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For all their many advantages, natural renewable energy sources – wind, solar – still suffer from the enduring problem of the intermittent nature of the source, and the need to have effective reserve supplies constantly available. REDT Energy are an Irish company whose innovative distributed flow battery storage system offers a viable and cost effective […]
News Tourism
The new €6m Pier at Doolin, Co. Clare, has been officially opened on Friday, 19 June, 2015 by Brendan Howlin, T.D., Minister for Public Expenditure & Public Reform. The new 65-metre pier, the development of which was led by Clare County Council, will serve as a primary access point to and from the Aran Islandsfor […]
Feature
When he passed away in 2013, Paddy O’Keeffe had been a iconic and legendary figure in Irish farming for many decades. Editor of the Farmer’s Journal for 37 years, O’Keeffe was a crucial figure in the modernisation of Irish farming, characterized by his love of new ideas and great passion for maximising farming practise through […]
News
  Dublin City Council and its energy agency Codema launched the 5Cube at Hanover Quay in Dublin’s Docklands earlier this year. The 5Cube represents how much oil is consumed in Ireland every five minutes  and was selected as the winning design following a public competition  in 2013 by Dublin City Council for a smart energy […]
Business
Limerick City and County Council has confirmed its €6 million purchase of the former Dell plant in Castletroy – a massive, 350, 000 sf ft industrial complex located at Plassey Technological Park which the council hopes to see transformed into an international film studio and hub.  The move follows increasing interest in Limerick as a […]
Housing
Dublin city and county councils are offering generous schemes to existing and potential landlords, in the hope that such incentives might increase the provision of social housing for lower-income tenants in the city.  The scheme would allow potential landlords to deal with the councils themselves rather than directly with tenants, and guarantee income levels (up […]
News
Yacht owners who are volunteers with Foyle Sailability have revealed their plans to round Ireland on an awareness raising campaign for Sailability Ireland, a national organization aimed at increasing opportunities for people with disabilities to engage in sailing and water-based activities. Foyle Sailability was launched in May 2013 by a group of people from throughout
Health
A new study has suggested that almost 24,000 people in this country could have undiagnosed type 2 diabetes. The survey examined nearly 30,000 people over a four year period between 2009 and 2013 in order to assess diabetes and cardiovascular risk in the Irish people. The study, which was conducted on behalf of VHI Healthcare […]
Transport
The Road Safety Authority (RSA) are currently considering a technological solution to the problem of persistent, repeat offence drink driving. The “alco-lock” is a breathalyser device attached to the dashboard of a car which prevents the engine from starting unless the driver has given an all clear breath sample. The “alco-Lock” is to be deployed […]