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€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 a €10.5m EU project to accelerate offshore renewable energy technology and infrastructure. The project provides support to developers
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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 Monitor considers how 168 cities across 30 European countries perform when it comes to Cultural Vibrancy, the Creative Economy […]
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Ireland’s national maritime festival SeaFest attracted 101,113 visitors to Galway Harbour during the three day event, generating €6.3 million for the city. The figures, just released show a 68% growth in attendance in just one year. Last year SeaFest attracted 60,000 visitors to the festival in Galway, and in 2015, its inaugural year, it netted […]
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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, which included 10 entry-level technical questions about modern IT, from what is the Internet of Things and what is […]
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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. However, the number of business names registered decreased, with 24,848 registered last year. According to the Companies Registration Office […]
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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 telescopes distributed across Europe. The huge volume of data from all the telescopes is combined using advanced data
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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 to self-employed professional visual artists and writers, allowing them apply for Jobseekers Allowance. Under the scheme, the Department of […]
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We’ve all been there and we all know how difficult it can be. You arrive home after a long hard day at work, but you’re unable erase thoughts about that presentation, that pitch or project. You turn in for the night, yet you’re still plugged into your phone, unable to sleep and unable to clear […]
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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 Dublin Lord Mayor Brendan Carr who hailed the cyclepath as a “wonderful amenity on the north side of the […]
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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 […]