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FOI CONFERENCE 2017 - 3RD NATIONAL CONFERENCE
THURSDAY 19TH OCTOBER 2017
HOTEL KILKENNY, KILKENNY CITY
COST? €325 PER DELEGATE (GROUP DISCOUNTS AVAILABLE - JUST ASK!)

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New €2.9m EU project will boost energy efficiency and cut water costs

Engineers and business experts from Trinity College Dublin are the technical leaders in a new €2.9m EU-backed project that will lighten the load on stressed water networks and reduce associated negative impacts on the environment. The project will also lessen operational costs for companies and bring down water bills for the public.

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Minister Murphy approves funding of €12million under the Disabled Persons Grant Scheme

Eoghan Murphy T.D., Minister for Housing, Planning and Local Government, has approved funding of €12 million for the Disabled Persons Grant Scheme.

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South Dublin County Council launches a new plan to deliver 8,000 new homes at the Clonburris Strategic Development Zone

On Friday 22nd September 2017 Mayor Paul Gogarty will officially launch on public display, the Clonburris Strategic Development Zone – Draft Planning Scheme.The Planning Scheme, will guide the future growth of the SDZ lands, located at the heart of South Dublin County. A six week public consultation period relating to the Draft Planning Scheme, will take place between Friday 22nd September and Friday 3rd November.

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EPA Drinking Water Report 2016

Treatment needed for 25 supplies at risk of contamination with Cryptosporidium says EPA
Monitoring of public drinking water in Ireland shows that:

  •         99.9% of samples comply with the microbiological standards
  •         99.5% of samples comply with the chemical standards
  •         41 Boil Water Notices were put in place during 2016, affecting more than 84,000 people.
  •         There are 87 “at risk” supplies on the EPA Remedial Action List:
  •         58 of these supplies have elevated levels of Trihalomethanes
  •         25 of these supplies lack adequate treatment to prevent Cryptosporidium entering the water supply.

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