Construction Industry Set To Deliver 3,000 Extra Hotel Bedrooms In Dublin By 2020

The Irish construction industry is set to deliver a number of key hotel development projects over the next three years, paving the way for a significant tourist influx and boost to the economy. In the month of May 2017, Ireland welcomed over 900,000 tourists, an increase of 7% over the same period in 2016. In […]

Insurance Premium Increases Adding To Construction Costs – CIF

The Construction Industry Federation (CIF) has warned that spiralling insurance premiums are adding to construction costs. Over the last year, construction companies around Ireland have reported disproportionate increases in Employer Liability/Public Liability (EL/PL) premiums, rising by up to 50% in some incidences. Director of Safety and Training with CIF, Dermot Carey said: “Increases of this […]

Ombudsman For Children’s Office Housing Homplaint Shows Children’s Best Interests Not Considered

The Ombudsman for Children’s Office (OCO) has published an investigation about children who were homeless for two years after leaving a domestic violence situation. This investigation revealed that decisions made based on incorrect information and the delay in developing national quality standards negatively impacted on the children involved. It also showed that the process the […]

Only 37% Of Motorists Take Out Excess Insurance When Hiring A Car – AA Ireland

Research carried out by AA Ireland has found that 1 in 3 motorists are planning on hiring a car while abroad this year, but only 37% of the motorists have taken out excess insurance when hiring a car in the past. Reasons identified for this were cost and lack of necessity. The research, which was […]

Forestry And Climate Change: Large Potential And Low Cost

The Irish Forestry and Forest Products Association (IFFPA), the Ibec group that represents the sector, have responded to today’s publication of the National Climate Mitigation Plan, outlining the significant contribution the sector can make towards delivering an environmentally sustainable economy.  Mark McAuley, Director of IFFPA, said, “Forestry has been clearly identified as one of the […]

New Campaign Highlights Importance Of Conservation

CPR saves fish according to Inland Fisheries Ireland at the launch of a new campaign to highlight angling and the importance of conservation. The hashtag #CPRsavesfish has been placed across a number of bridges and high footfall locations across the country to engage the public around the pursuit of conservation focused angling. ‘CPR’ stands for ‘Catch, Photo, Release’ and […]

Groups invited to apply for up to €5,000 through national arts and youth scheme

Deadline for applications: Friday 28th July 2017 The Artist and Youth Work Residency Scheme will see local projects nationwide receive grants of up to €5,000 Both Minister for Children and Director of Arts Council commend initiative Local groups in every county are being encouraged to apply for funding under the Artist and Youth Work Residency Scheme 2017. […]

Irish Milk Prices Have A Way To Go To Catch Up With EU Competitors – IFA

As co-ops decide this week on their June milk price, IFA National Dairy Committee Chairman Sean O’Leary said they have some catching up to do to ensure Irish dairy farmers receive the full benefits from improving markets, and competitive milk prices relative to their European counterparts.   Bearing in mind the 6.15c/l gap between best […]

CIF Warns Deferring Infrastructure Investment Is Not Advisable

“Whilst a commitment to increase infrastructure investment is welcome; waiting until 2019 to increase investment will consign many of Ireland’s regions to a decade of lost growth, exacerbate social inequalities and continue to see Dublin congest. If it’s a good idea to invest in 2019 to improve the economy and address the housing issue, lack of […]

Multi-Award-Winning Author Donal Ryan Joins UL

Donal Ryan, multiple-award winning author of ‘The Spinning Heart’ (Irish Book of the Decade) has been appointed by the University of Limerick as a Lecturer in Creative Writing. He joins a programme led by acclaimed novelist and Frank McCourt Chair of Creative Writing, Joseph O’Connor, featuring celebrated authors and fellow teachers Giles Foden and Sarah […]

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