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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, […]
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 […]
Education News
‘Expect to Connect’ this October as Wainfest, the annual Children’s Arts and Book Festival makes its highly anticipated return. The festival, organised by Donegal County Council’s Culture Division, is one of the country’s leading children’s festivals. This year, the week-long festival will run from October 5th – 13th 2019. Children and their families are invited […]
Health News
The Government has announced significant reforms to the possession of drugs for personal use in line with its commitment to pursue a public health approach to drug use in Ireland. Minister for Health Simon Harris, Minister for Justice Charlie Flanagan and Minister of State with responsibility for the National Drugs Strategy Catherine Byrne announced Government […]
News
The Government has today published the National Risk Assessment 2019, setting out the most significant risks facing the country in 2019. The Report includes a range of economic, geopolitical, environmental, social, and technological risks with Brexit, Climate Change & Biodiversity, and International Trade Tensions again featuring strongly this year. The Report was
News
The Dog Fouling Committee of Cork City Council is pleased to announce the launch of two Pilot Dog Walking Routes. The routes, one on the north side (Mayfield) and one on the south side (Togher) are located in areas currently used by dog walkers and are designed to promote responsible dog ownership and to remind […]
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 […]
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