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The Deadline for Completing the Surveys on the EPA Research Programme 2014-2020 – Mid-Term Review has been extended to 19th March 2019

Indecon International Research Economists have been appointed to complete the mid-term review of the EPA Research Programme 2014-2020. This review is important - it will help inform any adjustments to the current programme and contribute to the design of the next EPA Research Programme.

It is very important to obtain the views and inputs of individual researchers who:

    •    Have been successful in securing funding from the EPA Research Programme (Link to survey:https://www.research.net/r/EPAResearchers)
    •    Applied but were not successful in securing funding from the EPA Research Programme (Link to survey: https://www.research.net/r/EPAResearchProgramme)

The new deadline for completing the surveys: 19th March 2019.


Almost 1,800 students take part in South Dublin’s Engineers Week

11th year of Engineers Week in the County.

At Launch of Enginners Week 2019 in TUDublin Tallaght Campus were (L-r) Sean Keating, CEO Vilicom; Fiona Cranley, Head of Engineering School, TUDublin; Alistair Findlayson, PM Group; Miamh Murray, projects Commercial Manager, PM Group; Donagh Kelly, Group Deputy CEO, KN Group; Thomas Stone, Principal, TUDublin - Tallaght, Shirley McDonald, Engineers Ireland, Caitriona Lambert, Senior Executive Engineer, South Dublin County Council, Keith Elliot, PM Group, James Wright TUDublin.
Last week, almost 1,800 students from primary and secondary schools across South Dublin County took part in a variety of events for Engineers Week 2019. The events were held by a number of local organisations in order to celebrate the world of engineering.


Consultation on the Code of Practice: Wastewater Treatment and Disposal Systems Serving Single Houses

A draft revision of the 2009 EPA Code of Practice: Wastewater Treatment and Disposal Systems Serving Single Houses (p.e.10) is now open for public consultation.

Available Downloads
    •    Code of Practice: Domestic Waste Water Treatment Systems (Population Equivalent ≤ 10 Draft 26 November 2018
    •    Site characterisation form
    •    Comment sheet for submssions on the Code of Practice

Please email your comments using the attached comment sheet to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .

The closing date for comments is 5.00pm on Friday 22nd March 2019.


Minister English announces €71.25 million funding to Improve the Homes of Older People and People with a Disability

Minister for Housing and Urban Development, Mr Damien English, TD has announced the allocations for the €71.25 million made available in 2019 for Housing Adaptations Grants for Older People and People with a Disability living in private houses. The increased funding supports home adaptations for older people, people with a disability and people with mobility issues. It will enable older people and people with disabilities to remain living independently in their own homes for longer and will also facilitate early return from hospital.


More than 10% of Ireland's total energy came from renewable sources in 2017

The Renewable Energy in Ireland 2019 report provides a detailed analysis of Ireland’s progress towards the 2020 renewable energy targets.

“We need to accelerate the pace of change. Collectively and individually, we need to take greater advantage of the renewable resources available to us here in Ireland,” that is according to Jim Gannon, CEO of SEAI.

The report is clear that Ireland will not meet these renewables targets, despite a strong performance in renewable electricity. In 2017, 30% of electricity was generated from renewable sources, largely due to increased generation from wind, which accounted for 84% of all renewable electricity.


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