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Following the success of the parklet on Douglas Street and as part of the ‘Reimagining Cork’ programme, Cork City Council is seeking to provide up to 10 more parklets in the city centre and wider city. Business owners, institutions, neighbourhood organisations, and other community-based groups are eligible to apply to be a “Parklet Partner.” Parklets […]
Council Partners Feature News
A new Regeneration Plan for Ballybofey and Stranorlar has been announced this week and will see Donegal County Council working closely with BASICC, the Ballybofey and Stranorlar Integrated Community Company to identify key priorities and actions that will see the sustainable regeneration of the town up to 2040 and beyond.   This Plan will build on […]
Council Partners Feature News
The innovative work carried out by local authorities across the country during the Covid-19 crisis will be highlighted today, Your Council Day (Wednesday, July 1). Across social media, #YourCouncilDay will showcase numerous heroes who have made a difference in supporting their communities through the vital work carried out by councils during lockdown. Social media users
Council Partners Feature Housing News
The First Fix Free scheme aims to help reduce the amount of water wasted through leaks on customers’ properties. Irish Water estimates that nearly 145 million litres of water per day have been saved as a result of this scheme to the end of Q1 2019. If we have contacted you about a suspected leak […]
Council Partners Culture News
Cork City Council and Cork County Council have chosen four artist residencies for the next cycle of their collaborative Creative Enquiry – Arts and Older People programme. This project explores new and unique ways to increase older people’s engagement with the arts and improve best practice models. Cork City Council and Cork County Council are […]
Council Partners Feature News Technology
As part of the Velo-City 2019 cycling conference held at the Convention Centre Dublin last week, the Smart Dublin initiative put forward the Smart Pedal Pitch challenge. Companies were given the task of pitching market ready and innovative tech solutions for smart cycling in cities. Smart Dublin is a programme put on by the four […]
Council Partners Financial News
On the 27th of June, €15.075 million in funding was approved for the Disabled Persons Grant scheme (DPG) and Improvement Works In Lieu of social housing scheme (IWILs). This effort was led by Minister for Housing, Planning, Community and Local Government Eoghan Murphy, T.D., and Minister of State for Disability Issues Finian McGrath, T.D. Compared […]
Council Partners News
Today, the National Oversight and Audit Commission (NOAC) published its findings for the Local Authority Satisfaction Survey 2019, which is the second of three surveys to be disseminated from 2018 to 2020. This survey took place in eleven local authorities  and demonstrated that Irish citizens’ knowledge of their local council varies greatly by age. Amongst […]
Council Partners News
A recent conference in Dublin, hosted by the Local Government Management Agency, highlighted the key concerns of local councils on dealing with the fallout from Brexit. Local authorities face a number of unprecedented difficulties as result of Brexit. They are however determined to prevail regardless of the changing political landscape and are focussed on building […]