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New Taskforce To Ensure Gender Equality In Higher Education

November 6, 2017 |

A new gender task force has been launched by Minister Mary Mitchell O’Connor to oversee recruitment and promotion policies in higher education.

Funding of €500,000 was provided in Budget 2018 to support the work of the Gender Equality Taskforce.

The … Read More

Over 300 Homemakers Have Enrolled For Springboard Courses This Autumn

October 31, 2017 |

Over 300 homemakers, who have been granted access by the Irish Government, enrolled for free higher education courses commencing in Autumn 2017.

For the first time, Springboard+ has been extended to homemakers who wish to reskill and return to the … Read More

Cultural Bodies To Receive Over €1m Additional Capital Funding In 2017

October 24, 2017 |

The announcement of additional capital funding of over €1 million to cultural bodies came from Minister for Culture, Heritage and the Gaeltacht, Heather Humphreys today.

The additional funds will help to preserve and safeguard the collections held by the recipients, and … 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

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

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

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