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The Council today launched it’s Active School Travel initiative, aimed at encouraging increased walking and cycling, in the upcoming back to school period. All schools across Dún Laoghaire-Rathdown are currently preparing to return to the classroom, in line with the Department of Education & Skills ‘Reopening Our Schools – The Roadmap for the Full
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Upon the conclusion of the latest formal round of negotiations between the EU and the UK, Michel Barnier and David Frost gave statements on the outcomes. Some progress was made on issues including police and judicial cooperation, a single institutional framework with an enforcement mechanism, and on Union programmes. However significant
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A new LGMA project to apply robotics to Core reporting is among 34 diverse projects that have successfully secured funding from this year’s call under the Public Service Innovation Fund. A number of local authority projects have also been awarded funding. The Innovation Fund is an initiative of the Our Public Service 2020 reform strategy […]
Feature News
The creation of 14 new ‘people friendly’ streets and an investment of up to €2 million in the wider city’s existing cycling infrastructure forms part of a series of transformative initiatives unveiled today in the “Re-imagining Cork City” programme. “Re-imagining Cork City” represents an immediate response to social distancing requirements resulting from Covid-19 but also
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Amazon has announced that it is creating another 1,000 permanent jobs in Ireland over the next two years. The “highly-skilled” roles will be based across the company’s Cork and Dublin sites. The move will bring Amazon’s permanent workforce in Ireland to 5,000. The jobs being created will include: software development engineers,  network
Financial News
The Clare Economic Taskforce held its inaugural meeting at Áras Contae an Chláir, Ennis. The Taskforce was convened by Pat Dowling, Chief Executive of Clare County Council, to inform and guide appropriate economic measures that will stimulate job creation in County Clare. The group comprises public and private sector leaders and is chaired by retired […]
Environment News
EPA welcomes new septic tank grant scheme as over 50% of systems fail inspection There are an estimated half a million septic tanks and other domestic waste water treatment systems in Ireland. Half of the 1,160 septic tank systems inspected in 2019 failed. Householders with private wells are particularly vulnerable to pollution from faulty septic […]
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In recent years Kilmainham mill has become run down and is in desperate need of renovation. Failed developments, an American consortium takeover and falling into the hands of NAMA have been its downfall. The building has been left idle with countless stories of what will come of it; sadly it had become little more than […]
Business Financial News
Restart Grant payments to Fingal businesses from Fingal County Council have now topped over €5m with 982 businesses approved for grants ranging from €2,000 to €10,000. The Restart Grant is part of the Council’s commitment to supporting the local economy and assisting businesses trying to recover from the difficult COVID-19 period. The Council’s Economic Enterprise and
Business News
A cross-sectorial loan (CSL) of €33.7 million is the first between the CEB and Cork County Council and will part-finance up to 52 projects in nine town centres across the county By 2040, it is estimated that there will be an additional one million people living in the Republic of Ireland. Project Ireland 2040, the Government’s […]
Feature News Tourism
The historic built environment of Ramelton will receive much-needed support and investment following the announcement that The Heritage Council has awarded €200,000 to a heritage-led regeneration initiative in the town this year.  The Heritage Office and Conservation Office of Donegal County Council in partnership with the Ramelton Georgian Society, Dedalus
Environment Feature News
EU takes Ireland to court over wildlife habitats neglect. Hundreds of sensitive wildlife habitats have been neglected through Ireland’s failure to apply conservation measures, the European Court of Justice has been told. The European Commission has referred Ireland to the court after running out of patience waiting for action to safeguard the 423 sites. Almost […]