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21 February 2018 00:00 Ireland ranks poorly on EU social justice scale==

Ireland ranks 11th of 15 similar EU countries on a range of social and economic indicators, according to a report released to coincide with World Day of Social Justice. A Measuring Progress report finds that compared to other similar countries, Ireland scores poorly on the UN’s sustainable development goals in areas including the environment, gender 10

18 February 2018 06:00 Locals 'bitterly disappointed' as Drogheda fails to receive 'city status' in Project Ireland 2040

The plan recognises Drogheda in the context of the Dublin to Belfast economic corridor instead. THE GOVERNMENT HAS been criticised for not recognising Drogheda, Louth as Ireland’s next city in the newly launched Project Ireland 2040 plan. The plan sets out a 23-year vision for the country and outlines which projects will be prioritised in capital spending 7

17 February 2018 08:30 The first Foroige youth club outside of Ireland has opened

The charity works with over 50,000 young people and 5,500 adult volunteers annually. THE FIRST BRANCH of youth development organisation Foróige outside Ireland has launched. The pilot collaboration between the Irish Immigration Centre and Foróige will “serve as a model to engage Irish-American youth”, its organisers say. They hope it will give young 10

17 February 2018 00:00 Ireland 2040: Significant developments on the cards for Co Cork

Cork gets 73 mentions in the NDP and 84 in the 2040 plan, while Kerry received 13 and nine respectively. A planned €200m is to be set aside by the Government to provide new bus corridors, more efficient and reliable bus services and a network of park-and-ride sites in Cork City and its suburbs. The NDP also mentions a new hospital and ambulances bases 8

17 February 2018 00:00 ESRI warns plan could overheat the economy

Kieran McQuinn, research professor at the Economic and Social Research Institute (ESRI), said the additional public funds amounting to €116bn over 10 years come at a time when the economy is already booming. The ESRI — whose staff played a significant role in framing the draft of the National Development Plan — and other watchdogs, including the Irish 6

16 February 2018 02:57 Cork County Council could cut aid to firms over plastics usage

Cork County Council is to examine barring start-up businesses from securing grant-aid unless they take measures to reduce the use of plastics in the workforce. The local authority wants plastic bottles and other plastic drinking vessels to be cut out due to the increasing threat of plastic to the environmental. Proposed measures will be discussed by the council’s 6

16 February 2018 02:57 Rugby star Kearney wins battle to build in home town

Irish rugby star, Rob Kearney, has won a planning row to build a new home in his native Carlingford, Co Louth, despite claims that it could be used to host hen and stag parties. The Ireland and Leinster full-back has secured planning permission to build a three-storey house, on a vacant site at Back Lane, in the centre of the heritage town. An Bord Pleanála 4

15 February 2018 01:08 Broadband: Talks rumble on in search of connections

It is an indictment of a modern country, where high-speed broadband access is now being equated to the electrification of homes in the 1950s. The shock withdrawal of Eir from tendering for the national broadband plan has raised fresh concerns about proposals to connect 540,000 mainly rural homes. Just one provider, Enet, remains in play. Amid clamour 3

14 February 2018 13:48 Taoiseach spells out his position in row with cross-party TDs

A number of politicians are angry there will not be a Dáil vote on the Ireland 2040 plan. TDS FROM MULTIPLE parties have united to call out the government for what they claim is a deliberate attempt to rush through the Ireland 2040 plan. The National Planning Framework Coalition, made up of Labour’s Alan Kelly, Sinn Féin’s Eoin O’Broin, Fianna Fáil’s 5

14 February 2018 01:05 Cillian O’Sullivan says Páirc Tailteann redevelopment ‘long overdue’

Meath footballer Cillian O’Sullivan has welcomed the green light to redevelop their Páirc Tailteann GAA base, describing it as “long overdue”. Meath footballer Cillian O’Sullivan has welcomed the green light to redevelop their Páirc Tailteann GAA base, describing it as “long overdue”. Meath clubs have confirmed their support for the construction of a new 21,000 capacity 6