Best Of Council Journal News – August Highlights

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

Business News

Kildare LEO Congratulates Client Company On Securing Major Investment

Kildare County Council’s Local Enterprise Office (LEO) are delighted to congratulate their client company Equine MediRecord on securing an investment of €10 million from Chicago-based private equity firm Merit Holdings, through their Inova Group Holdings platform, which also previously acquired Business Infusions, the largest equine veterinary software group in the world.

Council News

Waterford City & County Development Plan Launched

The Waterford City and County Development Plan 2022-2028 was officially launched by the Mayor of Waterford City and County, Cllr. John O’Leary.

Culture News

Summer In The City And Music Generation Waterford Present Draíocht Phort Láirge

Cathedral Square hosted the highlight event of Summer in the City for 2022, when over 70 young musicians from Music Generation Waterford’s specially-formed fusion orchestra performed for the first time ‘Draíocht Phort Láirge’ – a collection of newly composed music by Nóra Byrne Kavanagh, reflecting the beauty and topography of the Waterford region.

Education News

Findings Of National Survey Of Staff Experiences Of Bullying In Irish Higher Education Institutions

Minister for Further and Higher Education, Research, Innovation and Science, Simon Harris TD, has launched the findings of a Report on the National Survey of Staff Experiences of Bullying in Irish Higher Education Institutions (HEIs) conducted by the specialist DCU Anti-Bullying Centre .

Environment News

How Local Authorities Can Address The Biodiversity Emergency

A special conference is to take place in Limerick to discuss the Biodiversity Emergency and how the local authorities and the wider public service sectors and other key partners can help mitigate some of the issues.

Health News

Together At The Castle Launched In Cork

Cork Kerry Community Healthcare has partnered with Mallow Chamber of Commerce, Cork County Council, See Change and Shine to present ‘Together at the Castle’, a Mental Health and Wellbeing event for the local North Cork community, on Sunday 11th September between 1pm – 5pm at Mallow Castle.

History News

Historic Site In Kildare Joins New World Heritage Tentative List For Ireland

The Royal Sites of Ireland, a group of six unique collectives of largely prehistoric monuments and sites, have been announced as one of three successful bids to be added to Ireland’s Tentative List for World Heritage status. Dún Ailinne, (Knockaulin) in Kildare, is one of the six historic site, and is located on private land owned by the Thompson Family on the outskirts of Kilcullen.

Housing News

Kildare County Council Sets Out Housing Delivery Action Plan

Kildare County Council have launched an ambitious Housing Delivery Action Plan, which will see almost 3,000 social and affordable homes delivered across the county over the next five years.

Sport News

2,000 Children Take Part In Aldi Community Games National Athletics Track And Field Finals

2,000 children from all over Ireland travelled to SETU Carlow Sports Complex to take part in the first of the National Aldi Community Games events. Children aged between six and sixteen competed in the National Athletics Track and Field Finals with 28 different track events and 14 field events starting from 9am until 7pm.

Technology News

€65m Fund For Green Transition And Digital Transformation

Minister for Further and Higher Education, Research, Innovation and Science Simon Harris has launched a €65 million fund to drive solutions to the green transition and to digital transformation.

Tourism News

€6m Funding To Develop 200 Outdoor Adventure Projects

The Minister for Rural and Community Development, Heather Humphreys TD, has announced funding of almost €6 million to develop 200 outdoor adventure projects across Rural Ireland.

Transport News

Limerick Active Travel Launches Virtual Public Consultation Room For Proposed Limerick City Greenway

A virtual public consultation room on the proposed Limerick City Greenway has gone live and offers the public an opportunity to view and comment on the proposed designs. The virtual room will guide people through the proposals for a new fully accessible 6.8km long greenway between the UL Boat Club and Annacotty village and locations in between and will be 3.5 – 4.0m wide.

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