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The Government has this week announced the initial outcome of a major revision of controversial guidelines for wind energy developments. The amendments to the 2006 Wind Energy Development Guidelines were presented by the Minister for Housing, Planning, Community and Local Government, Simon Coveney, and the Minister for Communications, Climate Action and Environment, Denis
Technology Tourism
The largest windfarm in Ireland officially opened at Meenadreen, Co Donegal, following a €145m investment by Energia. The 95-megawatt wind farm has 38 turbines standing 115m high with 90m rotor diameter. Renewable energy firm Energia developed the €145m project over two years and power from Meenadreen will be used to supply electricity to homes and […]
Technology
Quite often, the best technology comes at a hefty price but not always. Here are five gadgets to up your tech game on a budget… Backup battery pack No matter what time of year it is, a backup battery pack is a lifesaver for any smartphone owner. These devices have become more much affordable and […]
Technology
Dublin City will be getting kitted with new ‘smart’ rainfall sensors to give it an early-warning system to protect against flooding. The low-cost sensors are being deployed across the capital to monitor rainfall, weather conditions and river levels. The sensors will work by communicating data wirelessly to Dublin City Council’s operations team, who will in […]
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Ireland’s BurrenLIFE project has been shortlisted as one of the top five Nature Conservation Projects in Europe, as part of a competition celebrating the impact of the EU LIFE funding programme. Over 4,300 LIFE projects around Europe have been supported through the LIFE fund since 1992, with a combined cost of over €3.4b. To mark […]
Technology
Apps have an amazing ability to put local government services at the fingertips of citizens, yet, so many fail due to poor design or limited functionality. Looking around the world, we’ve found some of the best examples of successful government apps that strike the right balance between innovation and practicality. There’s an app for almost […]
Technology
Digital technology and apps can be used by local and city governments to improve citizen engagement and transparency and accordingly, digital government initiatives are popping up everywhere. Is your city or county thinking about developing a mobile app? If so and you’re at a loss on where to begin, we have some tips to be […]
News Technology
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 […]
Technology
The biggest vulnerability any organisation has to cyber-attacks comes from neglecting to create efficient protocols at staff level. A few simple precautions could have prevented many of the “hacks” we saw in 2016. The year 2016 ended on a very sobering note in terms of the increased risks in digital security. In December Meath County […]
Technology
As the ubiquity of technology infiltrates further into our cities’ infrastructure we are becoming more and more at risk of cyberattacks.  Professor Rob Kitchin discusses where the biggest fault lines are, and how we might avoid any possible disaster. Smart city solutions utilise complex, networked assemblages of digital technologies and ICT infrastructure to manage various
Technology Transport
 As cities expand and the pressure to create environmentally friendly transport systems increase there is a mounting urgency for our urban transport to adapt. But is it changing fast enough? Jonathan Wilkins discusses the potential benefits of automated public transport. The imaginative public transport ideas of recent years, have gathered both interest and controversy.
Education Technology
The ‘open’ or ‘staffless’ library has completed its pilot stage and is now being rolled out in many libraries across the country. Yet, anger still rages amongst librarians who feel they are being viewed as obsolete, as well as the public who fear libraries will become soulless repositories. Do we have a right to be […]
Technology
Vodafone and SIRO’s national Gigabit Hub Initiative has been launched today by Minister for Jobs, Enterprise & Innovation, Mary Mitchell O’Connor. The new initiative aims to spark a digital transformation in 15 towns across Ireland. Modelled on the Ludgate Hub in Skibbereen, the hubs will offer a 1 Gigabit broadband connection to qualifying business, technology […]