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Monthly Archives: November 2017

VacantHomes.ie, Anonymous Logs Of Possible Vacant Homes Across Ireland

November 27, 2017 |

VacantHomes.ie is a website that was launched in August 2017 by Mayo County Council on behalf of the local government sector, as an online resource for anyone to anonymously log possible vacant properties and alert local authorities who can then follow … Read More

Ireland Is Classed Top Performer In Skills & Innovation Across The EU

November 23, 2017 |

The European Commission’s Small Business Act Fact Sheet for 2017 found Ireland is the top performer in skills and innovation in the EU.

Another measure where Ireland scores particularly well is the percentage of public contracts being secured abroad by SMEs. … Read More

I Wish Urges Young Female Entrepreneurs To Pitch Their Business Ideas

November 22, 2017 |

I Wish (Inspiring Women in Stem) have launched a new competition, encouraging young female entrepreneurs to come forward and pitch their business ideas.

“Build IT” is a competition for all those who have registered to attend the I Wish Event … Read More

“Scarred For Life” Is A Video Highlighting How Easily A Child Can Burn Themselves At Home

November 21, 2017 |

“Scarred for Life” is a short video advising parents and guardians to take necessary measures to minimise the risk of chidren burning or scalding themselves at home.

It highlights how easy it is for a child to burn themselves or be … Read More

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