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Mitigation Plan reinforces Governments weak position on climate action

The Government today finally published its draft National Mitigation Plan – Ireland’s first plan in ten years on how it intends to reduce the harmful emissions that contribute to climate change.  A requirement under Ireland’s Climate Action and Low Carbon

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Ireland ranked 11th of EU-15 countries in Sustainable Progress Index

Ireland is making poor progress when ranked against the other 14 countries in the EU-15.  The new Sustainable Progress Index, published today by Social Justice Ireland, shows the scale of the challenge facing Ireland under the headings of economy, society

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An investment of €10.5 million in EU funding was announced today (Thursday) in Dublin by University College Cork. It is the second phase of funding in the transnational, multi-million euro initiative, called MaRINET2, which aims to help industry accelerate the

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International Conference on Design and Sustainability in Sports Facilities to be Hosted in Dublin

Dublin is set to play host to a major sports seminar in 2017. The International Union of Architects, The International Association for Sports & Leisure Facilities (IAKS Cologne) and The Aura Holohan group, are delighted to announce that the ‘International

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Minister Mitchell O’Connor welcomes launch of Rural Development Action Plan

The Minister for Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation, Mary Mitchell O’Connor TD, has today welcomed the publication of “Realising our Rural Potential – Action Plan for Rural Development”,[pdf 11.9MB]  by her colleague, Minister Heather Humphreys. Minister Mitchell O’Connor said “A vibrant

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Greenhouse Gas Emissions from the Northern Ireland Dairy Farm Sector

A statistical report relating to greenhouse gas emissions on Northern Ireland dairy farms has been released today by the Department of Agriculture, Environment and Rural Affairs (DAERA). This statistical report presents findings from a carbon footprint time series study that

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Noise: the forgotten pollutant

Smartphone apps will allow citizens contribute to live noise maps of our cities and towns Environmental noise has for a long time been referred to as the forgotten pollutant, probably because those of us living in urban areas grow accustomed

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Bioeconomy – Biobased Industries (BBI JU) Public Private Partnership

1. We would like to inform you that BBI 2017 Annual Work Plan is now published on our website at the following link. The key dates regarding the annual work plan are as follows: i. Call opens: April ii. Call

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Health, Occupational Hygiene & Safety Conference

The conference will allow a panel of distinguished speakers to consider how we should work together to assess risks under a range of different scenarios.  They will provide practical and current advice and consider some of the pitfalls of risk

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Minister launches 2017 as Year of Sustainable Grassland

The Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine, Michael Creed TD, officially launched 2017 as the ‘Year of Sustainable Grassland’. This initiative will see a yearlong focus by the Department, its Agencies and other stakeholders on grass productivity and utilisation,

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