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Ireland as a Leader in Climate Action

50% increase in funding for measures to prevent & respond to illegal dumping

Applications now open to €3million Fund


The Minister for Communications, Climate Action and Environment Richard Bruton T.D. today (Monday the 1st of April) announced funding of €3million to the Anti-Dumping Initiative to support communities around the country to tackle illegal dumping.

Making the announcement at Darndale Community Centre, North Dublin the Minister said, "Illegal dumpers are poking their finger in the eye of communities all over the country. We can only stamp it out if we work together. This money will step up the chances of catching the offenders and will provide help to those who want to do the right thing. "Innovation, surveillance using drones, special collections for awkward items like mattresses, spreading awareness among young people and recognizing the work of volunteers can all pay a role.

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The latest Society of Chartered Surveyors Ireland Commercial Property Review and Outlook reveals Irish office sector still failing to match pent up demand

·         Residential development land values in 2018 increase by 16% and 12% in rest of Leinster and Dublin regions, respectively
·         Prime office and retail rents in Dublin expected to rise by 4% and 2% respectively this year
·         Prime office and retail rents outside of Dublin expected to rise by 5% and 0% respectively during the rest of the year
·         Prime retail rents in Dublin (south city) are €6,038 per sqm, compared with €4,427 per sqm in Dublin (north city)
·         Over 80% of Surveyors say that fashion and household goods to be most impacted by online shopping
 
1 April 2019: A lack of modern, well located and suitably sized office space remains a national urban challenge according to the latest commercial property report from the Society of Chartered Surveyors Ireland (SCSI).

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Tipperary Company Wins at International Pump Industry Awards

Campion Pumps and Irish Water receive Pump Industry Award for “Project of the Year”.

L to R: PJ Ryan Campion Pumps, Sinéad Carey Campion Pumps, Catherine Campion Campion Pumps, Martin Campion Campion Pumps, Neil Smyth Irish Water, Alan Campion Campion Pumps.Campion Pumps and Irish Water have been awarded Project of the Year in the Pump Industry Awards for specialist engineering works carried out at Inniscarra Dam. Campion Pumps, which demonstrated superior engineering performance, was recognised at an award’s gala dinner in the UK on 21st March 2019. The awards are regarded as one of the leading industrial events with the “Project of the Year” title awarded for the most innovative pump project, installation or service introduced onto the market.

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Sir David Attenborough to present ‘unflinching’ climate change documentary

Sir David Attenborough is to present an “urgent” new documentary about climate change, looking at the potential threats to our planet and the possible solutions.

In the one-off film for BBC One, which comes after one of the hottest years on record, the naturalist and broadcaster says “conditions have changed far faster” than he ever imagined when first talking about the impact of climate change 20 years ago.

Climate Change - The Facts will air in the spring and will include footage showing the devastating impact global warming has already had, as well as interviews with a number of climatologists and meteorologists who will explore the science behind the extreme weather conditions of recent years, which has seen severe storms and massive wildfires.

The Scientists including Dr James Hansen, Dr Michael Mann and Professor Catherine Mitchell will also discuss the accelerating rate at which the world’s ice is melting, causing the sea level to rise, and how deforestation is worsening the problem by adding to CO2 in the atmosphere.

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