In lieu of the traditional corporate Christmas gift, this year donations have been made to Field of Dreams, Autism Ireland, and The Irish Guide Dogs. We feel the best gift we can give is the gift of helping others and we thought that these charities would be a great choice.
We recently visited the 3 acre Down Syndrome Cork, Field of Dreams site in Curraheen. Where we met with Debbie Kelleher, Manager and Care Coordinator and Nicky Green, Horticulturalist who gave us a tour of the grounds and a background to the Charity.
The Field of Dreams is a social farming program, with a training room, commercial grade kitchen with accompanying cafe, 2 polytunnels, market garden, sensory garden, remembrance garden, orchard, covered courtyard, recreational areas and a fruit garden which is currently under construction.
The programme is focused on getting adults with Down syndrome placed in meaningful employment. Currently there are 8 attendees on the QQI Level 3 Life and Work-skills Programme hosted at this inspirational training environment.
Other programmes at the Field of Dreams include the Activation Programme – a one year programme. This is hosted 1 day each week and focuses on harvesting produce from the farm, cookery and Arts and Crafts.
If you want to get involved as a Supporter, Volunteer or as a Business offering Work Contact Sharon at [email protected]
Ireland is faced with paying hundreds of millions of euro in EU imposed fines or purchasing carbon credits as the country is likely to fail in its 2020 EU carbon emission reduction targets to reduce emissions by 20%.
Speaking at the Dáil, Taoiseach Leo Varadkar declares that the real reduction will be nearer to 1% in 2020 but he hopes that 2030 targets will be met. Going on to say “I am determined that we should do so for renewable energy and CO2 emissions.”
Levies of €20 per tonne are applicable to petrol, diesel, coal and more and though the Government have thus far held off on increases in the budget it is likely that future budgets will see rises.
A recent Off Target report Published by Climate Action Network (CAN) Europe noted that though Sweden is on right track no EU country is performing adequately in terms of ambition and advancement in reducing carbon emissions.
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The 55th Annual NISO Health and Safety Conference was hosted by NISO South Region in Killarney on the 12th of October. MC for the conference was Chairperson of the NISO South Region and Senior Safety Consultant at Chris Mee Group Sean O'Shaughnessy. The theme for the conference was “Safety: The Heart of the Matter” and had some fantastic speakers such as;
O'Shaughnessy said, “It was a great honour for me and I really enjoyed representing the region….” The conference was followed by the 27th NISO/NISG (National Irish Safety Organisation / Northern Ireland Safety Group) Annual Safety Awards. These awards demonstrate the positive and proactive culture of safety management and are highly valued across health and safety professionals throughout the island of Ireland. Winners on the night included:
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