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The Deadline for Completing the Surveys on the EPA Research Programme 2014-2020 – Mid-Term Review is 12th 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 deadline for completing the surveys: 12th March 2019.



Ministers English and Daly launch policy statement “Housing Options for our Ageing Population”

Increased Options and More Choice for People as they Age 

Mr Damien English TD, Minister for Housing and Urban Renewal together with Mr Jim Daly TD, Minister for Mental Health and Older People have launched the Joint Policy Statement “Housing Options for our Ageing Population”

The Statement reaffirms the strong Government commitment to policies that support older people to live in their own homes and communities with dignity and independence for as long as possible.

Minister English welcomed the publication and stated his belief that the Statement “would make an invaluable contribution in helping to meet the demographic challenge we as a nation face in respect of the housing needs for our increasingly older population”.

The Minister was keen to emphasise that the Policy Statement was about increasing the options available to people as they grow older. It was he continued “fundamentally about creating more choice in the housing options available to them and recognising the intimate connection between healthcare supports and housing as we age”.


An Taoiseach and Minister Ross turn sod on N4 Collooney-Castlebaldwin Road and Western Distributor Road

An Taoiseach, Leo Varadkar TD, and the Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport, Shane Ross TD, today welcomed the construction start of two Project Ireland 2040 road improvement schemes serving Sligo and the North West region.

An Taoiseach Leo Varadkar said: “Today’s sod turning is yet another example of Project Ireland 2040 in action. This road has been promised for many years, but now it is finally being delivered. The Government has identified Sligo as a regional centre which can drive development across the North West. We are backing this up through significant investment in roads, education, healthcare, tourism projects and sporting facilities in Sligo, to name just a few.


Minister Eoghan Murphy publishes breakdown of social housing delivery in 2018 on a local authority basis

As part of a commitment to drive greater transparency and accountability for the delivery of social housing across the country, Minister for Housing, Planning & Local Government Eoghan Murphy has published social housing delivery figures for the high-level programmes of build, acquisition, leasing, HAP and RAS for all 31 local authorities.

In 2018, delivery against target has been published, on a quarterly basis, on the Rebuilding Ireland website and the full year of activity by each local authority can now be reviewed on the website.

Overall, the target for social housing delivery in 2018, under Rebuilding Ireland, was exceeded by 6% and the housing needs of over 27,103 households were met.


Grant expands air source heat pump offering

Grant expands Aerona3 air source heat pump offering

Driving sustainable offerings within the plumbing and heating industry, leading manufacturer of heating technologies Grant has extended its range of highly efficient Aerona3 air source heat pumps (ASHPs) following the launch of a new 12kW model which incorporates R32 refrigerant. Leading the way as Grant’s greenest heat pump yet, the Aerona3 12kW R32 ASHP will join existing models within Grant’s Aerona3 range which are available in outputs of 6kW, 10kW and 16kW.  The Aerona3 R32 heat pump uses a more environmentally-friendly refrigerant which provides cleaner operation whilst continuing to deliver its renowned excellent performance.


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