€3 Billion to be Invested in Water and Housing in 2012-2016

Reflecting the extremely difficult position in the public finances the Department of the Environment, Community and Local Government will have a significant reduction in the finances available to it for capital spending over the next five years. In 2012, capital resources will be down to €861 million from €1.058 billion in 2011. Further reductions will … Read more

EPA and DOEHLG Launch Environmental Educational Resources

Environmental resources have been developed by the Department of the Environment, Heritage and Local Government and the EPA to support primary and second level teachers who are exploring the key environmental issues facing Ireland today. The resources are: * Eco Detectives, a teacher resource pack of environmental and climate change investigations for primary schools, produced … Read more

New Draft Planning Guidelines on Spatial Planning and National Roads

The Government has introduced for public consultation, new draft Guidelines on Spatial Planning and National Roads. The aim of the guidelines is to ensure that roads planning and policy, and development planning and development management processes are appropriately and effectively aligned, in order to guide development to the most suitable locations to maximise the investment … Read more