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

Cygnum Announce 50 New Jobs In Cork

Cygnum, who are one of the country’s largest timber frame manufacturers, has announced 50 new jobs in Cork as it’s upping its output by 60 percent to try help meet the government’s Housing for All targets.

Council News

Fingal County Council Publish Draft Biodiversity Action Plan

Fingal County Council has published a Draft Biodiversity Action Plan for Fingal covering 2022 to 2030. This plan puts forward an ambitious programme of 100 actions required to address biodiversity loss and reverse decline in biodiversity by 2030.

Culture News

Wicklow Summer Songs – Inland & By The Sea 2022

Wicklow County Council is pleased to announce the return of Summer Songs – Inland & by the Sea taking place in Arklow on Saturday 11th June, and Laragh on Saturday 25th and Sunday 26th June 2022.

Education News

30 Bursary Awards In STEM Discipline To Attend EUSEA Conference 2022

Calling champions of science engagement!  If you’re working independently in the science sector and are passionate about sharing your knowledge and discoveries with the public, if you’re inspiring future generations, or if you are a postgrad student of science, then it might be your lucky day. You could be in with a chance of winning a free place to the upcoming EUSEA (European Science Engagement Association) Conference 2022, which takes place at Munster Technological University’s Bishopstown Campus and Blackrock Castle Observatory.

Environment News

Irish Distillers Target Carbon Neutrality In Midleton Facility By 2026

Irish Distillers is to invest €50 million in its Midleton Distillery over the next four years to deliver carbon neutrality in its operation by the end of 2026 — one of the most ambitious decarbonisation targets adopted by an Irish manufacturing company.

Health News

New Research To Help Improve Blood Donation In Ireland

A study by RCSI University of Medicine and Health Sciences has identified barriers and motivators to blood donation for people from ethnic minority groups in Ireland.

History News

80 Dublin Women Honoured In Attempt To Redress History’s Failings

Lord Mayor of Dublin, Alison Gilliland, and journalist and author Clodagh Finn have joined forces to create Her Keys To The City, a book which honoured 80 Dublin-born or Dublin-based women who contributed significantly to their field of work but were under-recognised for their achievements. The book will be launched at the Mansion House on Friday 17th June at 6.30pm.

Housing News

Lord Mayor Opens 106 New Homes For Cork City

Lord Mayor of Cork, Cllr. Colm Kelleher, has officially opened 106 new homes for Cork City.

Sport News

Age & Opportunity Announces Grants To Promote Physical Activity In Older People

The Age & Opportunity Active National Grant Scheme is celebrating a momentous allocation of funding for sport and physical activity in older people.

Technology News

Future Proofing Dublin’s Skies

Civil defence, emergency response, public safety and environmental monitoring applications are already realising the benefits of drone technology, but future proofing Dublin’s skies is necessary. This is just the start of what is possible according to a report launched on international best practice and future trends in drones which was delivered as part of an initiative to accelerate the potential of drones across local government in Ireland. 

Tourism News

€2.6m Investment In Visitor Centre To Showcase Céide Fields

A new state-of-the-art visitor centre at the Céide Fields, which will drive tourism recovery in Mayo and along the Wild Atlantic Way, has been officially opened by Minister of State with responsibility for Office of Public Works Patrick O’Donovan and welcomed by Minister for Tourism Catherine Martin TD, and Minister of State for Heritage and Electoral Reform Malcolm Noonan.

Transport News

Cycle Lane Upgrades Underway In Swords

Fingal County Council brought together Councillors, contractors and staff for an onsite briefing at St. Cronan’s Road and Brackenstown Avenue as work gets underway on cycle lane upgrades in Swords.

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