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Proposed M20 would open up economic corridor & create 5,400 jobs

July 18, 2017 |

Building the long-sought M20 motorway linking Cork-to-Limerick motorway could create up to 5,400 jobs and contribute €128 million to the State, a new report says.

The report commissioned on behalf of Cork and Limerick chambers 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

Enterprise Ireland launch Career-FIT programme

February 16, 2017 |

With €5m in EU Horizon 2020 funding, Enterprise Ireland has launched a new programme called Career-FIT that will try to lure 50 international research experts to Irish tech centres.

Career-FIT is a postdoctoral fellowship programme, part-funded … Read More

Ireland failed to justify selective treatment of Apple – EU Commission

December 19, 2016 |

Ireland failed to justify the selective treatment of Apple with regard to tax rulings, according to the European Commission.

The full ruling on the finding that Ireland granted the US tech giant up to €13 billion in illegal State aid … Read More

Medical technology firm BD creating 100 jobs in Limerick

December 9, 2016 |

Medical technology company Becton Dickinson and Company is to establish a new research and development centre in Limerick, which will bring an additional 100 jobs.

Becton Dickinson and Company, or BD as it is known, employs 600 people in Ireland … Read More

Fianna Fáil top poll to open lead over Fine Gael

December 8, 2016 |

A new survey suggests that Fianna Fáil enjoys more support from voters than any other party in the country.

An Irish Times/Ipsos MRBI poll has found that 30% of respondents said they would vote for Fianna Fáil in a general … Read More

President Higgins has no plans to attend Castro’s funeral

November 28, 2016 |

President Michael D Higgins has no plans to travel to Havana to attend memorial services for the former Cuban leader Fidel Castro this week.

A spokesman for the President confirmed on Sunday that Mr Higgins would not be travelling to … Read More

Railway line is costing €550 per passenger to run

November 15, 2016 |

Limerick-Ballybrophy route described as an ‘expensive campaign’ for local TD Alan Kelly

A railway line between Limerick and Ballybrophy is costing €550 per passenger to operate, a report has found.

The review into rail services, drawn up by the National … Read More

Teachers’ pay gap narrows but is not going away soon

October 18, 2016 |

The pay gap between new teachers and more established colleagues has emerged as one of the most fiercely debated issues in the looming strike.

The ASTI insists that teachers who entered the profession during the crash lag far behind those … Read More

Rents now at record levels says Daft

August 23, 2016 |

The highest rate of inflation was in Cork city, where rents rose by 18% in 12 months.

Rents in Galway are 13.9% higher than a year previously, while rents in Limerick have risen 15.5% in the past year.

There were … Read More

More than 4,000 pupils fail maths in the leaving cert

August 17, 2016 |

Over 55,000 students will receive their results today in Ireland. More than 4,000 students have failed their Leaving Cert maths exams, effectively locking them out of many third-level courses which require a pass as a basic entry requirement.

Grades in … Read More

Irish Company Leads EU Consortium in Renewable Energy Storage Project

July 22, 2016 |

One of the issues hindering the widespread adoption of renewable energy in Ireland is the unpredictability of renewable energy sources. As we all well know, the sun does not always grace us, but at night it disappears entirely. Wind energy … Read More

Irish cities bid for European Capital of Culture title in 2020

June 22, 2016 |

 

Councils in Limerick, Galway, Kilkenny, Waterford, Wexford  will be busy in the weeks ahead finalising their bids to be European Capital of Culture in 2020. Final bids will be taken from the Judges from the three Irish and three … Read More

Five farmers killed on Irish farms in 2016

June 21, 2016 |

Five people have died in farming accidents between January and May of 2016 according to a recent report from The Agriculture and Food Development Authority, Teagasc. For the same period last year the number of deaths was 6 … 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

THE BUSINESS OF GOING GREEN: AN INTERVIEW WITH GREEN BUSINESS PROGRAMME MANAGER JAMES HOGAN

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

THE DDOS ATTACK ON IRELAND

February 24, 2016 |

On the 22nd January, a cyber-attack hit a number of Irish websites. Central Statistics Office, the Oireachtas, the Department of Justice, the Department of Defence, the Courts Services of Ireland and The National Lottery were all hit. Daft and Boards were also brought … Read More

Ireland Voted Best Travel Destination in US Awards

December 22, 2015 |

Great news for Irish tourism following the Travel Weekly annual Readers Choice Awards in New York as the country was named ‘Best Destination: Europe’.

Travel Weekly is the biggest weekly newspaper for American travel agents and travel professionals, … Read More

Rural Areas Soon to Get High-Speed Broadband Access

December 21, 2015 |

Ireland’s National Broadband Plan, which aims to deliver high-speed broadband to rural homes and businesses by 2020, is set to begin its procurement process next week.

The ambitious plan will cost between €300m – €500m, and is … Read More

The Final Shortlist of European Capital of Culture Announced

November 24, 2015 |

Great news for Galway, Limerick and the Three Sisters of Waterford, Wexford and Kilkenny, as each city has been shortlisted to proceed to the next selection stage for European Capital of Culture 2020. Unfortunately, Ireland’s only other entrant, Dublin, … Read More