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Low cost finance is key to energy saving upgrades in homes and business

The EIB-European Investment Advisory Hub, in conjunction with the European Commission, the SBCI and the government-funded Sustainable Energy Authority of Ireland (SEAI), last week hosted an event in Dublin examining how energy efficiency is financed in Europe.

The Minister for Communications, Climate Action and the Environment, Richard Bruton TD attended the event, which highlighted the importance of providing low cost finance options for homeowners and businesses if ambitious targets for energy saving are to be met.

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Ross funds extra salt as he urges all to stay safe and seen this winter

The Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport Shane Ross T.D. announced that he has secured additional funding for salt stocks as part of his Department’s preparation for winter 2018-19.

At the launch of the Partnership Governments 2018-19 be “Winter Ready” campaign at the National Emergency Coordination Centre in Dublin, Minister Ross said:

“Winter Ready” is all about keeping safe during difficult weather changes. As Minister for Transport I am very concerned about safety on our roads, especially in hazardous conditions. Studies show that the use of road salt reduces collisions by up to 85% during a winter event.

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Minister Murphy approves Irish Water Strategic Funding Plan 2019-2024

Eoghan Murphy, T.D., Minister for Housing, Planning and Local Government has announced his approval of the Irish Water Strategic Funding Plan 2019-2024, without modification.

“I have approved the Irish Water Strategic Funding Plan 2019-2024, without modification, which sets out Irish Water’s multi-annual strategic funding requirement of €11bn to 2024, comprised of a €6.1bn investment in infrastructure and assets and €4.9bn in operating costs. This is a significant multi-billion euro investment programme which will ensure the continued operation, repair and upgrading of our country’s water and wastewater infrastructure to support social and economic development across the State and continued care of our water environment.”

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37TH IRISH CONCRETE SOCIETY ANNUAL AWARDS DEADLINE FOR ENTRY EXTENDED

The deadline for nominating projects for the 37th Annual Awards has now been extended.

Established in 1979, the awards recognise excellence in the use of concrete, irrespective of type, scale or complexity. A coveted award scheme, adjudicated by an distinguished independent jury, these awards acknowledge construction achievements in which concrete, in any form, contributes significantly to the build environment.

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New social housing development in Fermoy, Co. Cork

On Tuesday 30th October County Mayor Patrick Gerard Murphy turned the sod on a new residential development by Respond which includes 46 homes for mixed tenure and older people and 1 communal building at Duntahane, Fermoy, Co Cork.

This project is in partnership with Cork County Council and the Housing Agency and funded by the Housing Finance Agency.

This marks the continued work by Respond in Cork where Respond currently owns and manages 432 social housing homes. The Respond development programme for Cork city and county for 2018 to 2020 currently stands at 286 homes.

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