Best Of Council Journal News – July Highlights

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

Business News

Women’s Experience Of Digital Entrepreneurship Explored At Diana Conference In DCU

70 guests attended the three-day Diana International Conference at DCU’s St Patrick’s conference, where they joined global research experts from 32 countries to discuss and share their research on women’s entrepreneurship and digital business. 

Council News

Dublin City Council Opens Award Winning Le Fanu Skate/BMX And Play Park

The new Lord Mayor of Dublin Caroline Conroy has officially opened the Skate & BMX facility and Play Park at Le Fanu Park, Ballyfermot.

Culture News

TG4 Announce New Funding Schemes Investing In Screen Talent

TG4, Fís Eireann / Screen Ireland and Northern Ireland Screen’s Irish Language Broadcast Fund are pleased to announce they have joined forces to support a range of new Irish language development funds, aimed at supporting new & emerging screen talent at Galway Film Fleadh.

Education News

Significant Shift In How Further Education And Training Sector Is Funded

Minister for Further and Higher Education, Research, Innovation and Science Simon Harris has announced plans to move to an outcome-based funding model for further education and training (FET). This move is based on the recommendations of a review from an independent expert panel.

Environment News

Cork’s Imperial Hotel Achieves Gold Label Sustainability Award

Cork’s most historic hotel, The Imperial, has achieved a significant sustainability accolade with Fifty Shades Greener, the leading environmental education provider in Ireland. 

Health News

New Water Training And Rescue Centre In Lahinch Launched

Minister for Rural and Community Development, Heather Humphreys TD, launched the new Water Training and Rescue Centre in Lahinch, County Clare, and appealed to people to be especially vigilant around water during the current hot spell.

History News

Clonakilty’s New Mural Marks Civil War Ahead Of Michael Collins Festival

The Mayor of the County of Cork, Cllr Danny Collins paid a visit to Clonakilty this week to visit the towns latest mural ahead of the Michael Collins Centenary Commemoration Festival, which will mark 100 years since the revolutionary figure was killed in an ambush at Beál na Bláth but will also celebrate his life and achievements.

Housing News

€400m First Home Scheme To Make Home Ownership A Reality For First-Time Buyers

First Home, a new scheme set up to make it easier for First-Time Buyers to afford a new build home as part of the Government’s Housing for All strategy, has opened for business.

Sport News

Sport Ireland Publish Irish Sports Monitor Report For 2021

The period of Covid-19 restrictions resulted in significant fluctuations in physical activity among the Irish public. While record levels of activity were measured at one point in 2020, according to Sport Ireland’s latest Irish Sports Monitor published, the level of inactivity had returned to the pre-pandemic level by the end of 2021.

Technology News

Tyndall Announce The Wrixon Research Excellence Bursaries

Tyndall National Institute, based at University College Cork, has launched a new bursary to mark its 40th anniversary. The annual Wrixon Research Excellence Bursaries will be presented to Tyndall based postgraduate students in recognition of research excellence in new deep-tech discoveries and next generation innovations that address global challenges in ICT, health, agri-tech, the environment, and energy. 

Tourism News

Global Irish Festival Series To Attract Diaspora Home

The Global Irish Festival Series, a Fáilte Ireland and Department of Foreign Affairs initiative in partnership with Local Authorities, will take place along the Wild Atlantic Way in Limerick, Mayo, Donegal and Kerry this year and aims to harness diaspora links for the benefit of local and community tourism.

Transport News

Bus Éireann And Grow Mental Health Launch Reverse Vending Machines

Bus Éireann, Ireland’s national bus company, is encouraging customers in Dublin and Letterkenny to return their plastic bottles and aluminium drinks cans to reverse vending machines in its bus stations. Between the two stations there is an expected footfall of over 3m passengers a year that will be able to avail of the reverse vending machines.

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