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Irish Startup Company Claims European Comission Prize At European Satellite Navigation Competition 2017

November 9, 2017 |

Donegal based startup, DroneSAR Ltd has won the European Commission prize announced on Tuesday night (November 7th, 2017) in Tallinn, Estonia at the awards ceremony for the 14th European Satellite Navigation Competition (ESNC) winners. DroneSAR Ltd were awarded this prize … Read More

A Total Of €200k Invested In Innovative Small Businesses Across Dublin

November 8, 2017 |

16 innovative small businesses have been awarded funding of €200k in total to solve smart city solutions across the Dublin region.

As part of the New Small Business Innovation Research Competition, each company received phase 1 funding of circa €12,500k.

Jamie … Read More

Galway, Mayo & Clare Are Now Included In One Of The World’s Most Adventerous Cruising Routes

November 8, 2017 |

One of the world’s most adventerous bi-directional yacht cruising routes now include the coastlines of Galway, Mayo & Clare.

The Cool Route project aims to grow numbers of private craft, super-yachts and passenger liners visiting the coastlines of Ireland, Northern Ireland, … Read More

New Taskforce To Ensure Gender Equality In Higher Education

November 6, 2017 |

A new gender task force has been launched by Minister Mary Mitchell O’Connor to oversee recruitment and promotion policies in higher education.

Funding of €500,000 was provided in Budget 2018 to support the work of the Gender Equality Taskforce.

The … Read More

Xilinx To Create 100 New Jobs For Dublin And Cork As Part Of $40m Investment Plan

November 3, 2017 |

Xilinx is to create 100 new jobs in Ireland.

The company wishes to invest $40 million in an initiative to expand its research, development, and engineering operations at the company’s EMEA headquarters in Dublin and Cork.

Xilinx will recruit 75 … Read More

New Development Of 150 Houses Launched In Kildare

November 2, 2017 |

A new development of 150 homes was launched in Kildare today.

Millerstown Estate, located on the Maynooth Road in Kilcock, boasts a variety of 3, 4 and 5 bedroom detached and semi-detached houses.

Prices range from €325,000 to €500,000.

Millerstown … Read More

Applications Now Open For Properties Via Choice Based Letting In Donegal

November 1, 2017 |

Applications are now open for the allocation of properties available through choice based letting in Donegal via the Council.

What is Choice-based letting?

Choice-based letting (CBL) is a method that can be used for the allocation of social housing which … Read More

Pinergy Creates New Energy Services Division

November 1, 2017 |

Pinergy has announced the establishment of a new Energy Services division which promises to provide domestic and business customers with a range of energy efficient technology solutions.

Pinergy has partnered with some of Ireland’s most innovative energy technology providers that … Read More

Over 300 Homemakers Have Enrolled For Springboard Courses This Autumn

October 31, 2017 |

Over 300 homemakers, who have been granted access by the Irish Government, enrolled for free higher education courses commencing in Autumn 2017.

For the first time, Springboard+ has been extended to homemakers who wish to reskill and return to the … Read More

Finland Calls On The EU To End Daylight Savings Time

October 31, 2017 |

The EU was called upon last week to abolish daylight savings time in a parliamentary committee.

The Finnish parliamentary transport and communications committee gave its recommendation after more than 70,000 Finns signed a petition for citizens asking their government to … Read More

22,000 Secondary School Students Are Setting Up Their Own Businesses

October 26, 2017 |

About 22,000 secondary school students from across Ireland are planning to set up their own businesses through the Student Enterprise Programme.

This is the largest ever enterprise education initiative to take place in Ireland with a total of 620 secondary … Read More

Edible Seaweed Manufacturer Algaran Teoranta Hopes To Establish “strong partnerships” In America

October 26, 2017 |

Donegal based Algaran Teoranta, a manufacturer of edible seaweed, hope to develop “strong partnerships” in the US.

Algaran Teoranta is one of 15 companies to showcase the North West’s ‘entrepreneurship and innovation’ when they travel to Boston Massachusetts next month … Read More

Two Recycling Centre’s In Dublin Are Taking Combustible Materials Free Of Charge

October 24, 2017 |

Coolmine Recycling Centre in Coolmine Industrial Estate and Estuary Recycling Centre in Swords are now collecting beds, sofas and doors free of charge from its residents.

Various combustible materials will be accepted until Tuesday, October 31st.

The announcement comes from … Read More

Cultural Bodies To Receive Over €1m Additional Capital Funding In 2017

October 24, 2017 |

The announcement of additional capital funding of over €1 million to cultural bodies came from Minister for Culture, Heritage and the Gaeltacht, Heather Humphreys today.

The additional funds will help to preserve and safeguard the collections held by the recipients, and … Read More

Flight Centre Travel Group To Create More Than 30 New Jobs In Ireland

October 23, 2017 |

Flight Centre Travel Group (FCTG) has today announced plans to create more than 30 new jobs to facilitate its expansion in Ireland.

The company, which is listed on the Australian Securities Exchange, plans to expand its Dublin-centred leisure and corporate … Read More

Status Orange Wind Warning For Southern And Western Coastal Counties

October 20, 2017 |

A deepening depression known as Storm Brian will cause heavy winds across southern and western coastal counties in Ireland tonight.

Orange level wind warnings for coasts of Mayo, Galway, Clare, Kerry, Cork, Waterford and Wexford is valid from tonight (Friday) … Read More

Immigration Services Provider Fragomen Opens Office In Dublin City Centre

October 19, 2017 |

Fragomen, the global immigration services provider, has today announced the opening of an office in Dublin’s city centre.

The firm invested significant resources into the new Dublin office to accommodate its portfolio of multinational clients.

Fragomen aim to create 20 … Read More

Ireland Is A High Cost Location For Small Firms According To SFA

October 18, 2017 |

Ireland is a high cost location for small firms according to Assistant Director of the Small Firms Association (SFA), Linda Barry.

Ms Barry stated that labour costs, insurance and Local Authority rates are at the focal point of the problem … Read More

All National Roads Cleared In Cork As Recovery Works Continue

October 17, 2017 |

The Council have said all National roads are now cleared across Cork as recovery works continue in the aftermath of Storm Ophelia.

As of yesterday, the Council has received over 400 incident calls and are currently working to clear secondary … Read More

Dublin Bus will cease to operate from 10am due to Ophelia

October 16, 2017 |

Dublin Bus services will cease its services from 10am until 7pm today due to the devastation expected from Hurricane Ophelia.

A spokesperson for Dublin Bus said:

“Morning peak services are operating as normal. There will be significant disruption to services … Read More

New Website Allows Public To Track Planning Applications Across Ireland

October 13, 2017 |

Esri Ireland have announced that the Department of Housing, Planning and Local Government is launching a new open data web service on its digital mapping platform.

The National Planning Application Database provides information on almost 300,000 planning applications across the country.

It … Read More

New video by Tourism Ireland explores island’s idyllic locations for visitors

October 12, 2017 |

Tourism Ireland has created a new online film to highlight some of the many wonderful and unique locations international visitors can enjoy right around the island of Ireland.

Titled “Getting to know the island of Ireland”, the video was … Read More

€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

The Green Party slams Government over “misleading the public” with mental health funding

October 11, 2017 |

The Green Party has today accused the Government of “misleading the public” over the levels of funding allocated for mental health services in Budget 2018.

According to the Mental Health Reform charity, Minister Jim Daly has confirmed that the €35m ‘additional’ spending … Read More

Budget 2018: The main points so far

October 10, 2017 |

As Budget 2018 announcements are underway by Minister Paschal Donohue in the Dail, here are a few changes that will be implemented:

  • The economy will grow by 4.3 percent this year and 3.5 percent next year.
  • A Rainy Day … 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