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Housing News
Yesterday saw the Mayor of Cork Patrick Gerard Murphy launch the construction of a new residential development by Respond which will include 46 homes for mixed tenure and older people and 1 communal building. The new development will be located at Duntahane, Fermoy, Co Cork. This new project is in partnership with Cork County Council […]
Environment News
DUBLIN, Thursday October 25th, 2018 – Dublin will be one of 115 cities around the world taking action on climate change this Friday (26 October) at Trinity College Dublin, as part of ‘Climathon’. Climathon, the award-winning 24-hour hackathon unites students, entrepreneurs, big thinkers, technical experts and app developers in tackling the defining climate challenges
Cork County Council plans to ban children over 12 from using council playground equipment unless they are physically or intellectually disabled. This is part of a review of playground bylaws established in 2013 for playgrounds, skate parks, and outdoor gyms which are operated by the Council. The new bylaws clarify the 2013 ones which banned […]
Housing News
The Local Authority Engineering Initiative Award has shortlisted Louth County Council for its work on returning vacant houses to use for social tenants. Louth County Council has spearheaded this initiative in which 38 properties have been tenanted, while 21 houses are currently being worked on with contractors on site at present, while another 27 are […]
Three members of the local community were honoured at a Mayoral Reception held in Áras Contae an Chláir last Thursday night. Mayor of the county Councillor Michael Begley as well as other members of Clare County Council hosted the special reception for Jim Warny who was involved in the heroic efforts in the Thai Cave […]
Education News Technology
Cork County Council has launched a new road safety awareness programme called ‘Your Life – Your Choice’, using Virtual Reality (VR) Technology to simulate a serious road accident. The programme is targeted at young drivers aged 16 to 25; the most vulnerable road users with passenger fatalities the highest in this age group. Mayor of […]
Financial News
Today, Minister for Rural and Community Development, Michael Ring TD, announced grant allocations totalling €21 million will be made available to 224 towns and villages across Ireland under the 2018 Town and Village Renewal Scheme. Wexford County Council have revealed that €1.334 million of the available grant funds will be used to revitalise 12 towns […]
Business News
The Blas Backyard is back this afternoon, 5th October, with Conversations in the Backyard. The weekend event creates a space for producers to meet their industry colleagues and form a support network for their business. Blas is a great networking event, set in a relaxed, informal venue, where producers, customers, and industry experts gather to […]
Housing News
Castlebrooke Investment have released the first images of the listed building to be regenerated, Garfield & North, on Garfield Street, Belfast. The building is one of the most unique listed buildings in Belfast city centre and plans for the structure were revealed today at an event organised by Colliers Residential. Castlebrooke’s investment will protect and […]
Environment Health News
Limerick’s Zero Waste Race kicks off this Sunday, 7th October, in conjunction with National Reuse Month. The Urban Run will be Limerick’s first zero waste 10K, and the goal is to eliminate plastic bottle waste. Zero Waste Race is part of St. Michael’s Rowing Club (SMRC) Urban Run and is being organised alongside Limerick City […]
Business Financial News
In 2012 Revenue declared annual income for people aged 65 and over was €10billion, in addition to 75% of Ireland’s disposable income residing with this demographic. The Age Friendly Business Recognition Programme looks at how Irish businesses can reach this changing customer base, and how its spending power can positively impact local business. Age Friendly […]
Health News
The Children and Young people Services Committees (CYPSC) Conference is being held today at the Citywest Hotel, Saggart, Co. Dublin. Today’s conference aims to demonstrate the success of CYPSC in responding to, and meeting the health and well being needs of children and young people in Ireland. The conference will examine CYPSC’s engagement with its […]
Health News
Limerick Mental Health Week is running this week from the 4th October, promoting mental health awareness throughout the county. A week of public talks, exhibitions, workshops, and events has been organised by Limerick Mental Health Association (LMHA). The week aims to create a community forum whereby discussions surrounding positive mental health and removing stigma
Education Environment News
The GLOBE International Citizen Science Schools’ Programme is celebrating its second year to engage and educate students across Ireland in environmental studies. The EPA and An Taisce have today launched the second year of the GLOBE campaign in Ireland. The Global Learning and Observations to Benefit the Environment (GLOBE) Programme is an international science and […]
Business News Technology
SOTI is to make an initial investment of €20million, following their announcement today that the mobile operations company will be expanding its workforce to Galway. SOTI develop management solutions for business-critical mobility and the IoT. The company has committed to growing it’s operations in Ireland in the hope of creating a European tech hub. The […]
Business Technology
KPMG and Google have partnered to offer cost effective tools that allow Irish businesses to improve customer experience and comply with GDPR through transformative business and operating models. This new alliance aims to transform businesses using Google technology such as natural language, data analytics, and Google’s cloud platform, combined with the expertise and
Environment Feature
Less than 5% of household waste is reused by Irish families. National Reuse Month is an initiative that hopes to improve this percentage by organising events and campaigns alongside local authorities for communities across the country. National Reuse Month was launched by the Minister for Communications, Climate Action & Environment on the 27th September in […]