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Financial technology companies are increasingly considering Irish headquarters ahead of the UK’s departure from Europe, but there are concerns the Irish regulatory system cannot reform itself fast enough to meet demand. Brexit has pushed the issue into sharp focus with industry insiders saying companies will not wait out “political negotiations” but seek a quick move […]
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Irish Water will need almost €300m from the Government to make up the cost of water charges. They expect to have a €123m cash shortfall this year alone according to the Irish Independent. The Government suspended charges for nine months from July 1st until March 31st 2017 to allow an experts to examine the funding […]
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For the first time in Olympic history, a refugee team is competing. The ten athletes, who are competing in events from judo to marathon running, are serving as a “symbol of hope” for refugees. The inclusion of the team at the 2016 Rio Games reflects the steadily growing refugee crisis and shines a light on […]
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It has emerged that an attempted hack was made on Garda computer systems earlier this week. The attack, happened on Thursday, forced Garda admin workers to shut down a number of systems in an attempt to prevent data from being reached. RTE’s This Week reported that it is not known if an Irish or international […]
Tourism
1. Alaska The spring and summer months is when you can cruise to Alaska during ; the season runs from May and ends in September. If you’re a fan of glaciers, wildlife, fascinating history and adventurous activities like ziplining and hiking, head north. Ketchikan is dubbed the “Rain Capital of Alaska,” and the forecast can […]
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Dublin City Council has opened the latest new Tearooms, located in Herbert Park, Dublin 4. This is the latest addition to Dublin City Council’s Parks and Landscape Services initiative to refurbish older buildings in parks and transform them into more useable spaces for the public. The building in which the Tearooms are located was formerly […]
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The second annual Swords Summer Festival hosted by Fingal County Council took place last weekend, with the 27,000 people in attendance all enjoying the sunshine. The festival, which was a fundraiser for the Swords Lions Club,  kicked off with incredible performances from the Three Tenors and Roy Taylor on Friday night who raised the roof off […]
Business
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 and Agriculture Organisation (FAO) is mandated to help eliminate hunger, food insecurity and malnutrition, make agriculture, […]
Transport
Headed to France this year, but want something a bit more relaxed than Paris?  There are countless towns and villages – including 42 world heritage sites – to visit while on a trip to France. Here’ we’ve compiled a list of some France’s best places to visit outside of the hustle-and-bustle of the capital. Corsica […]
Health
By Ekaterina Tikhoniouk One of the first connections between the built environment and physical health was made more than 2,600 years ago, in Hippocrates’ work ‘On Airs, Waters and Places’. In the mid-nineteenth century, the idea finally emerged that poor-quality environments were a major contribution to illnesses and poor physical health. But the influence of the […]
Technology
Plans to develop an ‘International Technology Startup & Scaleup Hub’ in Kells are well underway with development works on the initial phase due to start next week. The Kells Tech Hub, which will be located in the Kells Enterprise & Technology Centre in the Kells Business Park, will foster collaboration between the state agencies, universities, […]
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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 episode of Nationwide on RTE. The programme, which aired last May, featured the work done […]
Technology
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 technology is changing Ireland’s biggest urban centres. There is a strange disparity between government and […]
Technology
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 Department of Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation and will be delivered in partnership with Enterprise Ireland, IDA […]
Technology
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 work on Japan. The project first began in 2014 when Tramore Development Trust County Waterford […]
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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 its kind in Ireland to bring together speakers from natural wetland and peatland research as […]