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Industry-led Apprenticeship launched to meet growing skills gap

A new apprenticeship to fill the skills gap faced by Irish equipment manufacturing firms will be launched by Joe McHugh TD Minister for Education and Skills and Heather Humphreys TD, Minister for Business, Innovation and Enterprise at Combilift, Annahagh, Monaghan

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Slurry is future of energy here, say ministers

The Government is now pushing to roll out a new national network to harness power from agricultural waste as the country comes under pressure to reduce its carbon emissions. A recent report from the Sustainable Energy Authority of Ireland highlights

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Irish forestry to invest €250m in major expansion

The State’s forestry industry is likely to invest around €250 million in coming years as it prepares for a period of major expansion. A new trade body, Forest Industries Ireland (FII), predicted yesterday that supplies of timber will double up to 2035,

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Lidl Ireland Invests €1M In Energy-Saving Solar Panels At Eight Stores

Lidl Ireland has announced that it has invested €1 million in the installation of solar panels at eight new and reconstructed stores due to open by the end of 2019. To kick start its sustainable development plan, the German retailer

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Dublin Airport Central and DCU Brexit Institute Announce Partnership

DCU Brexit Institute and Dublin Airport Central have today announced a partnership deal which will see the airport’s new and expanding commercial quarter sponsor the Institute. Dublin Airport Central joins Arthur Cox, AIB and Grant Thornton as an official sponsor

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Biogas ‘overlooked’ compared to other renewable energies

Calls are mounting for a biogas industry to be rolled out nationwide in a bid to bolster farm incomes and reduce Ireland’s agricultural carbon footprint. Tonight (Thursday, December 13) on episode 15 of FarmLand, Sean Finan, the CEO of the Irish

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HERU hailed as the new hero in the fight against plastics pollution and global warming

A major weapon in the worldwide campaign against plastics pollution and global warming, HERU, has proven to be the ultimate cleaner environment warrior, a new independent scrutiny report has revealed.  The HERU, which is backed by major boiler manufacturer BAXI, is the least impactful option in contributing

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Climate talks end with baby steps when we need a giant leap

Communities and campaigners now leading the transformation as “leaders” trail The COP24 climate summit came to an end this weekend, and it is clear that governments have failed to adequately respond to the catastrophic impacts of climate change that were

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Public bodies have saved over €1 billion on energy spend

The report evaluated 331 public bodies and 2,279 schools, representing an annual energy spend of €608 million. The report shows that public sector bodies collectively saved €191 million and 667,000 tonnes of avoided CO2 emissions in 2017. Since 2009, public

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Lights switched off at motorway junctions in bid to cut electricity bill by €1m a year

  Authority says removal of surplus lighting reduces carbon emissions and saves money Lighting has been dimmed, or turned off at many of the State’s motorway junctions by Transport Infrastructure Ireland in a move that will cut electricity bills by

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