European Investment Bank Backs Re-Development Of Limerick

Limerick’s economic resurgence took another giant step forward today as the European Investment Bank (EIB) confirmed a record commitment for an urban Ireland investment programme for the city. EIB Vice President Andrew McDowell travelled to Limerick for the announcement, which will see the bank commit to €85million in lending to Limerick City and County Council […]

EIF And SBCI Triple New Financing For Irish SMEs

The European Investment Fund (part of the EIB Group) and the Strategic Banking Corporation of Ireland (SBCI) have tripled their finance for Irish SMEs under the COSME programme in Ireland with a new increase to EUR 330 million.   Today’s deal means that from 2018, in total, an expected 10,000 companies in all sectors across […]

Universal Children’s Day – A Day To Celebrate Childhood

Organisations working directly with children have come together with Ireland’s leading children’s rights institutions, the Department of Children and Youth Affairs and Tusla to celebrate Universal Children’s Day on Monday 20th November. Individuals and organisations across the country are encouraged to get involved on this special day of celebration for children. Visit www.childrensday.ie to find out about events taking place […]

Fuel Prices Reach Highest Level Since March 2017 – AA

Fuel prices have hit their highest level since March 2017, recent research from AA Ireland has found. According to the motoring organisation’s latest fuel prices survey a litre of petrol currently costs 136.9c on average, up 2c since October. Meanwhile, a litre of diesel currently costs 126.1c, up 2.7c per litre on October’s prices. Both fuels are […]

Are you one of Laois’s Silver Surfers?

Open eir is delighted to announce that nominations are open for people in Laois to enter the 2018 open eir Silver Surfer Awards. This is the second year the company will sponsor these awards, which are run in conjunction with Age Action.  The awards recognise the online achievements of older people using technology as well as […]

Delays With Apple Data Centre Demonstrates Problems With Planning System – Justin Molloy

The function of our planning system is to regulate our built environment in the interests of the common good and in line with our planning legislation. Using a hierarchy of planning guidelines and policies, that have gone through a public consultation process, we produce a series of development plans and guidelines that determine what we […]

Expert Report Ranks Ireland Worst Country In Europe On Climate Change

The 2018 Climate Change Performance Index highlights Ireland as being the worst performing country in Europe for action on climate change. The Index, produced annually on the basis of joint analysis by two leading European think-tanks, places Ireland 49th out of 59 countries, a drop of 28 places from last year.   Jerry Mac Evilly, Policy Coordinator for the […]

€100M Prosumer Budget Must Underpin Future Renewable Electricity Scheme – IFA

IFA Renewables Chairman James Murphy has called on Energy Minister Denis Naughten to ring-fence 20% of the energy levy paid by all homeowners, to develop a prosumer strategy which encourages homeowners and farmers to replace their fossil fuels with renewable sources. James Murphy said, “The current plan of exclusively using this public service obligation levy, as it […]

Michelin Urges Motorists To Get A Grip This Winter

Now is the time to prepare your car for the Winter conditions that lie ahead, tyre manufacturer Michelin advises.   In winter, as temperatures head into single figures, the advice is that motorists would fit tyres designed specifically for winter conditions with compounds that remain flexible to improve grip and braking.   In this respect, the launch […]

Buying on-line: Parliament beefs up protection against fraudsters

37% of online shops and booking websites for travel, entertainment, clothing, electronic goods and consumer credit services were found to be in breach of EU consumer laws in 2014 national authorities will get more powers to halt online scams and fraud coordinated actions to tackle cross-border infringements in the EU   EU-wide rules to better […]

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