Category Archives: Departmental Press Release

Irish Water appeal for water conservation as dry spell increases pressure on supplies

Irish Water is appealing to the public to conserve water as a prolonged dry spell has been predicted by Met Éireann. In several areas around the country where water supplies were already under pressure, warm weather has exacerbated this situation. … Continue reading

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Minister Ring launches “Our Public Libraries 2022– Inspiring, Connecting and Empowering Communities” Strategy

Govt’s ambitious five year Library Strategy will abolish fines and extend “My Open Library” initiative – Minister Ring Mr Michael Ring TD, the Minister for Rural and Community Development, today (Thursday 14th June), officially launched the ambitious new five year … Continue reading

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Waterford Blue Flag and Green Coast Beach Awards 2018

Press Release At a recent An Taisce awards ceremony, County Waterford’s beaches were awarded with 5 Blue Flag awards and 6 Green Coast awards for 2018.  These awards are only made to bathing areas with excellent water quality and beach … Continue reading

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Creative Ireland Programme Scheme 2018/2019

Minister for Culture, Heritage and the Gaeltacht, Ms. Josepha Madigan, T.D., was today (Monday 14th May) joined by 4th class students of St. Patrick’s National School, Garristown and founder of Fighting Words Roddy Doyle for the announcement of the new … Continue reading

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Transboundary Environmental Public Consultation re: Hinkley Point Nuclear Power Plant, Somerset, UK

The UK Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (DBEIS) has invited the Department of Housing, Planning and Local Government in Ireland to undertake a trans-boundary public consultation in respect of environmental information relating to the Hinkley Point C Nuclear … Continue reading

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National Broadband Plan – Intervention Strategy

The Department of Communications, Climate Action and Environment is undertaking a  public consultation on  Strategic Environmental Assessment (SEA) and Appropriate Assessment (AA) of the National Broadband Plan – Intervention Strategy. In addition the Department is consulting on the updates to … Continue reading

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Drivers must remain vigilant in the aftermath of Hurricane Ophelia

Monday 16 October 2017: The Road Safety Authority (RSA), is advising people that they need to remain vigilant in the aftermath of storm Ophelia and expect the unexpected as many roads will be treacherous. When storm Ophelia has passed the danger … Continue reading

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