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Dublin Bus will cease to operate from 10am due to Ophelia

October 16, 2017 |

Dublin Bus services will cease its services from 10am until 7pm today due to the devastation expected from Hurricane Ophelia.

A spokesperson for Dublin Bus said:

“Morning peak services are operating as normal. There will be significant disruption to services … Read More

The Green Party slams Government over “misleading the public” with mental health funding

October 11, 2017 |

The Green Party has today accused the Government of “misleading the public” over the levels of funding allocated for mental health services in Budget 2018.

According to the Mental Health Reform charity, Minister Jim Daly has confirmed that the €35m ‘additional’ spending … Read More

Budget 2018: The main points so far

October 10, 2017 |

As Budget 2018 announcements are underway by Minister Paschal Donohue in the Dail, here are a few changes that will be implemented:

  • The economy will grow by 4.3 percent this year and 3.5 percent next year.
  • A Rainy Day … Read More

Cork introducing new ‘age friendly’ parking spaces

October 5, 2017 |

Cork County Council has launched a new parking initiative aimed at helping older people get around the county more easily.

The new plan will see a selection of parking bays designated as ‘age friendly’ spots – … Read More

EU-Funded €4.95m Ulster Canal Greenway Project Launched

September 15, 2017 |

Phase 2 of The Ulster Canal Greenway (UCG) project is a pioneering move to develop the first sustainable transport alternative for cross-border commuters.

The Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport, Shane Ross TD and the Minister … Read More

Bringing Supports for Small Businesses Under One Roof

September 13, 2017 |

An initiative of the Department of Business, Enterprise and Innovation, ‘Taking Care of Business’ will bring together up to 30 State bodies, agencies and units, and builds on the success of previous events in recent years, which have … Read More

More than half of under-30s considering ditching TV licence fee

July 31, 2017 |

A new online survey has revealed that 55% of TV licence holders aged 30 or under are planning or considering to stop paying their TV licence fee.

The survey was carried out by Censuswide on behalf … Read More

National College of Ireland (NCI) and IBM collaborate on cybersecurity skills shortage

July 21, 2017 |

The National College of Ireland (NCI) and IBM are to begin collaborating to meet the growing demand for cybersecurity skills shortage in Ireland.

The new joint industry-academia initiative sees 50 IBM employees studying NCI certified Higher … Read More

Ireland’s Northern and Western region designated as EU European Entrepreneurial Region 2018

July 13, 2017 |

The European Union has named Ireland’s Northern and Western region as European Entrepreneurial Region (EER) 2018 recognising the “enormous strides” the region has taken to foster entrepreneurship and arrest decades of economic decline.

The counties coming … Read More

Wave of new funding for marine energy projects

July 10, 2017 |

€1.3m in fresh funding has been awarded to 34 European research teams, working on offshore renewable energy technologies.

The Marine and Renewable Energy Ireland centre (MaREI) based in University College Cork (UCC) is currently heading up … Read More

Cork named most “culturally vibrant” city in Europe

July 7, 2017 |

Cork, Dublin and Galway have been named among the best cities in Europe for cultural vibrancy and cultural infrastructure in a special European Report launched in Brussels.

The first edition of the Cultural and Creative Cities … Read More

85pc of Irish professionals don’t have sufficient IT skills

July 3, 2017 |

A new survey of 1,000 of business professionals across Ireland, has shown the vast majority (85%) have insufficient IT skills.

The survey, carried out by Code Institute, asked participants to carry out a “tech diagnostic” test, … Read More

Number of companies incorporated last year highest since 1998

June 30, 2017 |

Some 20,951 companies were newly incorporated in 2016 in Ireland, an increase of 7.9 per cent on the previous year, while 8,302 companies were struck off the companies register for failure to file an annual return.

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Ireland to join leading European astronomy network

June 29, 2017 |

Ireland has joined a Europe-wide telescope network, marking another important milestone in the implementation of the national strategy for research and innovation.

The International LOFAR (LOw Frequency ARray) Telescope is a €150 million network of radio … Read More

New scheme to make it easier for artists to access social welfare

June 13, 2017 |

Artists and writers will have easier access social welfare payments under a new government pilot scheme launched this week.

The new initiative – which is being introduced on a pilot basis for 12 months – applies … Read More

Latest phase of Dublin Bay cycle path opens in Clontarf

May 5, 2017 |

A key phase of the Dublin Bay cycle path on the northside of the capital was opened this morning.

The two kilometre stretch of the Sutton to Sandycove (S2S) Cycleway at Clontarf was officially opened by … Read More

Dublin City Council improves safety on fleet with ‘Sentinel Systems’

April 20, 2017 |

Dublin City Council has teamed up with Sentinel Systems – a specialist in vehicle safety and camera solutions – to install safety camera and recording devices onto its vehicles.

The move was prompted by Dublin City … 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

Ministers Host Dialogues on Brexit and Implications for Transport and Tourism

January 25, 2017 |

The Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport Shane Ross T.D. and Minister of State for Tourism and Sport Patrick O’Donovan TD, hosted All-Island Sectoral Dialogues on Monday 23 January 2017 in the Crowne Plaza, Dundalk.

The morning dialogue was themed … Read More

New National Cycle Standard Launched

January 17, 2017 |

The Minister for Transport, Tourism & Sport, Shane Ross T.D. has announced funding for a new national cycle training standard – Cycle Right.

Cycle Right was developed by a partnership steering committee consisting of a wide-range of stakeholders including the … Read More