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The first day back at school will be like no other. When schools start to re-open this week, almost six months after they closed so suddenly on March 12th, these will be unprecedented times, not just for the pupils and their parents, but for the whole country.  Schools have been working flat out to prepare […]
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Building on the success of last year, this years’s #LoveDonegal day will take place on Wednesday the 16th September to once again tell as many people as possible around the world about our amazing county and it would be great if you could take part on the day and help spread the word and encourage others […]
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Overnight Cork City Council crews attended 40 emergency callouts relating to fallen trees and debris. Further updates: No injuries have been reported Fallen trees at approx. 16 locations across Cork City have been removed overnight and the roads reopened Crews are still working on 2 more locations All public parks will be inspected for damage […]
Environment News
Met Eireann issued a status yellow advisory for unseasonably wet and windy weather for Donegal and other parts of the Country from yesterday, Wednesday 19th until 6:00 pm this Saturday, 22nd  August. Donegal County Council’s Severe Weather Assessment Team are keeping the approaching weather pattern under review and will continue to monitor local conditions as Storm […]
Environment News
As Ireland enters an exciting new era for sustainable energy generation with real potential to reduce Ireland’s dependence on fossil fuels, we talk to Minister for Communications, Climate Action and Environment, Eamon Ryan, about what could be a particularly exciting new era for the marine sector. What’s so exciting about offshore wind? What’s exciting is the
Business News
The Government announced an additional €300m in funding to further support enterprises as the economy reopens and resumes activity. This will be provided to businesses through the enhanced Restart Plus Grant. The application process is now open on Cork City Council’s website, www.corkcity.ie. The maximum grant available will rise to €25,000 (up from €10,000) and the
Education Health News
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 […]