The announcement was made as part of the Creative Ireland programme, with funding provided under the Department’s Arts and Culture Capital Scheme 2016-2018. A total of 56 cultural organisations will benefit from this capital investment, including theatres, heritage centres, galleries, archives, integrated arts centres, artist studios and creative and performance spaces. Seven flagship projects will receive substantial funding allocations and Civic Theatre Company, Tallaght, is also to receive funding of over €132,000.
The future is in very safe hands. The students I met from Jobstown Community College,Loreto High School Beaufort, Terenure College, Gaelscoil Choláiste An Phiarsaigh (Rathfarnham), Our Lady's ,Templeogue and Terenure College are a credit to themselves and their teachers and schools. I was delighted to get to meet the eventual winner, Shane Curran, a few hours before he new he had been selected as Young Scientist 2017.
As you may know, NAMA is proposing to sell close to 5000 acres of the Dublin mountains. The following letter to the Minister for Heritage, Heather Humphries, TD, outlines my objections and proposals in this regard. I have also included a response from NAMA which indicates that it is willing to sell the land to the state and now all that seems to be holding such a sale up is the price of the land. It is important, if you feel as I do that this land should be purchased for the people by the state, that you make your views known by writing to Heather Humpreys at firstname.lastname@example.org or by clicking this petition link and click your approval https://my.uplift.ie/petitions/stop-the-sale-of-5-000-acres-of-the-dublin-mountains-by-nama
The National Transport Authority (NTA) granted funding in 2012 to carry out a study into the feasibility of a walking and cycling route along the full length of the Dodder River from Bohernabreena in South Dublin to Grand Canal Dock in Dublin City. South Dublin County Council commissioned the feasibility study on behalf of the NTA in consultation with Dublin City Council and Dun Laoghaire-Rathdown County Council. The Dodder Feasibility Study was completed in 2013.The National Transport Authority (NTA) granted funding in 2012 to carry out a study into the feasibility of a walking and cycling route along the full length of the Dodder
6th January 2016
Fianna Fáil Finance spokesperson Michael McGrath has said that the Central Bank rules on mortgage lending, in place since February of last year, need to be reviewed to examine the impact they are having on the ability of young couples and individuals to purchase their first home. In particular, he is calling for the rules to be modified in order that an established track record of paying rent is taken as evidence of ability to service a mortgage.