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High Density Bicycle Parking: Time To Follow European Examples?

September 16, 2014 |

As highlighted in our last edition, more and more people are beginning to choose their bicycle as their preferred mode of transportation around the country’s towns and cities. The immediate health benefits for cyclists are obvious, as well as the … Read More


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It’s safe to say that traffic jams are the bane of every motorist’s life. Everybody can identify with the feeling of being stuck in a vehicle on the road, in a line of traffic that doesn’t appear to be going … Read More


September 15, 2014 |





The suddenness and depth of Ireland’s recent recession created immeasurable challenges for local authorities. Right across the country, councils have had to balance the need to operate more efficiently with the desire to deliver better services … Read More

DATA PROTECTION: Ensuring Online Security

September 15, 2014 |

The payment for services of local governments is increasingly taking place online by both businesses, residents and council customers. The advent of E-day on the 19th September, where payments made by councils to suppliers will be exclusively electronic, is the … Read More

THE EVOLUTION OF OUR LIBRARIES: Adapting to the digital age

September 14, 2014 |

Throughout the years, libraries have been an essential staple at the heart of our communities. While they remain a vital source of education and information, the core services provided by libraries have grown well beyond their basic function of collecting … Read More

Two minutes of training per week benefits the over 65′s

September 12, 2014 |

A recent study carried out in Scotland has found that people over the age of 65 could significantly improve their health by doing just one minute of exercise twice a week. Researchers in Scotland measured the benefits of high-intensity training … Read More

AMD is still the leading cause of blindness in over 50’s in Ireland

September 12, 2014 |

AMD (age-related macular degeneration) is still the main cause of blindness in Irish people over 50 years of age. AMD Awareness Week will be running from September 15th to the 21st. The campaign for 2014 entitled – ‘Begin Your New … Read More

S For SOLIDARNOŚĆ Exhibition in Dublin

September 3, 2014 |

Forum Polonia and the School for Leaders from Warsaw invite for the commemorative evening dedicated to the events of August 1980, origins of Solidarity and the fall of Communist regime.

The event will take place at the Centre for Creative … Read More

Building Management Systems VS Energy Management Systems

September 3, 2014 |

People often ask us whether they can use a Building Management System (BMS) to collect energy meter data and act as an Energy Management System. In theory, this sounds like a good idea – install one system to control both … Read More

Bord Gáis urges ‘Safety First’ in nationwide initiative

August 28, 2014 |

Bord Gáis Networks recently launched a public awareness campaign throughout the country aimed at highlighting the serious safety issues posed by the rise of natural gas meter tampering in Ireland.

Bord Gáis encouraged members of the public to confidentially report … Read More

The Best Practice Access Guidelines launch held in Aviva Stadium

August 28, 2014 |

‘The Best Practice Access Guidelines, Designing Accessible Environments – Access to Independence’ publication launch was held at the Aviva Stadium last month. Representatives were were welcomed by people with disabilities, representative organisations, architects, engineers, planners and developers as the publication … Read More

New Magazine service lets you read what you like on any device

August 1, 2014 |

Donegal County Council library service has launched a new free online magazine service that has something for everyone.

The online magazine service lets you read what you like on any device and boasts an array of magazines from fresh celebrity … Read More

Culture Night 2014-Events across Mayo

July 31, 2014 |

Culture Night 2014 will take place on September 19th and plans are afoot to make the night an unforgettable cultural experience for Mayo audiences. Cultural organisations and groups are busily preparing varied programmes of activity for the evening. Mayo has … Read More

‘Connecting the Wild Atlantic Way’ conference is coming to Donegal

July 31, 2014 |

Donegal County Council in association with Failte Ireland and Donegal Tourism Ltd have recently announced that the ‘Connecting the Wild Atlantic Way’ conference will be coming to the county in September. This is a cutting edge digital marketing conference and … Read More

Midlands Waste Management Plan 2014

July 11, 2014 |

The Waste Management Plan for the Midlands Region 2005 to 2010 was adopted in February 2006. It set out specific objectives in relation to sustainable waste management in the Region, in accordance with the waste hierarchy. The plan set out … Read More

How to dispose of electronic goods

July 11, 2014 |

One question which is being asked with greater and greater frequency by householders today is: what is the best way to dispose of the increasing amount of waste electronic goods which clutter up our homes? The succinct answer to this … Read More

Profiling challenges in the education sector in Donegal

July 11, 2014 |

Profiling Challenges to the Education Sector in Donegal in 2012, a report produced by the Economic Security Sub-group of the Children’s Services Committee has been launched by Mr. Paul Hannigan, President LYIT.

Following a series of budget reductions in the … Read More

Waterford City and County Council unveil new corporate logo

July 11, 2014 |

Waterford City and Country Council recently revealed their brand new corporate logo at a meeting of the City and County Council in City hall last month. The rebranding of the logo was welcomed by councillors in attendance and the new … Read More

The Art In The Open Festival Returns

July 11, 2014 |

Europe’s largest open air arts festival returns to Ireland

Europe’s largest international open air painting festival is fast approaching once again. The annual Art in the Open festivalwill be running in six stunning locations in some charming villages and historic … Read More

Tip O’Neill’s Legacy Lives On

July 9, 2014 |

Thomas P. O’Neill III talks about his father and what the Irish Diaspora Award means to him

Thomas P. O’Neill III recently spoke about his father the celebrated Tip O’Neill and about what the Irish Diaspora award named after his … Read More