Ritz-Carlton, Powerscourt Awarded Gold Standard at Green Hospitality Awards

Following the Silver award received by The Ritz-Carlton, Powerscourt in 2010, a Gold Standard recognition was this year awarded to the hotel by the Green Hospitality Awards on account of the improvements made by the hotel and the Environmental Action Plan focusing on energy, waste and water management. Environmental upgrades at the hotel include increasing … Read more

Investigation to Resume into Water Supply, Storage and Disposal

The Committee on Environment, Transport, Culture and the Gaeltacht will continue its investigation into the supply, storage, provision, disposal and cost of water when it will meet with Professor Frank Convery, Environmental Institute, UCD and representatives from the National Consumer Agency. Professor Convery has written extensively on resource and environmental economics issues with particular reference … Read more

Castlebar is First Institute of Technology to be Awarded a Green Flag

GMIT Castlebar is the first Institute of Technology campus in Ireland to be awarded a Green Flag. The award follows three years of diligent work undertaken by students and staff since commencing the Green-Campus Programme in 2008. The Green-Campus Programme is an international environmental education and award scheme that promotes long term, whole college action … Read more

Castlemartyr Resort is Going Green

Castlemartyr Resort in East Cork has received an environmental award from Green Hospitality Ireland, the only Irish developed environmental certification standard for the hospitality sector. Following an audit from the Green Hospitality Programme in May 2010, Castlemartyr gained the award for its sterling green credentials. This means recognition of the hotel’s innovative efforts in introducing … Read more

Leading Experts Tackle Ireland’s Drinking Water Challenges

A number of Ireland’s leading drinking water and water management experts have come together to address the drinking water challenges facing Irish consumers and to encourage that voluntary standards are used by Ireland’s drinking water suppliers. Experts from both the private and public sector were speaking today (October 5th) at a conference, jointly hosted by … Read more