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Best Of Council Journal News – May Highlights

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

Business News

IDA Ireland Supports IBM Multi-Year Training Programme With TCD And UCD

Minister for Enterprise, Trade and Employment Simon Coveney TD and IDA Ireland welcomed the news that IBM is launching a further significant phase to a multi-year transformational training programme across its research and digital sales teams in Ireland, which is intended to be worth more than €10m over approximately the next five years. The programme is supported by the Government of Ireland through IDA Ireland. 

Council News

Donegal Local Community Development Committee To Host Public Consultation Events Across The County

Donegal Local Community Development Committee (LCDC) will host a number of public consultation events across the county, commencing the week of the 22nd May 2023, providing an opportunity for local people to input into the Local Economic and Community Plan 2023 -2029, the new LEADER Local Development Strategy 2023-2027 and the PEACEPLUS programme.

Culture News

Cork Summer Show 2023

The Cork Summer Show will take place on the 17th and 18th of June 2023, 9:00 am to 6:00 pm at the Cork Show Grounds, Curraheen Road, Cork.

Education News

Engineering For Climate Action: Shaping A Sustainable Future

Join the Online Information Session for Trinity College Dublin’s School of Engineering Postgraduate Diploma in Engineering for Climate Action.

Environment News

10,000 Home Energy Upgrades In First Quarter Of 2023

The Sustainable Energy Authority of Ireland (SEAI) published a report giving details of the nearly 10,000 home energy upgrades supported through Government funded SEAI grant schemes in the first quarter of 2023.

Health News

Ministers For Health Bring Into Law World’s First Comprehensive Health Labelling Of Alcohol Products

The Minister for Health Stephen Donnelly has signed into law the Public Health (Alcohol) (Labelling) Regulations 2023 and the remaining provisions of Section 12 of the Public Health (Alcohol) Act.

History News

Return Flight For The Osprey As NPWS Prepares To Reintroduce Bird To Ireland This Summer

Minister of State Malcolm Noonan TD announced that the National Parks and Wildlife Service (NPWS) is ready to move forward with the reintroduction of the Osprey to Ireland in summer 2023.

Housing News

Kildare County Council Launches Affordable Housing Scheme In Kildare Town

Kildare County Council has launched its first affordable housing purchase scheme for private buyers at Grey Abbey, Kildare Town. The development of 21 new homes, in partnership with Glenveagh Properties, aims to provide first-time buyers and other eligible homebuyers with the opportunity to buy a newly built home in a private development.

Sport News

Sport Ireland Awarded Certification As One Of The Great Places To Work In Ireland

Sport Ireland is delighted to announce its official certification as one of Ireland’s Great Places to Work. It is a truly proud occasion for Sport Ireland as it is the first time it has achieved this certification. 

Technology News

2023 Intake To Civil Service ICT Apprenticeship Programme

The Minister for Public Expenditure, National Development Plan Delivery and Reform, Pascal Donohoe, the Minister for Further and Higher Education, Research, Innovation and Science, Simon Harris, and the Minister of State for Public Procurement, eGovernment, Communications and the Circular Economy, Ossian Smyth, have congratulated the 2023 intake to the Civil Service ICT Apprenticeship Programme at Liberties College saying they are a critical part of the ambitious targets the government has set with regard to apprenticeship registrations for the future.

Tourism News

Opening Of The International Rugby Experience In Limerick 

The Mayor of the City and County of Limerick is congratulating JP McManus for delivering a world class tourist attraction in the heart of Limerick City. The €30 million International Rugby Experience is housed in a six storey high visually striking building on Limerick’s O’Connell Street.

Transport News

Phase 1 Of The Cork City To Passage West Greenway Opened

Cork City Council announced the official opening of the Cork City to Passage West Greenway Phase 1 by Tánaiste Micheál Martin TD. 

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