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€9 million invested in Cork’s fleet services over the past 5 years

October 11, 2017 |

Cork County Council has invested €9 million in investment’s toward improving its fleet services over the past 5 years.

An extensive van replacement programme with over 80 purchased, costing over €900,000, includes dedicated emergency call-out vans. €2.8 million in 50 trucks, of … Read More

“Stay Safe And Enjoy Halloween”

October 10, 2017 |

The message to all as we draw closer to the end of October is to “Stay Safe And Enjoy Halloween”.

It’s the motto at the forefront of South Dublin County Council’s Halloween Safety and Environmental Awareness Campaign 2017.

As part of … Read More

Cork introducing new ‘age friendly’ parking spaces

October 5, 2017 |

Cork County Council has launched a new parking initiative aimed at helping older people get around the county more easily.

The new plan will see a selection of parking bays designated as ‘age friendly’ spots – … Read More

Spike Island named as Europe’s Leading Attraction

October 2, 2017 |

Spike Island, known as ‘Ireland’s Alcatraz’, has been named Europe’s leading tourist attraction at the 2017 World Travel Awards.

The former prison was up against some of the world’s most well-known attractions including the Eiffel Tower, … Read More

GDPR Will Change Data Protection in May 2018 – Are You Ready?

September 27, 2017 |

In less than a year, Europe’s GDPR Will Change Data Protection in May 2018 – Are You Ready?data protection rules will undergo their biggest changes in two decades. Since their creation, the volume of digital information we create, … Read More

Spaceman: Meet The Minister Charged with Ireland’s Exploration of Space

September 27, 2017 |

The Irish space sector has been expanding rapidly in recent years and generating significant economic impact particularly in terms of jobs, exports and new company formation but did you know Ireland has a Minister for Space? John Halligan … Read More

The National Mitigation Plan: Big on Aspiration but Lacking in Substance

September 26, 2017 |

The Irish Government recently published its long-overdue National Mitigation Plan on climate change, with more than 100 initiatives proposed to reduce carbon emissions in line with global targets. Amid predictions that Ireland looks set to miss its 2020 … Read More

Meet the Start-up Revolutionising Sports Facility Bookings

September 26, 2017 |

Dublin-based company bookapitch is delivering a web-based solution that makes booking and managing sports facilities easier.

Bookapitch is a new online venture that enables organisations like schools, GAA or football clubs to advertise and rent out … Read More

New Scheme Focuses On Renewable Energy To Meet 2030 Targets

September 26, 2017 |

Home owners and businesses in all local authority areas are set to face a significant increase in electricity costs to help pay for new subsidies for renewable energy under an overhaul planned by Denis Naughten, Minister for Communications, … Read More

First floating boardwalk in Ireland open in Co Leitrim

September 25, 2017 |

Earlier this month, Ireland’s first floating boardwalk was unveiled at Acres Lake in Co Leitrim.

The 600m boardwalk – between Drumshanbo and Carrick-on-Shannon – will serve as the final leg of the Shannon Blueway, part of … Read More

Government looking to develop app for serious weather alerts

September 22, 2017 |

The government is exploring the possibility of developing a smartphone weather app that will alert the public to serious weather events.

According to Minister of State for the OPW and Flood Relief, Kevin ‘Boxer’ Moran, such … Read More

New project to restore Ireland’s bogland

September 19, 2017 |

A new project aiming to bring back 10,000 years of Irish history through the restoration of raised bogs across Ireland has been launched by Minister for Culture, Heritage and the Gaeltacht Heather Humphreys.

The Living Bog … Read More

EU-Funded €4.95m Ulster Canal Greenway Project Launched

September 15, 2017 |

Phase 2 of The Ulster Canal Greenway (UCG) project is a pioneering move to develop the first sustainable transport alternative for cross-border commuters.

The Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport, Shane Ross TD and the Minister … Read More

Bringing Supports for Small Businesses Under One Roof

September 13, 2017 |

An initiative of the Department of Business, Enterprise and Innovation, ‘Taking Care of Business’ will bring together up to 30 State bodies, agencies and units, and builds on the success of previous events in recent years, which have … Read More

Clare County Council’s Rural Strategy Lauded for Innovative Forward-Thinking

September 8, 2017 |

Clare is the first county to launch a rural development strategy, which has a 4,000-jobs target, following the Government’s Action Plan for Rural Development.

The action plan, launched Minister for Rural and Community Development, Michael Ring … Read More

Enterprise Ireland client companies continue expansion into eurozone

September 7, 2017 |

Sixty five percent of Enterprise Ireland Client Companies who are not yet exporting to the Eurozone plan to enter the market in the next 12 months.

This is according to a survey of Enterprise Ireland client … Read More

Going Green – How do European countries do it?

September 6, 2017 |

In the days of climate change, living environmentally friendly plays a key part in sustaining the current quality of the earth for future generations. Not only private households across Europe do their part in ensuring a greener future, … Read More

Ireland failing to meet own water quality target – EPA

September 1, 2017 |

A six-year assessment of surface water quality between 2010 and 2015 by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has found “unwelcome declines in Irish water quality” in hundreds of water bodies around the country.

Water in hundreds … Read More

Enterprise Ireland launch €750,000 funding competition

August 30, 2017 |

A Competitive Start Fund (CSF) competition worth up to €750,000 in funding from Enterprise Ireland will open for applications to early stage companies in manufacturing and internationally traded services on Wednesday 13 September 2017.

This is … Read More

Ireland urged to launch its own space agency

August 29, 2017 |

The Irish Government has been advised on the importance of a national space agency and urged develop its own space agency if the country is to become a global player in the sector.

The call was … Read More

How to boost your creativity

August 25, 2017 |

Have you ever noticed that giving advice to a friend is easier than solving your own problems?

This is because you are “psychologically distant” from your friend’s problem, meaning that the issue is not occurring in … Read More

Wild Atlantic Way listed among best drives in the world

August 23, 2017 |

If you are looking for an “epic” road trip look no further than the Wild Atlantic Way or the Causeway Coastal Route, according to Lonely Planet’s list of 50 ‘Epic Drives of the World’.

The travel … Read More

Smart light hope to lead to clever cycling in the city

August 15, 2017 |

Cyclists in the capital are being invited to get involved in an innovative smart light pilot scheme that will connect over 500 cyclists across the city.

As well as keeping cyclists safer on the road, the … Read More

Free scheme to recycle ‘end-of-life’ vehicles introduced

August 11, 2017 |

A new industry-funded scheme to recycle “end-of-life” vehicles has been set up by Minister for Environment Denis Naughten.

The end of life vehicle environmental scheme, known as ELVES (ELV Environmental Services), will operate like the Weee … Read More

€1m fund to remove over 750,000 dumped vehicle tyres

August 9, 2017 |

A €1 million fund to get rid of large stockpiles of waste tyres blighting the Irish countryside has been announced by Minister for the Environment Denis Naughten.

The level of illegal dumping of used tyres is … Read More

Ulster University-led energy storage project awarded €6.7m

August 8, 2017 |

Ulster University has launched a €6.7 million cross-border research project, funded by European Union, it aims to develop a range of consumer-owned energy storage resources.

The launch of Ulster University’s SPIRE 2 project follows the UK … Read More

Stand & Deliver: WannaCry Provides Wake-up Call for Cyber Security

July 31, 2017 |

The WannaCry ransomware attack provided a rude awakening for many organisations that were unprepared for the outbreak and fallout. Organisations must now ask themselves the same question, regardless of whether they were affected by WannaCry or not: How … Read More

“Promising Times Ahead For Irish Tourism” – Liam Griffin

July 31, 2017 |

A bright future lies ahead for Irish tourism and the time is ripe for a big focus on rural tourism. Another big government commitment will be required to make this a reality but amid the positivity, there are … Read More

Machine Translation & Future Preservation of the Irish Language

July 31, 2017 |

The future of the Irish language in 2017 might be unclear, Dr John Tinsley examines how Machine Translation holds the key to addressing some of the translation challenges, thus ensuring its preservation and future.

When reading … Read More

Parklife: Meet the Startup Hoping to Revolutionise Car Parking in Ireland

July 31, 2017 |

Dublin-based start-up Parkpnp hopes to provide a solution to Ireland’s parking problems as it aims to be the Airbnb of driveways.

“Please help me find a parking space” is the utterance of motorists in towns and … Read More

Graduate Recruitment in 2017: Trends and Analysis

July 31, 2017 |

With the public sector once again fully immersed in the graduate recruitment cycle, it is interesting to see current trends in the graduate recruitment landscape, both in terms of what graduates are expecting and what employers are seeking.

Every year, … Read More

More than half of under-30s considering ditching TV licence fee

July 31, 2017 |

A new online survey has revealed that 55% of TV licence holders aged 30 or under are planning or considering to stop paying their TV licence fee.

The survey was carried out by Censuswide on behalf … Read More

Donegal Tourism heading stateside for Trade Mission

July 28, 2017 |

This August will see Donegal reach across the Atlantic Ocean to extend a heartfelt Céad Mile Fáilte to its nearest westerly neighbours, friends and family.

As part of its ongoing marketing campaign aimed at increasing its … Read More

How to maximize your productivity in the workplace

July 27, 2017 |

Often times, a day at work can feel like eight hours of your life lost. You get there in the morning, you work for a whole day, and leave in the evening. Some days, you just can’t shake … Read More

Ireland leads European data centre market

July 26, 2017 |

A new report – Data Centres Ireland by BroadGroup – published this week has revealed that Ireland’s distinctive data centre market now leads the way in Europe.

The report suggests that Ireland has benefited from its … Read More

Ireland’s most popular tourist counties and attractions revealed

July 24, 2017 |

Tourism is Ireland’s biggest indigenous employer with visitors to the country spending €4.6 billion in 2016, according to Fáilte Ireland figures.

That figure is spread across all Ireland’s regions but the Irish Tourism Industry Confederation (ITIC) … Read More

National College of Ireland (NCI) and IBM collaborate on cybersecurity skills shortage

July 21, 2017 |

The National College of Ireland (NCI) and IBM are to begin collaborating to meet the growing demand for cybersecurity skills shortage in Ireland.

The new joint industry-academia initiative sees 50 IBM employees studying NCI certified Higher … Read More

BT rolling out innovative replacement of street payphones in the UK

July 20, 2017 |

Having fallen out of favour with the proliferation of mobile phones, settling on what to with old, disused or abandoned phone boxes on streets across the country has proved something of a conundrum. In the UK however, BT … Read More

85% of Irish offices experience connectivity problems

July 19, 2017 |

One in ten Irish employees experience connectivity issues while at work every day.

This is according to a new independent survey commissioned by WiredScore to highlight the benefits of efficient and reliable internet services for offices … Read More

Proposed M20 would open up economic corridor & create 5,400 jobs

July 18, 2017 |

Building the long-sought M20 motorway linking Cork-to-Limerick motorway could create up to 5,400 jobs and contribute €128 million to the State, a new report says.

The report commissioned on behalf of Cork and Limerick chambers of … Read More