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Council.ie | July 2, 2015

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The Office: Energy Motivation “It’s not that I’m lazy! It’s just that I don’t really care”

June 10, 2015 |

We’ve all heard our managers asking, if not telling us to “turn off the lights before you leave” or “can we turn the heating down guys” or “make sure you switch off your machines before you head home”. … Read More

Engage, Discuss and Get Involved in Limerick’s Bid for European Capital of Culture 2020.

June 3, 2015 |

This summer the team supporting Limerick’s campaign for the designation of European Capital of Culture 2020 is asking the broader Limerick community to engage, discuss and get involved in Limerick’s bid for European Capital of Culture 2020.

Ireland Named Among World’s Fastest Developing Digital Economies.

June 3, 2015 |

Ireland has been named as a “standout” country, in terms of the speed of its developing digital economy, in a study conducted for the Harvard Business Review.  The study is built around an index, the Digital Evolution Index … Read More

International Film Hub for Limerick after 6 Million Deal.

May 26, 2015 |

Limerick City and County Council has confirmed its €6 million purchase of the former Dell plant in Castletroy – a massive, 350, 000 sf ft industrial complex located at Plassey Technological Park which the council hopes to see … Read More

Dublin Councils Offer Scheme to Landlords to Boost Social Housing.

May 26, 2015 |

Dublin city and county councils are offering generous schemes to existing and potential landlords, in the hope that such incentives might increase the provision of social housing for lower-income tenants in the city.  The scheme would allow potential … Read More

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