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Home Economics Thurles: Key Websites



Key Websites

There are lots of websites that are free to access and can enhance your research. Don't forget to explore them when you're doing your assignments!


Home Economics Teaching

Resource Management and Consumer Studies

Money Advice and Budgeting Service - MABS is a national free, confidential and independent service for people in debt or in danger of getting into debt.

Competition and Consumer Protection Commission  - This site has been set up to provide information which will make people more aware of their rights as consumers.

European Consumer Centre - ECC Dublin provides free and confidential information on consumer rights in the EU and assists consumers with cross-border disputes.

Consumers' Association of Ireland - The Consumers’ Association of Ireland is an independent, non-profit, non-governmental organisation, registered with charitable status and working on behalf of Irish consumers.

Textiles - European Environment Agency - information relating to textile consumption

Food and Nutriton

BBC Good Food - huge range of recipes

All Recipes - search for recipes with particular ingredients

Epicurious - provides information about food and recipes

Teagasc: Agriculture and Food Development Authority - Teagasc provides integrated research, advisory and training services for the agriculture and food industry in Ireland.

Bordbia Irish Food Board - Brings Ireland’s outstanding food, drink and horticulture to the world, thus enabling growth and sustainability of producers.

Irish Nutrition and Dietetic Institute - The INDI is the national organisation for nutrition and dietetic professionals.

Diabetes Ireland - Diabetes Ireland is a national charity dedicated to helping people with diabetes in Ireland.

Food Safety Authority of Ireland - The FSAI is a statutory, independent and science-based body, dedicated to protecting public health and consumer interests in the area of food safety and hygiene.

Food Safety - World Health Organization (WHO)

Stop Food Waste - Stop Food Waste is the national campaign to reduce household food waste in Ireland, managed by the Environmental Protection Agency.

Obesity - World Health Organization (WHO)





Home Design and Management

Sustainable Energy Authority of Ireland - SEAI is Ireland's national sustainable energy authority.

Housing Agency - The Housing Agency is a government body working with the Department of Housing, Local Government and Heritage, Local Authorities and Approved Housing Bodies (AHBs) in the delivery of housing and housing services. 

The Irish Council for Social Housing - This website provides information on the role of the ICSH in developing housing policy, the services we offer to our members, an overview of social housing provision in Ireland and information on latest news and events.

IKEA Room Planner - Online 3D planning tool to help bring ideas to life.

Social Studies

Tusla Child and Family Agency - Supports and promotes the development, welfare and protection of children, and the effective functioning of families

Society of St Vincent de Paul - The St Vincent de Paul Society (SVP) Ireland is part of an international Christian voluntary network dedicated to tackling poverty in all its forms by providing practical assistance to people in need. 

Department of Social Protection - promotes active participation and inclusion in society through the provision of income supports, employment services and other services.