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6
Dec

Irish Guide Dogs for the Blind Christmas Gift

Christmas Donations

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.


 

Irish Guide Dogs for the Blind

We recently visited The Irish Guide Dogs Headquarters and Training Centre at the Model Farm Road, Cork.

The Irish Guide Dogs is dedicated to assisting those with vision impairments and the families of children with autism to achieve improved mobility, to lead better lives and to become more independent.

All of the national charities training programmes are run at the Model Farm Road location. Clients partaking in courses stay at the Centre for the duration of their training – With some courses lasting up to three weeks!

It costs over €5 million to run the organisation each year with over 85% of the income coming from voluntary donations and fundraising.

Click here to read about Riley, the Guide Dog puppy that the Chris Mee Group Sponsored as part of the “Finding Their Feet” campaign.

If you want to get involved as a Supporter, Volunteer or as a Business offering Work Contact Evelyn Power at [email protected] or Call 021 487 8200

6
Dec

Field of Dreams Christmas Gift

Christmas Donations

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.


Field of Dreams

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]

22
Nov

Taoiseach admits Ireland to drastically miss EU emission targets for 2020

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.

Image Source: https://www.downtoearth.org.in/news/climate-change/most-eu-countries-set-to-miss-2020-carbon-emission-reduction-targets-report-60882

Carbon Action – Part of Chris Mee Group are a leading provider of environmental related Carbon Training & Climate Change Consultancy services in UK, Ireland & abroad. Our clients range from large multinationals to SMEs. If you have any questions regarding Climate Change please do not hesitate to contact one of our experienced Consultants by filling in the enquiry form on this page.

Sources:

https://www.irishexaminer.com/breakingnews/ireland/ireland-will-miss-eu-emission-targets-for-2020-admits-leo-886731.html

https://www.downtoearth.org.in/news/climate-change/most-eu-countries-set-to-miss-2020-carbon-emission-reduction-targets-report-60882


6
Nov

NISO Conference 2018

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;
  • The Hon. Mr. Justice Frank Clarke
  • Bev Messinger, Institution of Occupational Safety and Health (IOSH)
  • Dr. Sharon McGuiness, CEO of HSA
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:
  • Lisa Bourke from Baxter – Safety Representative of the Year,
  • Hazel Guinan from Ecolab Limited. – Safety Representative of the Year Runner Up
  • Nutricia Infant Nutrition Limited – Superior Performance Award
  • John Sisk and Son (Holdings) Ltd. – The Driving for Work Award
  • John Graham Construction Ltd. – The Occupational Health Award
Chris Mee Group are a leading provider of EHS services in UK, Ireland & abroad. Our clients range from large multinationals to SMEs. If you have any questions please do not hesitate to contact one of our experienced Consultants by filling in the enquiry form below.
1
Nov

Construction Safety Week 2018 – Our Events and Special Offers!

 

                

Chris Mee Group are delighted to have partnered with Portwest, Charles Hughes Ltd and BAM Construction for a Construction Safety week workshop at the Bolands Mill / Google site in Dublin.
The topic of the October 26th workshop was “Working at Height Safety”. Safety tips and rescue techniques were shared with attendees whilst the demonstrator, a Consultant at Chris Mee Group is suspended from height.
The overall aim of the workshop was to influence stronger cultures of health and safety amongst workforces.
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