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Organisations must develop a cyber strategy and culture that considers the human element if they are to minimise the associated financial, legal and reputational consequences of potential security breaches, writes Sarah Hipkin of Mazars Top-level executives are fully aware of the harm cybersecurity breaches can inflict on an organisation, and that having the right
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The Sustainable Energy Authority of Ireland (SEAI) and Geological Survey Ireland (GSI) have announced €1M in Government funding towards innovative research projects targeting geothermal energy. The three projects were awarded funding under the 2019 SEAI National Energy Research, Development and Demonstration Funding Programme, with strategic co-funding support from GSI.
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Forum to target supports at the most vulnerable At the request of Minister for Housing, Planning and Local Government,  Eoghan Murphy a Covid-19 Community Response Forum (CRF) is being put in place in Cork City and will be co-ordinated by Cork City Council. From this morning, Monday a dedicated community support helpline will be running from 9-5pm […]
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Dún Laoghaire-Rathdown County Council launched the world’s first solar powered smart bench which includes cycling equipment on 10 September in the Smart Sandyford Business District.  An Cathaoirleach, Councillor Shay Brennan said “dlr have consistently shown leadership by being a national test-bed for a wide range of energy innovations, from internal systems to public
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It is Fingal County Council’s first project constructed under the Rebuilding Ireland’s Local Infrastructure Housing Activation Fund (LIHAF) to be completed. The Donabate Distributor road runs an easterly direction from the R126 Hearse Road on the south-west of Donabate village, across the Dublin-Belfast railway line, before heading in a northerly direction to reconnect
Environment News
The Sustainable Energy Authority of Ireland (SEAI) today published its Energy- Related CO2 Emissions in Ireland report. The report shows that energy-related CO2 emissions declined slightly in 2018, even as energy use increased. This was due to changes in the mix of fuels used, particularly for electricity generation, where more renewable energy and less coal […]
Housing News
Dún Laoghaire-Rathdown, Fingal and South Dublin County Councils have come together with Approved Housing Bodies at the inaugural meeting of a Regional Forum to discuss continued partnership opportunities and enhance the delivery of housing.  Catherine Keenan, Director of Housing, Dún Laoghaire-Rathdown County Council, who hosted the inaugural meeting said “Local
Meath County Council in conjunction with BDP Consultants has prepared a Draft Public Realm Plan for Laytown and Bettystown. Vision for Laytown “To improve the public realm through the reintroduction of a beach front park and the relocation and control of commuter parking. Links to improved amenities and regeneration opportunities will help enhance the character […]
Rates of change in the business world have never been so high: organisations move through their business life cycles twice as fast today as they did in the early 1990s. Public sector bodies therefore need to anticipate change. There is strong evidence that preemptive self disruption is much more likely to be successful than involuntary […]
A few years ago, a CEO assured me that his company was the market leader. “Clients will not leave for competitors,” he added. “It costs too much for them to switch.” Within weeks, the manufacturing giant Procter & Gamble elected not to renew its contract with the firm. The CEO was shocked — but he […]
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The imposing UEFA EURO 2020 Countdown Clock on Barnardo Square in Dublin’s city centre has reached the ‘100 days to go’ milestone.  The tournament kicks off on June 12th, and will be the largest sporting event ever to come to these shores. The Dublin Arena, as the Aviva Stadium will be known during tournament time, […]
Housing News
The report below contains the most recent housing data, including residential planning permissions, commencements, housing guarantee registrations, new homes available, and purchase and rental price indices. The latest figures show that Planning Permissions (Q3 2019) were up 17% year-on-year and Commencement Notices were up 17% in December 2019. Download full the report
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Dún Laoghaire Rathdown County Council’s innovative housing project at Georges Place Dún Laoghaire has achieved significant recognition across many sectors since its completion in June 2018. The project, which involves the construction of 12 rapid delivery houses, has previously received awards from The Royal Institute of Architects of Ireland, The Irish Council for Social