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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

Water Systems and Services Innovation Centre

December 19, 2016 |

The Innovation hub to address Ireland’s water infrastructure is located in the Nimbus Centre, Cork Institute of Technology. 

The Water Systems and Services Innovation Centre (WSSIC) is a joint venture between Cork City Council, Cork County Council and the Nimbus … Read More

The Seventh annual Meath Business & Tourism Awards

December 7, 2016 |

The Seventh annual Meath Business & Tourism Awards took place tonight at the Newgrange Hotel in Navan. Hosted by Blathnaid Ni Chofaigh, the awards provide an opportunity to recognize the talent and efforts of the business community throughout Meath.

The … Read More

Navan site gets record price of €6.4m for 44 acres

November 23, 2016 |

A Dublin-based property company is to pay 60 per cent more than the guide price for what is easily the best development site to have come on the market in Navan in recent years.

The successful bidder has agreed to … Read More

Dumping: CCTV to monitor Dublin and Wicklow hills

November 1, 2016 |

CCTV cameras with night vision are to be introduced in the Dublin and Wicklow mountains to help combat the rise in illegal dumping.

The move is to be overseen by the Protecting Uplands and Rural Environments (Pure) Project, a group … Read More

Background: Cork’s Proposed Council Amalgamation

November 1, 2016 |

Like Galway, Cork is also in the midst of an amalgamation conundrum, in the first of two articles we take a look at the background to the current situation.

Last year’s report, released in September 2015 by a working group … Read More

Proposed amalgamation of Galway City and County Councils still some way from reality

October 26, 2016 |

Following on from last year’s judicial review, which was sought by Cork City Council, after an independent review recommended the amalagamation of both the City and County Councils, Galway is in the heat of a similar battle. In recent years, … Read More

Government Statement on Preparations for Brexit

October 11, 2016 |

Government intensifies preparatory work on Brexit and announces All-Island Civic Dialogue to seek broad based views on all-island implications.

Next Steps to include:

· An all-island Civic Dialogue on Brexit with the initial meeting to be hosted by the Taoiseach … Read More

Rising from the Ashes: The Athenaeum in Enniscorthy has officially re-opened following restoration

October 6, 2016 |

Enniscorthy was the final garrison in Ireland to surrender in 1916. Today, the Athenaeum theatre and town hall, where the Volunteers made their brave stand, will once again return to a central position in Enniscorthy, following its re-opening on Friday, … Read More

€6m fund to reduce flooding risk in Athlone

October 6, 2016 |

A multi-million euro fund is to be made available for a series of emergency measures over the next nine months to reduce the risk from flooding for 250 homes in Athlone.

Minister of State with responsibility for the Office of … Read More

SoftwareONE announces the creation of 100 new jobs as part of €16m expansion plan, supported by IDA Ireland

September 22, 2016 |

Ambitious plan for innovative new PyraCloud Platform aims to drive success in the cloud for the €5bn company.

SoftwareONE has today announced a major expansion of its Irish operations, creating 100 new jobs in a move that will increase its … Read More