Category Archives: Departmental Press Release

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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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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