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DUBLIN REGENERATION TO ADDRESS COMPLEX HOUSING

In making headway with regenerating its inner city housing complexes, Dublin City Council plans to complete and deliver some 4,200 quality homes in sustainable communities and create better urban places by 2022.

CLARE OUTLOOK FOR RURAL DEVELOPMENT

Clare County Council has established the country's first Local Authority Rural Development Directorate, and Clare’s Chief Executive Pat Dowling says the Rural Development Strategy will be rolled out in early September.

BORTHWICK’S PLAN OF ACTION FOR MID-WEST REGION

As Programme Manager for the Mid-West Action Plan for Jobs, Dr Órlaith Borthwick will be supported by local authorities in Clare, Limerick and Tipperary to create 23,000 new jobs across the region by 2020.

‘THE GARDENS’ PROJECT SET TO BLOOM IN LIMERICK

With contracts now signed for the first Limerick Twenty Thirty project, work has started on the largest commercial property development scheme outside of Dublin, to attract 5,000 jobs over the next five years.

EPA SETS SITE ON THE SEASIDE THIS SUMMER!

The EPA's new mobile-enabled website will provide people with information on water quality at over 190 beaches across Ireland, before they spend time at the seaside. The website will be updated during the summer based on information from local authorities and Met Eireann.

SOCIAL HOUSING HIGH ON AGENDA FOR CORK CITY

The solution to Cork City’s social housing needs depends on the private sector, according to Brian Geaney, Programme Manager of Cork City Council’s Housing and Community Directorate.

COUNTY DEVELOPMENT PLAN UNLAOISHED

Laois County Council chief executive John Mulholland gives the lowdown on the County Development Plan, unlaoised to meet their soaring population demands.   

NAVY NETS FREEDOM ON ENTRY TO DUN LAOGHAIRE

Dún Laoghaire-Rathdown County Council awarded the Irish Naval Service the Honorary Freedom of Entry to the county in recognition of the Irish navy’s ongoing humanitarian rescue missions in the Mediterranean.

REGIONAL INVESTMENT PROJECTS REVIEWED

More than 700 projects have been approved to date under the Southern and Eastern Regional Programme, managed by the Southern Regional Assembly, through the European Regional Development Fund, plus National Exchequer and local authority funding.

IRELAND NEEDS TO GEAR UP FOR EURO MOBILITY

With European Mobility Week set to hit the road on 16 September, Irish MEP Brian Hayes claims that local authorities here can do more to provide alternative modes of transport, and says that Ireland is behind the curve in embracing a car-sharing culture.

SETTING THE STAGE FOR GALWAY 2020

Following the appointment of local business leader Hannah Kiely as ‘Galway 2020’ Chief Executive Officer, a major recruitment drive is now underway as the City of the Tribes puts plans in place in preparation for European Capital of Culture in 2020.

MIC PROVIDES TOP CLASS PROGRAMMES

Mary Immaculate College's Strategic Plan (2017-2021) aims to support the creation of jobs and employment across the region, as it continues to feed directly into the core objective of the Mid-West Action Plan for Jobs through a series of new programmes and industry links.

NEW SYSTEM TO TAP INTO ‘E-GRANTS’ IN LAOIS

Laois Partnership is due to launch a new online system to manage the data and paperwork involved in the grant application process. Developed by web solutions company eConcepts, there are now plans to roll out the facility to other community groups.