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Extreme weather left drivers stranded and more roads impassable overnight across the UK – with another day of sub-zero temperatures, icy blasts and “blizzard-like” conditions to come. The Met Office has issued a red alert weather warning for parts of south Wales and the soutwest of England from 3pm today until 2am tomorrow morning. Storm […]
Met Éireann has extended its Status Red snow ice alert in Munster and Leinster to include the entire country It came into effect at 11pm and remains in place until 3pm tomorrow and means that people should take action to protect themselves and their properties as the weather continues to deteriorate. Further heavy snow showers […]
Housing News
Dublin City Council’s planning scheme for a Strategic Development Zone (SDZ) on Dublin’s Poolbeg Peninsula was declared winner of the overall award for excellence in planning in Ireland by the Irish Planning Institute (IPI) at the Institute’s biennial awards gala. The scheme plans for up to 3,500 residential units along with substantial new commercial development, […]
Health News
The World Health Organisation (WHO) has included County Clare in its Global Network for Age-Friendly Cities and Communities.The movement involves communities, cities and other sub-national levels of government that have pledged to meet the needs of their older residents. At present there are 541 cities and communities in 37 countries, covering over 179 million people
Business News
A stark warning regarding a ‘Hard Brexit’ was issued to Irish manufacturers at the National Manufacturing and Supply Chain Conference recently at the Citywest Convention Centre, Dublin. The annual conference welcomed 3,000 manufacturing and supply chain industry professionals including over 200 speakers and 170 exhibitors. With the Brexit negotiations seemingly nowhere
Feature News
Codex Office Solutions is now firmly recognised as Ireland’s largest independent contract office solutions company, a long-time supplier to the Government, HSE and Educational sector, and delivering a nationwide service with regional services in Cork, Galway and Mayo covering the four provinces of Ireland. The company’s Managing Director, Siobhan O’Connor outlines the
News Technology
Ed Parker of PA Consulting on how local authorities can use artificial intelligence (AI) to leverage sensible and cost effective solutions. First things first. This isn’t about robots. The day may come when robots take over caring for the vulnerable and cleaning the streets – but before then there’ll be a fundamental change in the […]
As Budget 2018 announcements are underway by Minister Paschal Donohue in the Dail, here are a few changes that will be implemented: The economy will grow by 4.3 percent this year and 3.5 percent next year. A Rainy Day Fund is to be established in the coming year, with at least €1.5bn to be transferred to it […]
The message to all as we draw closer to the end of October is to “Stay Safe And Enjoy Halloween”. It’s the motto at the forefront of South Dublin County Council’s Halloween Safety and Environmental Awareness Campaign 2017. As part of this initiative, “Bulbs Not Bonfires” is a reward scheme put in place by the Council […]
Cork County Council has launched a new parking initiative aimed at helping older people get around the county more easily. The new plan will see a selection of parking bays designated as ‘age friendly’ spots – similar to the mother and child parking bays found in many supermarkets throughout the country. The council has said […]
Spike Island, known as ‘Ireland’s Alcatraz’, has been named Europe’s leading tourist attraction at the 2017 World Travel Awards. The former prison was up against some of the world’s most well-known attractions including the Eiffel Tower, Roman Colosseum and Buckingham Palace, and its success makes it an unprecedented three in a row for Ireland, following […]
Dublin-based company bookapitch is delivering a web-based solution that makes booking and managing sports facilities easier. Bookapitch is a new online venture that enables organisations like schools, GAA or football clubs to advertise and rent out their sports pitches without spending their time speaking to each and every person making a booking – while allowing