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Image courtesy of SEAI Public bodies have achieved €1.55 billion in energy savings and avoided 5.2 million tonnes of CO2 emissions between 2009 and 2019. The Annual Report on Public Sector Energy Efficiency Performance covering 2019 shows that the public sector was 29% more energy efficient and on course to achieve its 33% energy efficiency target […]
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Movember is the only global charity focused solely on men’s health. The Foundation raises funds to deliver innovative, breakthrough research and support programs that enable men to live happier, healthier, and longer lives. Awareness and fundraising activities are run year-round by the Foundation, with the annual Movember campaign being globally recognised for its fun,
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Call for sustainable energy champions in community, business, research and public sector to enter The Sustainable Energy Authority of Ireland (SEAI) has launched its annual SEAI Energy Awards and is calling on climate action champions to showcase their achievements. Now in their 17th year, the SEAI Energy Awards recognise and reward excellence in sustainable energy in
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The BRIDE Project (Biodiversity Regeneration In a Dairying Environment) is an innovative agri-environment project based in the River Bride catchment of north-east County Cork and west Waterford, Ireland. The project is co-funded by the European Union and the Department of Agriculture, Food and the Marine through the European Innovation
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The Sustainable Energy Authority of Ireland (SEAI) and Geological Survey Ireland (GSI) have announced €1M in Government funding towards innovative research projects targeting geothermal energy. The three projects were awarded funding under the 2019 SEAI National Energy Research, Development and Demonstration Funding Programme, with strategic co-funding support from GSI.
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April 22nd marked 120 years since the first meeting of Leitrim County Council. To mark the occasion sitting members of Leitrim County Council, joined by members of the executive, planted a tree in honour of 12 decades of local government in the county. The first local election was held in Ireland on April 6, 1899 […]
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Meath County Council has this week officially started constructing the new €5 million Ratoath Outer Relief Road. The new road will serve as essential transportation infrastructure in the area and will also aid in opening up zoned lands for future development. Once constructed the road will facilitate urgently required housing development. It will include junctions, […]
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In celebration of the recent €1.2 million restoration of Cork’s St Patrick’s Bridge over 158 men women and children braved the weather and came out dressed as Saint Patrick to take part in the ultimate St Patrick’s Festival. All of the people gathered had responded to an invitation from Cork City Council for anyone, young […]
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AN Bord Pleanala has recently commenced discussions with Cloncaragh Investments,  the developer behind a huge €30m housing project at Punch’s Cross in Limerick. Over 320 student rooms are planned, plus 32 apartments, something Mayor James Collins says there is a “huge need” for in that part of Limerick. Towering over seven stories, the plans show a total […]
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The Lord Mayor of Cork, Cllr Mick Finn launched the 2019 Lord Mayor’s Community & Voluntary Awards yesterday. The aim of the annual awards  is to acknowledge groups which, through their commitment to voluntary and community activities, have played a significant role in enhancing the quality of life in their communities. Lord Mayor Finn said […]
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A new regional enterprise plan was announced for Dublin on February 13th, at an event which also saw the announcement of a €10 million redevelopment and expansion of the Guinness Enterprise Centre (GEC). The Regional Enterprise Plan for Dublin is one of nine new Regional Enterprise Plans, which the department says are designed to support enterprise […]
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Speaking ahead of the launch of the Government’s affordable purchase scheme, John O’Connor, CEO of the State’s Housing Agency, said it would both a mistake and unwise for local authorities to become involved in building homes for low- and middle-income buyers as part of the Government’s proposed new affordable purchase scheme. The new affordable purchase
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The Lord Mayor of Cork, Cllr Mick Finn and City Council Chief Executive, Ann Doherty have welcomed the recent passing of legislation through the Seanad and Dáil finally giving the go ahead to the city’s proposed boundary extension. Speaking about the passing of the legislation The Lord Mayor said: “This is an historic time for […]
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According to the ‘Global Cities of the Future 2018/2019’ report that has been published today Dublin has been ranked the number one large city for foreign direct investment in the world. The report showed that Dublin ranked number one in the world in both the ‘Large City’ and ‘Economic Potential’ category as well as being […]
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Aspiring and seasoned Entrepreneurs from across the region descended on Meath recently to participate in Meath Enterprise Week 2018. The event saw a series of enterprise events, workshops and seminars which took place across the County to celebrate entrepreneurship and promote economic and enterprise development. The highlight of the week, the #MEW2018 Business Conference
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A new bold and bright mural, sponsored and commissioned by Cork City Council, was recently installed on Water Street. Created by artist, designer and illustrator Garreth Joyce, the full-size mural celebrates Cork’s top billing in the Condé Nast Traveler survey of the world’s friendliest cities. When giving the award the travel magazine described the city […]
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Clare County Council have this week signed off a contract a with O’Brien Builders & Civil Engineering Contractors Ltd. that will see works beginning on upgrades and extensions to the existing public toilets in the seaside town of Lahinch. As part of the upgrade there will be female, male and disabled access toilets, baby/parent room, […]
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Clare County Council has unveiled plans for a new data centre development for Ennis early in 2019. Speaking to members of Clare Co Council, the Council’s Director of Economic Development, Liam Conneally described the project as “a game changer” for the area The local authority estimates 1,100 jobs would be created during construction, along with […]
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The Minister for Culture, Heritage and the Gaeltacht, Josepha Madigan, T.D. have launched the Heritage Council’s new Strategic Plan, Heritage at the Heart 2018-2022. The aim of the strategic plan is to engage with issues relevant to Ireland in 2018-2022, and to bolster the heritage sector so that it is better able to deal with […]
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Dublin’s energy agency Codema is calling on leading energy service providers in Ireland to apply for the European Energy Service Award, which recognises companies that provide, promote and implement high quality energy projects across Europe. Irish companies can apply in three categories: Best Energy Service Promoter, which distinguishes active market facilitators that
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Hospitality providers in county Clare are being asked to sign up for the new ‘Ask For Angela’ code-word campaign to help Clare become a safer place to socialise The Clare Joint Policing Committee (JPC), which consists of Clare County Council, An Garda Síochána, Elected Members and community representatives, have teamed up with the Clare Branch […]
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Yesterday saw the Mayor of Cork Patrick Gerard Murphy launch the construction of a new residential development by Respond which will include 46 homes for mixed tenure and older people and 1 communal building. The new development will be located at Duntahane, Fermoy, Co Cork. This new project is in partnership with Cork County Council […]
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Cork County Council plans to ban children over 12 from using council playground equipment unless they are physically or intellectually disabled. This is part of a review of playground bylaws established in 2013 for playgrounds, skate parks, and outdoor gyms which are operated by the Council. The new bylaws clarify the 2013 ones which banned […]
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The Local Authority Engineering Initiative Award has shortlisted Louth County Council for its work on returning vacant houses to use for social tenants. Louth County Council has spearheaded this initiative in which 38 properties have been tenanted, while 21 houses are currently being worked on with contractors on site at present, while another 27 are […]
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Three members of the local community were honoured at a Mayoral Reception held in Áras Contae an Chláir last Thursday night. Mayor of the county Councillor Michael Begley as well as other members of Clare County Council hosted the special reception for Jim Warny who was involved in the heroic efforts in the Thai Cave […]
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Today, Minister for Rural and Community Development, Michael Ring TD, announced grant allocations totalling €21 million will be made available to 224 towns and villages across Ireland under the 2018 Town and Village Renewal Scheme. Wexford County Council have revealed that €1.334 million of the available grant funds will be used to revitalise 12 towns […]
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Castlebrooke Investment have released the first images of the listed building to be regenerated, Garfield & North, on Garfield Street, Belfast. The building is one of the most unique listed buildings in Belfast city centre and plans for the structure were revealed today at an event organised by Colliers Residential. Castlebrooke’s investment will protect and […]
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Limerick’s Zero Waste Race kicks off this Sunday, 7th October, in conjunction with National Reuse Month. The Urban Run will be Limerick’s first zero waste 10K, and the goal is to eliminate plastic bottle waste. Zero Waste Race is part of St. Michael’s Rowing Club (SMRC) Urban Run and is being organised alongside Limerick City […]
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In 2012 Revenue declared annual income for people aged 65 and over was €10billion, in addition to 75% of Ireland’s disposable income residing with this demographic. The Age Friendly Business Recognition Programme looks at how Irish businesses can reach this changing customer base, and how its spending power can positively impact local business. Age Friendly […]
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The Children and Young people Services Committees (CYPSC) Conference is being held today at the Citywest Hotel, Saggart, Co. Dublin. Today’s conference aims to demonstrate the success of CYPSC in responding to, and meeting the health and well being needs of children and young people in Ireland. The conference will examine CYPSC’s engagement with its […]
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The GLOBE International Citizen Science Schools’ Programme is celebrating its second year to engage and educate students across Ireland in environmental studies. The EPA and An Taisce have today launched the second year of the GLOBE campaign in Ireland. The Global Learning and Observations to Benefit the Environment (GLOBE) Programme is an international science and […]
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Cork County Council have confirmed they will deliver 462 new social homes by the end of the year. The Council currently has 65 units under construction and plan to provide and additional 156 through direct build and the acquisition of turnkey schemes. Developments underway are situated in Kilnagleary Carrigaline, Masseytown, Macroom, and Cloyne. In delivering […]
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Halo Business Angel Network has announced today that its MedTech Syndicate has led a €1.1million Series A funding round in Dublin-based start-up, OstoForm. Halo Business Angel Network (HBAN) is an all-island umbrella group responsible for the development of business angel syndicates in Ireland. Business Angel Syndicates are groups of like-minded investors of high net
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Funding of €400,000 for Dublin City Council has been confirmed by Minister for Transport Shane Ross, in addition to €110m already secured for the development of cycling and walking infrastructure across the country. Dublin City Council intend to use the funding to invest in new cycling safety infrastructure, including the installation of smart cyclist detection […]
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As part of the National Tidy Towns competition, Clonmel has been awarded the overall Pollinator Award for 2018. The Tidy Towns awards ceremony was hosted by the Helix on Monday, with a record number of entries from towns and villages throughout the country. This year the National TidyTowns competition considered 883 entries for Ireland’s tidiest […]
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This Saturday, The National Rowing Centre invites everyone to join the Cork community in celebrating Ireland’s success at the World Rowing Championships. Sanita Pušpure of Ballincollig took gold in the women’s single scull, and Cork brothers Paul and Gary O’Donovan secured gold in the lightweight double sculls, at this year’s World Rowing Championships. The Irish […]
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The Northwest Regional Working Group organised a major emergency exercise in the Clanree Hotel in Letterkenny yesterday involving 100 participants. The training event was code-named Exercise Neptune, and was based on a rapidly escalating flooding incident in the Finn Valley area, County Donegal. Participants were told that there were some casualties and widespread property
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The BIM In Practice Conference is a free event being held in The Westbury Hotel tomorrow morning. The event’s objective is to show how Building Information Modelling is giving companies in Ireland a competitive advantage. Building Information Modelling (BIM) is used across a range of industries to plan, design, construct, operate and maintain a variety of […]
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This year there has been 78 casualties Next week, Irish Road Safety Week (IRSW) will run from Monday 1st October as part of their national drive to save lives campaign. Running from the 1st, until Sunday 7th, Road Safety Week has planned a range of nationwide activities to take place over the course of the […]
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Wednesday September 26th marks the first ever National Make Way Day. This is the first time that nineteen local authorities have joined forces with the disabled community to campaign for the rights of those challenged by disability. National Make Way Day is a day of action initiated by the Disability Federation of Ireland. The campaign […]
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Limerick Jazz Festival is returning to Limerick city for its seventh year running this week. The jazz trail take in four venues across the city, where great music and great international artists will play over four days. The festival has been running since 2012 and continues to attract a host of fantastic line-ups; this year’s […]
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Minister for Rural and Community Development, Michael Ring TD, has approved a digital investment package for public libraries across Ireland. Five libraries in Wexford will be distributing €221,000 between each other, and an additional contribution of €74,000 will be supplemented by Wexford County Council. This brings the total funding available for digital services and
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Cork will be launching an Exhibition of Age Friendly Housing Designs at Cork County Library on Monday 24th September. Cork County Council sponsored a site in Bantry Town for a Student Project in the Cork Centre for Architectural Education (CCAE), UCC/CIT, to design an Age Friendly Housing Scheme. Age Friendly Projects look at housing designs, […]
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Dún Laoghaire-Rathdown County Council have announced the Official Opening of the newly refurbished Marlay Craft Courtyard units in Marlay Park. The Craft Courtyard is a protected structure that has been restored by the Council, and will facilitate the work of creative studios and shops in the refurbished building. Fine art, jewellery, artisan textiles, skincare and […]
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The Stradbally Six exhibition was launched Wednesday 19th September by the Laois Arthouse Gallery and is now officially open to the public. The exhibitions consists of work by six artists who have recently worked, or are resident artists at Laois Arthouse; historically a courthouse and jail. These artists came together to live and work in […]
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Community walks are taking place across the county of Kerry next week as part of the Let’s Get Kerry Walking the Distance campaign. Kerry Recreation and Sports Partnership in association with Radio Kerry’s Deirdre Walsh, is encouraging communities to make an effort and get more active with this campaign. Let’s Get Kerry Walking the Distance […]
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A new 5 year research project has commenced that hopes to provide agri-environmental soil data for Ireland’s agricultural sector. Terra Soil is a collaborative research project that brings Geological Survey Ireland (GSI) and Teagasc to help improve the management of nutrients and trace elements in soil. The €1m project is the first research collaboration between […]
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Approval to build 102 new homes across Limerick has been granted following the meeting of the Metropolitan District of Limerick. Plans were debated by councillors on Monday, 17th September, at the monthly meeting via the Part 8 procedure. The Part 8 procedure is followed when a development or project is progressed by the Local Authority […]
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Project Edward is an annual European road safety awareness event, aimed at having one day a year that is completely free from road fatalities. Today, Wednesday 19th September, is this year’s day of action. The project launched in 2016 is supported by drivers across the continent, aswell as public and private sector partners. The campaign’s […]
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Partnerships between three Irish healthcare companies and leading healthcare groups in North America have been established in a bid to improve the future of our nation’s’ healthcare. Yesterday at the Aviva Stadium, Enterprise Ireland welcomed 15 world-renowned healthcare providers from the United States and Canada to the first ever North America Healthcare Forum. The
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10 HANDS is a craft collective representing County Cork in a showcase at the National Craft Exhibition, China, this November 2018 and May 2019. Cork County Council has supported the collective through the Creative Ireland Programme and has recently welcomed a delegation from the Jiangsu Province of China to Cork; the primary focus of the […]
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The Midleton to Youghal Greenway Greenway has taken a major step forward due to the publication of the Part 8 Planning Application that will allow Cork County Council further the development. This project will involve the creation of a high quality, linear Greenway on the route of the disused railway line between Midleton Train Station […]
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We Are Cork is a new collaborative initiative being launched today as part of a strategy to strengthen Cork as an urban area full of opportunity. According to Cork County Council, We Are Cork is a strong, clear, united brand. The campaign aims to showcase how unique the Cork region is and how the region […]
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National Geographic and UNESCO have collaborated to create the first-ever web platform dedicated to World Heritage. The web launch will take place tomorrow, September 15th, coinciding with European Heritage Day event in Paris Headquarters. The new travel platform – World Heritage Journeys of the EU – will aim to promote sustainable tourism, and encourage people
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Min Ryan Park is Wexford’s newest flagship amenity that will cater to a range of citizens in the Wexford community. Construction of the much-anticipated neighbourhood park is under way following the sod-turning ceremony at the site of the park by Wexford Mayor, Councillor Tony Dempsey. The 18-acre Min Ryan Park facility at Killeens will feature […]
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A record number 21,000 people were in attendance at Cork City’s 14th Annual Cork Heritage Open Day. Cork Heritage Open Day is an event which celebrates the unique architecture and history of the Built Heritage in the Cork City Region. Many of these are not usually accessible to the general public. This event opened and […]
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Launched in 2014 Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) is an Enterprise Ireland initiative connecting public sector bodies to organisations and companies with innovative ideas, aimed at solving prevalent issues across local communities nationwide. Contracting authorities can approach Enterprise Ireland with a problem they can’t find solution to in the current market
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More than 8 millions tons of plastic are dumped in our oceans every year. 4Ocean is a global movement actively challenging this issue by removing waste from our oceans; pulling 1,133,108 pounds of toxic marine waste to-date. This movement began with two surfers visiting Bali, Indonesian, and their devastation by the amount of plastic in […]
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Arralis is a Limerick based technology company that specialise in Radio Frequency (RF) and wave technology. Excelling in proprietary antenna technology, and in pursuit of technical innovation, the company have developed a new electronically steerable Ka band antenna. The big news is: The European Space Agency want in. The company have just announced today that […]
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Amidst chaotic, unruly urban winds, the opportunity to harvest urban wind energy may now be possible. An omnidirectional wind turbine designed to work in the middle of high-density, urban environments is the winner of the UK’s James Dyson Award winner for 2018. The current prototype of O-Wind Turbine is 25 centimetres in diameter, with vents […]
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Designs for the new Dublin City Library on Parnell Square have been unveiled. The 11,000 sq m design is set to be a key component to the newly-branded Cultural Quarter. The Cultural Quarter includes: the Irish Writers’ Centre, the Dublin Writers Museum, the Gate Theatre, Poetry Ireland and the Garden of Remembrance. The build is […]
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National Women’s Enterprise Day is an event launched by Carlow and Kilkenny Enterprise Offices designed to connect businesses and entrepreneurs, and bring enterprises from local to global levels through these connections. The event’s launch was announced on Wednesday 5th September and will be held on Thursday 18th October 2018. This years theme is ‘from local […]
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750 delegates, 36 speakers, 50 solution suppliers. This is what you can expect at Ireland’s inaugural Lean Construction Ireland National Conference. Lean is a concept that recognises the waste produced by all products and services, aiming to minimise that waste and maximise the productivity. Lean construction is a response to customer and supply chain dissatisfaction […]
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Local Enterprise Offices in Clare, Limerick and Tipperary have hosted called ‘Beyond Local’. The event aims to highlight opportunities in key overseas markets so as Irish enterprises can explore the possibility of internationalising their businesses. On Tuesday Limerick held an export event where business owners could discuss opportunities to internationalise, the pitfalls
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The Department of Employment Affairs and Social Protection, along with the EURES Cross-Border Partnership, will host a cross-border Job Fair in the Slieve Russell Hotel, Ballyconnell, Co. Cavan on Thursday, 20th September, from 10am to 1pm. The event, financially supported by the European Union Programme for Employment and Social Innovation, has been purposed for those
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This Friday, 7th September, marks the return of the monthly meetup ‘Founder Friday’ to Waterford. This is an opportunity for business minds, or even just curious minds, to come together and share their business backgrounds and experiences with like-minded people. Tracy Keogh, West Region Innovation Community Manager at Bank of Ireland, founded the national movement […]
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The Institute of Public Administration (IPA) has launched a new three-day course in correct GDPR practices. This course is aimed at companies, both public and private, and their staff, who work with and/or are responsible for personal data. As of May of this year, both significant changes and new obligations to handling and retaining personal […]
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A showcase of successful innovators and supporters of local innovation, Mayo Ideas Week is a week-long entrepreneurial series aimed at inspiring new and existing businesses in Mayo. This is a collaborative project by Nuálann Mhaigheo/Mayo Ideas Lab that helps inspire creativity within businesses, and converts original ideas to authentic products and services. The ‘Ideas
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Ireland’s top ‘Foodie Destination’ has been announced and Kilkenny is the triumphant winner. This initiative, run by the Restaurants Association of Ireland (RAI), sponsored by FBD, is aimed at driving food tourism and irish food enterprise across the country. The ten shortlisted entrants were announced in June and included: Armagh, Boyne Valley Cavan, Derry City […]
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Cork Orchestral Society celebrates 80 years of ceol, as they carry on the legacy of founder Aloys Fleischmann; providing a stage to hear some of the finest live performances that have visited Leeside. The September season will open with a Gala Concert on the 27th, welcoming returning concert fans, and new arrivals.  Internationally acclaimed soprano […]
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Athboy is now home to 32 additional social residences as part of Meath County Council’s direct construction programme. The official opening of the Connaught Grove development directed by Meath County Council  has been welcomed by Damien English; Minister of State at the Department of Housing, Planning and Local Government. The timely completion of the housing […]
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With Ryanair recently announcing it was going ‘plastic-free’ in the next five years, the airline became another voice in the debate surrounding the frightening levels of plastic contamination of the planet. So where does Ireland rank in terms of international comparisons regarding recycling and what are the options when it comes to a more sustainable […]
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Quinn Building Products have introduced their Super Insulated Masonry Systems, SIMS by Quinn, a solution which addresses a number of the issues facing Irish construction today. The system is a modern method of masonry construction, which combines the benefits of Quinn Lite thermal blocks with thin joint technology, and a certified external insulation system. It’s […]
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The payment for services of local governments is increasingly taking place online by both businesses, residents and council customers. The advent of E-day on the 19th September, where payments made by councils to suppliers will be exclusively electronic, is the culmination of this. But not a day goes by without news of a significant security […]
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On Wednesday 9th June 2021, the Meenamulligan Bridge was officially opened by Charlie McConalogue TD, Minister of Agriculture, Food and the Marine, and Cllr Rena Donaghey, Cathaoirleach of Donegal County Council with Cllr Albert Doherty, Cathaoirleach of Inishowen Municipal District in attendance. During the torrential flooding in Inishowen in August 2017, the
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By Ian O’Hora, Head of Europe at IDA Despite the challenges that Brexit and COVID-19 have presented, Ireland’s economy has remained strong, outperforming almost all other advanced economies. Indeed, more than 320 international firms opened or expanded operations in Ireland over the last 18 months, including many fintech enterprises such as R3, Revolut and Stripe. This
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Center Parcs has announced major expansion plans by submitting a planning application for a significant investment to further develop its resort in County Longford. Building on the success of the resort since opening in July 2019, Center Parcs is now planning to increase the number of lodges and further develop the existing facilities. The proposed […]
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The Minister for Tourism, Culture, Arts, Gaeltacht, Sport and Media, Catherine Martin TD has announced recipients of the €25 million in funding to assist commercial venues, producers and promoters to plan live performances across the country over the summer months, with a total of 237 organisations benefitting from the scheme. This live performance support scheme […]
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Image courtesy of @Feljin_J via Twitter Allocations for the new ‘Additional Outdoor Infrastructure Fund’ have been announced by Minister for Transport, Eamon Ryan T.D. The fund, which will help ensure a Safe Outdoor Summer, will support 234 projects across 30 local authorities to the tune of over €13 million. Local authorities were invited to apply […]
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Cllr Lettie McCarthy elected to office by Councillors at dlr County Council AGM Councillor Lettie McCarthy has been elected Cathaoirleach of Dún Laoghaire-Rathdown County Council at the Council’s Annual General Meeting on 14 June. Councillor McCarthy, a representative of the Labour Party, was first elected to the County Council in 2004 as a Councillor for […]
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The world’s population is set to reach a staggering 8.6 billion within ten years, two-thirds of which is expected to be living in urban areas and cities. This growth means the significance of powering smart cities is more relevant than ever. As population density grows, so too does the number of smart devices, estimated to […]