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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 Department of Transport, Tourism & Sport, the Road Safety Authority, Cycling Ireland, An Garda Síochána,
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Following Status Yellow weather warnings issued from Met Eireann, Donegal County Council are reminding road users to check their Winter Gritting map which is an interactive map that is linked to the Council’s social media platforms and provides information on routes and length of routes to be gritted on any given night as well as […]
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With rat infestations becoming an increasingly serious problem across Dublin’s north inner city and Clondalkin area, a radical new solution may be needed – an experimental new product on the market might be that solution. A shop owner in Monkstown Crescent reported last month that rats were emerging en masse from a rat hole that had only recently […]
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Fianna Fáil has “genuine concerns” about several aspects about the Government’s rental strategy, the party’s spokesman Barry Cowen has said. Minister for Housing Simon Coveney will be forced to make changes to his rental plan in order to have it passed by the Oireachtas this week. Fianna Fáil has objected to aspects of Mr Coveney’s […]
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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 election, while 27% said they would support Fine Gael. October’s poll had Fine Gael and […]
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President Michael D Higgins has begun a State visit to Vietnam with a welcoming ceremony at the Presidential Palace in Hanoi. The State visit marks 20 years of diplomatic relations between Ireland and Vietnam. The blossoming southeast Asian state is a Key Partner Country under the Irish Aid programme, with a population touching 90 million […]
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Parliament must vote on whether the UK can start the process of leaving the EU, the High Court has ruled. This means the government cannot trigger Article 50 of the Lisbon Treaty – beginning formal discussions with the EU – on their own. Theresa May says the referendum – and existing ministerial powers – mean […]
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CCTV cameras with night vision are to be introduced in the Dublin and Wicklow mountains to help combat the rise in illegal dumping. The move is to be overseen by the Protecting Uplands and Rural Environments (Pure) Project, a group which has removed almost 3,000 tonnes of litter from the area in the last 10 […]
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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 under the chairmanship of Alf Smiddy, recommended amalgamation of both Cork City Council and Cork […]
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Minister for Education Richard Bruton has said that discussions with the Association of Secondary Teachers Ireland will continue today ahead of industrial action due to begin tomorrow. However, Mr Bruton said he was not optimistic that tomorrow’s strike could be averted. ASTI members are to strike tomorrow for the first of seven days between now […]
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The General Secretary of the Joint Managerial Body has said that he does not envisage many secondary schools opening after midterm break as members of the Association of Secondary Teachers Ireland withdraw from supervision and substitution duties. ASTI members are to strike for seven days between now and December in a dispute over pay for […]