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Halt EU Talks on Norway Bid for Ireland’s Blue Whiting
Irish fishing bodies have asked the EU to suspend talks on Norway’s bid for unfettered access to Ireland’s blue whiting grounds. “It’s alarming that the EU could unilaterally negotiate away rights to our blue whiting,” says Aodh O Donnell, chief executive of the Irish...
Crisis in Child Sexual Abuse Therapy
Child sexual abuse in Ireland is an ongoing crisis, with over 225 children as young as 3 years of age waiting for therapy services. That’s according to Children at Risk Ireland (CARI), the leading agency offering counselling and support to child victims of sexual...
Spotlight on Spraoi for RTE Nationwide This Week
Award-winning Inishowen social enterprise, Spraoi agus Spórt, will be the main feature on RTE Nationwide this Friday 18th November. RTE visited Carndonagh to film them for a special programme about those who secured RTE Toy Show Funding. “It’s a fantastic boost for...
Maritime Experts Gather in Dublin for Irish Lights Conference
Over 280 maritime experts from Ireland, Europe, Asia and Canada gather in Dublin Castle tomorrow, for a 2-day conference organised by the Commissioners of Irish Lights.  The conference will address key safety and sustainability issues relating to offshore wind farms,...
Mattress Dumping Costs Meath Economy over €4m a Year
Over 24,500 old mattresses are dumped in County Meath every year, says leading social enterprise, Bounce Back Recycling (BBR).  “Mattress dumping costs around €180 for every mattress that ends up in landfill,” says BBR manager, Martin Ward.  “So, that’s an estimated...
Protect Fishing Grounds from Offshore Wind Farms Damage
The Irish fishing industry say they have a right to be consulted about offshore wind farms because it affects their livelihoods. Spokesperson Aodh O Donnell says every industry needs to co-operate to reduce fossil fuels but “co-operation works both ways and we are not...
ATU’s ‘gamechanging’ Student Profiling Programme
ATU has launched an innovative new student profiling programme, to help young people underrepresented in higher education. The new programme could reduce college dropout rates and attract more early school leavers into third level.  That's according to Bridie...
Retailers Predict Drop in Christmas Sales
Almost half of retailers believe their sales will decrease this year according to research carried out by industry expert, Melissa Moore. “Over 45% also believe customers will spend less this Christmas, at a time when the sector is facing rising energy and other...
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Decommissioning Irish Whitefish Fleet Will Not Preserve Fish Stocks
Plans which will cut the Irish whitefish fleet by over 30% will not preserve fish stocks in Irish waters. That’s according to the Irish Fish Producers Organisation, who say European vessels will fish these stocks in our waters instead. The IFPO are responding to the...
Crisis in Child Sexual Abuse Therapy

Crisis in Child Sexual Abuse Therapy

Child sexual abuse in Ireland is an ongoing crisis, with over 225 children as young as 3 years of age waiting for therapy services. That’s according to Children at Risk Ireland (CARI), the leading agency offering counselling and support to child victims of sexual...

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Fuel Prices Create Food Security Threat

Fuel Prices Create Food Security Threat

Seafood Sector Call on Government to Draw Down EU Subsidies Rising fuel prices are crippling the Irish Seafood sector, including fishermen, aquaculture producers and fish processors. That’s according to Aodh O Donnell, chief executive of the Irish Fish Producers...

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