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Minister Ross announces additional Funding for New Safety Measures for Cyclists

The Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport Shane Ross T.D. today confirmed an additional €400,000 of funding  is being made available to Dublin City Council for investment in cycling safety infrastructure.

Speaking at today’s announcement Minister Ross commented –

“I want to encourage more people to cycle and I realise that safety is a concern to many, so I am continuing to invest in safety measures for cyclists. This €400,000 will improve safety for cyclists at 40 key junctions across Dublin City Centre and is a great example of my Department and the National Transport Authority working with local authorities to improve cycling and walking infrastructure generally.”

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Minister Phelan launches National Fire Safety Week

National Fire Safety Week was officially launched today (1st  October)  in Dublin Fire Brigade’s Training Centre in the O’Brien Institute, Marino, Dublin 3, by Mr John Paul Phelan, T.D., Minister of State at the Department of Housing, Planning and Local Government.

National Fire Safety Week, 1-8 October, jointly run with the Northern Ireland Fire and Rescue Service, is about enhancing fire safety, particularly in the home. This year’s National Fire Safety Week theme is “STOP Fire – Working Smoke Alarms Save Lives”. The campaign targets households who do not have smoke alarms fitted and encourages everyone to ensure that all smoke alarms are in good working order.

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Minister Murphy publishes Social Housing Construction Status Report Q2 2018 and details of Social Housing Output for Quarter 2 2018

Minister Eoghan Murphy, T.D., Minister for Housing, Planning and Local Government has published the Quarter 2 2018 Social Housing Construction Projects Status Report, which sets out the continuing progress being made in advancing the national Local Authority and Approved Housing Body new-build pipeline.

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A world of environmental monitoring under one roof

According to the World Health Organisation 4.2 million people die every year from exposure to outdoor air pollution, and a further 3.8 million die from indoor pollution - 91% of the world’s population lives in places where air quality exceeds WHO guideline limits.

Clearly, concerted international action is necessary to reduce the emissions of harmful pollutants and to lower exposure levels. This would not be possible without accurate, reliable monitoring, and AQE 2018 (the Air Quality & Emissions event) was created to underpin that requirement, and is the latest in a series of events that began in 2003.

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Cork leads the way in Global Service Design Conference for Ireland

Cork County Council is pleased to announce its partnership with the 11th annual Service Design Global Conference, which takes place in Dublin on October 11th and 12th and has a strong Cork presence throughout.
 
New York, Amsterdam and Madrid have all played host to this dynamic global conference in the past, and this year Cork County Council was instrumental in attracting the conference to Ireland for the first time following a bid in conjunction with the Irish chapter of the Service Design Network (SDN).  The conference will discuss Service Design policies and perspectives in an international context, and will present best-practice exemplars in both the public and private sectors. Cork is superbly represented throughout the conference by speakers from Cork County Council, Cork Institute of Technology and Musgrave Group.

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