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Discover Innovative Energy Solutions at SEAI's Energy Show this March

Ireland's leading energy event returns to the RDS on Wednesday, 27 March and Thursday, 28 March 2019. The Sustainable Energy Authority of Ireland (SEAI) Energy Show features 150 exhibitors of energy saving and renewable energy technologies and services. There are also over 20 expert seminars and workshops.

The annual 2-day event is a must for businesses who want to learn about the latest technologies that can help reduce their energy bills, and for consultants and specifiers who want to stay up to date with developments in the energy sector. Last year, almost 4,500 people attended the SEAI Energy Show and, according to exhibitors, over €90m worth of business was won at the 2018 show.


Consultation to begin on the Dublin Local Authorities’ Climate Change Action Plans

Public consultation on the Dublin Local Authorities’ Draft Climate Change Action Plans 2019-2024 will begin today, Monday 11th February 2019.
The four Dublin Local Authorities have joined with Dublin’s Energy Agency Codema to develop the Plans, which set out the actions each council will take to improve energy efficiency and reduce greenhouse gas emissions in its buildings and operations, while making the Dublin Region more adaptive to the effects of climate change.

Members of the public are invited to make submissions on the Plans throughout the public consultation period, which opens from today and runs until the 25th March 2019.


Minister Murphy announces new three-year investment programme for water services in rural areas

Mr. Eoghan Murphy, T.D., Minister for Housing, Planning and Local Government has announced a new investment programme for water services in rural areas.  The Multi-Annual Rural Water Programme is to run from 2019 to 2021.

Capital funding of €23 million has been provided in 2019, an increase of €3 million from the existing programme which finished in 2018.  A total of €75 million has been committed under the National Development Plan to 2021.

The announcement follows the review the Minister put in place to examine the wider investment needs relating to rural water services.  In 2018 the Minister appointed a high level Working Group which has now made recommendations for changes and improvements, which the Minister has accepted.


Minister Murphy’s statement on CSO figures for house completions in 2018

Mr Eoghan Murphy TD, Minister for Housing, Planning & Local Government, has welcomed the publication of the CSO data in respect of housing completions in 2018.

“This is very positive news from the CSO regarding the number of new homes built last year. There was a 25% increase on 2017, with over 18,000 new homes being built.

In addition, more than 2,500 homes were brought out of long term vacancy, and almost 800 dwellings in unfinished housing developments were completed meaning the number of new homes available for use increased by almost 21,500 last year. This does not include the 3,742 bed spaces completed in the student sector in 2018.



Industry frontrunners Firebird have launched an exciting new range of Low NOx oil-fired boilers ahead of the second phase of the Ecodesign Directive. The Envirogreen range features a cutting-edge low NOx burner designed in conjunction with European burner experts Elco, which is easily installed, commissioned and serviced using a single allen key. Boasting technological superiority, the incorporation of the Firebird by Elco burner solves the many operational problems that are currently being experienced within the industry.


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