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Minister of State for Community Development, Natural Resources and Digital Development, Seán Canney, today (Wednesday the 30th October 2019) confirmed the policy principles that will underpin the Taoiseach and Minister Bruton’s announcement in his address to the United Nations Climate Action Summit on 23 September 2019 to cease new exploration for oil offshore
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Dublin City Council will declare a climate emergency, says Lord Mayor Paul McAuliffe He made the commitment on Saturday afternoon during a visit to the Extinction Rebellion site at Merrion Square. The environmental civil disobedience group asked the Lord Mayor to ensure that the city’s inhabitants understand the scale of the climate crisis. They also […]
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On Thursday 3rd October 2019 the Fingal Greener Communities Awards were held in County Hall, Swords. This important competition has over the years enhanced Fingal County Council’s relationship with residents, community groups and individuals of the county. In attendance on the night were Mayor of Fingal Cllr. Eoghan O’Brien and Fingal County Council Chief Executive […]
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Glaslough, Co. Monaghan was today (30th September) named as Ireland’s Tidiest Town for 2019.  The SuperValu TidyTowns competition is now entering its seventh decade and Glaslough was judged to be the best from a record number of 918 entries to the competition this year.  The announcement was greeted with great celebration and excitement at today’s awards ceremony […]
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EUROPEAN MOBILITY WEEK is focusing on ‘safe walking and cycling’ and the ways active mobility can benefit our health, environment, and bank balances. The Transport and Mobility Forum will be holding 3 great events on Friday 20th September to show how Cork City and County are moving towards more low-carbon, active mobility.  Tickets for all […]
Environment News
For the first time ever tonight, Cork City Council’s monthly meetings will be paperless as all council documentation is to be presented in electronic format only. Previously, councillors received their agenda, council reports, information and responses to individual councillor questions in a bundle known colloquially as ‘the council pack’.  Instead, councillors and
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Dublin’s climate is changing and this poses significant risks and challenges to all of those living in the region. In response to this, South Dublin County Council has produced the Climate Change Action Plan 2019-2024 in association with Codema (Dublin’s Energy Agency) and the Dublin Metropolitan Climate Action Regional Office (CARO). The Climate Change Action […]
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Climate Action and Environment Minister Richard Bruton and Business, Enterprise and Innovation Minister Heather Humphreys this morning outlined the government’s plans to reduce harmful emissions from industry at an industry meeting held in Dublin Castle. They also took the opportunity to launch Pillar 5 of Future Jobs Ireland, the whole-of-Government strategy to prepare
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Multi-award winning marine biologist, wildlife cameraman and documentary producer Doug Allan will be visiting Donegal next week to speak at the two-day Connecting our Coastline conference which will be held in the Redcastle Oceanfront Hotel. The conference which will take place on the 5th and 6th September will look at opportunities to continue to develop
Business Environment Technology
In 2014, Louise and Stephen Murphy founded a start-up company in County Carlow that would seek to revolutionise cycling security in a rapidly changing urban landscape. Cyc-Lok Ltd. is a completely enclosed, modular bike locker system with controlled access and the ability to charge ebikes. One unit contains twelve separate lockers and is entirely weather […]
Environment News Tourism
The annual Biodiversity and Councils’ All-Ireland Pollinator conference put the spotlight on local authorities’ vital role in protecting threatened pollinators. One-third of Ireland’s bee species now face extinction. Habitat loss, pesticide use, and dwindling biodiversity are decimating our 20 native species of bumblebee and 77 species of wild solitary bee. Councils can