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Donating Scrap Metal In Exchange For Funding Towards Cancer Patients

November 20, 2017 |

Copper for Cancer is a new initiative which aims to donate scrap metal in exchange for funding towards cancer patients.

Tommy Hughes, a plumber from Dooradoyle in Co. Limerick, was drawn to creating an innovative way of raising funds due … Read More

Elon Musk Reveals Tesla’s New Roadster “The Fastest Production Car Ever Made, Period.”

November 20, 2017 |

Last week, Tesla’s CEO Elon Musk made a surprise announcement that revealed the company has a very captivating addition to its works.

Tesla’s new Roadster was described by Musk as “the fastest production car ever made, period.”

In the initial … Read More

AIB Partners With Túath To Provide Up To 190 Social Homes Across Ireland

November 17, 2017 |

A total of €15 million has been offered up by AIB Corporate Banking to Túath Housing Association in their efforts to make up to 190 vacant homes across Ireland available to families.

In response to Rebuilding Ireland’s vacant homes initiative, … Read More

Q3 2017 Construction Market Review Released By CIS

November 17, 2017 |

Construction Information Services (CIS) have announced the publication of their Q3 2017 Construction Market Review.

The report is an analysis of activity in the construction sector for the first 9 months of 2017 and a comparative analysis against the corresponding period … Read More

National Day Of Rememberance For Road Crash Victims This Sunday

November 16, 2017 |

“World Day of Rememberance for Road Traffic Victims” occurs on the third Sunday in November each year.

This Sunday, November 19th, will draw the public’s attention to road traffic collisions, their consequences and costs, and the measures which can be … Read More

Construction Work Has Started For New Homes At St Mary’s Park Estate In Limerick

November 15, 2017 |

Construction work has begun to create 12 new homes at St Mary’s Park estate in Limerick.

The houses are expected to be completed by the end of 2018.

Funded by the Department of Housing, Planning and Local Government under its Rebuilding Ireland … Read More

Britain’s Got Talent To Film Social Inclusion Event At Civic Theatre

November 14, 2017 |

Britain’s Got Talent will film a social inclusion event at the Civic Theatre in Tallaght towards the end of this month.

The announcement comes from South Dublin County Council in preparation for Social Inclusion Week 2017 (November 20th-26th).

Taking place … Read More

Student Wins SciFest 2017 For Innovative Shaving Device

November 13, 2017 |

Aaron Hannon, from St Muredach’s College, Ballina, Co Mayo was named the overall winner of SciFest 2017.

His project EnableArm – a shaving device for people with limited hand dexterity and will go on to represent Ireland at the Intel … Read More

One-Day Spatial Planning Themed Conference Launched At Tallaght Stadium

November 9, 2017 |

A one-day spatial planning themed conference at Tallaght Stadium will be launched today, by South Dublin County Council, as part of National Planning Week.

Planning Week 2017 is a new initiative organised by the Irish Planning Institute which began on … Read More

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