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World Day of Remembrance for Road Crash Victims:

The third Sunday in November each year is ‘World Day of Remembrance for Road Traffic Victims.’
Observation of this day provides an opportunity to draw the public’s attention to road traffic collisions, their consequences and costs, and the measures which can be taken to prevent them. The day also provides an opportunity to remind governments and society of their responsibility to make roads safer.

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Infrastructure 'at risk' due to lack of cash for maintenance

Ireland's infrastructure is at risk of deteriorating due to a lack of funding set aside for ongoing maintenance, the IMF has warned.

The 'Technical Assistance report - Public Investment Management Assessment (PIMA)' warned that the long-term costs of funding public private partnerships (PPPs) is not being factored into spending budgets.

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Minister Ross gives Green Light to €100m Green Line Project

The Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport Shane Ross T.D., today announced plans for the Luas Green Line Capacity Enhancement Project.
Minister Ross said ‘I’m delighted to announce that the project to enhance the Luas Green Line will commence in 2018. This is an ambitious endeavour which will see an additional 8 Trams being added to the Luas fleet, the lengthening of the existing 26 Green line trams and the extension of the Sandyford Depot in order to accommodate these longer trams. The new trams will allow for 60 additional passengers to be carried per tram – a total of 369 people per tram in all.

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Sustainable Energy Award winners

Waterford Institute of Technology takes home top prize at SEAI Sustainable Energy Awards

Entrants deliver combined energy savings of over €27 million

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ESRI Seminar: “Water-based leisure activity: the benefits of good water quality”

The Environmental Protection Agency recently reported a deterioration of water quality at hundreds of water bodies around the country between 2013 and 2015, though there were improvements at a similar number of other water bodies. Just 21 sites achieved the highest quality rating compared to over 500 sites in the late 1980s. Water pollution has many impacts across the economy and society, including the potential to hinder water-based recreational activity.

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