Best Of Council Journal News – March Highlights

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

Business News

Sulzer Celebrates 50 Years Of Engineering Innovation In Wexford

Celebrating half a century of engineering innovation in Wexford, Sulzer has marked this milestone with a gala event at the plant. Following an internal celebration, local dignitaries, suppliers and customers were joined by senior management from Sulzer at the site for a tour. 

Council News

New Chief Executive Appointed To Wicklow County Council

At a special meeting held on the 13th February, Wicklow County Council formally accepted the recommendation of its Corporate Policy Group that Emer O’Gorman be appointed Chief Executive of the Council.

Culture News

Planning Permission Granted For Redevelopment Of Crawford Art Gallery

Catherine Martin, Minister for Tourism, Culture, Arts, Gaeltacht, Sport and Media has welcomed the decision by Cork City Council to grant planning permission for the redevelopment of Crawford Art Gallery. The project, which is being funded by the Minister’s Department, has been designed by an interdisciplinary design team, led by award-winning Grafton Architects, and is being delivered by the Office of Public Works and Crawford Art Gallery.

Education News

STEM Education Implementation Plan To 2026 Launched

Minister for Education, Norma Foley, and Minister for Children, Equality, Disability, Integration and Youth, Roderic O’Gorman, have launched the STEM Education Implementation Plan to 2026.

Environment News

EnergyCloud Launches Initiative To Provide Free Hot Water To 1,000 Irish Homes Using Renewable Energy

Over 1,000 Irish homes will soon be equipped to benefit from free hot water with the installation of EnergyCloud’s smart devices.

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

New €4.5m Funding Package Will Conserve And Safeguard Ireland’s Built Heritage

Minister of State for Heritage and Electoral Reform, Malcolm Noonan TD, announced that 95 Heritage projects across the country will benefit from a total of €4.5m to conserve Ireland’s Built Heritage.

Housing News

Mayo County Council’s Housing Delivery Action Plan Podcast With Tom Gilligan

We had the pleasure of speaking about Mayo County Council’s Housing Delivery Action Plan with Tom Gilligan, Director of Services at Mayo County Council.

Sport News

Volunteers In Sport From All 32 Counties Celebrated At 2022 Volunteers In Sport Awards

The Federation of Irish Sport celebrated the winners of the 2022 Volunteers in Sport Awards proudly supported by the National Network of 29 Local Sports Partnerships at a luncheon awards ceremony at The Crowne Plaza Hotel, Blanchardstown.

Technology News

LinkedIn Deepens US-Ireland Research Capability With Investment In ADAPT SFI Research Centre

LinkedIn, the world’s largest professional network, and the ADAPT SFI Research Centre for AI-Driven Digital Content Technology at Dublin City University (DCU) have collaborated on a technology initiative with the potential to increase access to multilingual content for Linkedin members.

Tourism News

‘Ireland’s Global Garden’ – Mount Congreve Estate In Waterford Opened

Minister for Rural and Community Development, Heather Humphreys, and Minister for Tourism, Culture, Arts, Gaeltacht, Sport and Media, Catherine Martin, have to officially opened ‘Ireland’s Global Garden’.

Transport News

Limerick Greenway Set To Benefit From Enhanced Services As €1.9m Project Begins

Limerick City and County Council has announced the restoration project of a historic 19th century Railway Goods Shed at Rathkeale on Limerick Greenway as the centre piece of a new visitor facilities project that is due to commence work in the West Limerick town.

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