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For the first time in Olympic history, a refugee team is competing. The ten athletes, who are competing in events from judo to marathon running, are serving as a “symbol of hope” for refugees. The inclusion of the team at the 2016 Rio Games reflects the steadily growing refugee crisis and shines a light on […]
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It has emerged that an attempted hack was made on Garda computer systems earlier this week. The attack, happened on Thursday, forced Garda admin workers to shut down a number of systems in an attempt to prevent data from being reached. RTE’s This Week reported that it is not known if an Irish or international […]
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Dublin City Council has opened the latest new Tearooms, located in Herbert Park, Dublin 4. This is the latest addition to Dublin City Council’s Parks and Landscape Services initiative to refurbish older buildings in parks and transform them into more useable spaces for the public. The building in which the Tearooms are located was formerly […]
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The second annual Swords Summer Festival hosted by Fingal County Council took place last weekend, with the 27,000 people in attendance all enjoying the sunshine. The festival, which was a fundraiser for the Swords Lions Club,  kicked off with incredible performances from the Three Tenors and Roy Taylor on Friday night who raised the roof off […]
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The housing crisis has led many councillors to rethink their conception of housing in order to find workable solutions. West Kerry councillor Michael O’Shea (FF) came across the idea to convert an old hospital into living space while watching an episode of Nationwide on RTE. The programme, which aired last May, featured the work done […]
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By Féidhlim Harty The recent international conference on natural and constructed wetlands in NUI-Galway hosted experts from across Ireland and elsewhere in Europe; and as far afield as Australia, Asia and North and South America. The conference was the first of its kind in Ireland to bring together speakers from natural wetland and peatland research as […]
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The 2016 Gum Litter Taskforce (GLT) gum litter education campaign was launched in Templeogue, Dublin back on the 17th June, and has seen fantastic results. The campaign has seen success to date, with the National Litter Pollution Monitoring System results showing an overall decrease in people dropping gum from 26% when the campaign started in […]
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An 18-year-old man was fatally injured on Monday night when the car he was travelling in collided with a tractor. The accident happened at approximately 12.00 on Monday night, on the N4 at Cloonart, Bornacoola, Co. Longford. FThe man was brought to Mullingar Hospital where he was pronounced dead. Following the crash, the driver and […]
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Five people have died in farming accidents between January and May of 2016 according to a recent report from The Agriculture and Food Development Authority, Teagasc. For the same period last year the number of deaths was 6 while in 2015 it was 12. The fatal accident data states that 80% of deaths in the […]
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  The fifth Flavours Of Fingal County Show will take place at Newbridge House, Donabate, North Dublin on the 25th and 26th of June this year. The festival, organised by Fingal County Council,  Fingal Farmers, Fingal Tourism and Newbridge House and Farm promotes the county’s fresh farming produce, an area that grows one third of […]
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The order legally establishing the Climate Change Advisory Council was signed by the Minister for the Environment, Alan Kelly, TD, on the 18th of January. The important work of the Council commenced, on an interim basis, in June 2015 and it has already held two preliminary meetings. The Council is an independent advisory body which will act to assess and […]
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The Arts Council recently announced its investment plan for 2016, which will see it invest €60.1 million in bringing the arts to people and communities across Ireland. The annual investment strategy will see the Arts Council introduce its new 10-year strategy, Making Great Art Work, which sets out the direction the Council will take in leading the arts in Ireland […]
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Athlone, Cork, Galway, Wexford, Kilkenny, Limerick, Roscommon. The list of flooded regions goes on. Equally as long is the list of storms that have hit Ireland this winter season, in what has been one of the worst years of flooding on record. Estimated costs of damages is already set to reach €100 million and this is before a […]
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Without questions, Ireland’s greatest resource is its diverse natural environment. It was for this reason that the National Biodiversity Data Centre was established by the Heritage Council in 2007. Now, Ireland has become the fifth county in Europe to create a full suite of bio diversity indicators, in an all-encompassing attempt to map out the […]
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Galway City Council is set to examine the possibility of introducing an ‘urban gaeltacht’ area into the city. The proposal is for a modestly sized housing estate of approximately 20 houses, which would be available for sale exclusively to Irish language speakers. The proposal to amend the draft City Development Plan 2017-2023 was made by […]