Best Of Council Journal News – December Highlights

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

Business News

Interpath Advisory Welcomes Three Managing Directors In Ireland

Interpath Advisory, a financial advisory business, has appointed a trio of Managing Directors to its business across the island of Ireland. Ken Fennell and Mark Degnan arrive in the firm’s Irish wing, while Stuart Irwin joins in Northern Ireland.

Council News

Kildare County Council Adopts New Development Plan To Guide Future Development Of Kildare

The Kildare County Development Plan 2023-2029 was adopted by Kildare County Council and will come into effect on 28th January 2023.

Culture News

Cork City Libraries’ 130 Anniversary Marked In Cork City Hall

The Lord Mayor of Cork held a civic ceremony at the Council Chamber to honour Cork City Libraries’ staff on the occasion of the libraries’ 130 year anniversary. 

Education News

IGPNEA Wins Best Educational Meeting Of The Year At Irish Healthcare Awards 2022

The Irish General Practice Nurses Educational Association (IGPNEA) was shortlisted in the category of Best Educational Meeting and were absolutely delighted to have won the award for their Dermatology course.

Environment News

National Food Waste Prevention Roadmap 2023-2025

The Government has published the National Food Waste Prevention Roadmap 2023-2025. Food waste is a global problem that has environmental, social and economic consequences. Growing, processing, transporting and storage of food all use a significant amount of resources. 

Health News

New All-Ireland Programme To Improve Care For People Experiencing Psychosis

RCSI University of Medicine and Health Sciences is leading a network of world-leading psychosis experts on a new training and research programme to improve care for people who are experiencing psychosis.

History News

Waterford City’s History Brought To Life By Digital Story Walking Trail

new digital story trail featuring augmented reality (AR) offers tourists an engaging way to discover history via their smartphone in Waterford.

Housing News

Fingal County Council Launch Vacant Homes Action Plan

Fingal County Council has released a new vacant and derelict homes plan which outlines how it aims to take a more proactive approach to bring vacant homes back into use.

Sport News

Vera Pauw Joins Sport Ireland’s ‘It’s My Time’ Campaign

Republic of Ireland Women’s National Football Team manager, Vera Pauw, has pledged her support to Sport Ireland’s ‘It’s My Time’ campaign encouraging women over 40 to prioritise their wellbeing and take time to exercise and play sport.

Technology News

Tyndall And Silicon Catalyst In-Kind Partnership Positioned To Scale Semiconductor Start-Ups

Tyndall National Institute has announced that it has joined with US-based incubator, Silicon Catalyst, as an In-Kind Partner to their Portfolio Companies. Silicon Catalyst is the world’s only incubator focused exclusively on accelerating semiconductor solutions.

Tourism News

Cuilcagh Lakelands Geopark Business Sustainability Training Programme

With a growing market of visitors looking for more sustainable options whilst travelling, the focus to provide sustainable tourism is becoming a key priority for many local businesses.

Transport News

€30.5m Flood Defences Unveiled In Bandon To Protect 400 Homes

Minister of State for the Office of Public Works Patrick O’Donovan TD unveiled a plaque to mark the completion of the new Bandon Flood Relief Scheme representing an investment of some €30.5 million in flood defences for the town. 

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