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Bord Gáis Networks recently launched a public awareness campaign throughout the country aimed at highlighting the serious safety issues posed by the rise of natural gas meter tampering in Ireland. Bord Gáis encouraged members of the public to confidentially report suspected or known cases of tampering to the grid operator on 1850 200 694. It […]
‘The Best Practice Access Guidelines, Designing Accessible Environments – Access to Independence’ publication launch was held at the Aviva Stadium last month. Representatives were were welcomed by people with disabilities, representative organisations, architects, engineers, planners and developers as the publication was launched by Irish Wheelchair Association. The Aviva
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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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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. […]
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 […]
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 […]
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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 […]