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South Dublin County Council marks European Action Week Against Racism

Week runs from Saturday 16 March to Sunday 24 March 2019
Since the early 1990s UNITED for Intercultural Action, against nationalism and racism, has coordinated the European-wide Action Week Against Racism.  Activists,  NGO’s, universities, schools, local authorities and a wide variety of different organisations carry out hundreds of activities all across Europe in order to bring an end to racism, discrimination and intolerance.

To mark European Week Against Racism 16 March – 24 March 2019, the Social Inclusion Unit in South Dublin County Council’s Community Services Department held a children and adults art competition asking entrants to respond to the theme “Time to be United” through poetry, prose, art or photography. The competition aimed to combat racism, celebrate diversity and promote the social inclusion of people living in Ireland today.


EPA National Conference on Climate Change

Ireland as a Leader in Climate Action - Rising to the Challenge

Hold the Date: 15th May 2019

This conference will explore the scale and complexity of transformational changes needed across society and the economy to respond to climate change. We will hear from international speakers on climate action in other countries and discuss the implementation challenges and opportunities here in Ireland. We will explore how to move from aspiration to concrete, measurable and achievable actions to radically reduce our dependence on fossil fuels and create a climate resilient, flourishing and engaged society and economy. This conference, which is to be repeated annually, will become an important part of the knowledge landscape for national climate change transition.


Vast majority of female workers would recommend construction industry as a career option – International Women’s Day 2019

Fiona Cunningham (left) with Eimear O’Reily, Natalie Ryan, Paula Voiseux, Alison Xu, Oxana Novikova, Rebecca Hughes, Marci Bonham, Suzanne Cooper, Michaela Courtney and Shauna McDermot (right), pictured at the Construction Industry Federation’s (CIF) #BuildingEquality International Women’s Day Breakfast Seminar held in the Morrison Hotel, Dublin. Pic. Robbie Reynolds

Over 84% of women working in the construction industry feel they have been supported by their male colleagues in their career progression to date, with the majority (73%) reporting that there has been a significant, positive change in attitudes across the industry towards female workers in recent times.

According to a survey carried out by the Construction Industry Federation, 85% of women currently working in the industry would recommend that younger female relatives or friends explore construction as a career option.


The Deadline for Completing the Surveys on the EPA Research Programme 2014-2020 – Mid-Term Review has been extended to 19th March 2019

Indecon International Research Economists have been appointed to complete the mid-term review of the EPA Research Programme 2014-2020. This review is important - it will help inform any adjustments to the current programme and contribute to the design of the next EPA Research Programme.

It is very important to obtain the views and inputs of individual researchers who:

    •    Have been successful in securing funding from the EPA Research Programme (Link to survey:https://www.research.net/r/EPAResearchers)
    •    Applied but were not successful in securing funding from the EPA Research Programme (Link to survey: https://www.research.net/r/EPAResearchProgramme)

The new deadline for completing the surveys: 19th March 2019.


Almost 1,800 students take part in South Dublin’s Engineers Week

11th year of Engineers Week in the County.

At Launch of Enginners Week 2019 in TUDublin Tallaght Campus were (L-r) Sean Keating, CEO Vilicom; Fiona Cranley, Head of Engineering School, TUDublin; Alistair Findlayson, PM Group; Miamh Murray, projects Commercial Manager, PM Group; Donagh Kelly, Group Deputy CEO, KN Group; Thomas Stone, Principal, TUDublin - Tallaght, Shirley McDonald, Engineers Ireland, Caitriona Lambert, Senior Executive Engineer, South Dublin County Council, Keith Elliot, PM Group, James Wright TUDublin.
Last week, almost 1,800 students from primary and secondary schools across South Dublin County took part in a variety of events for Engineers Week 2019. The events were held by a number of local organisations in order to celebrate the world of engineering.


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