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Firstly, make sure you know where you’re voting. This information will be printed on your polling card. You should also plan when you’re going to vote. The polls are open from 7am to 10pm so you have 15 hours to work with.

Leave your badges, signs and jumpers at home. Campaigning is not permitted at polling stations. This applies to posters, leaflets, flags, banners and anything that encourages a vote for one side over the other. If you arrive wearing something that promotes one side over the other, you may be asked to remove it.

Don’t take a selfie or any photograph in the voting booth. Voting is done by secret ballot and the Department of the Environment says that: “taking photographs and the sharing of any photograph of a ballot paper marked at an election or a referendum could have the potential to compromise the integrity and secrecy of a ballot and may constitute an offence”. You can take a photo outside the polling station either before or after you've voted, but not inside.

Don’t forget your polling card or other form of official identification. You should have received a polling card but you don't need it to vote. You must bring a valid form of personal identification, such as a passport, official student identification or driving licence, with you when you go to vote.

Read the question being asked in the ballot very carefully and mark your answer with an 'X'. You should mark ‘X’ in either the ‘yes’ or the ‘no’ box on the paper, then show the back of the ballot paper to the polling officials, fold it and place it in a sealed ballot box. Any other mark will spoil your vote.

For voters with disabilities, if you are voting at a polling station, you may be helped to vote by utilising companion voting, assistance from the presiding officer or by using a tactile ballot paper template.

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Additional Flat fixture for Killarney Races next week

Horse Racing Ireland has announced there will be an additional Flat Meeting at Killarney next Monday (October 10). This meeting will close for entries by 12 noon this Wednesday (October […]

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Horse Racing Ireland has announced there will be an additional Flat Meeting at Killarney next Monday (October 10).

This meeting will close for entries by 12 noon this Wednesday (October 5) with declarations to run to be made by 10am this Saturday (October 8).

The race programme details for this fixture are on the HRI RAS website www.hri.ie.

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Lee Strand awarded Gold in Sustainability Programme

Lee Strand was recognised once again for their exceptional performance and commitment to sustainability with Gold Membership at the Origin Green 2022 awards. Origin Green is Ireland’s food and drink […]

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Lee Strand was recognised once again for their exceptional performance and commitment to sustainability with Gold Membership at the Origin Green 2022 awards.

Origin Green is Ireland’s food and drink sustainability programme led by Bord Bia – The Irish Food Board. Gold Membership is awarded to companies who demonstrate an exceptional annual performance on their sustainability targets.

“We are delighted Lee Strand is recognised once again with the prestigious Origin Green Gold Membership for our commitment to sustainability,” Gearoid Linnane, CEO said.

“In Lee Strand environmental management and sustainability are key elements of our business model, from launching 100% renewable cartons, to reducing water usage and energy efficiency. This is a great achievement by our sustainability team who are continually striving for higher levels of environmental excellence. We would also like to thank Veronica Kennelly from the Munster Technological University who assisted Lee Strand in the development of our Origin Green plan.”

Origin Green continues to evolve to ensure Bord Bia is helping Irish food and drink companies to remain up to date with the evolving needs of trade customers and their consumers, globally. With the introduction of the Origin Green credits system in early 2022, it is now easier to identify members who are performing at a high level or excelling in their sustainability performance.

To retain ongoing membership of Origin Green, companies must subsequently submit an annual review to demonstrate clear progress against the established targets and initiatives set. This annual review is subject to an independent third-party review by their verification authority Mabbett. This ensures minimum programme requirements are consistently met and maintained. Companies receive credits for their performance in areas such as raw material sourcing; water and energy efficiency; waste reduction; packaging; and social sustainability. Origin Green has established five different membership tiers based on company size and turnover, so that a real diversity of industry is reflected in the overall Gold Membership.

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