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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

Launch of Donegal Road Safety Plan 2016-2021

September 21, 2016 |

The Cathaoirleach of Donegal County Council Terence Slowey will today launched the Donegal Road Safety Plan 2016-2021 produced by the Donegal Road Safety Working Group, with the objective of improving road safety for all road users.

The Donegal Road Safety … Read More

Minister Humphreys hosts regional meetings of Local Authorities to progress broadband roll out

September 15, 2016 |

The Minister for Arts, Heritage, Regional, Rural and Gaeltacht Affairs, is today (Thursday) holding the first of two regional meetings with Local Authorities from across the country as part of her plans to ensure the timely roll out of rural … Read More

Minister for Employment and Small Business, Pat Breen TD launches ‘Construction Safety Week 2016’

September 12, 2016 |

Minister applauds construction workers who speak about their accidents and rehabilitation in order to help others in a moving new video series ‘IN THE BLINK OF AN EYE’

Minister for Employment and Small Business, Pat Breen TD has launched ‘Construction … Read More

Dublin council chief objects to O’Devaney Gardens project

August 30, 2016 |

Brendan Kenny says he is ‘not obliged’ to comply with decision on redevelopment. Pressure is mounting on Dublin city councillors to reverse their decision to redevelop O’Devaney Gardens as a council-owned rental complex.

Dublin City Council’s assistant chief executive Brendan … Read More

Row breaks out in Dublin City Council over Clerys redevelopment

August 16, 2016 |

The council’s Labour Party leader Dermot Lacey has slammed the move. Dublin City Council has defended its decision to allow public land to be used in a proposed redevelopment of the Clerys site.

They’ve given the go ahead to an … Read More

27,000 soak up sunshine at Swords Summer Festival

July 25, 2016 |

The second annual Swords Summer Festival hosted by Fingal County Council took place last weekend, with the 27,000 people in attendance all enjoying the sunshine.

The festival, which was a fundraiser for the Swords Lions Club,  kicked off with incredible performances … Read More

Housing crisis solutions

June 20, 2016 |


A cross-party committee set-up by the government  to tackle the housing crisis in Ireland has published its report. Established in April, the report calls for “most ambitious social housing project in the history of the State”.

Solutions highlighted for … Read More

Flavours of Fingal County Show 2016

June 16, 2016 |


The fifth Flavours Of Fingal County Show will take place at Newbridge House, Donabate, North Dublin on the 25th and 26th of June this year. The festival, organised by Fingal County Council,  Fingal Farmers, Fingal Tourism and Newbridge House … Read More

Here comes Summer: Council Journal Yearbook 2016

May 23, 2016 |

The latest edition of Council Journal – the bumper Summer Yearbook 2016 – will be available in July. For additional information on content and advertising queries, mailing list inclusion, or news and events updates please contact us on 01 9055200 … Read More


February 24, 2016 |

In Paris last November the leaders of all the world’s nations came together to set long term goals to tackle climate change. After almost two weeks of talks and negotiations an agreement was reached. It was the first climate deal to commit … Read More