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Culture Night 2014 will take place on September 19th and plans are afoot to make the night an unforgettable cultural experience for Mayo audiences. Cultural organisations and groups are busily preparing varied programmes of activity for the evening. Mayo has been participating in the national event since 2009 and the number of participants has steadily […]
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The Waste Management Plan for the Midlands Region 2005 to 2010 was adopted in February 2006. It set out specific objectives in relation to sustainable waste management in the Region, in accordance with the waste hierarchy. The plan set out targets of 46% Recycling, Energy Recovery 37%, Landfill Disposal 17%. As these targets were not […]
Technology
One question which is being asked with greater and greater frequency by householders today is: what is the best way to dispose of the increasing amount of waste electronic goods which clutter up our homes? The succinct answer to this question is simple – recycling is the best way to dispose of electronics. Consider that […]
Education
Profiling Challenges to the Education Sector in Donegal in 2012, a report produced by the Economic Security Sub-group of the Children’s Services Committee has been launched by Mr. Paul Hannigan, President LYIT. Following a series of budget reductions in the Education sector the Economic Security sub-group commissioned research to establish their impact in Donegal. This
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Waterford City and Country Council recently revealed their brand new corporate logo at a meeting of the City and County Council in City hall last month. The rebranding of the logo was welcomed by councillors in attendance and the new logo is intended to represent the new unity of Waterford and indeed the unification of […]
Tourism
Europe’s largest open air arts festival returns to Ireland Europe’s largest international open air painting festival is fast approaching once again. The annual Art in the Open festivalwill be running in six stunning locations in some charming villages and historic towns in the South-East of the country from July 28th- August 4th. The locations chosen […]
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Thomas P. O’Neill III talks about his father and what the Irish Diaspora Award means to him Thomas P. O’Neill III recently spoke about his father the celebrated Tip O’Neill and about what the Irish Diaspora award named after his father really means to him and his family.The O’Neill roots run deep here in Donegal […]
Financial
After six years of struggle, we are finally starting to see signs of economic recovery. The Council Journal caught up with the Chief Economist with Investec Ireland, Philip O’ Sullivan, to discuss Ireland’s economic outlook There is no doubt that Ireland’s economy has suffered significantly for the past six years during the global economic recession. […]
Transport
Adapting our infrastructure Active travel refers to journeys that use physical activity, such as walking and cycling, to move between locations. These journeys are generally understood as travel for purposes such as going to work, shopping, visiting friends or travelling to school; as opposed to recreational walking or cycling. The Institute of Public Health published […]
Feature
Ireland has seen a substantial rise in flooding in recent years as coastal and rural towns have succumb to flood waters costing councils, residents and business owners thousands of euro’s in repairs. The bad weather in recent years has meant that Ireland has had to get used to dealing with flooding and has also meant […]
News Transport
Wednesday the 21st of May saw the official opening of the Rosie Hackett Bridge. The bridge which connects Eden Quay to Burgh Quay is now open to pedestrians, cyclists, buses and taxis with completion on Luas works due to finished by 2017. The project was a joint venture between Dublin City Council, The National Transport […]
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How the introduction of greenery such as planters can rejuvenate urban areas County council’s strive to make their cities and towns as visually appealing as possible. There are different ways to go about achieving this aim, one of which is through the addition of street furniture. Practical and visually appealing street furniture is an essential […]