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Community Water Development Fund 2018 open call for applications

The Local Authority Waters & Communities Office are pleased to announce the launch of an open call for applications to a Community Water Development Fund 2018.

Closing date for receipt of applications is Monday, 28th May at 19.00 hrs.

The Community Water Development Fund aims to support communities in progressing water related projects and initiatives, delivering benefits locally whilst also helping to meet the objectives of the River Basin Management Plan for Ireland and the wider EU Water Framework Directive. This fund is open to all community and voluntary groups to assist in the protection and management of water quality, both locally and in the wider catchment.


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Sisk commits to double energy productivity

Construction firm becomes first Irish company to join global energy efficiency initiative
Eco Driving pilot project to be extended through the company’s operations

John Sisk & Son (“Sisk”), Ireland’s largest construction company, has become the first Irish business to join global energy efficiency initiative EP100.
As part of its EP100 membership commitment, Sisk has pledged to double its energy productivity within 25 years, joining companies such as Schneider Electric, Johnson Controls, Danfoss and H&M in demonstrating climate leadership by reducing energy use.


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.


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