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Delivering on commitments made in the Rebuilding Ireland Action Plan, Minister for Housing, Planning and Local Government Eoghan Murphy T.D., today (6 August 2019) announced funding approval for 25 infrastructure projects across 13 local authority areas. This significant funding commitment of €84 million will support the delivery of 1,770 affordable homes for purchase.
Feature News Tourism
Over 120 events are taking place for National Heritage Week in County Donegal from Saturday, August 17 to Sunday, August 25 and most of them are free. The pocket-size County Donegal Heritage Week Event Guide produced by the County Donegal Heritage Office of Donegal County Council outlining the programme is available free-of-charge from tourist offices, […]
Feature Financial News
The National Standards Authority of Ireland (NSAI) saw increased demand for its services in 2018 against a backdrop of a strong performance by the Irish economy. There were significant developments for NSAI, particularly in the standards area, with 1,318 standards published last year. Among them were the standard for Pyrite and Mica I.S. 465, and […]
Business Feature News
The people of Cork, Waterford and Limerick will vote on whether they want a directly-elected mayor. At the end of May, residents of the cities of Cork, Limerick and Waterford will be given the chance to have their say on whether there should be a directly-elected mayor with significant powers to set policies and implement […]
Feature Housing News
Pillar 5 of Rebuilding Ireland, the Government’s Action Plan for Housing and Homelessness, deals with utilising existing housing stock and VacantHomes.ie is Mayo County Council’s innovative response in trying to release the potential of vacant homes throughout the country. VacantHomes.ie is a website that was initiated by Mayo County Council on behalf of the local […]
Feature Housing News
92 homes have been or are currently being refurbished in Cork city center due to the ‘Living Cities’ initiative. The city centre’s population increased 19% during the last census and residential vacancy decreased by 26%.  69 properties are on course to be refurbished or have been refurbished since 2015, delivering 92 residential units. Fifteen applications […]
Environment Feature News
Japanese knotweed was introduced to Ireland as an ornamental all-weather plant in the 19th Century, but its deep and extensive root system which can undermine building foundations and roads, has seen it become one of Europe’s most hated weeds. Killing Japanese Knotweed is notoriously difficult and can require repeated treatment over several growing cycles. Spraying […]