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The public can make a difference!

March 23, 2015 |

Donegal County Council’s litter wardens have praised to proactive approach of a number of communities in the war against litter.


Warden Brian McBrearty points to recent successful clean up operations at Trusk Lough outside Ballybofey and at Doneyloop near … Read More

Extra Staff approved to help with housing list

March 5, 2015 |

Waterford city and county council is to get two new senior staff members in an attempt to reduce the housing list. The new positions are part of 200 new appointments approved by Environmental Minister Alan Kelly for local county councils … Read More

National Tree Week taking place across Ireland

March 2, 2015 |


Seachtain Náisiúnta na gCrann

sponsored byE.S.B. Tree Week will take place from March 1st to 8th.

Check out your local County Council to see whats happening in your area.

You might consider taking a walk in … Read More

Why Ireland Needs to Get With Engagement…

February 12, 2015 |

It’s due to become one of the major political hot potatoes over the next couple of years, but many people don’t yet realise that Ireland has signed up to massive carbon reductions by 2020. In the 2007 Government White Paper, … Read More

“Topping Out Ceremony” of the North West Regional Science Park at Letterkenny Institute of Technology

February 11, 2015 |

It was an historic day at Letterkenny Institute of Technology (LYIT) on Friday past at the Topping Out ceremony of the North West Regional Science Park project. This marks another positive step in terms of the development of Innovation Centres … Read More

Hughes Bridge Project

February 4, 2015 |

Contracts Signed for widening works on Hughes Bridge in Sligo Town Contracts were signed earlier this week by Sligo County Council and L&M Keating Ltd to commence works at Hughes Bridge for the N4 Traffic Improvement Scheme. This project is … Read More

Cork to Consolidate its Position as a Major International Dairy Hub

February 4, 2015 |

New report predicts increased dairy exports from Cork of 450 million Euro by 2020 leading to 4,000 extra Cork jobs.

A major new report launched today by Cork County Council and Cork Institute of Technology, authored by Declan O’Connor and … Read More

Restoring the Glory to Killykeen Forest Park

February 4, 2015 |

Cavan County Council is working closely with Cóillte Teoranta to restore Killykeen Forest Park to its former glory.

For years, the park was a hugely popular amenity area attracting visitors from the local area and also from far afield. Incredibly … Read More

Private Well Maintenance In Ireland

February 4, 2015 |

Figures from the Central Statistics Office state that there are approximately 170,000 private wells in Ireland. These private wells do not fall under the European Communities (Drinking Water) Regulations 2014. Private wells are more commonly used in rural areas around … Read More

“SI426: Finally EU Bureaucracy makes good business sense”

December 9, 2014 |

Most new laws receive little attention and Ireland’s adoption of the EU Energy Efficiency Directive (2012/27/EU) is no exception. On first viewing, the directive imposes yet more obligations on industry. However the intent should be seen as admirable and ultimately … Read More

Milford Hospice reduces its water consumption by 1,000,000 litres

November 10, 2014 |

Milford Care Centre, based in Limerick, is a healthcare facility providing services to patients and residents in the areas of specialist palliative care and older people. Milford House Nursing Home was established by the Little Company of Mary in 1928 … Read More

GROWING FOR THE FUTURE: Expansion of forestry sector must remain pritority

September 16, 2014 |

Thanks to a combination of our island status and prevailing south-westerly winds, Ireland can boast of having some of the healthiest forests in Europe. However the total area covered by Ireland’s forests currently ranks among the lowest percentages in Europe, … Read More

Midlands Waste Management Plan 2014

July 11, 2014 |

The Waste Management Plan for the Midlands Region 2005 to 2010 was adopted in February 2006. It set out specific objectives in relation to sustainable waste management in the Region, in accordance with the waste hierarchy. The plan set out … Read More

How to dispose of electronic goods

July 11, 2014 |

One question which is being asked with greater and greater frequency by householders today is: what is the best way to dispose of the increasing amount of waste electronic goods which clutter up our homes? The succinct answer to this … Read More


June 25, 2014 |

Adapting our infrastructure

Active travel refers to journeys that use physical activity, such as walking and cycling, to move between locations. These journeys are generally understood as travel for purposes such as going to work, shopping, visiting friends or … Read More

FLOOD PREVENTION: Planning for the future

June 25, 2014 |

Ireland has seen a substantial rise in flooding in recent years as coastal and rural towns have succumb to flood waters costing councils, residents and business owners thousands of euro’s in repairs. The bad weather in recent years has meant … Read More

Clare county council angers billionaire Donald Trump over Doonbeg

April 23, 2014 |

Donald Trump has said that he will hold Clare County Council financially responsible for any income that is lost due to the ‘obstruction’ of his redevelopment of the Doonbeg golf resort. Donald Trump’s Doonbeg golf course has been hit by … Read More


April 16, 2014 |

How the introduction of greenery such as planters can rejuvenate urban areas

County council’s strive to make their cities and towns as visually appealing as possible. There are different ways to go about achieving this aim, one of which is … Read More

Sustainability and Climate Change in Dublin City

April 15, 2014 |

This year Dublin City Council has published the fourth annual Sustainability Report. Looking back at 2013 across the following themes: Society, Economy, Innovation, Climate & Energy, Transportation, Infrastructure & Land Use, Biodiversity and Resource Management. These were chosen in consultation … Read More

Better Building Conference Sets the Course on the Creation of a Sustainable Built Environment

April 15, 2014 |

DUBLIN, IRELAND – Over 350 participants gathered on Wednesday the 9th of April in Croke Park for the 3rd annual Better Building Conference, Ireland’s largest property and construction conference held in association with Ecocem the low carbon cement provider, and … Read More