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Dying Dublin tree inspires magical charity book for Children

 

Charity founder Debbie Deegan writes ‘The Tree by the Sea’

A much loved, but withering Cypress tree in the UNESCO Award Winning Dublin Bay Biosphere at Bull Island was the inspiration for charity founder Debbie Deegan to write a children’s book. ‘The Tree by the Sea’ is a nearly true story filled with animals, magic, and hope. Can Katie the Bee save the animal’s home?

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Fall for Kilkenny this Autumn

Michelin starred chef shortlisted at Pembroke Kilkenny 

There is lots to celebrate this Autumn at Pembroke Kilkenny. Stathams Bar and Restaurant has launched its new Autumn menu showcasing the best local produce carefully prepared by its newly appointed Michelin-starred Executive Chef, Ken Harker. Ken Harker, Executive Chef, and Stathams by Pembroke Kilkenny have been shortlisted for a Food & Wine Restaurant of the Year Awards. Stathams are in the running for Best Casual Dining Leinster, whilst Ken Harker is shortlisted for the Best Chef award. 

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150 Free energy audits for Irish businesses

Information Session for businesses to begin their sustainable journey

Businesses can now access free energy audits under the Climate Active Neighbourhoods Capitalisation Project (CANCap).

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Reptile Awareness Day, Thursday October 21st

Seven Tips for Keeping Reptiles Pets in Ireland

Thursday, October 21st is Reptile Awareness Day. A recent report in the Irish Vet Journal* revealed the prevalence of exotic pet ownership in Ireland. It was determined that 34 per cent of Irish households have an exotic pet with more than 10 per cent of pet-owning households owning only exotic pets. Research conducted by the National Exotic Animal Sanctuary (NEAS), in 2015 suggested that Ireland is home to more than 100,000 reptile pets. Read more

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Private cloud is cyber security silver lining

Company bosses must give security the same attention as the P & L sheet

 

The recent migration to the cloud has led to numerous security problems across the globe, a recent example being the HSE ransomware attack in May which compromised thousands of patients’ medical treatments and personal data.

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Dublin Samaritans encourage people to ‘Unstruggle Yourself’.  

An awareness campaign ‘Unstruggle Yourself’ has been launched by Dublin Samaritans to remind people that anyone who is experiencing difficulty, struggling to cope or at risk of suicide can call Dublin Samaritans on freephone 116 123, 24/7 – 365 days a year. Read more

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Celebrate World Animal Day with Petmania

Dr Bobby Ortiz, aka ‘Dogtor Bob’ announced as brand ambassador

Irish pet care specialist, Petmania, has launched a free online resource for pet owners. The launch coincides with World Animal Day on Monday, October 4th 2021 and World Animal Week, a time dedicated to raising the status of animals in order to improve welfare standards around the globe.  Read more

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Duncan Stewart keeps an eco-eye on the Southeast

 

Booking now open for the free Green for Micro conference

 

Irish environmentalist Duncan Stewart, well-known as the host of RTÉ’s Eco Eye since 2002, will offer his expertise and guidance to businesses across the Southeast. Exclusively available to businesses in the South East, enterprises are invited to attend the free Green for Micro conference on Friday 15th October at 9.30 am, hosted online via Zoom. To register visit: www.localenterprise.ie/Kilkenny

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Voting has opened for the puppy of the year competition 2021

Who will come out as the top dog in Ireland

 

Public voting for this year’s Petmania puppy of the year competition is now open and will remain open until October 6th2021, both in-store and online. To cast a vote online visit the Petmania website www.petmania.ie.

Over 1,500 pawfect puppy entries have been received and verified for this year’s competition to find Ireland’s top-dog. Petmania is asking people from across Ireland to vote for their favourite pooch.

 

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Free webinar to help Southeast move towards net-zero

Up to 50% grant support available through 3cea

 3 Counties Energy Agency (3cea) will hold a free information webinar on how businesses, communities and individuals in the Southeast can save money, become more sustainable and avail of substantial funding via a one-hour Zoom on 21st September from 1-2 pm.

Businesses, SMEs, farmers, tidy towns groups, co-operatives, community groups, schools, sports clubs, public sector, housing associations and individuals are urged to register for the free information webinar via www.3cea.ie/news as it is expected to receive a high level of interest.  Read more