Enterprise Excellence
May 24, 2018

Globally Positioning Ireland as the Recognised Leader in Enterprise Excellence

Croke Park Dublin saw a gathering of leaders from industry and business across the Globe attend an event which highlights Ireland’s business leadership and operational effectiveness. Enterprise Excellence Ireland 2018…

Lean Construction
May 3, 2018

Lean Construction – Why should I start and Where can I get help

This evening 24th April in the Tullamore Court Hotel – Lean Construction Ireland (LCi) & the Construction Industry Federation (CIF) Midlands Region were delighted to bring the regional a collaborative…

Shingo Prize
April 27, 2018

Shingo Prize Awarded to AbbVie Ballytivnan in Ireland for Operational Excellence

After trained examiners and accomplished business professionals performed a thorough assessment of its facility, the AbbVie Ballytivnan site in Ireland has been awarded the internationally recognized Shingo Prize from the…

Lean Network
April 27, 2018

Launch of West North West Lean Network

The West/North West Lean Network was officially launched by Michael Heneghan, Business Excellence & Portfolio Manager with Abbott on April 24th 2018 at GMIT Castlebar. This industry led business network…

Lean Construction
April 23, 2018

10 companies receive the Lean Construction Ireland Commendation in Dublin

In the Irish Management Institute (IMI) Dublin on the 17th of April, 10 companies received the Lean Construction Ireland Commended award. Presented by Richard Fitzpatrick (Chairman of Lean Construction Ireland)…

Events
April 18, 2018

Manufacturing Solutions 2018, hosted by GTMA and LIT

Manufacturing Solutions 2018, hosted by GTMA and LIT, returns to the Limerick Institute of Technology this June, and is set to break all previous records with the number of exhibitors…

Lean
April 17, 2018

Launch of West/North West Lean Network 24 April 2018

We are an industry led business network from the West & North West of Ireland linked with 3rd level Academic Institutions and Chambers of Commerce. Our Mission is to promote…

Enterprise Excellence
April 16, 2018

Toyota Motor Company discussing lean manufacturing at EEI 2018

On the 23rd of May 2018, Michael Luff (Section Manager) of Toyota Motor Company will join over 1,000 leaders from Irish manufacturing and services sectors to share with us the…

Water
May 24, 2018

Minister Murphy launches Water Services Policy Statement 2018-2025

The Minister for Housing, Planning and Local Government, Eoghan Murphy T.D., has launched the Water Services Policy Statement 2018-2025, following its approval by Government last week. This is the first…

Emission Targets
May 22, 2018

New vans sold in Europe in 2017: large decrease in annual average CO2 emissions

The average van registered in the EU in 2017 emitted 156.0 grams of CO2 per kilometre (g CO2/km), which is 7.7 grams less than in 2016. This reduction brings the EU average emissions…

Environmental Assessment
May 22, 2018

New EPA online tool will assist with nature conservation in Ireland

A new GeoTool has been launched to assist those involved in Appropriate Assessment. The bespoke tool was developed by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), in partnership with the National Parks…

Biodiversity
May 21, 2018

Bord na Móna Reinforces Bog Rehabilitation Programme

Bord na Móna is increasing its investment in bog rehabilitation as it transitions away from energy peat towards a more sustainable business model. The company made the announcement today at…

Pesticides
May 11, 2018

St. Joseph’s Foroige, Streamstown – Award-winning work to reduce pesticide use

St. Joseph’s Foroige, Streamstown Co Westmeath recently won a gold medal for their project on weed killer at the Aldi Foroige Youth Citizenship Awards held in City West Dublin. The…

Biodiversity
May 10, 2018

National Biodiversity Week 2018

National Biodiversity Week is all about connecting people with nature. It’s about communicating the importance of biodiversity and motivating people to play their part in protecting it. It’s also about…

Biodiversity
May 9, 2018

EU Nature Action Plan: new step-by-step guides to considering nature in renewable energy projects

As part of the “EU Action plan for nature, people and the economy” the European Commission has issued two guidance documents on energy transmission infrastructure and hydropower, explaining the steps…

Emissions Trading System
May 9, 2018

Commission Notice on the preliminary Carbon Leakage List for the EU Emissions Trading System for Phase 4 (2021-2030)

The recently revised EU Emissions Trading System (EU ETS) Directive sets out the rules for the system of free allocation to industry for the period 2021-2030 and empowers the European…

Gas Network
May 24, 2018

Gas Networks Ireland and Clean Ireland Recycling open nation’s first Compressed Natural Gas (CNG) re-fuelling station

Gas Networks Ireland and Clean Ireland Recycling today officially opened the first private fast-fill CNG station at the Clean Ireland Recycling premises in Smithstown Industrial Estate, Shannon, Co. Clare. The…

Wind Energy
May 24, 2018

ESB and Bord na Móna reach Financial Close on Oweninny Wind Farm Project

ESB and Bord na Móna are pleased to announce that financial close has been reached on the €160m Oweninny project in North County Mayo. The project will be financed with…

Gas Supply
May 21, 2018

Gas Networks Ireland launches Data Transparency Portal

Gas Networks Ireland, the owner and operator of Ireland’s natural gas network is delighted to announce the launch of its new Data Transparency Portal. The platform has been designed to…

Energy Show
April 30, 2018

150 businesses and 4,200 visitors gather at SEAI Energy Show

We welcomed more than 4,200 visitors to the SEAI Energy Show last week. The Show, which took place in the RDS on April 18th and 19th, showed the vibrancy of…

Energy Awards
April 30, 2018

Wilo Ireland wins Product of Show Award

Wilo Ireland win Product of the Show at the SEAI Energy Show for their innovative Wilo Stratos-Maxo pump. The Dublin-based company specialises in intelligent energy efficient pumps and systems for…

Renewable Energy
April 24, 2018

University of Limerick launches €2-million marine robot

University of Limerick (UL) unveiled a unique €2-million underwater robot at the docks in Limerick city today. The Remotely Operated Vehicle (ROV) was officially launched by Minister of State for…

Energy
April 23, 2018

CRU Publishes Results of Energy Consumer Survey

The Commission for Regulation of Utilities (CRU) published the results of a consumer survey targeted at measuring consumer engagement, experience and attitudes in the residential and SME electricity and gas markets…

Electric Vehicles
April 23, 2018

#DrivingElectric campaign launched at Annual SEAI Energy Show

The Minister for Communications, Climate Action and Environment Denis Naughten TD officially launched a Government funded electric vehicle public awareness campaign on the opening day of the Sustainable Energy Authority…

Research
May 14, 2018

Minister Bruton announces expansion of Amgen Biotech Experience

Over the next three years, 13,500 secondary school students across Ireland will benefit from an expansion to a hands-on biotechnology lab experience provided by the Amgen Foundation. The three-year extension…

Agriculture
May 14, 2018

Minister Launches DAFM Online International Market Access Tool

Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine, Michael Creed T.D., has launched an online International market access information portal ahead of leading a significant Trade Mission to China this weekend….

Food
May 11, 2018

Creed announces Food Wise High Level Innovation Team

The Minister for Agriculture Food & Marine, Michael Creed TD today announced the appointment of a High Level Innovation team as part of the Food Wise 2025 strategy, at the…

Recycling
May 3, 2018

Total and Polystyvert join forces on the recycling of household post-consumer polystyrene

The Polymers Business unit of Total S.A. (“Total”) and Polystyvert, a Montreal-based clean technology startup with an innovative method for polystyrene recycling, today announced the signing of an agreement to…

Funding
April 27, 2018

Smart Dublin launches five new innovation challenges with 800k in funding

Smart Dublin, in partnership with Enterprise Ireland, launched today five Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) competitions with €800k in funding. The announcement was made at the LexIcon, Dun Laoghaire Rathdown’s…

Plastic Waste
April 26, 2018

Designer bugs for creating greener plastics

Plastics are desirable because they are very durable and resistant to degradation. Plastic waste is undesirable because of these very properties. EU-funded researchers are designing bacteria to efficiently consume plastic…

Resource Efficiency
April 26, 2018

Bio-based materials for aircraft

EU-funded researchers are developing eco-friendly bio-based materials for aircraft. Collaboration with researchers in China and the aviation industry will see these materials replace traditional high-carbon footprint, non-recyclable materials in planes….

H2020
April 18, 2018

Irish researchers and companies continue to perform strongly in research and innovation

Minister of State for Training, Skills, Innovation, Research and Development, John Halligan T.D., today hailed the latest Irish successes in the EU’s programme on research and innovation, Horizon 2020, which…

Research Funding
May 24, 2018

SEAI encourages researchers to avail of new a €500,000 government fund for energy research projects

Funded by the Department of Communications, Climate Action and Environment, the Sustainable Energy Authority of Ireland (SEAI) announced a fund of €500,000 to support cutting-edge Irish energy research, development and…

Marine
May 21, 2018

Minister Creed announces €1.6 million EMFF grants by Fisheries Local Action Groups

The Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine, Michael Creed, T.D, today announced details of EMFF grants of €1.6 million, awarded by Ireland’s 7 Fisheries Local Action Groups (FLAGs) to…

Environment Funding
May 10, 2018

Minister Naughten Launches Funding for Local Environmental Initiatives

The Minister for Communications, Climate Action and Environment Denis Naughten has launched the 2018 Local Agenda 21 (LA21) Environmental Partnership Fund. This fund supports local environmental initiatives by communities, individuals…

H2020
May 8, 2018

Ireland totals over €513 million from Horizon 2020 with latest wins

Irish researchers have secured more funding from Horizon 2020, the EU’s programme on research and innovation, which commands a total budget of approximately €75 billion. Ireland has secured over €513…

Energy
May 3, 2018

€3 million Government funding for smart lighting now available from SEAI

Local Businesses Can Save up to 90% on Lighting Costs. Smart Lighting Grant – the closing date for applications is Thursday, 31 May. The Sustainable Energy Authority of Ireland (SEAI) is…

Fisheries
April 26, 2018

Minister Michael Creed announces €5m in Grants, supporting €13m investment in 26 Seafood Processing & Aquaculture companies

Minister for Agriculture Food and the Marine, Michael Creed T.D. today announced the award of €4,863,643 in grants to 26 seafood enterprises and 3 research institutions in 11 different counties…

Research Funding
April 26, 2018

Minister Halligan announces €13.7 million investment in next generation of research talent

Minister of State for Training, Skills and Innovation, John Halligan TD, today announced an investment of €13.7 million in funding for 22 early career researchers. The awards will be funded…

Forestry
April 23, 2018

Doyle Announces €17m in Forestry Payments Issuing to Farmers

Andrew Doyle TD, Minister of State at the Department of Agriculture, Food and the Marine with responsibility for forestry, announced the latest payment of annual tax-free forestry premiums for 2018…

Construction
May 14, 2018

Doing Right by Planet and People: The Business Case for Health and Wellbeing in Green Building

The World Green Building Council has released its latest report highlighting the economic benefits of green building and showcasing improved occupant satisfaction when companies implement new health, wellbeing and productivity…

Events
April 30, 2018

Green Save Business Conference 2018

This conference is designed to bring businesses in Wexford and the south east first-hand knowledge on a variety of Green topics. Greening your business can bring great results in terms…

Certification
December 20, 2017

WEEE Ireland among 27 Companies recognised for Achieving Certification to World-Class Business Standards

27 organisations from 16 different counties were honoured this month at a special certificate presentation ceremony, which was held in the National Standards Authority of Ireland (NSAI) offices in Dublin….

Eco-friendly
December 19, 2017

DCU rises to 15th in global green university rankings

University divests from direct holdings in fossil fuels Dublin City University has been ranked 15th in the world in the latest green university league tables. The Universitas Indonesia (UI) GreenMetric…

Eco-Labels
December 19, 2017

Research 235: Current Status and Potential Role of Eco-labels in Informing Environmentally Friendly Purchases and Behaviours

Eco-labels are a widely used means of providing consumers with information regarding the environmental and energy impacts associated with various products and services. Given the opportunity that such labels represent,…

GPP
December 19, 2017

GPP News Alert December 2017

Our December issue opens with the Green Deals initiative on Circular Procurement, which was recently launched in Flanders (Belgium). 101 procurers are already on board to test out new approaches…

EMAS
December 8, 2017

New EMAS Case study: LA PAGE ORIGINAL

An example of the accessibility and potential of EMAS for small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) The EMAS Helpdesk recently published a case study using the example of the company La…

EMAS
December 8, 2017

EMAS Best Practices go a step further

Help shape how we develop and share guidance on improving environmental performance by filling in a 5-minute survey Since 2011, the European Commission has been developing guidance on Best Practices…

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