Chambers Ireland and the Northern Ireland Chamber
of Commerce and Industry last week (4 July 2016)
announced a strengthening of cooperation between
the two organisations, which represent the all-island
The European Commission has named Circular
Ocean - which includes Cork's Macroom E
as a partner - among the finalists in the RegioStars
Awards 2016, which honour Europe's most notable
and innovative projects supported by Cohesion Policy
Irish Water, working in partnership with Dublin
City Council, has announced it has signed a €8 million
contract to upgrade the Drinking Water Sludge Treatment
Facility at Ballymore Eustace Water Treatment Plant.
Mayo has just emerged from one of the wettest winters
ever recorded and thankfully has turned a corner
and summer is here. Many people are taking advantage
of improved weather conditions to catch up on some
spraying (or weed control activities).
Minister of State for the Office of Public Works
and Flood Relief Sean Canney TD officially opened
the new offices of water and waste water solutions
company Glan Agua Limited and civil engineering
company MEIC Limited in Loughrea last week.
A major investigation has been launched after medical
waste including tablets, urine specimen bottles,
and used syringes - some clearly displaying the
names of patients - washed up on the shores of Cork
Andrew Doyle, TD, Minister of State at the Department
of Agriculture, Food and the Marine with responsibility
for forestry, last week presented the 2016
Third Level Student Wood Awards at a ceremony
in the National Botanic Gardens in Dublin.
The Department of Transport, Tourism & Sport
wishes to remind road users that from the 1st of
July 2016, the maximum national regulatory weight
laden limit for articulated vehicle combinations
comprising of a two axle tractor unit towing a three
axle semi-trailer on Irish roads will revert to
a 40 tonne maximum weight limit.
IFA Environment Chairman Thomas Cooney has received
confirmation from the Department of Agriculture
that the mitigation potential from Land Use, Land
Use Change and Forestry, particularly from afforestation,
continues to be included in the ongoing negotiations
with the European Commission for a Climate and Energy
Framework to 2030.
As a ban on the production and use of plastic bags
came into effect across Morocco on Friday, 1st July,
green campaigners say that the country's consumers
may need years to fully comply with the new law.
Paris has banned cars registered before 1997 from
travelling in the city center during the day, the
latest in a string of measures aimed at tackling
the city’s air pollution, city officials said last
Marine Litter Vital Graphics, highlights
why it is important to act now if we want to avoid
living in a sea of plastic by mid-century. Though
short-term fixes do exist, any lasting solution
to the problem of plastic pollution must include
tackling it as its source.
The deadline to submit applications for the Horizon
2020 SME Innovation Associate pilot programme has
now passed - 192 proposals have been received from
SMEs who seek support in hiring researchers to help
them explore breakthrough innovations.
A new, tougher, A to G scale showing the energy
efficiency of household appliances should be introduced,
to keep pace with technological progress, said MEPs
voting on an EU Commission proposal last week.