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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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RSA & SEAI Urge Motorists to Check a Tyre’s Label Before Buying

The Road Safety Authority (RSA) and the Sustainable Energy Authority of Ireland (SEAI) have issued a joint appeal, ahead of National Tyre Safety Day (Wednesday 6 October), to urge motorists to check the performance label of a tyre before buying … Continue reading

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Minister Murphy invites proposals for social housing accommodation for people with special housing needs

Mr. Eoghan Murphy TD, Minister for Housing, Planning and Local Government, has invited a further round of housing proposals from Approved Housing Bodies to provide independent living accommodation for people with special housing needs. Funding for this purpose is available … Continue reading

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Minister Murphy publishes Planning Bill to provide for second extension to planning permissions

Eoghan Murphy, Minister for Housing, Planning, Community and Local Government has published the Planning and Development (Amendment) Bill 2017 which provides for second extensions of planning permissions in certain circumstances. This provision is very significant in enabling developers to complete … Continue reading

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Minister Coveney launches the Rebuilding Ireland Housing Land Map

Over 2,000 hectares of land suitable for housing in State/Semi-State ownership identified. Potential  for up to 50,000 new-build homes on these lands. Dublin local authorities going to market with sites capable of delivering 3,000 new social and affordable homes in … Continue reading

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Waterford public encouraged to take part in Cruinniú na Cásca

Cruinniú na Cásca, a Creative Ireland initiative presented by RTÉ is a free public event which will take place in towns and cities across Ireland, on Easter Monday with a special large-scale event in Dublin, with other events around the … Continue reading

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Minister Damien English launches ‘Spring into Story-time 2017’, a new public library initiative

Minister Damien English, T.D., Minister of State for Housing and Urban Renewal today, 5 April 2017, announced ‘Spring into Story-time’, the latest initiative from the Public Library Service’s ‘Right to Read’ programme. ‘Spring into Story-time’ will deliver a range of … Continue reading

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