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Ireland Voted Best Travel Destination in US Awards

December 22, 2015 |

Great news for Irish tourism following the Travel Weekly annual Readers Choice Awards in New York as the country was named ‘Best Destination: Europe’.

Travel Weekly is the biggest weekly newspaper for American travel agents and travel professionals, … Read More

Rural Areas Soon to Get High-Speed Broadband Access

December 21, 2015 |

Ireland’s National Broadband Plan, which aims to deliver high-speed broadband to rural homes and businesses by 2020, is set to begin its procurement process next week.

The ambitious plan will cost between €300m – €500m, and is … Read More

A County Tipperary Eco Village has a Lot to Teach World Leaders

December 11, 2015 |

In Paris this December the UN Climate Change Convention brought world leaders together to find solutions to a more sustainable future. Though great progress was made, with the French foreign minister and president of the COP21 summit, Laurent Fabius, … Read More

Full Profile of Ireland’s Natural Habitat Now Available

December 10, 2015 |

Without questions, Ireland’s greatest resource is its diverse natural environment. It was for this reason that the National Biodiversity Data Centre was established by the Heritage Council in 2007. Now, Ireland has become the fifth county in Europe to … Read More

Urban Gaeltacht Area Proposed for Galway City

December 4, 2015 |

Galway City Council is set to examine the possibility of introducing an ‘urban gaeltacht’ area into the city. The proposal is for a modestly sized housing estate of approximately 20 houses, which would be available for sale exclusively to … Read More

LinkedIn Research Shows Growth in Inbound Talent to Ireland

December 1, 2015 |

According to new research by LinkedIn, there is an increasing influx of professional talent into Ireland, with 18% more professionals coming into Ireland than leaving the country in Q3 2015.

The LinkedIn reseach analysed member updates between July … Read More

Tipperary Council Save €30,000 a Year with Renewable Energy

November 27, 2015 |

800 photovoltaic (PV) panels installed on 9 public buildings across County Tipperary are saving the County Council €30,000 a year.

The panels were installed by the Tipperary County Council on fire stations, libraries, civic oficers, and the Nenagh … Read More

The Final Shortlist of European Capital of Culture Announced

November 24, 2015 |

Great news for Galway, Limerick and the Three Sisters of Waterford, Wexford and Kilkenny, as each city has been shortlisted to proceed to the next selection stage for European Capital of Culture 2020. Unfortunately, Ireland’s only other entrant, Dublin, … Read More

IPB Pride of Place Awards 2015

November 20, 2015 |

The IPB Pride of Place Awards 2015, in Association with Co-Operation Ireland, took place on the 14th of November in Treacys West County Hotel in a night of celebration and appreciation for the great work done in communities throughout … Read More

‘Self-Repairing’ Cities May be Here by 2035

November 11, 2015 |

Researchers in Leeds are pioneering a £4.2 million project to create the first self-repairing city. The system they envision will consist of autonomous repair robots that will monitor streets and drainage systems, making any repairs to the city infrastructure that … Read More

Pedestrian ‘Fast Track’ Could be Solution to Shopping Congestion

November 5, 2015 |

By far the most annoying thing about Christmas shopping is the other Christmas shoppers. Carrying all those bulky shopping bags and trying to remember who else you need to buy for is hastle enough without having to face everyone else … Read More

Cork Set to Become Ireland’s First Cashless City

November 3, 2015 |

If you are walk down Patrick Street in Cork city over the next three months you may not see many queue in front of ATMs. This is because Cork business leaders have launched a three-month pilot project to encourage consumers … Read More