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Innovation

Spaceman: Meet The Minister Charged with Ireland’s Exploration of Space

September 27, 2017 |

The Irish space sector has been expanding rapidly in recent years and generating significant economic impact particularly in terms of jobs, exports and new company formation but did you know Ireland has a Minister for Space? John Halligan … Read More

Meet the Start-up Revolutionising Sports Facility Bookings

September 26, 2017 |

Dublin-based company bookapitch is delivering a web-based solution that makes booking and managing sports facilities easier.

Bookapitch is a new online venture that enables organisations like schools, GAA or football clubs to advertise and rent out … Read More

Government looking to develop app for serious weather alerts

September 22, 2017 |

The government is exploring the possibility of developing a smartphone weather app that will alert the public to serious weather events.

According to Minister of State for the OPW and Flood Relief, Kevin ‘Boxer’ Moran, such … Read More

Clare County Council’s Rural Strategy Lauded for Innovative Forward-Thinking

September 8, 2017 |

Clare is the first county to launch a rural development strategy, which has a 4,000-jobs target, following the Government’s Action Plan for Rural Development.

The action plan, launched Minister for Rural and Community Development, Michael Ring … Read More

Smart light hope to lead to clever cycling in the city

August 15, 2017 |

Cyclists in the capital are being invited to get involved in an innovative smart light pilot scheme that will connect over 500 cyclists across the city.

As well as keeping cyclists safer on the road, the … Read More

Ulster University-led energy storage project awarded €6.7m

August 8, 2017 |

Ulster University has launched a €6.7 million cross-border research project, funded by European Union, it aims to develop a range of consumer-owned energy storage resources.

The launch of Ulster University’s SPIRE 2 project follows the UK … Read More

Machine Translation & Future Preservation of the Irish Language

July 31, 2017 |

The future of the Irish language in 2017 might be unclear, Dr John Tinsley examines how Machine Translation holds the key to addressing some of the translation challenges, thus ensuring its preservation and future.

When reading … Read More

Parklife: Meet the Startup Hoping to Revolutionise Car Parking in Ireland

July 31, 2017 |

Dublin-based start-up Parkpnp hopes to provide a solution to Ireland’s parking problems as it aims to be the Airbnb of driveways.

“Please help me find a parking space” is the utterance of motorists in towns and … Read More

Smart rainfall sensors to be deployed in Dublin city to give an early-warning defence from flooding

May 30, 2017 |

Dublin City will be getting kitted with new ‘smart’ rainfall sensors to give it an early-warning system to protect against flooding.

The low-cost sensors are being deployed across the capital to monitor rainfall, weather conditions and … Read More

Ireland’s first satellite given go-ahead by European Space Agency

May 25, 2017 |

Ireland’s first satellite is set to be developed after a team of Irish based researchers got the green light from the European Space Agency.

The Education Irish Research Satellite 1 (EIRSAT-1) will be launched from the … Read More

Researchers find way to filter water that uses 1,000 times less energy

May 11, 2017 |

A team led by a University of Limerick researcher has made a major breakthrough in water filtration that lets it use 1,000 times less energy than conventional methods.

With climate change expected to increase areas of … Read More

Dublin Seeks Smart Solutions to City-Region Challenges with €600k Funding

April 27, 2017 |

Smart Dublin and Enterprise Ireland have launched the Three Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) competitions, with up to €600k in funding.

Announced earlier this week, the challenges aim to source smart and low cost innovative solutions … Read More

Local Government Apps from Around the World

April 25, 2017 |

Apps have an amazing ability to put local government services at the fingertips of citizens, yet, so many fail due to poor design or limited functionality. Looking around the world, we’ve found some of the best examples of successful government … Read More

Vodafone & SIRO National Gigabit Hub Initiative launched by Minister for Jobs, Enterprise & Innovation

March 27, 2017 |

Vodafone and SIRO’s national Gigabit Hub Initiative has been launched today by Minister for Jobs, Enterprise & Innovation, Mary Mitchell O’Connor.

The new initiative aims to spark a digital transformation in 15 towns across Ireland.

AT&T, IDA, & Dublin City Council to collaborate on Smart Cities IoT projects

February 28, 2017 |

In an announcement made yesterday, AT&T, Dublin City and IDA Ireland revealed their intentions explore a Smart Cities Development.

The agreement between AT&T, IDA Ireland and Dublin City Council will see the three parties collaborate and … Read More

Get tooled up: The Edinburgh Tool Library offering an innovative solution to buying tools

February 23, 2017 |

Purchasing tools for DIY projects can be a costly exercise, and in reality, how often do we actually use them?

An Edinburgh charity is offering the community an innovative and cost effective solution; tool libraries.

Pioneering research aims to make Leeds first ‘Self Repairing City’

February 20, 2017 |

Imagine if the cities of the future could one day repair themselves. What if they could detect things like potholes and sinkholes before they even happen?

New research is underway in the UK, delving into just … Read More

Technology central to Kerry plan to tackle litter & dumping

February 15, 2017 |

Noted for its beautiful landscapes, coastal scenery, magnificent lakes, strong cultural heritage and flora and fauna, Kerry is getting tough on litter and dumping.

Technology will be central to a five-year plan adopted in Kerry to target “the persistent” problem … Read More

Irish Tourism Industry Awards celebrates excellence and innovation

February 14, 2017 |

Ireland’s tourism industry was celebrated at the Irish Tourism Industry Awards, where winners in 14 categories won awards for excellence and innovation at a gala event in the Clayton Hotel Burlington Road in Dublin.

The Irish … 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