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Spike Island named as Europe’s Leading Attraction

October 2, 2017 |

Spike Island, known as ‘Ireland’s Alcatraz’, has been named Europe’s leading tourist attraction at the 2017 World Travel Awards.

The former prison was up against some of the world’s most well-known attractions including the Eiffel Tower, … Read More

Generation Why? Making the Most of a ‘Milennial’ Workforce

December 19, 2016 |

Today’s workplace is constantly changing, and that means challenges and opportunities for managers, administrators and employees. The millennial generation will soon make up 75% of the global workforce. Let’s take a look at these changing demographics and what challenges and … Read More

The Seventh annual Meath Business & Tourism Awards

December 7, 2016 |

The Seventh annual Meath Business & Tourism Awards took place tonight at the Newgrange Hotel in Navan. Hosted by Blathnaid Ni Chofaigh, the awards provide an opportunity to recognize the talent and efforts of the business community throughout Meath.

The … Read More

Background: Cork’s Proposed Council Amalgamation

November 1, 2016 |

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 … Read More

First-time buyers need up to four years to save deposit

October 4, 2016 |

New research by Central Bank economists suggests that it takes up to four years for a first-time buyer to save up a deposit for a house in south Dublin.

In other urban areas of the country, the time to … Read More

Ireland to give €20 million to UN Food Programme

July 25, 2016 |

Ireland is to provide €20 million in humanitarian assistance to the UN World Food Programme, it has been announced.    

In total, the initiative helps to feed about 80 million people in 75 different countries annually.

The UN Food … Read More

Vacant Hospital Provides a Ready Made Solution

July 22, 2016 |

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 … Read More

Jobs and Smart Communities: The Intrinsic Link is Broadband

July 22, 2016 |

By John Kennedy

There is a beautiful but poignant juxtaposition between the electrification of rural Ireland in the 1930s and what people in rural communities in 2016 are now waiting for: light.

You see, in 2016, people want the power … Read More

Building Ireland’s Smart Cities

July 22, 2016 |

Sensors, streetlights, bike lanes and phone apps are just a part of what is becoming the new urban landscape. Pauline Riordan of Dublinked and Aidan O’Riordan of Cork City Council talk to the Council Journal about Smart Cities and how … Read More

New Initiative Launched to Attract Tech Workers to Ireland

July 22, 2016 |

Tech/Life Ireland, a new national initiative to attract tech workers to Ireland, has been launched. The initiative will brand Ireland as a top destination for careers in the technology sector.

The initiative, which cost €1.9m, was funded by the … Read More

Japanese Garden Grows with CSP Programme

July 22, 2016 |

Lafcadio Hearn Japanese Gardens in Tramore celebrate their first anniversary this summer. The gardens, which opened in June 2015, were dedicated to the eminent Irish-Greek writer, Lafcadio Hearn, who had childhood associations with Tramore, and who is renowned for his … Read More

Galway Conference Shine Light on Natural and Constructed Wetlands

July 22, 2016 |

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 … Read More

Government reveals €5.5 bn social housing plan. 

July 21, 2016 |

The government is to spend over €5 billion on the development of social housing during the next five years, it has been announced.

Details of the government’s new housing plan were announced by an Taoiseach Enda Kenny and Housing Minister … Read More

Heat wave to end as weather expected to cool down over weekend

July 20, 2016 |

Temperatures across the land are expected to drop this weekend, before raising again slowly into next week, Met Eireann have predicted.

The weather is expected brighten up in most places this afternoon, with sunny spells continuing to occur until … Read More

Council staff receive Junior Achievement Ireland Award

July 19, 2016 |

Eight volunteers from Donegal County Council were awarded with the 2016 Junior Achievement Ireland Awards last week.

The programme sees volunteers from the Council giving 45 minutes of their time each week to deliver a six week course in … Read More

Cork to Host UNESCO’s 3rd International Conference on Learning Cities

July 18, 2016 |

Cork has been chosen by UNESCO to host its International Conference on Learning Cities in 2017. This will be the very first time that the prestigious conference has been held in Europe. Hosting the conference will help strengthen Ireland’s international … Read More

Top 5 Albums to listen to on the job

July 18, 2016 |

All work and no play makes Jack a dull boy. But music can help. From time to time, it helps to have a little bit of music in the background while hard at work. Here, we’ve included a list of … Read More

Man, 18, dies after collision with tractor

July 18, 2016 |

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 … Read More

Dublin City Co asks public to help formulate tax

July 18, 2016 |

Dublin City Council is asking the public and interested parties about whether or not they think that the Local Property Tax (LPT) should be varied in Dublin city.

The LPT is a tax charged on a percentage of the … Read More

The Perfect Picnic

July 15, 2016 |

Summertime, and the living is easy…

There is nothing like an impromptu weekend trip to the countryside to relax and unwind during the summer. With Irish weather a daily guessing game, wouldn’t it be great to jump into the family … Read More