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First health survey in seven years to be conducted by Department of Health

October 31, 2014 |

A new survey is to be launched by the Department of Health in order to discover how healthy we as a nation really are. The Healthy Ireland survey intends to cover issues such as such as smoking, alcohol consumption, nutrition, … Read More

Use of fluoride in water essential to prevent tooth decay

October 22, 2014 |

 

 

The only effective way of properly preventing dental decay is to use fluoridated water with a fluoride toothpaste. That is the opinion of dental expert Prof Denis O’Mullane, former dean of the Dental School in Cork and a … Read More

FH Wetland Systems Training and Education Seminars, 2014

October 1, 2014 |

The workshop is geared towards engineers, architects, site assessors and local authorities or anybody with a keen interest in knowing more about how to deal with septic tank options and alternatives.

The seminar is organised by FH Wetland Systems Ltd., … Read More

Limerick opens doors to Architecture and Culture for OpenHouse 2014

September 22, 2014 |

Some of Limerick’s most intriguing and historic buildings will open their doors to the public free of charge during OpenHouse Limerick 2014. Details were released today about the the third annual initiative that will be running from the 3rd-5th October.

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GROWING FOR THE FUTURE: Expansion of forestry sector must remain pritority

September 16, 2014 |

Thanks to a combination of our island status and prevailing south-westerly winds, Ireland can boast of having some of the healthiest forests in Europe. However the total area covered by Ireland’s forests currently ranks among the lowest percentages in Europe, … Read More

e-day: Transition set to deliver savings to business and local government

September 16, 2014 |

September 19th marked a significant milestone in the gradual movement of Irish society away from cheques towards electronic payments. e-Day is part of the National Payments Plan (NPP), a Government initiative to help Irish people make fewer payments by cash … Read More

The Valhalla Housing Project Opened Recently in Clondalkin

September 16, 2014 |

Valhalla, an independent living scheme, was officially opened on Thursday 17th July by Paudie Coffey TD, Minister of State at the Department of the Environment, Community and Local Government in the presence of the Mayor of South Dublin County Council, … Read More

N5 Ballaghaderreen Bypass Opens

September 16, 2014 |

BACKGROUND TO THE PROJECT

A bypass of Ballaghaderreen has been under consideration for over twenty years and has been included as an objective of Roscommon County Council in the Roscommon County Development Plans and the associated Ballaghaderreen Town Development … Read More

High Density Bicycle Parking: Time To Follow European Examples?

September 16, 2014 |

As highlighted in our last edition, more and more people are beginning to choose their bicycle as their preferred mode of transportation around the country’s towns and cities. The immediate health benefits for cyclists are obvious, as well as the … Read More

TRAFFIC MANAGEMENT CASE STUDY: Dublin City Council

September 16, 2014 |

It’s safe to say that traffic jams are the bane of every motorist’s life. Everybody can identify with the feeling of being stuck in a vehicle on the road, in a line of traffic that doesn’t appear to be going … Read More

Two minutes of training per week benefits the over 65′s

September 12, 2014 |

A recent study carried out in Scotland has found that people over the age of 65 could significantly improve their health by doing just one minute of exercise twice a week. Researchers in Scotland measured the benefits of high-intensity training … Read More

AMD is still the leading cause of blindness in over 50’s in Ireland

September 12, 2014 |

AMD (age-related macular degeneration) is still the main cause of blindness in Irish people over 50 years of age. AMD Awareness Week will be running from September 15th to the 21st. The campaign for 2014 entitled – ‘Begin Your New … Read More