Best of Council Journal News – September Highlights

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

Business News

National Women’s Enterprise Day 2022

Female entrepreneurs and budding businesswomen from across Cork and Kerry are being encouraged to register for this year’s National Women’s Enterprise Day. Now in its 16th year, the annual Local Enterprise Office (LEO) initiative is due to take place on Thursday, 13th October 2022.

Council News

Mayo County Council Announces Significant Advance In Its Housing Delivery Programme

Mayo County Council is delighted to announce that the Department of Housing, Local Government and Heritage has approved the tender for the construction of 50 houses in Westport to advance its housing delivery programme. The development will cost over €14 m and will include the construction of 14 two beds and 36 three beds houses. Construction will commence in the 4thquarter of 2022 with completion expected by the end of 2024.

Culture News

New Ghaeltacht Ghlas Strategy For Gaeltacht Communities

Minister for Rural and Community Development, Heather Humphreys TD, welcomed the latest event in the Rural Ideas Fora series, which focused on the new Ghaeltacht Ghlas Strategy.

Education News

Limerick ‘Student City’ A Home Away From Home For Third Level Attendees

Third level students starting college in Limerick in the coming weeks, or those returning, are being reminded that there is a fantastic student experience ‘off campus’ in Limerick City. Limerick City and County Council is encouraging university students, further education students, apprentices and skills based learning attendees to get out and about and experience Limerick City like never before.

Environment News

European Urban Resilience Forum Unveils Plans Of Cities To Prepare For Climate Emergency

The 9th edition of the European Urban Resilience forum took place in Athens, Greece, gathering experts and decision makers working at the forefront of resilience and climate change adaptation. From nature-based solutions, digital twinning, to a sustainable post-war recovery for Ukraine the event covered burning topics in the resilience field.

Health News

Cork County Council And We Are Riley To Make Period Products Free In Public Libraries

Cork County Council Library and Arts Service has launched a pilot initiative that will see free period products made available across its network of 29 branches and mobile libraries. The eco-friendly period products are being provided by Cork-based start-up We Are Riley. 

History News

First Substantial History Of Dublin Castle Launched

An Taoiseach, Mícheál Martin TD, has launched a publication on the history of Dublin Castle, charting over 900 tumultuous years at the site, from Viking settlements to post-Famine 1800’s.

Housing News

New ‘Ready To Build’ Scheme Announced

The Minister for Housing, Local Government and Heritage, Darragh O’Brien, and the Minister of State with responsibility for Local Government and Planning, Peter Burke, have announced the ‘Ready to Build’ Scheme. The scheme, which will be funded under the Croí Cónaithe (Towns) Fund, will see local authorities make available serviced sites in towns and villages across the country at discounted rates for individual purchasers who wish to build their own home.

Sport News

Sport Ireland Campus Set Host UCI Cyclocross World Cup Event

The Sport Ireland Campus in Blanchardstown is set to host a key round of the 2022-2023 UCI Cyclocross World Cup on December 11th. It will be the 9th round in a total of 14 events, starting on October 9th in Waterloo, USA.  

Technology News

New Public Service Innovation Conference 2022 Partnership Between DPER And Microsoft Ireland

The Minister for Public Expenditure and Reform, Michael McGrath TD, has announced that the Public Service Innovation Conference 2022 will be hosted in partnership with Microsoft Ireland.

Tourism News

Táin Trail Route To Be Reimagined By Fáilte Ireland

Fáilte Ireland has initiated a review the Táin Trail Route (Walking/Hiking, Cycling & Driving) for Louth, Meath, Westmeath, Longford and Roscommon, to establish it as an important tourism trail within Ireland’s Ancient East and Ireland’s Hidden Heartlands.

Transport News

Taking The Lead On Two Wheels

There is a saying “you take action based on where you want to be, not based on where you are.” The Department of Transport and National Transport Authority have taken the lead in supporting their employees with a European Standard of Cycle Friendly Workplace and achieved a gold standard accreditation.

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