Mobile NZEB Training Unit launched by LOETB Mount Lucas National Construction Training Centre

Laois Offaly Education and Training Board LOETB continue to lead the way in Construction Training with the launch of an innovative Mobile NZEB Training Unit by the National Construction Training Centre in Mount Lucas. The new Mobile Training Unit will be used to demonstrate NZEB Construction Training and Career Opportunities nationwide, and was officially launched […]

Great Taste Awards for 34 Midlands Food & Drink products

A total of 34 food and drink products, from 10 of the best food and drink producers in the Midlands, have been accredited with Great Taste Awards for 2023. The Great Taste Awards are run by the Guild of Fine Foods to support independent food and drink producers, and are one of the largest and […]

ESB confirms €500,000 Longford community dividend under Just Transition

Longford County Council is delighted to welcome confirmation that ESB is delivering on its commitment, outlined as part of Just Transition, of making a community dividend of €500,000 available to the Lanesborough area. It comes as the ESB also confirms that ownership of one of their former industrial buildings in the town is also to […]

3 Midlands Finalists in 2023 Sustainable Business Impact Awards

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The finalists for the 2023 Sustainable Business Impact Awards from Chambers Ireland have been announced, with 3 Midlands businesses – DPD Ireland, the FACTORY, and Ballykilcavan Brewing – in the running for awards. The Chambers Ireland Sustainable Business Impact Awards are run in association with the Department of Rural and Community Development and recognise initiatives […]

New ‘Work, Live Westmeath’ Remote Work Initiative Launched

Work, Live Westmeath is a new Remote Working initiative by Westmeath County Council showcasing Westmeath’s endless possibilities as a great place to live, work or start a business. The new brand and marketing campaigns are set to highlight Westmeath as a vibrant location that boasts a scenic and rich natural environment with a great quality […]

Launch of Renewable Energy Hub at Birr Technology Centre

The Renewable Energy Hub has been opened at the Birr Technology Centre to create a centre of excellence for firms, both local and international, developing and supplying renewable energy technologies. Firms based at the hub will provide a range of services to the commercial sector and households seeking renewable energy solutions. Pippa Hackett, Minister of […]

21 Midlands Finalists in Irish Quality Food & Drink Awards 2023

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Food and Drink producers in the Midlands have received 21 nominations in the Irish Quality Food and Drink Awards 2023, in recognition of the world-class food and drink producers located throughout the region. Now in their 10th year, the Irish Quality Food and Drink Awards have become a well-recognised badge of excellence amongst customers and […]