Category Archives: Departmental Press Release

Irish Water lifts Water Conservation Order

Irish Water lifts Water Conservation Order following heavy rainfall and recovery of sources Following recent heavy rainfall and improving river and ground water conditions Irish Water has lifted the Water Conservation Order, more commonly known as the hosepipe ban that … Continue reading

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Documentary: The Story of Water

Watch the documentary on The Story of Water in Ireland, airing Tuesday 7th July at 7pm on Virgin Media One. It reveals the full story behind the challenges facing the public water and wastewater network. Follow #storyofwater on social media … Continue reading

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Irish Water warns recent rainfall not sufficient as more schemes develop drought

June 23, 2020 –  Despite recent rainfall, Irish Water says that the number of schemes in drought around the country has increased from 35 to 37 and the ones in potential drought has grown from 52 to 59 since the start … Continue reading

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Key Supports for Reopening your Small Business

Direct, non-repayable, financial supports to help your business, via https://dbei.gov.ie

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Minister Humphreys announces details of €250m Restart Grant

Minister Humphreys has announced today, Friday 22nd May 2020, that Local Authorities are now taking applications for €250m Restart Grant. Minimum grant of €2,000 and maximum grant of €10,000. Businesses reopening under Phase 1 and Phase 2, and those who … Continue reading

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Stay Local, Stay Apart & Stay Safe in the Outdoors

Agencies and organisations involved in the delivery and promotion of outdoor amenities have welcomed the recognition of the importance of the outdoor recreation in Phase 1 of the Government’s Roadmap for Reopening Society and Business. Outdoor recreation plays an important … Continue reading

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Use of online public library service soars during COVID-19 crisis

New membership rates almost double versus same period last year 467% increase in people taking e-learning courses Mr Michael Ring TD, the Minister for Rural & Community Development, has called on members of the public to avail of the excellent … Continue reading

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Covid-19:  Ireland launches “The Community Call” in major nationwide volunteering effort

The Community Call, a major initiative that links local and national government with the community and voluntary sectors, was announced today by Government.  The Community Call is an unprecedented mobilisation of both state and voluntary resources to combat the effects … Continue reading

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Business Continuity Voucher with LEO Waterford

Minister Humphreys introduces new measure as part of COVID-19 Business Supports Package The new Business Continuity Voucher is now available through Local Enterprise Offices and is open to sole traders and companies across every business sector that employ up to … Continue reading

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