RTE Gold staff were told that their station […]

Tánaiste Announces €8.24m Funding for Enterprise Centres – Up to €150,000 awarded to local business hubs

The Tánaiste and Minister for Enterprise, Trade and Employment, Leo Varadkar TD, today announced €8.24m in grants for 95 Enterprise Centres around the country under Enterprise Ireland’s Enterprise Centres Fund. Enterprise Centres are embedded in communities in every county in the country. They provide space and training for entrepreneurs, allowing them to work remotely, access […]

Macra na Feirme want to hear from all those living or working in rural Ireland

Macra na Feirme are seeking the views of those involved in farming and living in rural Ireland in their annual survey which will inform future policy work. Now, for the first time ever, Macra na Feirme are also asking the opinions of young non-farmers living in rural Ireland and how they view themselves, their community, […]

Ireland’s greenhouse gas emissions decrease as coal and peat in electricity is phased out

Ireland’s greenhouse gas emissions decreased by 4.5 per cent in 2019. This is the largest annual reduction in emissions since 2011. Despite the decrease, Ireland is still not on the pathway required to meet future targets and a climate neutral economy. Energy Industries emissions decreased by 11 per cent with a significant decrease in coal […]

Winner of ‘Forest Wildlife and Plants’ Category of Teagasc Forest Photo Competition Announced

The Teagasc Forestry Development Department announced the winner of category three of its ongoing forest photo competition ‘Celebrating Our Forests’, today Friday 20 November. The worthy winner on this occasion is Mr Chris Martin who resides in Co. Cork. His winning photo, entitled ‘Bright Future for the Red Squirrel’, is a captivating image of this […]

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