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Unemployment Drops Below 10% For the First Time Since 2009.

May 21, 2015 |

Figures released by the Central Statistics Office today show unemployment dropping to 9.9% in the first quarter of 2015 – the first time the figure has fallen below ten per cent in seven years.  This shows an increase … Read More

100 New Jobs in Dublin as US Software Firm Qualtrics Expands Operations.

May 21, 2015 |

Qualtrics, a Utah-based survey software provider has announced that it will be recruiting an additional 100 positions at its European base of operations in Clarendon Row, Dublin.  Founded by CEO Ryan Smith and his father Dale in 2002, … Read More

International Day for Biodiversity: Celebrating Dublin’s Biosphere in a Weekend of Events.

May 21, 2015 |

This Friday (22nd May) is International Biological Diversity Day – an annual UN-sanctioned event which is designed to celebrate the richness and diversity of our shared biosphere.  This year, the celebration is designed to stress how interconnected our … Read More

Foyle Sailability goes around Ireland

May 14, 2015 |

Yacht owners who are volunteers with Foyle Sailability have revealed their plans to round Ireland on an awareness raising campaign for Sailability Ireland, a national organization aimed at increasing opportunities for people with disabilities to engage in sailing and water-based … Read More

Nearly 24,000 in Ireland could have undiagnosed diabetes

May 12, 2015 |

A new study has suggested that almost 24,000 people in this country could have undiagnosed type 2 diabetes. The survey examined nearly 30,000 people over a four year period between 2009 and 2013 in order to assess diabetes and cardiovascular … Read More

RSA Proposes “Alco-locks” to Combat Repeat Drink Drivers

May 8, 2015 |

The Road Safety Authority (RSA) are currently considering a technological solution to the problem of persistent, repeat offence drink driving. The “alco-lock” is a breathalyser device attached to the dashboard of a car which prevents the engine from starting unless … Read More

ORPC Ireland: U.S. Tidal Power Company Establishes Base in Donegal.

May 7, 2015 |

Ocean Renewable Power Co., a Portland, Maine-based tidal power company is to establish its new Irish base in the Business Centre at Letterkenny Institute of Technology in Donegal.  ORPC build and operate hydrokinetic power systems, their TidGen tidal energy device … Read More

Local Enterprise Office Dublin to Hold Build your Own Business Summit.

May 7, 2015 |

Local Enterprise Office (LEO) Dublin City will host a ‘Build Your Business’ summit on Thursday 14th May in the Wood Quay Venue from 9am to 4pm.

The summit includes key expert speakers that will advise emerging Dublin businesses currently operating … Read More

Over 180 events in Donegal’s Bealtaine 2015

April 27, 2015 |

Over 180 events stretching right across Donegal help make up an extensive programme for the 18th annual Bealtaine Festival which takes place throughout the month of May.

Bealtaine is about celebrating creativity as we age and from dance to cinema, … Read More

Harnessing waste as a resource

April 15, 2015 |

An in depth interview with Féidhlim Harty from FH WETLAND SYSTEMS Ltd. The Council Journal speaks to Mr. Harty regarding his new book as well as how best to use waste as a resource…

Feidhlim, congratulations on the recent publication … Read More

SOUTHEAST RECONNECTS WITH LONDON

April 1, 2015 |

Flights on the Waterford-London Luton route are set to resume at the end of this month, with Belgian-based VLM Airlines to fly 12 times a week in each direction. Services to London will consist of twice-daily Monday-Friday flights, as … Read More

Why Ireland Needs to Get With Engagement….

April 1, 2015 |

It’s due to become one of the major political hot potatoes over the next couple of years, but many people don’t yet realise that Ireland has signed up to massive carbon reductions by 2020. In the 2007 Government White Paper, … Read More