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Businesses urged to migrate from cheque and cash payments

July 9, 2014 |

With less than three months to go before e-Day, the National Payments Plan (NPP) is reminding councils, government departments and other public bodies that cheques moving between businesses will soon come to an end.

The NPP was launched in April … Read More


July 4, 2014 |

After six years of struggle, we are finally starting to see signs of economic recovery. The Council Journal caught up with the Chief Economist with Investec Ireland, Philip O’ Sullivan, to discuss Ireland’s economic outlook

There is no doubt that … Read More


June 25, 2014 |

Adapting our infrastructure

Active travel refers to journeys that use physical activity, such as walking and cycling, to move between locations. These journeys are generally understood as travel for purposes such as going to work, shopping, visiting friends or … Read More

FLOOD PREVENTION: Planning for the future

June 25, 2014 |

Ireland has seen a substantial rise in flooding in recent years as coastal and rural towns have succumb to flood waters costing councils, residents and business owners thousands of euro’s in repairs. The bad weather in recent years has meant … Read More

Rosie Hackett Bridge opens in Dublin

May 26, 2014 |

Wednesday the 21st of May saw the official opening of the Rosie Hackett Bridge. The bridge which connects Eden Quay to Burgh Quay is now open to pedestrians, cyclists, buses and taxis with completion on Luas works due to finished … Read More

Cork City Council give go ahead for Pairc Ui Chaoimh redevelopment

April 25, 2014 |

Cork City Council has granted planning permission to Cork GAA for their proposed €70 million redevelopment of Pairc Ui Chaoimh to turn it into a 45, 000 seater stadium. The chairmen of Cork GAA Bob Ryan was delighted with the … Read More

New Pier in Doolin given go ahead by Clare County Council

April 23, 2014 |

Clare County Council yesterday signed off on a brand new €6 milion pier in Doolin. The pier has been met with some opposition since it was given the go ahead last year. Surfers in the area have objected to the … Read More

Limerick County Council holds last meeting after 115 years

April 23, 2014 |

Limerick County Council held its last ever meeting yesterday nearly 115 years to the day since its first ever one was held in the grand jury room of Limerick County Court House, Merchants Quay, on April 22, 1899. There was … Read More

Clare county council angers billionaire Donald Trump over Doonbeg

April 23, 2014 |

Donald Trump has said that he will hold Clare County Council financially responsible for any income that is lost due to the ‘obstruction’ of his redevelopment of the Doonbeg golf resort. Donald Trump’s Doonbeg golf course has been hit by … Read More

New transport plan for the capital to cost €900 million

April 16, 2014 |

The National Transport Authority has published its final plans for its new scheme of public transport in Dublin. As part of the new scheme the disused Phoenix Park tunnel will be reopened for rail services to run. The plan will … Read More


April 16, 2014 |

How the introduction of greenery such as planters can rejuvenate urban areas

County council’s strive to make their cities and towns as visually appealing as possible. There are different ways to go about achieving this aim, one of which is … Read More

Cork INC hopes to bring more business to the region

April 16, 2014 |

Cork INC (innovated, networked, connected) will be established in a joint venture between Cork City and County Council. It will comprise of three areas: Leisure Tourism, Strategic economic marketing and B to B Tourism. The venture will work towards economic … Read More

Language remains the biggest barrier for migrants

April 15, 2014 |

LANGUAGE is still one of the biggest challenges for migrant communities living in Ireland the launch of the intercultural cities programme in Limerick has heard.

Limerick has become the first city in Ireland, outside of Dublin to become an official … Read More

Sustainability and Climate Change in Dublin City

April 15, 2014 |

This year Dublin City Council has published the fourth annual Sustainability Report. Looking back at 2013 across the following themes: Society, Economy, Innovation, Climate & Energy, Transportation, Infrastructure & Land Use, Biodiversity and Resource Management. These were chosen in consultation … Read More

Better Building Conference Sets the Course on the Creation of a Sustainable Built Environment

April 15, 2014 |

DUBLIN, IRELAND – Over 350 participants gathered on Wednesday the 9th of April in Croke Park for the 3rd annual Better Building Conference, Ireland’s largest property and construction conference held in association with Ecocem the low carbon cement provider, and … Read More

Galway City named as Europe’s Micro City of the year by the Financial Times

April 15, 2014 |

The Financial Times has recently named Galway city as Europe’s Micro City of the year. The publication also ranked Galway City as the Best Overall Micro City in Europe, 2nd place as Best Micro City for economic potential and 2nd … Read More