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The Burren LIFE Project claims EU LIFE nature award

June 6, 2017 |

The Burren LIFE Project, which ensures the protection of the unique biodiversity of the Burren, has won an EU LIFE nature award.

A total of 15 projects were selected as finalists for the keenly contested awards … Read More

6 easy tips to make you switch off after work

June 2, 2017 |

We’ve all been there and we all know how difficult it can be.

You arrive home after a long hard day at work, but you’re unable erase thoughts about that presentation, that pitch or project.

Extra funds and resources made available in crackdown on illegal dumping

June 1, 2017 |

Minister for Environment Denis Naughten is doubling the €650,000 announced in March to crack down on the growing scourge of illegal dumping.

The provision of extra funding to support the implementation of a second phase of … Read More

Smart rainfall sensors to be deployed in Dublin city to give an early-warning defence from flooding

May 30, 2017 |

Dublin City will be getting kitted with new ‘smart’ rainfall sensors to give it an early-warning system to protect against flooding.

The low-cost sensors are being deployed across the capital to monitor rainfall, weather conditions and … Read More

Ireland’s first satellite given go-ahead by European Space Agency

May 25, 2017 |

Ireland’s first satellite is set to be developed after a team of Irish based researchers got the green light from the European Space Agency.

The Education Irish Research Satellite 1 (EIRSAT-1) will be launched from the … Read More

75% of Irish beaches ‘excellent’ for swimming – EPA

May 18, 2017 |

For a third year in a row 75 per cent of Ireland’s designated bathing waters have been classified as excellent by the Environmental Protection Agency in its annual report.

130 beaches were marked as excellent, good … Read More

Ireland has one of the worst records for food waste in the EU

May 17, 2017 |

Ireland is one of the worst performers in the EU when it comes to food waste, according to a new report from the European Commission.

Food waste contributes to a total annual bill of €143 billion … Read More

Researchers find way to filter water that uses 1,000 times less energy

May 11, 2017 |

A team led by a University of Limerick researcher has made a major breakthrough in water filtration that lets it use 1,000 times less energy than conventional methods.

With climate change expected to increase areas of … Read More

BurrenLIFE Programme nominated for EU Green Awards

May 9, 2017 |

Ireland’s BurrenLIFE project has been shortlisted as one of the top five Nature Conservation Projects in Europe, as part of a competition celebrating the impact of the EU LIFE funding programme.

Over 4,300 LIFE projects around … Read More

Latest phase of Dublin Bay cycle path opens in Clontarf

May 5, 2017 |

A key phase of the Dublin Bay cycle path on the northside of the capital was opened this morning.

The two kilometre stretch of the Sutton to Sandycove (S2S) Cycleway at Clontarf was officially opened by … Read More

ESB and Bord na Móna join forces for solar power initiative

May 2, 2017 |

ESB and Bord na Móna have announced a co-development agreement which will see them develop solar power in four locations in Roscommon, Offaly and Kildare.

Once completed, it is estimated that it will provide renewable energy … Read More

Dublin Seeks Smart Solutions to City-Region Challenges with €600k Funding

April 27, 2017 |

Smart Dublin and Enterprise Ireland have launched the Three Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) competitions, with up to €600k in funding.

Announced earlier this week, the challenges aim to source smart and low cost innovative solutions … Read More

Local Government Apps from Around the World

April 25, 2017 |

Apps have an amazing ability to put local government services at the fingertips of citizens, yet, so many fail due to poor design or limited functionality. Looking around the world, we’ve found some of the best examples of successful government … Read More

New Partnership Drives Sustainability Agenda in Irish Fisheries

April 25, 2017 |

Inland Fisheries Ireland recently signed up to the Sustainable Energy Authority of Ireland’s (SEAI) Partnership Programme which aims to integrate energy management into public sector organisations. As an environmental agency, Inland Fisheries has a set range of progressive environmental targets to meet, and this new partnership … Read More

Ireland way off its EU greenhouse gas emissions targets

April 25, 2017 |

Ireland is showing little sign of meeting its 2020 emissions targets, according to a damning new report from the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).

The worrying report predicts that Ireland will miss its EU greenhouse gas emissions … Read More

7 Mobile App Development Tips for Local Government

April 24, 2017 |

Digital technology and apps can be used by local and city governments to improve citizen engagement and transparency and accordingly, digital government initiatives are popping up everywhere.

Is your city or county thinking about developing a … Read More

Dublin City Council improves safety on fleet with ‘Sentinel Systems’

April 20, 2017 |

Dublin City Council has teamed up with Sentinel Systems – a specialist in vehicle safety and camera solutions – to install safety camera and recording devices onto its vehicles.

The move was prompted by Dublin City … Read More

Oil Pollution exercise to take place at Spanish Point, Co. Clare

April 19, 2017 |

A training exercise testing the response capabilities of Shannon Foynes Port Company, local authorities and other organisations who operate in the vicinity of the Shannon Estuary will take place at Spanish Point, County Clare, on Wednesday and Thursday … Read More

Drones to be used in crackdown on illegal dumping

April 18, 2017 |

Littering and illegal dumping continues to be serious problem across Ireland.

In attempt to crackdown on fly-tipping across the country, a campaign of ‘smart enforcement’ is to be launched.

Covert surveillance including the use … Read More

Burren hosts European Geopark Network event

April 16, 2017 |

Managers and geologists from over 60 European UNESCO Global Geoparks gathered in County Clare last month to attend an international meeting and to visit the Burren & Cliffs of Moher UNESCO Global Geopark.

The Geopark, managed … Read More