Our two groups that entered the Eco competition and the Show Racism the Red Card competition have progressed to the National Finals Stage, in both events.

The 7-12 Year olds entry into Show Racism the Red Card (#srtrc Ireland) will showcase their work and Poster design in the Aviva Stadium in May 2016.

The 13-18 Year olds have been selected to compete in the National Finals of “Operation Eco Park” at the Mansion House, Dublin also in May 2016.

Congratulations to both groups and their volunteer helpers on getting this far and wishing them “Good Luck”

Click links below for more details.

Operation Eco Park

Show Racism the Red Flag

Minister to launch report into “herbal high” use in Monaghan


A report on the findings of a survey carried out into the extent of the problems caused by use of synthetic cannabinoid substances – so called “Legal” or “herbal highs” – in Co Monaghan will be launched on Wednesday, November 25 next by Minister of State for New Communities, Culture and Equality Aodhan O Riordain TD.

The findings of the research will be outlined at a public event in Teach Na nDaoine Family Resource Centre at 2:30pm.

The report is entitled “A community based study of Synthetic Cannabinoid use in Co Monaghan, Ireland”

A partnership of health and support organisations commissioned an investigation into the extent of the problem in the county after widespread public concerns about the issue were raised.

Next week’s event will give an overview of the research and its findings and main recommendations. A number of keynote speakers will present an indication of how the issue is evolving.

The organisers said this week: “Some time will be allotted towards the end of the presentation for questions to be directed to the panel. However due to the expected high turn out, it is strongly advised that organisations, journalists, community representatives and other interested parties submit their name and details to the contact person in Teach Na nDaoine (04771398) in advance of the event.

Those wishing to ask questions on the day, without submitting their details in advance, may not be heard.