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  • Weather Warnings for Gales on Tuesday » Inside Ireland
    90 km hr Weather Warning for gales is in effect Mayo Sligo Leitrim and Donegal Southwest to west winds will reach mean speeds of 60 to 75 km hr with gusts of 90 to 120 km hr strongest in coastal areas Valid from 15 00 to 24 00 hours Tuesday 29th January Gale Warning Southerly gales or strong gales on Tuesday on all Irish coastal waters and on the Irish Sea later becoming southwesterly and reaching storm force at times between Erris Head and Fair Head The British Met Office said there were currently no warnings for Northern Ireland on 29 Jan 2013 Wet and Windy across the country Met Éireann forecast wind and rain for Tuesday 29th January Wet and windy across the country on Tuesday morning A clearance will gradually spread from the west during the afternoon Highest temperatures of 11 or 12 degrees Outlook The rain will clear on Tuesday night although some showers will continue along the west coast It will stay blustery too and temperatures will fall to between 2 and 4 degrees Wednesday will be a cool day with further showers mainly affecting western counties but some may be carried further east on the fresh southwest winds Highs of 6 to 9 degrees The showers will be replaced by rain on Wednesday night Comments Comments are closed Latest Environment Met Office issues Yellow warning of snow and ice for the North The Met Office has issued a Yellow warning of snow and ice for the North from Thursday night into Friday morning 7 8th January HSA 18 people died in the agricultural industry in the Republic with 4 of them children HSA figures show 18 people died in the agricultural industry in the Republic of Ireland in 2015 with 4 of them children An

    Original URL path: http://insideireland.ie/2013/01/28/met-eireann-have-forecast-freezing-nights-next-week-with-severe-frost-and-ice-and-temperatures-dropping-as-low-as-7-in-some-areas-83093/ (2016-02-11)
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  • Invites open for community groups to compete in energy saving programme » Inside Ireland
    to take part in Quest Six groups will be selected to compete against each other in a specially designed energy saving programme Neil Coleman and Michelle Carson from Power NI announce their Quest to find six new community energy saving champions for 2013 Each of the six groups will begin the ten step challenge together and will also receive help and funding from Power NI along the way The first group to the finish will win the 10 000 prize to invest in renewable technologies Throughout the challenge the six selected groups will benefit from a Power NI mentor and will learn how becoming more energy efficient can make a lasting difference in their local area Power NI s project co ordinator Neil Coleman said the company is delighted to be launching Quest their new community project for 2013 Our aim is to educate and empower local communities in Northern Ireland to become more energy efficient and help residents and local businesses save on their energy bills You don t need to be experienced energy savers we are looking for enthusiastic and dedicated groups and organisations that are up for the challenge We would encourage everyone to come forward and complete the simple application form at www powerni co uk quest Quest applications are open until 31st March 2013 To receive a postal application pack please contact 028 9068 5031 or e mail energysaving powerni co uk for more information Comments Comments are closed Latest Environment Met Office issues Yellow warning of snow and ice for the North The Met Office has issued a Yellow warning of snow and ice for the North from Thursday night into Friday morning 7 8th January HSA 18 people died in the agricultural industry in the Republic with 4 of them children HSA figures

    Original URL path: http://insideireland.ie/2013/01/17/invites-open-for-community-groups-to-compete-in-energy-saving-programme-82939/ (2016-02-11)
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  • Customers in North will have to pay 5p for each disposable bag from April » Inside Ireland
    Environment Alex Attwood said the Assembly vote for the regulations is an important milestone in introducing the carrier bag levy Reduce number of bags by 80 Recent statistics have shown a significant increase in single use carrier bags handed out by major supermarkets in Northern Ireland it is the big retailers which I am most interested in We can reduce the number of carrier bags by at least 80 this levy helps said the Minister The levy is not confined to plastic bags it also applies to bags made from paper plant based material or natural starch There are also exceptions for hygiene and safety reasons and also confidentiality in respect of prescription medicines where the bags can be free The Minister added The key objective of the carrier bag levy is to reduce or eliminate the unnecessary use of bags regardless of the material from which they are made The revenue raised from the levy will contribute towards a number of Departmental environmental programmes and activities Cross party support North Antrim Sinn Féin MLA Daithí McKay welcomed the news and said evidence shows that wherever a levy of this type has been introduced it has been a great success especially with members of the public The fact of the matter is that carrier bags are a huge litter problem they are unsightly and most members of the public recognise that consumer behaviour has to change in regard to carrier bags It is good to see that there is cross party support for this initiative that will be welcomed by members of the public and those who want to see their streets and countryside free of litter added the MLA All Ireland levy 11 years apart The Republic introduced the levy on the use of plastic shopping bags nearly 11

    Original URL path: http://insideireland.ie/2013/01/15/customers-in-north-will-have-to-pay-5p-for-each-disposable-bag-from-april-82849/ (2016-02-11)
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  • With Winter still to show its teeth and Christmas spending leaving its mark, January is a month to save on energy bills, and help the environment to boot! » Inside Ireland
    Manager from Power NI said The cold nights and power sapping standby buttons on televisions and other electrical appliances all add up and can have a huge impact on your pocket Katie McCrory aged 7 from Lisburn cosies up to her teddy and keeps her toes warm and toasty with energy saving measures from Power NI Boiler servicing insulation and a range of energy saving products are just some of the small steps that are available from Power NI all of which could significantly reduce your energy bills Nearly half of all the heat lost in an average home in Northern Ireland goes out through the roof space and walls Fitting insulation or topping up your existing insulation is one of the simplest energy saving measures you can think about to help you save money on your energy bills Insulating your loft could save you up to 150 per year whilst cavity wall insulation could save you up to 115 each year off your energy bills source Energy Saving Trust New Year Energy Checklist Check your home energy rating by taking a few minutes to complete the FREE online Home Energy Check HEC at www powerni co uk HEC this will provide you with a personalised report on how to save energy in your home By installing cavity wall and loft insulation through Power NI you could receive a massive 300 discount and save up to 265 off your energy bill A regularly serviced boiler will make sure it is working at its best not only is it safer but it will help to extend the life of your boiler and improve the efficiency of your central heating system helping you save money on your energy bills Heating accounts for almost 60 of annual energy bills Spread the cost of your electricity into smaller monthly payments and save up to 40 per annum by paying by monthly direct debit or up to 55 savings if you switch to online paperless billing Look out for energy labels that show how efficient new appliances are Buying an A rated appliance for example costs around 35 less per year to run than E rated ones Invest in energy saving light bulbs They use 80 less electricity last 10 times longer and typically save around 3 per year Don t leave devices such as microwaves TVs mobile phone chargers or game consoles on standby they can use up to 100 worth of electricity a year Typical standby costs in the home Appliance kWh per year Cost per year Microwave 61 32kWh 9 38 Cooker 43 8kWh 6 70 TV 43 8kWh 6 70 Mobile phone charger 52 56kWh 8 04 Washing machine 17 52kWh 2 68 Computer 87 6kWh 13 41 For more advice and information on how to save money and energy this winter with Power NI visit at www powerni co uk winter Call FREE on 0800 0321 894 Comments Comments are closed Latest Environment Met Office issues Yellow warning of snow

    Original URL path: http://insideireland.ie/2013/01/06/with-winter-still-to-show-its-teeth-and-christmas-spending-leaving-its-mark-january-is-a-month-to-save-on-energy-bills-and-help-the-environment-to-boot-82602/ (2016-02-11)
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  • Coast Guard re-issues safety advice following busy New Year, including 11-hour Donegal rescue » Inside Ireland
    the Aranmore Lifeboat were also all tasked to assist The incident in Donegal was just one of a number of search and rescue taskings received by the Coast Guard over the New Year period Search teams eventually reached the injured man after 10 30pm on Tuesday and began the slow process of bringing the casualty back up the cliff finally doing so around midnight The man was then assessed and transported by Coast Guard helicopter to Sligo General Hospital with non life threatening injuries to his back and a flesh wound to his leg The incident in Donegal was just one of a number of search and rescue taskings received by the Coast Guard over the New Year period Other incidents included searches for missing persons in Wicklow and Dublin and dealing with reports of people in the water in Waterford Limerick and Louth Director of the Irish Coast Guard Chris Reynolds said 2012 was the busiest ever for the Irish Coast Guard and already in the early days of 2013 we have provided assistance in a number of incidents I am appealing again to the public that they heed local advice and be aware of weather conditions if walking or hiking along our coastline particularly during winter time There is safety in numbers so never be alone while walking along cliff paths if possible Let somebody know when and where you are going and what time you will be back Stay well away from the cliff edge both top and bottom advised Mr Reynolds Don t attempt to rescue people or pets if they fall over the edge If assistance is required dial 112 and ask for the Coast Guard Advice from the Coast Guard is if you do see someone in difficulty in the sea on the shore

    Original URL path: http://insideireland.ie/2013/01/03/coast-guard-re-issues-safety-advice-following-busy-new-year-including-11-hour-donegal-rescue-82480/ (2016-02-11)
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  • 2012 was busiest year for Irish Coast Guard » Inside Ireland
    The statistical average of Coast Guard incidents per year since 2000 is 1 820 This year s increase reflects the increasing role and importance of the Coast Guard helicopters and volunteer Units in assisting the other blue light agencies most notably the HSE and An Garda Siochana Minister for Transport Tourism and Sport Leo Varadkar commended Coast Guard Units and volunteers across Ireland for their hard work and commitment in assisting 2 593 people and saving 161 lives in 2012 The Minister attended a joint Coast Guard RNLI New Year training exercise in Howth on Sunday and thanked all those associated with the emergency service Funding for the Coast Guard has been protected for the second year running in the Budget Similarly funding for the RNLI and Mountain Rescue will be maintained at current levels through to 2016 These are essential services and much of the cost is met by volunteers But I particularly want to pay tribute to the huge number of volunteers who save lives every week of the year Without these volunteers it simply wouldn t be possible to provide the same level of emergency response These volunteers include 900 in the Coast Guard 2 000 in the Royal National Lifeboat Institute 300 community rescue boats and 500 mountain and cave rescue volunteers They provide a 24 hour on call service to respond to emergencies at sea on our cliffs and coasts He also re affirmed that the three existing marine Rescue Co ordination Centres will remain open following a review Comments Comments are closed Latest Environment Met Office issues Yellow warning of snow and ice for the North The Met Office has issued a Yellow warning of snow and ice for the North from Thursday night into Friday morning 7 8th January HSA 18 people died

    Original URL path: http://insideireland.ie/2013/01/01/2012-was-busiest-year-for-irish-coast-guard-82454/ (2016-02-11)
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  • Recycling Provider launches winter appeal to encourage recycling and raise money for charity » Inside Ireland
    through its kerbside box collection from December to March 1 will be donated to the Children s Hospice The Children s Hospice provides 24 hour support and care to children who are battling conditions such as cancer heart disease muscular dystrophy and degenerative conditions for which there is no known cure According to the Hospice there are 600 life limited children in Northern Ireland that urgently require the care that only the hospice can provide Launching the campaign Claire McCallum Communications Manager at Bryson Recycling said During the Christmas period it s important to remember those who need care and support all year round We appreciate that in the current climate not everyone can afford to provide financial support but we have devised our 1 a Tonne campaign to ensure that people don t have to dig deep to make a huge difference The Corporate and Trust Fundraiser from the Northern Ireland Hospice Ellen Hillen said that every year her organisation provides specialist nursing care for 250 life limited children young people and their families throughout Northern Ireland Just 30 can give these special children an hour of hospice care We are asking everyone with a kerbside box to make an extra big effort in the coming months and do their bit for recycling Every pound raised will go a long way to support local children and young people and their families said Ms Hillen Bryson Recycling offers a weekly recycling collection service to over 170 000 homes across the province and will be running the appeal throughout six council areas in Counties Armagh Antrim and Belfast To find out more about what is collected in your area please visit the Bryson Recycling website www brysonrecycling org Comments Comments are closed Latest Environment Met Office issues Yellow warning of snow

    Original URL path: http://insideireland.ie/2012/12/11/recycling-provider-launches-winter-appeal-to-encourage-recycling-and-raise-money-for-charity-82299/ (2016-02-11)
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  • Met Éireann issues Weather Warning for heavy rain and gusts on Wednesday night/Thursday morning » Inside Ireland
    statement said that Southerly winds are likely to gust 85 to 100 km h with the highest gusts in coastal areas Some heavy thundery downpours can be expected giving some local spot flooding and poor driving conditions Some heavy thundery downpours can be expected too giving some local spot flooding and poor driving conditions The western half of the country is likely to be affected by the heavy rain first with eastern areas most at risk closer to dawn Met Éireann has also issued a Gale Warning for Wednesday night Thursday morning Gale or strong gale force southerly winds overnight on all coasts of Ireland and the Irish Sea and occasionally touching storm force later tonight on parts of the east coast and Irish Sea In the North the Met Office has said there will be heavy rain overnight and early Thursday then it will get brighter with gales easing On Wednesday night there will be freshening southerly winds touching gale or even severe gale force along the Down coast later Minimum Temperature 5 C The weather is set to improve as Thursday continues Strong winds and heavy rain soon clearing from the west to leave a drier day with some a few showers and increasing amounts of sunshine in the afternoon Maximum Temperature 9 C Comments Comments are closed Latest Environment Met Office issues Yellow warning of snow and ice for the North The Met Office has issued a Yellow warning of snow and ice for the North from Thursday night into Friday morning 7 8th January HSA 18 people died in the agricultural industry in the Republic with 4 of them children HSA figures show 18 people died in the agricultural industry in the Republic of Ireland in 2015 with 4 of them children An Taisce hails decision

    Original URL path: http://insideireland.ie/2012/11/22/met-eireann-issues-weather-warning-for-heavy-rain-and-gusts-on-wednesday-nightthursday-morning-81922/ (2016-02-11)
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