Tony Hoyne of Palm Free (Zero Waste) Irish Soap Ltd., and Kieran Mullins, Project Director at Dublin Waste to Energy Photo by Naoise Culhane EAST Clare soap producer Palm Free has strengthened its reputation for being environmentally friendly, picking up a prestigious national award for waste management.
SPEAKING to The Clare Echo, Rowena Sheen is busy in her workshop preparing for a busy festive period. The Ennistymon native will be carefully crafting her beautifully unique handmade pieces for the next two weeks – after which time they will begin their journey into jewellery boxes across Ireland via various craft markets.
*Margaret O’Brien, Ennis Chamber of Commerce. Photograph: Arthur Ellis The Clare Echo’s Sunday Read series continues with a report on inflation: which Clare industries are being squeezed the hardest? RISING prices is the headline story of 2022 and it’s here to stay. Increasing energy costs and a perfect storm of supply chain issues and a global pandemic …