Friday, January 6, 2023

Natural Perfumers! A "Summit of Founding Members" of The Tapputi Belatekallim Society happens on the 31st of January

An intricate design incorporating an owl, a flask and a nose

Shaped by Knowledge, Connected through Trust

Tapputi Belatekallim Society to Represent Natural Perfumers on the World Stage. You are invited to register your interest.

Our patroness’ official designation as lady boss of the royal lab. Tapputi Belatekallim  was the royal court perfumer and chemist around 1232BCE  ”
— Justine Crane

SALTHILL, GALWAY, IRELAND, January 6, 2023 / -- Are you a Natural Perfumer invested in Conservation, Authenticity, and Integrity and in service to ethics in Natural Perfumery? There is

Tuesday, June 14, 2022

Minister Humphreys makes major changes to Farm Assist Means Test

  • New income disregard will help ensure farmers who take up wide range of Agri-Environment schemes don’t lose out

Social Protection Minister Heather Humphreys, TD, has today (Tuesday 14 June) introduced major new changes to the Farm Assist Means Test in a move that will benefit thousands of farmers.

The Minister has signed regulations that will introduce a new income disregard which

Taoiseach Micheál Martin and Minister Catherine Martin welcome national conference to mark the centenary of the Irish Civil War

  • a 4-day national conference, hosted by University College Cork, from 15 to 18 June
  • the conference is free and open to the public
  • a fringe programme includes concerts, walking tours and exhibitions

The Taoiseach Micheál Martin will address the opening day of the Irish Civil War National Conference - one of the key events in the State’s Decade of Centenaries Programme for 2022. The conference is hosted by University College Cork (UCC) and supported with funding from the Department of Tourism, Culture, Arts, Gaeltacht, Sport and Media.

Over 130 expert speakers will examine all aspects of the Irish Civil War (1922-1923), including international, political, social, cultural, gender, military, and

Statement from the Minister for Health - 14 June 2022

No decision regarding the HSE’s proposal for the transition of the Emergency Department at Our Lady’s Hospital Navan (OLHN) has been agreed by this government.

The HSE has clinical concerns about the safety of the Emergency Department at

Minister Feighan welcomes report on drug treatment services and highlights new initiatives for people who use cocaine and crack cocaine

• 70% of People Now Treated in Outpatient Facilities

• Increase of 410 New People Receiving Treatment since 2020

• Community Healthcare Organisations Tackling Health-Related Harms of Cocaine

The Minister for Public Health, Wellbeing and the National Drugs Strategy, Frank Feighan TD, welcomes the publication of the HRB report on drug treatment services. The report demonstrates the continuing demand for health services to address the harmful effects of drug use, the types of drugs that are most impactful on people who require treatment, and the social factors associated with problematic drug use.

The report shows that 4,206 new people were receiving treatment for drug use in

Closure of Skellig Michael to visitors due to Rockfall Event

Due to a rockfall event on Sceilg Mhichíl today (13 June 2022), the Office of Public Works wishes to inform the public that the site will be closed to visitors until further notice.

There were no casualties as a result of this rockfall event. However, the island has been closed to allow for a full examination of the site and to clear debris.

Sceilg Mhichíl will reopen to visitors once it has been deemed safe to do so.

McConalogue announces opening of €13 million Pig Exceptional Payment Scheme 2 for applications

Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine, Charlie McConalogue, today announced the opening of applications for the Pig Exceptional Payment Scheme 2 (PEPS2).

In announcing the scheme, Minister McConalogue said:

“As I have consistently stated, our pig farmers are remarkably resilient, but I am acutely aware of the unprecedented challenges they are facing at present. Irish pig farmers, alongside others across the EU, are currently facing a combination of low prices and extraordinarily high input costs. This is why I

Minister McConalogue sets down priorities and challenges for 2023 at EU Fisheries Council

At the EU Fisheries Council today, Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine, Charlie McConalogue, outlined Ireland’s priorities during discussions on preparation for negotiations on setting quotas for 2023. The Minister praised the efforts of all fisheries stakeholders for their ongoing contribution to delivering on the CFP’s core ambition of sustainable fisheries management.

Minister Mc Conalogue said:

“I noted that considerable progress has been made over the recent years in setting sustainable quotas for our important fisheries. I supported the commitment to delivering quotas for 2023 that build on the progress we

Minister Seán Fleming speaks at the Credit Union National Supervisors Forum’s AGM 2022

Minister of State with responsibility for Financial Services, Credit Unions and Insurance, Seán Fleming, spoke at the Credit Union National Supervisors Forum’s AGM in Limerick on Saturday, 11 June.

The National Supervisors Forum supports the Credit Union Supervisory Committees and Board Oversight Committees in carrying out their legal functions and to provide appropriate specialist training.

In his speech, Minister Fleming noted the rapid pace of change in the financial

Government announces package of measures to secure electricity supplies into the future and to help mitigate rising household electricity bills

Further reduction in PSO Levy to deliver an ‘indicative’ annual saving of €75 on a typical household electricity bill from next winter

Government approves RESS 2 final auction results – to bring more indigenous renewable electricity onto the National Grid and to reduce our reliance on imported fossil fuels

Approval of funding for the CRU’s (Commission for the Regulation of Utilities) second tranche of temporary back-up generation capacity, to secure our supply of electricity over the coming winters

Increased borrowing limit for EirGrid – to strengthen our National Grid and to deliver the Celtic (Ireland-France) Interconnector

Increased borrowing limit for Bord na Móna – to drive greater deployment of indigenous renewable energy as part of the ‘Brown to Green’ transition

The Cabinet has today approved a package of measures to help mitigate the rising cost of rising electricity bills and to ensure secure supplies to electricity for households and business across Ireland over the coming years.

The package of measures includes changes to the PSO (Public Service

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