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Inland Fisheries Ireland recently signed up to the Sustainable Energy Authority of Ireland’s (SEAI) Partnership Programme which aims to integrate energy management into public sector organisations. As an environmental agency, Inland Fisheries has a set range of progressive environmental targets to meet, and this new partnership will help provide a roadmap for further
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A training exercise testing the response capabilities of Shannon Foynes Port Company, local authorities and other organisations who operate in the vicinity of the Shannon Estuary will take place at Spanish Point, County Clare, on Wednesday and Thursday of next week (26-27 April). The simulated event, which is being hosted by Clare County Council on […]
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Littering and illegal dumping continues to be serious problem across Ireland. In attempt to crackdown on fly-tipping across the country, a campaign of ‘smart enforcement’ is to be launched. Covert surveillance including the use of drones is to form part of a new plan, along with the use of satellite imaging and more CCTV at […]
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The proliferation of traffic signs on the streets of Ireland’s towns and cities seems to only multiply each year. But are these signs servicing any purpose beyond pleasing regulators? Urban Planner Stephen Coyne, discusses why less is often more.  A serious addiction crowds the streets of our towns and cities. You can hardly walk down […]
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Littering continues to be a serious problem across Ireland and litter levels are on the rise throughout the country, according to the latest IBAL (Irish Business Against Litter) survey. The latest IBAL survey results found just 70% of the towns and cities surveyed met European norms cleanliness, compared to 85% just two years ago. Three […]
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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 of litter. The plan will include smart phone apps, mobile cameras and CCTV all being […]
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The CLEAN project – Technologies and Open Innovation for Low-Carbon Regions – has officially begun. The project aims to improve low-carbon policies and increase energy efficiency with nine EU regions coming together to address a common challenge: how to meet EU energy efficiency building targets in their regions. The project’s goal is to share best […]
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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 celebrate the work done within our communities, to reward our unsung heroes and to acknowledge […]
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Would you like to help promote and protect this area of outstanding beauty? Dublin City Council is seeking volunteers to help with management of North Bull Island. A unique attraction within Dublin City centre, North Bull Island (NBI) achieved status as a UNESCO Biosphere Reserve in 1981 due to its rare and threatened habitats and […]
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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 […]