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South Dublin Winners in the IPB Pride of Place Awards 2018

Two Pride of Place Awards for South Dublin Community Groups, Muintir Chrónáin - Áras Chrónáin and St Mark’s Youth Club – St Mark’s Parish
L to R Paul Mc Alerney Senior Community Officer, SDCC; Brian Ó Gáibhín, Muintir Chrónáin; Geraldine Morrissey and Jimmy Morrissey St Mark’s Youth Club.

The winners of the 16th annual IPB Pride of Place Awards in association with Co-operation Ireland were announced on Saturday the 17th of November at a Gala Awards Ceremony in the Cork City Hall.
Pride of Place is an all-island competition that acknowledges the high quality work that communities are doing all over the island of Ireland. Each year Local Authorities from across the island of Ireland have the opportunity to nominate up to a maximum of five groups in their area, who they believe have made an outstanding contribution to supporting and strengthening their local community.


Latest Irish Green Building Trends: Over half of survey respondents expect to make 60% of their projects green by 2021

Fifty-four percent of Irish organisations participating in the World Green Building Trends 2018 Smart Market Report expect their projects to be green by 2021. This is well above the global average - 47%.

“The number of green buildings has increased significantly in Ireland over the last 5 years” says Pat Barry, CEO of the Irish Green Building Council. “There are substantial social and economic impacts of going green. These buildings create a more productive workplace for occupants and can help with mitigation of climate change. Green Buildings also see benefits for corporate reputation and the building itself has lower volatility in market value.”


An Taoiseach and Minister Eoghan Murphy visit Phase 1 of the Dolphin House Regeneration Project

An Taoiseach, Leo Varadkar, TD, and Minister for Housing, Planning and Local Government, Eoghan Murphy, TD, have visited Dublin City Council’s Phase 1 of the Dolphin House Regeneration Project  where they met with some of the families who will be getting the keys to their homes shortly.

The development consists of 63 refurbished units and 37 new build units.  Of the 100 units, there are 91 apartments and 9 houses consisting of 40 x 1 bed units, 41 x 2 bed units and 19  x 3 bed units.


UCD 2018 Alumni Award for Science.

Dr. Mike Byrne receives the UCD 2018 Alumni Award for Science.

Dr. Mike Byrne, one of the founding Directors of Ei Electronics in Shannon was recently honoured by University College Dublin at its 2018 Alumni Awards. Mike received the 2018 Award for Science from UCD in recognition of his lifelong contribution to the development of smoke and gas sensing products. The award also recognised his achievements in building Ei Electronics into the global success it is today.


View live vehicle emissions data at AQE 2018

Visitors to next week’s Air Quality & Emissions Show (AQE 2018) in Telford will be able to view live emissions data from vehicles travelling on a road close to the Telford International Centre, where the event will take place (21-22nd Nov.)  Ricardo plc, a global strategic engineering and environmental consultancy, will operate the monitoring equipment, providing a live feed into their AQE exhibition stand number No. 74.

“This is very exciting,” comments show organiser Marcus Pattison. “Vehicles are being blamed for urban air pollution, so this will be a great opportunity to see ‘real-world’ emissions rather than car manufacturers’ data. Entry to the AQE 2018 exhibition is free of charge to pre-registered visitors so whilst the event was created for air quality professionals, there is no reason why members of the public or local pressure groups should not also attend.”


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