Category Archives: Departmental Press Release

Our Rural Future: Waterford towns and villages set to benefit from Town and Village Renewal Scheme

The Minister for Rural and Community Development, Heather Humphreys TD, recently announced over €27 million in funding that will combat dereliction and breathe new life into rural towns and villages. The announcement represents the largest ever investment under the Town … Continue reading

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Minister Naughton announces Round Two of the Safe Routes to School Programme

Minister of State at the Department of Transport, Hildegarde Naughton TD, alongside the National Transport Authority and Santa Claus, today announced that 108 schools will be included in the Safe Routes to School Programme. The Safe Routes to School Programme … Continue reading

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Community and inclusion prioritised by Government as it extends Creative Ireland for another five years

Creative Ireland Programme will continue until 2027 Over 7,500 creative initiatives completed to date Over 100,000 young people now participate in Cruinniú na nÓg New initiatives in Creative Industries, Creative Health and Wellbeing, Climate Action and Social Sustainability to be … Continue reading

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New roadside drug testing system launched at Christmas and New Year road safety appeal

New drug driving testing system (Securetec® Drugwipe 6s) more portable, quicker and tests for more drugs Gardaí launch six week Christmas road safety enforcement campaign 86 fatalities and 765* serious injuries in Christmas / New Year period over last five … Continue reading

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Minister Humphreys announces €640,000 Outdoor Recreation Funding Boost for Waterford

The Minister for Rural and Community Development, Heather Humphreys, recently launched Embracing Ireland’s Outdoors, an ambitious and transformational National Outdoor Recreation Strategy. Embracing Ireland’s Outdoors was developed in partnership with Comhairle na Tuaithe and is a collaborative cross-government strategy that … Continue reading

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Ciste Chroí Cónaithe (Bailte) leathnaithe chuig cathracha agus ceantair thuaithe

Beidh deontas suas go dtí €30,000 ar a mhéad ar fáil chun réadmhaoine folmha a athchóiriú le cónaí iontu mar an phríomháit chónaithe phríobháideach, lena n-áirítear áit chónaithe a dhéanamh as réadmhaoin nach raibh in úsáid roimhe seo mar áit … Continue reading

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Croí Cónaithe (Towns) Fund extended to cities and rural areas

Croí Cónaithe (Towns) Fund-extended to cities and rural areas It was announced by the Minister for Housing, Local Government and Heritage, Darragh O’Brien T.D. that the Vacant Property Refurbishment Grant was extended to eligible vacant properties in both cities and … Continue reading

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Improvements to voter registration process launched as new Check the Register campaign begins

Registering to vote now possible online, year-round 16 and 17 year olds can now pre-register online Public encouraged to confirm and update their details online The Minister for Housing, Local Government and Heritage Darragh O’Brien T.D. and Minister of State … Continue reading

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Fireworks warning from Dept. of Justice

⚠️ #Fireworks are illegal in Ireland because they are dangerous. They cause significant injuries & distress to a wide section of our communities. 🚑 🚨 This year in the run-up to #Halloween we urge the public NOT to BUY, SELL … Continue reading

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