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Environment Feature News
Climate Action and Environment Minister Richard Bruton and Business, Enterprise and Innovation Minister Heather Humphreys this morning outlined the government’s plans to reduce harmful emissions from industry at an industry meeting held in Dublin Castle. They also took the opportunity to launch Pillar 5 of Future Jobs Ireland, the whole-of-Government strategy to prepare
Environment Feature News
Multi-award winning marine biologist, wildlife cameraman and documentary producer Doug Allan will be visiting Donegal next week to speak at the two-day Connecting our Coastline conference which will be held in the Redcastle Oceanfront Hotel. The conference which will take place on the 5th and 6th September will look at opportunities to continue to develop
Culture Feature News
Lord Mayor of Dublin Paul McAuliffe and Dublin City Councilor Mairead Owens launch the 2019 programme for the The Dublin Festival of History. The Dublin Festival of History is an annual free Festival, brought to you by Dublin City Council, and organised by Dublin City Libraries. The Festival has gained a reputation for attracting best-selling […]
Feature Housing News
Hundreds of millions in funding has been allocated to local authorities to bolster the Rebuilding Ireland Home Loan Scheme, which was thrown into doubt following budget over-runs earlier this year. The Government committed €200 million over three years in February of last year to the low-cost mortgage scheme for first-time buyers. However, the allocation to […]
News
A city councillor has been elected president of the Waterford Council of Trade Unions.The new president, Cllr Joe Kelly is a lifelong trade unionist and member of Unite the Union.Speaking following his election last month, he said he was honoured to be chosen by members.“I follow in a long line of distinguished Presidents who all […]
Feature Housing News
Delivering on commitments made in the Rebuilding Ireland Action Plan, Minister for Housing, Planning and Local Government Eoghan Murphy T.D., today (6 August 2019) announced funding approval for 25 infrastructure projects across 13 local authority areas. This significant funding commitment of €84 million will support the delivery of 1,770 affordable homes for purchase.
Feature News Tourism
Over 120 events are taking place for National Heritage Week in County Donegal from Saturday, August 17 to Sunday, August 25 and most of them are free. The pocket-size County Donegal Heritage Week Event Guide produced by the County Donegal Heritage Office of Donegal County Council outlining the programme is available free-of-charge from tourist offices, […]
Financial News
The National Standards Authority of Ireland (NSAI) saw increased demand for its services in 2018 against a backdrop of a strong performance by the Irish economy. There were significant developments for NSAI, particularly in the standards area, with 1,318 standards published last year. Among them were the standard for Pyrite and Mica I.S. 465, and […]
Education News
‘Expect to Connect’ this October as Wainfest, the annual Children’s Arts and Book Festival makes its highly anticipated return. The festival, organised by Donegal County Council’s Culture Division, is one of the country’s leading children’s festivals. This year, the week-long festival will run from October 5th – 13th 2019. Children and their families are invited […]
Health News
The Government has announced significant reforms to the possession of drugs for personal use in line with its commitment to pursue a public health approach to drug use in Ireland. Minister for Health Simon Harris, Minister for Justice Charlie Flanagan and Minister of State with responsibility for the National Drugs Strategy Catherine Byrne announced Government […]