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European Destination of Excellence 2015 – Tourism and Local Gastronomy The Burren Food Trail features a wide variety of different food providers, producers, visitor attractions and outdoor activities. Those behind the trail are passionate about food, growing and producing it locally for you to enjoy. The popular food trail is more than a listing of […]
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€121 million in Government funding was invested in Ireland’s sustainable energy transition last year according to the Sustainable Energy Authority of Ireland’s (SEAI) annual achievements statement published today. This investment included €90 million into building energy retrofits which underpinned €185 million in this rapidly growing sector that will be vital to achieving
Business Environment News Technology Transport
Infrastructure Minister Nichola Mallon and Transport Minister Rachel Maclean have welcomed the first hydrogen-powered double decker buses entering service in Northern Ireland. The arrival of the three new Hydrogen Fuel Cell Buses is the culmination of an exciting zero emissions bus pilot project powered by “Green” renewably produced hydrogen. The buses emit only water and
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A major survey on coastal erosion is expected to get underway this year in the country’s largest county, which will involve the deployment of drones hi-tech radar. Cork County Council is in talks with a third level institution to help it undertake the comprehensive survey which, when completed, will be analysed to identify areas in […]
Business Environment Podcasts Transport
In this podcast we spoke to Will O’Brien of Zipp Mobility. Will is Vice-President for Growth and Government Affairs at Zipp Mobility, the Irish e-scooter sharing operator. Will previously worked in strategy consulting and business analytics and now leads Zipp’s relationships with a number of local authorities in the UK where Zipp run shared e-scooter […]
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Global agriculture mainly relies on fossil resources for covering most of its energy needs and supporting agricultural productivity in both open-field crop production and controlled environment agricultural constructions. The high fossil fuel use and the deterioration of natural carbon sinks have been related with the anthropogenic impact causing climate change. Novel
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Noel Rock is a former Fine Gael politician who served as a Teachta Dála (TD) for the Dublin North-West constituency from 2016 to 2020. He previously served as Chair of the Committee on Housing, Planning and Local Government from 2019 to 2020. In this discussion, which was carried out (virtually) earlier this week, Noel along with one of our Council.ie representatives spoke
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Cork City Council has saved just over €17,000 per annum by going paperless for meetings. At last night’s full council meeting it was revealed that since the introduction and implementation of Cork City Council’s electronic council documentation system, Cork City Council has made savings of approximately €1,500 per month, equating to just over €17,000 per […]
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South Dublin County Council with support from Amazon Web Services (AWS)  and Fortum eNext create Ireland’s first publicly owned, not-for-profit energy company South Dublin County Council (SDCC) has established Ireland’s first publicly owned, not-for-profit energy company, to provide low carbon heat to local community buildings. Trading as Heatworks, the company will
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Laois has been chosen as the county to have Ireland’s first dedicated plastic bottle recycling factory. Waste management company Panda have signed an agreement to construct Ireland’s first dedicated bottle to bottle plastic recycling facility in Portlaoise. The €20 million investment is said to create up to 100 new jobs. It’s exact location is not […]