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THE BUSINESS OF GOING GREEN: AN INTERVIEW WITH GREEN BUSINESS PROGRAMME MANAGER JAMES HOGAN

February 24, 2016 |

In Paris last November the leaders of all the world’s nations came together to set long term goals to tackle climate change. After almost two weeks of talks and negotiations an agreement was reached. It was the first climate deal to commit … Read More

ROAD DEATHS IN 2015 ARE SECOND LOWEST IN OVER 50 YEARS

February 24, 2016 |

Ireland is making progress in road safety. Countless lives have been saved through widespread changes in driver behaviour. Figures show that 165 people lost their lives in 2015, compared to 193 in 2014, the second lowest number of road deaths since records began … Read More

GOVERNMENT ESTABLISHES ITS CLIMATE CHANGE ADVISORY COUNCIL

February 24, 2016 |

The order legally establishing the Climate Change Advisory Council was signed by the Minister for the Environment, Alan Kelly, TD, on the 18th of January. The important work of the Council commenced, on an interim basis, in June 2015 and it has already … Read More

ARTS COUNCIL ANNOUNCE INVESTMENT PLAN FOR 2016

February 24, 2016 |

The Arts Council recently announced its investment plan for 2016, which will see it invest €60.1 million in bringing the arts to people and communities across Ireland. The annual investment strategy will see the Arts Council introduce its new 10-year strategy, Making Great Art … Read More

TRANSPORT MINISTER ANNOUNCES €106M TO ASSIST LOCAL AUTHORITIES WITH FLOODING

February 24, 2016 |

The Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport, Pascal Donohoe TD, announced that €106 million is being earmarked to repair damages done to the transport infrastructure. The amount was agreed with by the Minister for Public Expenditure and Reform, Brendan Howlin TD. The money will … Read More

THE DDOS ATTACK ON IRELAND

February 24, 2016 |

On the 22nd January, a cyber-attack hit a number of Irish websites. Central Statistics Office, the Oireachtas, the Department of Justice, the Department of Defence, the Courts Services of Ireland and The National Lottery were all hit. Daft and Boards were also brought … Read More

COMPANIES THAT CONNECT: THE RISE OF THE SHARING ECONOMY

February 24, 2016 |

The business world has traditionally functioned on the principal of companies producing products or providing specific services. In recent years, however, the development of the Internet and the proliferation of smart-phone and mobile device technology has established a new business model which is … Read More

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