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14 Limerick Towns To Benefit From 44 Advanced CCTV Cameras

December 11, 2017 |

A total of 14 towns in Limerick are to benefit from 44 high spec CCTV Smart Cameras as part of a major expansion of the CCTV network by Limerick City and County Council.

Contracts have been signed between Limerick City … Read More

Congratulating The Best Young Entrepreneurs For South Dublin

December 8, 2017 |

South Dublin’s best young entrepreneurs were announced this week at the County Final of Ireland’s Best Young Entrepreneur (IBYE) competition.

IBYE is a programme run by the 31 Local Enterprise Offices (LEOs) with the support of the Department of Enterprise … Read More

National Day Of Rememberance For Road Crash Victims This Sunday

November 16, 2017 |

“World Day of Rememberance for Road Traffic Victims” occurs on the third Sunday in November each year.

This Sunday, November 19th, will draw the public’s attention to road traffic collisions, their consequences and costs, and the measures which can be … Read More

One-Day Spatial Planning Themed Conference Launched At Tallaght Stadium

November 9, 2017 |

A one-day spatial planning themed conference at Tallaght Stadium will be launched today, by South Dublin County Council, as part of National Planning Week.

Planning Week 2017 is a new initiative organised by the Irish Planning Institute which began on … Read More

Galway, Mayo & Clare Are Now Included In One Of The World’s Most Adventerous Cruising Routes

November 8, 2017 |

One of the world’s most adventerous bi-directional yacht cruising routes now include the coastlines of Galway, Mayo & Clare.

The Cool Route project aims to grow numbers of private craft, super-yachts and passenger liners visiting the coastlines of Ireland, Northern Ireland, … Read More

Edible Seaweed Manufacturer Algaran Teoranta Hopes To Establish “strong partnerships” In America

October 26, 2017 |

Donegal based Algaran Teoranta, a manufacturer of edible seaweed, hope to develop “strong partnerships” in the US.

Algaran Teoranta is one of 15 companies to showcase the North West’s ‘entrepreneurship and innovation’ when they travel to Boston Massachusetts next month … Read More

Two Recycling Centre’s In Dublin Are Taking Combustible Materials Free Of Charge

October 24, 2017 |

Coolmine Recycling Centre in Coolmine Industrial Estate and Estuary Recycling Centre in Swords are now collecting beds, sofas and doors free of charge from its residents.

Various combustible materials will be accepted until Tuesday, October 31st.

The announcement comes from … Read More

All National Roads Cleared In Cork As Recovery Works Continue

October 17, 2017 |

The Council have said all National roads are now cleared across Cork as recovery works continue in the aftermath of Storm Ophelia.

As of yesterday, the Council has received over 400 incident calls and are currently working to clear secondary … Read More

€9 million invested in Cork’s fleet services over the past 5 years

October 11, 2017 |

Cork County Council has invested €9 million in investment’s toward improving its fleet services over the past 5 years.

An extensive van replacement programme with over 80 purchased, costing over €900,000, includes dedicated emergency call-out vans. €2.8 million in 50 trucks, of … Read More

“Stay Safe And Enjoy Halloween”

October 10, 2017 |

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 … Read More

Brexit Tightens Tap on €3.39 Billion Funding for Ireland’s Border Region

April 3, 2017 |

As the shadow of a hard Brexit continues to spread political and economic uncertainty across the UK, a deeper concern is growing in Northern Ireland and the cross-border region where EU funding has been the economic lifeblood for … Read More

Kildare County Council establishes New Cycling Forum

March 28, 2017 |

Kildare County Council has established the Kildare Cycling Forum, the purpose of which is to support the development of cycling infrastructure within the County, promote recreational cycling and encourage commuters to adopt cycling.

The Cycling Forum … Read More

Enabling creativity in every community: Creative Ireland hosting open meetings nationwide

March 7, 2017 |

Enabling creativity in every community is a core pillar of the Creative Ireland Programme, an ambitious five-year initiative, from 2017 to 2022, which aims to place culture and creative communities at the centre of public policy.

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Dublin Start-up Commissioner duties move to Digital Hub and DCU

March 3, 2017 |

Dublin City Council has announced that the Office of the Dublin Commissioner for Startups will be restructured when current commissioner, Niamh Bushnell leaves the office next month.

The move by the council means that after a … Read More

National Community and Council Awards 2017 winners anounnced

February 8, 2017 |

The winners for National Community and Council Awards 2017 were announced at a gala awards ceremony held over the weekend.

The awards, now in their eleventh year, recognise and celebrate community and councils working together. They provide an opportunity to highlight and … Read More

2020 Cycling Objectives Remain an Ambitious Target

December 20, 2016 |

While there have been significant developments in relation to cycling in general, there is still significant deficits when it comes to cycling as part of everyday life in rural communities.

With over 20 funded local authority cycling initiatives currently … Read More

The Internet Of Things: Immense Opportunities for Ireland

December 19, 2016 |

The internet-a-things, the continuing revolution of the internet that incorporates a digital presence in everyday items and services, also has serious potential in terms of local government and providing services to citizens. Ireland has already proven to be at the … Read More

Positive Outlook for Environment but Transformational Change Needed

December 19, 2016 |

The EPA’s ‘State of the Environment’ Report gives Ireland a good scorecard when compared to our European counterparts. However, the EPA Director General warns that transformational changes are needed to deal with climate change and other risks to our health … Read More

Generation Why? Making the Most of a ‘Milennial’ Workforce

December 19, 2016 |

Today’s workplace is constantly changing, and that means challenges and opportunities for managers, administrators and employees. The millennial generation will soon make up 75% of the global workforce. Let’s take a look at these changing demographics and what challenges and … Read More

A New Solution to Dublin’s Rat Problem

December 19, 2016 |

With rat infestations becoming an increasingly serious problem across Dublin’s north inner city and Clondalkin area, a radical new solution may be needed – an experimental new product on the market might be that solution.

A shop owner in Monkstown Crescent reported … Read More