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

Business is Booming for Valeo In Tuam

Valeo has produced its 100 millionth automotive nearfield camera, which gives the car its rear and surround vision, at its Tuam site in Ireland (around 850 employees). The first camera rolled off the Irish production lines in 2002. Eight years later, in 2010, one million units were delivered to customers. In 2013, the ten-millionth camera threshold was hit, and in 2015, the figure doubled to 20 million. Between 2015 and 2018, output increased 30-fold compared with the first eight years, with 30 million cameras manufactured in three years, for a total of 50 million. The four years between 2018 and 2022 saw total production double and cross the 100 million camera mark.

Council News

Clare County Library Project Signed for Construction

The contract for the construction of the new Clare County Library Project at the Causeway Link adjacent to glór in Ennis was signed in the Council Chamber at Áras Contae an Chláir by Patrick Gardiner of Coolsivna and Chief Executive of Clare County Council, Pat Dowling, in the presence of the Cathaoirleach of Clare County Council, Cllr PJ Ryan.

Culture News

Beautiful French Chateau Hosts Irish Artists Exhibition

‘Correspondances’ an exhibition of work curated by Ciara Hambly, director of leading cross border gallery and cultural hub, Hambly and Hambly, has opened in an international new partnership between the Fermanagh based gallery and the historic Chateâu de Dampierre in France and continues until June 19th.

Education News

Returners To Work Can Avail of Over 10,000 Free Courses

Minister for Further and Higher Education, Research, Innovation and Science, Simon Harris, and Minister of State for Skills and Further Education, Niall Collins, have launched 10,697 places on 275 free courses, under Springboard+ 2022.

Environment News

Renewable And Community Energy Set to Grow in Ireland

The Minister for the Environment, Climate and Communications, Eamon Ryan, has announced the provisional results of the second Renewable Electricity Support Scheme (RESS) auction to generate community energy.

Health News

IGPNEA Conference Highlighted That General Practice Nurses Are Vital To Future Of Health Service

The Irish General Practice Nurses Education Association (IGPNEA) hosted its annual conference on Friday 13th and Saturday 14th of May in the Tower Hotel, Waterford. The theme of the conference is ‘Forward Together’, as the country looks to progress following the Covid-19 pandemic.

History News

10 Artists Receive Markievicz Award To Create Work Relating to Role Of Women In Irish History

The Minister for Tourism, Culture, Arts, Gaeltacht, Sport and Media, Catherine Martin TD, has announced the 10 new recipients of the Decade of Centenaries Markievicz Award for artists. The Markievicz Award is intended to support artists to develop their craft and ultimately produce great art that recognises and commemorates the role of women in the historical period 1912-1923 covered by the Decade of Centenaries Programme, and beyond.

Housing News

Social Housing Developments Built Across Cork

The Mayor of the County of Cork, Cllr Gillian Coughlan has welcomed the Minister for Housing, Local Government and Heritage Darragh O’Brien TD to Cork County to visit six newly constructed Social Housing Developments in Cork. These developments consist of three Public Private Partnership (PPP) Schemes, two Turnkey Developments and one Own Build Development.

Sport News

5th Annual Irish Sport Industry Awards Return

After a two year hiatus due to the pandemic, the Federation of Irish Sport proudly hosted the return of the Irish Sport Industry Awards, in association with Clubforce at Dublin’s Westin Hotel. The event brought together up to 150 key stakeholders from across the sports industry, including government representatives, Sport Ireland, national governing body CEO’s, local sports partnership Chairperson’s and Development Officers and wider sport industry executives

Technology News

Climate Tech Company ActionZero Expanding in Ireland

Cork-based and Irish-owned company ActionZero is expanding into Kerry by setting up a new manufacturing, research and development centre in Tralee, bringing 50 new jobs to the area. ActionZero is a climate technology company that uses heat pump technology to decarbonise heat by removing fossil fuels.

Tourism News

National Campaign To Boost Staff Numbers Across The Tourism Industry

Fáilte Ireland has launched a new €700,000 national marketing campaign titled ‘Works for Me’ aimed to address staff shortages in the tourism industry and attract more people, across all ages and demographics, to jobs in the industry.  Fáilte Ireland will unveil the multiplatform marketing campaign to representatives of the tourism industry at a special online briefing event later today with over 450 businesses and organisations in attendance.   

Transport News

N24 Cahir To Limerick Junction Project

Tipperary County Council in partnership with Limerick City & County Council, Transport Infrastructure Ireland and the Department of Transport have published details of the Preferred Transport Solution for the N24 Cahir to Limerick Junction Project which is identified as a priority investment in the Government’s National Development Plan 2021-2030.

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