Best Of Council Journal News – February Highlights

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

Business News

CycleØ To Begin Deploying Its Biomethane Plants In Ireland

CycleØ, an integrated owner and operator of biomethane projects, will begin deploying its small-scale, modular plants to meet the growing demand and distributed nature of Ireland’s agricultural and food waste feedstock with the opening of a new branch in Ireland.

Council News

Street-Level Air Quality Data Measurements Released By Dublin City Council And Google

Dublin City Council has launched the results of Google’s Project Air View initiative, which measured the air quality of Dublin City’s streets over a period of 16 months and gathered over 50 million pieces of data. 

Culture News

Longford Lights Festival Takes Place From 24-26 February

Longford Lights Festival, Ireland’s largest community-based lantern festival, takes place in Connolly Barrack in Longford Town at 5.30-8.30pm from 24-26 February. Longford County Council Cathaoirleach Cllr Turlough McGovern will open the festival at 6pm on Friday, 24 February. All are welcome to attend.

Education News

DCU Launch First-Of-Its-Kind Machine Learning Module For Undergraduates

The Dublin City University (DCU) School of Computing, in association with the Insight SFI Research Centre for Data Analytics, has launched a programme in Machine Learning for DCU undergraduate computing students, the first of its kind.

Environment News

County Cork Schools Embark On Climate Literacy Course

Cork County Council has teamed up with social enterprise Education for Sustainability to deliver a 10-week climate literacy course to eight secondary schools in the county. The weekly interactive course sessions are fun and solution focused, encouraging students to learn through game-based activities. 

Health News

Older People Encouraged To Say “Hello Again World” As Social Connections Campaign Launched

The Minister for Health Stephen Donnelly; Minister for Mental Health and Older People, Mary Butler; Minister for Public Health, Wellbeing and the National Drugs Strategy, Hildegarde Naughton; and the Chief Medical Officer, Professor Breda Smyth, have announced a new multi-media campaign called “Hello Again World” aimed at combatting loneliness and isolation among older people.

History News

Date And Location Of This Year’s National Famine Commemoration Announced

Catherine Martin TD, Minister for Tourism, Culture, Arts, Gaeltacht, Sport and Media, and Chair of the National Famine Commemoration Committee has announced that this year’s National Famine Commemoration will take place on Sunday 21st May 2023 in Milford, Co. Donegal. 

Housing News

96 New Social Homes Officially Opened At The Willows In Meath

Minister for Housing, Local Government and Heritage, Darragh O’Brien TD, officially opened Clúid Housing’s development of 96 social homes at The Willows in Meath.

Sport News

Sport Ireland Announce €26m Investment Package For 2023

Sport Ireland announced an investment package of over €26m to National Governing Bodies for Sport (NGBs) and to the network of Local Sports Partnerships (LSPs) for 2023.  

Technology News

16,000 Cork Homes And Businesses Ready To Connect To National Broadband Ireland High Speed Fibre

National Broadband Ireland (NBI), the company delivering the new future-proofed, high speed fibre-to-the-Home network under the National Broadband Plan (NBP) on behalf of the Government, has announced that over 8,000 premises in the Midleton Deployment Area are now ready to connect, bringing the total number of Cork homes, farms and businesses which can connect to the network to almost 16,000.

Tourism News

Fáilte Ireland Unveils 2023 Plans To Help Drive Sustainable Recovery Of Tourism

Fáilte Ireland has unveiled its plans for 2023 to help support the sustainable recovery of the tourism sector this year.  

Transport News

Works To Commence On N16 Lugatober Road In Sligo

BAM Civil Limited have been appointed as contractors for the realignment and upgrading of a 2.5km section of the existing N16 National Primary Road between Drumkilsellagh and Lugnagall townlands in Sligo.

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