Best Of Council Journal News – April Highlights

The Council Journal is a market leading information, intelligence and news resource that reports on Local Authorities & Government in Ireland.

Be sure to follow us on TwitterLinkedInFacebook and Instagram to stay up-to-date with breaking news from across the country. Sign up to our newsletter below to be notified and read the Summer Edition of our Council Journal magazine coming soon!

Here we bring you our top news highlights in each category from the month of April.

Business News

Lawlor Burns Leads Irish Construction Consultancy For Residential, Educational, And Healthcare Projects

Lawlor Burns & Associates is one of Ireland’s leading Chartered Quantity Surveyors and Project Management practices. The company operate from offices in Limerick, Waterford and Dublin and provide professional construction consultancy services for projects including cost management and project management throughout Ireland.

Council News

Launch Of Hidden Disabilities Sunflower Initiative In Wicklow

Wicklow County became the first County Council in Ireland to recognise the Hidden Disabilities Sunflower lanyard across all of its public offices and libraries.

Culture News

‘A Survey Of The Landscape’ Exhibition At Waterford Gallery Of Art

An exciting new exhibition ‘A Survey of the Landscape’ will be launched on May 4th and run until November 4th at The Waterford Gallery of Art in O’Connell Street.

Education News

€9m Funding For Greener, Warmer Early Learning And Childcare Services

The Minister for Children, Equality, Disability, Integration and Youth, Roderic O’Gorman, announced the allocation of €9 million in grant funding for 141 early learning and childcare services under the Building Blocks – Improvement Grant.

Environment News

Overcoming Behavioural Barriers To Retrofitting Homes

New research conducted by the Behavioural Insights Team (UK) for the Sustainable Energy Authority Ireland (SEAI) identified potential behavioural barriers homeowners might face along the home retrofitting journey

Health News

Two Major Trauma Centres Launched In Significant Step Forward For The National Trauma Strategy

The Taoiseach Leo Varadkar and Minister for Health Stephen Donnelly have officially opened the Major Trauma Centres (MTCs) at the Mater Misericordiae University Hospital, Dublin and Cork University Hospital.

History News

New €4.5m Funding Package Will Conserve And Safeguard Ireland’s Built Heritage

Minister of State for Heritage and Electoral Reform, Malcolm Noonan TD, announced that 95 Heritage projects across the country will benefit from a total of €4.5m to conserve Ireland’s Built Heritage.

Housing News

Sod Turned On New Cost Rental Development In South Dublin

Mayor of South Dublin, Cllr. Emma Murphy, along with Darragh O’Brien, Minister for Housing, Local Government and Heritage, officially turned the sod to commence a new cost rental development of 133 cost rental apartments at Belgard Square North in Tallaght town centre. This South Dublin County Council project represents the first standalone cost rental development by a local authority in Ireland.

Sport News

Funding To Local Authorities For Development Of Playgrounds And Play Areas

Minister for Children, Equality, Disability, Integration and Youth, Roderic O’Gorman, announced the recipients of this year’s Capital Grant Scheme for Play and Recreation. A total of €450,000 has been awarded to 29 Local Authorities.

Technology News

EU Climate-Smart Rewilding Project Planned For Galway

A new project funded by Horizon Europe called wildE has been launched to develop climate-smart rewilding as a nature-based solution to the twin threats of climate change and biodiversity loss in eight sites across Europe.

Tourism News

Step Into Summer In Waterford

With warmer weather on the horizon, businesses across Waterford city and county have began to step into summer and have started to welcome both domestic and international visitors for what is set to be a busy summer season throughout the city & county. With particular interest from the American market, international bookings to the region are already strong.

Transport News

Meath County Council Launch New Shared Bike Scheme In Ashbourne

The citizens of Ashbourne in Meath will have a new way of getting around their local town with a new shared bike scheme. A total of 15 pedal bikes, 15 electric bikes and two electric cargo bikes will be available to hire from an initial 10 bike parking locations throughout the town as Meath County Council launches a 12-month trial of the scheme.

Related Posts