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Ministers Ross and Griffin welcome publication of 2017 Sports Capital Programme (SCP) Review

The Department of Transport, Tourism and Sport’s review of the 2017 round of the Sports Capital Programme (SCP) was published on the Department’s website.

The SCP is the primary means of providing Government funding to sport and community organisations at local, regional and national level. It aims to foster an integrated and planned approach to the development of sports and physical recreation facilities. Over €60m was allocated to sports clubs and organisations under the 2017 round of the programme.

The review of this 2017 round was undertaken with a view to making recommendations on how to improve the process for future calls and a number of areas have been highlighted in this regard.


Irish landscape revealed by 3D laser mapping technology

Launch of Open Topographical Data Viewer: Geological Survey Ireland, National Monument Service, National Parks and Wildlife Service and Discovery Programme

Geological Survey Ireland, a division of the Department of Communications, Climate Action and Environment, has built Ireland's first Open Topographic Data Viewer. The viewer will be launched by Seán Kyne, Minister for Natural Resources, on the 24th April at the annual meeting of the International Association of Hydrogeologists (IAH) being held in Tullamore, Co. Offaly.
The Open Topographic Data Viewer project is a collaboration between Geological Survey Ireland (GSI), the Department of Culture, Heritage and Gaeltacht's National Monuments Service (NMS) and  National Parks and Wildlife Service (NPWS) and The Discovery Programme: Centre for Archaeology and Innovation Ireland  within the remit of the Heritage Council. These organisations  are keen to make all of their high resolution topographic data freely available.


Minister Murphy nominates Mr Michael Carey as Chair Designate of the Housing Agency

Minister Eoghan Murphy announced that he has, following Government approval, nominated Mr. Michael Carey as Chair Designate of the Housing Agency, to take over from Dr. Conor Skehan.

Mr. Carey has extensive experience in overseeing State bodies, having served as Chairman of Bord Bia since 2011 (his second term expired earlier this year), and he has also served as Chair of the Grow Dublin Tourism Alliance since 2016.  He has been involved in several not-for-profit initiatives and is eager to use his business and corporate governance experience to achieve a positive social impact in this hugely important policy area.


Xylem to exhibit efficient pumping solutions at Dublin SEAI Energy Show 2018

Xylem, a leading water solutions technology provider, will be showcasing the latest pump solutions from its Flygt and Lowara brands as well as Xylem’s New HydroInfinity, at the Dublin SEAI Energy Show 2018 on the 18th-19th April.


EPA News - April 2018

The latest issue of EPA News - April 2018 - is now available online.

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