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Government Launches €1.25bn Land Development Agency to build 150,000 New Homes

The Government has launched the Land Development Agency to build 150,000 new homes over the next 20 years, the next step of Project Ireland 2040.

The new Agency has an immediate focus on managing the State’s own lands to develop new homes, and regenerate under-utilised sites. In the longer-term it will assemble strategic landbanks from a mix of public and private lands, making these available for housing in a controlled manner which brings essential long-term stability to the Irish housing market.

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Registration opens for Air Quality & Emissions Show

With political and media activity approaching fever pitch on the subject of air pollution, the role of monitoring is under more scrutiny than ever, so AQE 2018, the Air Quality & Emissions event (Telford, UK 21/22 Nov.), is set to be the busiest yet.

Registration is now open at www.AQEShow.com and all pre-registered visitors will benefit from free parking, refreshments and lunch, in addition to free entry to WWEM 2018, the co-located water & wastewater monitoring event. Both events include a major international exhibition offering access to the latest technologies from the world’s leading brands in testing and monitoring. In total there will be almost 200 exhibition stands representing over 300 world-leading organisations. There are charges for attending some of the conferences, but entry to the exhibitions and workshops is free.

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The EPA - Irish Research Council Government of Ireland Postgraduate Scholarship Programme 2019 is now open

The EPA - Irish Research Council Government of Ireland Postgraduate Scholarship Programme 2019 is now open and will close on the 1st November 2018 at 16:00.

Over the course of the current research programme (2014-2020) the EPA, in partnership with the Irish Research Council (IRC) Government of Ireland Post-Graduate Scholarship Scheme provides funding annually for scholarships in the three pillar areas of ClimateWater and Sustainability.

This programme offers scholarships for suitably qualified individuals to pursue a research master's or PhD (either traditional or structured), in any discipline, at eligible higher education institutions in Ireland.

The total value of the Government of Ireland Postgraduate Scholarship, and all strategic funding partner scholarships, will be up to a maximum of €24,000 in any approved year.

The deadline for submission of an application is the 1st November 2018 at 16:00 (Irish time).
    •    View the EPA Postgraduate Scholarship Programme Theme Information.
    •    More details on the Application Process
    •    All queries regarding this opportunity should be directed to the IRC at the following email address: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

 

Ross and Griffin issue call for €53 million funding for Nationwide Greenways

The Minister for Transport, Tourism & Sport, Shane Ross T.D. and the Minister of State for Tourism and Sport, Brendan Griffin T.D. have announced that applications are open for the National and Regional Greenways Funding Call. €53m is available for Greenway projects over the years 2019 to 2021.

Minister Ross said – “Greenways are one of the exciting developments to Irish tourism in recent time. For that reason, today, I am issuing a call for applications for €53 million of funding for Greenways.  Greenways offer a unique way to see our beautiful country and I am excited to see more develop in the coming years. Through this funding call we are looking to develop greenways of scale that are appropriately segregated from traffic and provide access to beautiful scenery.”

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WWEM 2018 - registration now open!

The organisers of WWEM 2018, the water, wastewater & environmental monitoring event, have published details of a comprehensive programme of conferences, seminars and workshops that will take place during the 2-day (21+22 Nov) event in Telford (UK). Covering testing issues such as microplastics, nutrients and pesticides, the event will cover all of the most topical subjects in water and wastewater analysis and monitoring. Many of these presentations are free to attend; as is the international exhibition that accompanies them.

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