Latest News for: Ireland waste


Extra cost of post-Brexit paperwork sees NI exports routed via Republic instead

Belfast Telegraph 01 Mar 2021
Time and money is being wasted chasing unnecessary paperwork for businesses exporting from Northern Ireland to the EU, a leading cargo firm said ... Since the end of the post-Brexit transition period it has routed shipments using the more costly route via the Republic of Ireland then direct to France.

O’Shea’s return and Idah goal bright spots for Kenny but McClean ruled out

Irish Independent 01 Mar 2021
Dara O’Shea’s return to the starting team for West Brom and a first goal in five months for Adam Idah was two badly-needed good news stories for Stephen Kenny on a weekend when he had a wasted scouting mission to London. And the Ireland boss also learned that James McClean has ...

Electrical waste recycling drops in January after rise in 2020

The Irish Times 27 Feb 2021
However, WEEE Ireland, the country’s largest e-waste recycling scheme, fears this progress could be lost as there has been a decrease in recycling so far this year. A total of 11,736 tonnes of electrical waste were recycled in local authority centres in 2020, compared with 10,635 in the previous year, according to data from WEEE Ireland.

5km travel curbs blamed for spike in electrical items being put in waste bins

Irish Independent 27 Feb 2021
The survey shows how the behaviour and attitude of Irish people towards recycling e-waste is improving ... To comply with EU targets, Ireland’s e-waste recycling should have increased by more than 10pc on last year’s tonnages, to keep pace with the growing volume of electrical appliances entering the market every year.

Recycled electrical waste jumped by 10% last year

Belfast Telegraph 26 Feb 2021
The survey shows how the behaviour and attitude of Irish people towards recycling e-waste is improving ... To comply with EU targets, Ireland e-waste recycling should have increased by more than 10% on last year’s tonnages, to keep pace with the growing volume of electrical appliances entering the market every year.

Prices in Ireland 35% above EU average in 2019 - CSO

RTE 24 Feb 2021
Ireland also had the tenth highest Gross Domestic Product (GDP) of €356.1 billion ... On an environment theme, the CSO said the quantity of waste landfilled in Ireland dropped by 78.4% between 2008 and 2018 from 1.94 to 0.42 million tonnes. . 29.4% of municipal waste was recycled in Ireland in 2018, below the EU average of 30.3%, it added.

Public losing confidence in Government, Fine Gael TDs tell Varadkar at party meeting

The Irish Times 24 Feb 2021
The public is losing confidence in the Government and will not put up with the current coalition much longer, the Fine Gael parliamentary party has been warned ... Sources at the meeting said Mr Ring said the Government had failed on testing, vaccines and communications ... “We have a problem” ... He said Ireland was telling the EU not to “waste any time” ... .

Platform: We waste one million tons of food per year

Irish Independent 22 Feb 2021
I was also working in sustainability, and food waste became a huge interest to me in terms of how to turn waste into an opportunity. Our passion is bringing the food industry and communities together to work on food waste and to build more resilient communities ... In Ireland, we waste about one million tons of food a year.

Staycation once again? The smart booking guide for 2021

The Irish Times 21 Feb 2021
This is Ireland. There will be rain when you are away but there is no point in moaning about it or wasting grey summer days staring at heavy clouds wondering if that is a sliver of blue sky far, far away ... There are loads of easily accessible beaches and Loftus Hall, said to be Ireland’s most haunted house, is on the doorstep.

Trusting Boris over his Burrow gives me that sinking feeling

Belfast Telegraph 20 Feb 2021
Now there's the Boris Burrow - a proposed underwater tunnel which would connect Scotland to Northern Ireland, boost trade, encourage tourism and get around (literally) that unfortunate border in the Irish Sea ... When the Scotland-Northern Ireland gas interconnector was laid back in 1995, a number of phosphorus bombs washed ashore in Scotland.

Dumped waste and munitions 'make NI-Scots bridge unsafe'

Belfast Telegraph 18 Feb 2021
The UK and Ireland Nuclear Free Local Authorities (NFLA) said it would be a "real challenge" to develop either project, particularly if built in an area of the Irish Sea called Beaufort's Dyke, where tonnes of surplus munitions from two world wars and radioactive waste are dumped.

Zombie businesses lurk beneath State supports for economy

The Irish Times 12 Feb 2021
These properties were bust and should have closed ... Amazon is currently setting up camp just off the N7 in Dublin and when its same or next-day delivery services begin in Ireland, it is likely to lay waste to parts of the domestic retail sector ... Pubs are not just economic units, they are an integral part of Ireland’s social and cultural fabric ... .

Anger as figures show hoax calls to NI Ambulance Service on rise

Belfast Telegraph 11 Feb 2021
Hoax and time-wasting calls to the Northern Ireland Ambulance Service are on the rise, figures show ... "It is important now more than ever not to waste first responders' time, when they are often the first line of care," said the South Belfast representative.