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Programme launches to reduce emissions for 1,000 Irish HGVs

‘The Greener HGV Programme’ saves up to €17,000 in five years

3 Counties Energy Agency has partnered with Corcra Ltd to launch The Greener HGV Programme. Having secured €1.4M funding under the Governments Climate Action Fund, The Greener HGV Programme will see 1,000 fleet vehicles across Ireland fitted with innovative technology which will enable drivers to reduce carbon emissions and save fleet companies approximately 10 per cent of their annual fuel costs. The Climate Action Fund is a Project Ireland 2040 investment fund. Read more

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International Cat Day: 10 lesser-known fun feline facts!

Sunday, August 8th is International Cat Day. Cats are fascinating creatures, with unique quirks, behaviours, and history. Their mysterious personalities and adorable cuteness make them an extremely popular pet.

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7 tips for entertaining when you have a pet

As the bank holiday approaches and more restrictions have been lifted, hosting a gathering of friends or family will be top of many people’s to-do list this weekend! Amid the party planning, one thing that may get overlooked is your pet. Following months of quiet home-time, many pets may feel overwhelmed and anxious by the noise and the addition of new people. Read more

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Irish Cloud Company Certified as Carbon Neutral

 

Stryve, a Carlow based private cloud and cybersecurity company, are climate action leaders in the Irish Tech sector having been certified as Carbon Neutral.

Working with experienced energy auditors, German-based ‘Climate Partners’ Stryve completed a detailed assessment of its emissions and developed a roadmap to reduce its carbon footprint. As a first step, the company has invested in four global sustainable projects to offset its carbon.  Read more

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Dublin Samaritans Marks 24/7 Awareness Day

Dublin Samaritans announces partnership with Insomnia for its Awareness Day

Saturday, July 24th (24/7) marks the annual awareness day for Dublin Samaritans.

The date is chosen to remind people that the free phoneline, 116 123, is available 24/7, 365 days a year to those in distress, at risk of suicide or in need of an empathetic listening ear. However big or small a problem may seem, Dublin Samaritans is encouraging people who are struggling to cope, to call the freephone number any time and speak to one of its trained volunteers. You do not have to be suicidal to call. Read more

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Call for Homeowners to apply for Home Energy Upgrade Grant

A Wexford Homeowner’s Transformation Journey

A grant of up to 35 per cent is available to homeowners in Wexford, to upgrade their home energy. 3 Counties Energy Agency (3cea) is calling on people to act now.

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Keep Pets Safe as Temperatures Soar

As temperatures are set to soar over the weekend, Petmania offers these tips for pet owners to help care for their furry friends in the sun.

 

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Teens Geared up for Charity Cycle from Clonegal to Donegal

14-year-old friends Adam Tobin and Cillian Murphy will begin a 300km cycle from their hometown of Clonegal, Co. Carlow to Ballyshannon in Co. Donegal. The teens have taken on this challenge to raise money for the Irish Cancer Society and have so far raised over €3500 on the crowdfunding page ‘Go Fund Me’, gofundme.com/f/clonegal-2-donegal-for-cancer.

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Tipp company spearheads Ireland’s e-storage market

Tipp energy company wins next round in STEPS business support programme

An Irish SME based in Tipperary, Clean Tech Renewable Energy Ltd, has received the ‘Second Voucher’ in STEPS, a coveted business support programme in the e-storage space. Clean Tech is the only Irish business in this period to receive the support, from an initial 20 SMEs based across North-West Europe.

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New Chef is ‘Secret Sauce’ for Statham’s Courtyard Dining

Statham’s is well-known across Kilkenny for serving succulent farm-to-fork meals, sweet treats, organic wines, delicious cocktails, and amazing Cloud Picker coffee. The appointment of its new Executive Chef, Ken Harker, formerly of the Michelin starred Lady Helen restaurant, has helped to elevate Statham’s menu with subtle tweaks to the food concept.

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