Biodiversity Showcase Launched in European Union House, Dublin

As Biodiversity Year comes to a close, national environmental groups have launched a showcase of biodiversity projects and events which took place in 2010, at the European Representation offices in Dublin. The showcase event, organised in co-operation with the European Commission representation in Ireland, runs until Friday 17th December, is open to the public, free, … Read more

GT Energy Makes Planning Application For €30 Million Geothermal Energy Plant

GT Energy, the Irish company specialising in the harnessing of deep geothermal energy for the production of renewable heat and electricity, has lodged a planning application with South Dublin County Council for a geothermal power plant on a site at Greenogue Business Park in Newcastle, South County Dublin. Geothermal energy is a natural renewable heat … Read more

National and International Corporate Responsibility Experts to Convene at CR Summit in Dublin, November 2010

Business in the Community Ireland (BITCI) is hosting a major summit on corporate responsibility in Dublin in November 2010. The one day conference entitled ‘Transforming to a Sustainable Business’ takes place on the 18th November at Aviva Stadium. With 20 national and international speakers already confirmed it will be the most comprehensive conference held on … Read more

Update on Proposed Waste to Energy Facility at Poolbeg, Dublin

Dublin City Council has issued a statement reaffirming that is has been, and remains, in a contractual position for the provision of a waste-to-energy facility at Poolbeg to deal with Dublin’s residual waste into the future. The Dublin Waste to Energy project contract is in line with current EU and Irish Government waste policy. The … Read more

Intelligent Pump Cleaning Cuts Maintenance at Skerries Pumping Station

The installation of an AC drive with an advanced software tool has dramatically cut call-outs for blockages at an Irish County Council pumping station. Control Techniques’ IPC Lite software has been fitted to a replacement Commander SK AC drive at a pumping station at Kelly’s Bay, Skerries in North County Dublin, and has cut callouts … Read more

Transformation of M50 Motorway Completed Within Budget and Ahead of Schedule

The Minister for Transport, Noel Dempsey, TD, will today (September 1st) open the completed 32km M50 Upgrade Scheme that has transformed the M50 from a two-lane heavily congested road with toll barriers and signaled interchanges into a modern free-flowing motorway that has reduced journey times by up to 50%. The upgraded M50 has resulted in … Read more

Lita Lighting Relocates to Ireland and Plans Further Exansion

Lita Lighting, one of the world’s largest suppliers of LED lighting solutions, has announced the creation of up to 20 jobs in Dublin and plans to invest in a further 80-90 jobs at a manufacturing plant based in Cork, following the recent opening of its new headquarters in Finglas. Lita Lighting designs, manufactures and distributes … Read more

New Energy Supply in Dublin to Save €300,000 Annually

Dublin’s new unmetered energy efficient electricity supply has been switched on. The energy efficient electricity supply will be used in 768 sets of Dublin city’s traffic lights and 42,500 public lights and will benefit Dublin City Council with major cost savings of up to Eur300,000 annually. This green initiative is one of several improvements included … Read more

Councils Call for Help Conserving Water in the Dublin Region

Local authorities in the Dublin Water region (South Dublin County Council, Dublin City Council, Fingal County Council and Dun Laoghaire Rathdown County Council) are calling on all water users to play their part in conserving water. They have issued an urgent water conservation message to all water users due to the dramatic increase in demand … Read more

Dublin City’s Plan to Become Energy-Smart

Dublin is leading the way in cutting its carbon emissions and is on track to becoming one of Europe’s first energy-smart cities. Projects include the world’s first carbon neutral convention centre, a wholly sustainable urban park and an innovative clustering scheme for homeowners to join together to retrofit their houses. Dublin city signed up to … Read more