Moves are underway to bring the hugely successful a rent-a-bike scheme to Kilkenny

A working group has been set up by Kilkenny LEADER Partnership (KLP) to drive a new rent-a-bike scheme in the city. According to local reports, the bike-share scheme would be similar to Dublin Bikes, which has been a massive hit with residents and tourists in the capital. Bike-share schemes are rapidly growing in popularity in…

72% don’t trust the Government to allocate tax contributions wisely

The Programme for Government has committed to a 2:1 ratio between spending on services and tax measures in Budget 2019, and according to the latest Taxpayer Sentiment Survey from Taxback.com, 52% of the public are in favour of this approach. Taxback.com surveyed over 1,600 of their customers nationwide to ascertain their confidence in Government spending…

Minister Michael Ring TD announces the 224 rural communities to receive funding under Town and Village Renewal Scheme 2018

The Minister for Rural and Community Development, Michael Ring TD, today announced that 224 rural towns and villages across the country are set to benefit from over €21 million in funding under the 2018 Town and Village Renewal Scheme. The 2018 Town and Village Renewal Scheme, which was launched in April this year, focuses on…

Cork Tidy Towns committees to receive €145,000

Towns across Cork have been awarded funding through the Department of Rural and Community Development for Tidy Town Committees. Tánaiste Simon Coveney has welcomed the allocations of €145,000 for Cork towns, particularly for the sixtieth anniversary of the Tidy Towns competitions. This scheme will allow each Tidy Towns committee to apply for a grant of between €1,000…

Minister Creed Announces the Opening of the Kuwaiti Market for Irish Meat and Meat Products

The Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine, Michael Creed TD, today welcomed the agreement which has been reached with Public Authority for Food and Nutrition of Kuwait under which Irish beef, sheepmeat and poultry will be eligible for export to Kuwait The Minister said that: “This agreement follows on from bilateral negotiations between my Department and…

Final Public Meeting On Social and Affordable Housing and Communities in Cork to be hosted by Cork Evolves

Nuala Stewart of Cork City Council, Cathal O’Connell, UCC with Margaret Fraser of North Glasgow Homes and Séan Brady of PPR Poject With a national housing shortage and Cork city set to double its population by 2050, there is a real urgency to build more homes in Cork.  Cork Evolves, a partnership between Cork City…

Cork Friends of Crumlin Charity Ball 2018 already sold out but it’s not too late to do your bit

Jude Mbah (15) from Tallaght, Dublin 24, Sophie Pierse (15) and her Mum, Majella Pierse from Tralee, Kerry with Anton Savage and Ann-Marie O’Sullivan, Chair of the Cork Friends of Crumlin Ball. More than 150,000 children and their families rely on Our Lady’s Children’s Hospital, Crumlin every year. The Cork Friends of Crumlin Charity Ball 2018 will take…

Minister of State Andrew Doyle TD presents the Greyhound Racing Bill 2018 before Government

Minister of State at the Department of Agriculture, Food & the Marine, Andrew Doyle TD, presented the Greyhound Racing Bill 2018 to Cabinet yesterday. The Bill will improve governance procedures and strengthen regulation in the greyhound racing sector. Speaking after Cabinet approval of the Bill, Minister of State Doyle said: “I believe that this Bill will…

Half the country believe housing and homelessness emergency should be the top priority in Budget 2019

Ireland’s national housing emergency is at the forefront of the minds of the nation and many want it to be Leo Varadkar’s first priority when making decisions on Budget 2019. This is the sentiment expressed in the latest Taxback.com Taxpayer Sentiment Survey, which found that 50% of respondents believe measures to tackle the housing and…