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Best Of Council Journal News – June Highlights

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

Business News

AMD Announces Plan To Invest $135m To Expand Operations In Ireland

AMD announced plans for continued growth in Ireland through an investment of up to $135 million over four years. The investment is intended to fund several strategic R&D projects through the addition of up to highly skilled engineering and research positions, as well as a broad range of additional support roles.

Council News

Dublin City Council Opens New North City Operations Depot

Dublin City Council is delighted to announce that it has opened its new North City Operations Depot in Ballymun. 

Culture News

Fingal Wants Malahide Music Lovers To Embrace Safety, Thoughtfulness And Sustainability

With the much-anticipated summer music season at Malahide set to get underway, Fingal County Council is encouraging fans attending the events to be respectful and sustainable concertgoers by utilizing public transport and being safe.

Education News

Building Leadership Capability And Effective Teams With Micro-Credentials

Effective leadership is essential for organisations to thrive in today’s rapidly changing world—however, the demand for leaders who prioritise ethical decision-making and foster inclusive environments is greater than ever. Trinity College Dublin, Ireland’s leading university, recognises this need and offers a range of micro-credentials specifically designed to enhance professional development in ethical leadership and effective teams. These short, flexible, accredited programmes provide valuable insights and practical skills for aspiring leaders striving to create positive organisational change.

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Environment News

Met Éireann Releases First Climate Projections From TRANSLATE Initiative

Met Éireann is releasing the first climate projections of the TRANSLATE initiative at the European Climate Change Adaptation Conference 2023 (ECCA).

Health News

Signify Health Opens Its New State-Of-The-Art Technology Centre In Galway

Signify Health has officially opened its new state-of-the-art technology centre in the heart of Galway city by the company’s CEO Kyle Armbrester. 

History News

Further €1.2m INSTAR+ Archaeological Research Funding

The Minister of State for Heritage and Electoral Reform, Malcolm Noonan TD, has announced additional funding of €1.2 million to the INSTAR+ archaeological research programme funded by the National Monuments Service, in partnership with the Heritage Council and administered by the Irish Research Council (IRC).

Housing News

Lord Mayor Opens Over 200 New Homes In Cork City

The Lord Mayor of Cork, Councillor Deirdre Forde, officially opened 202 new homes for Cork City.

Sport News

New Building On Sport Ireland Campus Opened In Preparation For Paris 2024

Sport Ireland and the Olympic Federation of Ireland have announced the opening of a new building on the Sport Ireland Campus, marking another milestone in both organisations’ preparations for the Olympic Games in Paris 2024. Minister for Sport and Physical Education, Thomas Byrne TD, was on hand to open the new piece of infrastructure.

Technology News

Meta And Tyndall Set To Advance Augmented Reality Technology

Meta has agreed to a four-year programme of research led by Tyndall National Institute’s Professor Paul Hurley, recently appointed as Meta’s Industrial Chair in Semiconductor Technologies at Tyndall and the School of Chemistry at UCC. The announcement was attended by Tánaiste, and Minister for Foreign Affairs & Minister for Defence Micheál Martin at UCC.

Tourism News

Kiltimagh Velo Rail Project Officially Opened

The Kiltimagh Velo Rail Project was officially opened by Michael Ring TD on Friday 9th June 2023. The Velo Rail is a new sustainable tourist attraction located in Kiltimagh, County Mayo. It offers a unique and fun experience for visitors of all ages through the hinterland of Kiltimagh. The Velo Rail allows users to pedal along a disused railway line, enjoying the beautiful scenery of the surrounding countryside. The old railway line has been repurposed to accommodate the new Velo Rail.

Transport News

Three New Orbital Routes To Launch As Part Of Phase 5a Of BusConnects

The National Transport Authority (NTA), in partnership with Go-Ahead Ireland, has commenced with Phase 5a of BusConnects with the introduction of orbital Routes W4, W61 and W62.

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