‘Budget 2022 missed opportunity to make Ireland a country fairer for old and young alike’, says ALONE

ALONE, the organisation that supports older people to age at home, has today responded to Budget 2022. The organisation says that Budget 2022 highlights Ireland as a country where quality of life in old age is still something many strive for, due to the low increase in the State Pension and lack of actions to […]

Schools in Offaly Urged To Get Involved In STEM Challenge

Members of Student Innovation Ireland and Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths (STEM) advocates are encouraging schools in Offaly to register and take part in the 2021/22 F1 in Schools education programme this Autumn.   The F1 in Schools STEM Challenge raises awareness among schoolchildren all across the globe of STEM through Formula 1; it encourages […]

13 Offaly schools awarded Green Flag this week

13 schools from Offaly were awarded the Green Flag this week for their dedication to sustainability and protecting their environment. Despite two school years with closures and challenges posed by COVID-19, 526 schools across Ireland were awarded Green Flags this week, including 33 schools that have been awarded the Green Flag for the first time. […]

MyMind celebrates World Mental Health Day with a free webinar: Demystifying Mental Health in an Unequal World

Mental Health Service Provider MyMind will celebrate World Mental Health Day with a free webinar this Thursday, October 7th at 11:00 am. The social enterprise has prepared a unique webinar which will look at ‘Demystifying Mental Health in an Unequal World’. The COVID-19 pandemic has heavily impacted the mental health of society and it has […]

Time to acknowledge the role of Deposit Refund Systems (DRS) in achieving a Circular Economy for beverage packaging in the EU

Natural Mineral Waters Europe (NMWE), UNESDA Soft Drinks Europe and Zero Waste Europe call on the EU to facilitate the beverage industry’s transition to circularity by developing a legal framework for setting up new efficient DRS for beverage packaging.   Natural Mineral Waters Europe (NMWE), UNESDA Soft Drinks Europe and Zero Waste Europe (ZWE) urge the EU to acknowledge the role of Deposit Refund […]

Irish campaigners support citizens’ campaign for EU ban on fossil fuel advertising and sponsorship

New analysis of over 3,000 adverts shows how six major fossil fuel companies ‘greenwash’ their brands More than twenty organisations – including Friends of the Earth and Greenpeace – have today launched the first ever Europe-wide campaign calling for a ban on fossil fuel advertising and sponsorships in the EU. The coalition of NGOs has launched the campaign with […]

On National Potato Day, Consumers Asked to Support Local Growers

On National Potato Day, IFA President Tim Cullinan has called on consumers, retailers and the foodservice sector to support Irish potato growers. “It’s a critical indigenous sector, worth €111m at the farm gate. 400 growers plant over 8,000 hectares annually. They supply high quality, nutritious produce to Irish consumers throughout the year,” he said. “Potatoes […]

Fáilte Ireland welcomes the addition of 31 walking trails in 13 counties to the ‘Walks Scheme’

Fáilte Ireland welcomes the announcement this morning by Minister for Rural and Community Development, Heather Humphreys TD of the addition of 31 walking trails in 13 counties to the Government’s ‘Walks Scheme’. Fáilte Ireland research shows hiking and walking are ranked amongst the Top 10 Activities domestic tourists participated in this summer, with 57% engaging in […]

Offaly families challenged to tackle e-waste hoarding

Families in Offaly are being challenged to find and recycle five end-of-life electrical items in a bid to improve our recycling performance, after consumption soared in the last year. The country’s largest e-waste recycling scheme, WEEE Ireland, is urging Offaly residents to become e-detectives for the month of October and follow electrical leads around their […]

Four Offaly stories selected for landmark GAA Grassroots book

Four stories from County Offaly have been selected to appear in a fascinating new book on the GAA – written by people at the heart of the association nationwide. ‘Grassroots: Stories From The Heart Of The GAA’, is a treasure trove of GAA memories, tales and incidents spanning over 150 years. “The book generated an […]

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