Online Repair Directory

Monaghan County Council has been working with County Councils from Galway, Kilkenny, Limerick, Meath, South Dublin, and Wicklow to develop an online Repair Directory. This follows on from the success of the Kilkenny Repair Directory developed in 2015 and which has been replicated on paper in other counties. The benefits of an online version of […]

Remake Reuse and Reimagine with Books in Carlow

Carlow County Council, with support from Carlow Library Service, Crafty Fox, Myshall and local charity shops has implemented a project to bring new life to old books. Each year our local Libraries and local Charity shops send thousands of books to local landfills. These are old titles that have long gone out of fashion and […]

Galway Reuse and Repair Initiative, 2017

Galway County Council and Galway City Council have co-hosted The Galway Reuse and Repair Initiative, 2017 This event was designed to showcase examples of reuse, repair and upcycling currently being undertaken by businesses, organisations, voluntary groups and others in Galway and beyond. The event built on a similar event held in 2016. A social media […]

Monaghan Examines Feasibility of Repair App

Building on the success of Kilkenny’s Repair Directory Monaghan County Council has undertaken a feasibility study on developing a Repair App for Android phone. This App would give full details of repair and reuse options and facilities for householders in the region. The feasibility has looked at the following: Costs of building app. Cost of […]

Roscommon Develops Repair Directory

Roscommon County Council has developed a Repair Directory for the county, offering a major boost to reuse and repair in the region. This is an important element of establishing what services already exists in the county and in their promotion. Furthermore the research for this directory has acted as a mapping exercise and is an […]

Roscommon Works with ICA on Upcycling

Roscommon County Council has been working with the local Irish Countrywomen’s Association to promote reuse and upcyclign in the region. There are nine ICA groups in County Roscommon who meet monthly and also meet three times a year as a federation. These groups have extensive sewing and craft skills and can readily apply their skills […]

Reusable coffee cups initiative in Meath

Following on Meath County Council’s implementation of an in-house reusable coffee cups initiative, the local authority has expanded the programme to motor dealers and coffee retailers in the county. Meath County Council has offered 2 reusable keep cups for 1,000 new car sales in the region, helping drivers to make to make sound environmental choices […]

Kerry County Council Upcycling with Students

Kerry County Council has been working with the upcycling company Sew Unique to offer recycling and reuse projects with transition year students in Colaiste na Sceilge, Cahersiveen. The Re-cycling Design Project is a design project, utilising recycling materials. It is based on a design idea that can be wearable or used as a decoration/functional piece. […]

Laois Tidy Towns Reuse/Upcycling Events

Working with CRNI members, Laois County Council along with the Laois Federation of Tidy Towns hosted two Reuse/Upcycling events during Reuse Month (October 2016) focusing on creative reuse to a family audience. Abbeyleix Tidy Towns hosted one of the workshops while Mountmellick Tidy Towns hosted the second one. Both groups are very proactive in the […]

Laois Secondary Schools Reuse Project

Laois County Council and The Community Reuse Network Ireland (CRNI) has been working with Secondary Schools on an innovative Reuse Project. Currently Laois has 74 awarded Green Flag Schools with only 9 schools left to achieve their award. Working with CRNI members, 9 secondary schools (some yet to achieve their green flag award) were invited […]