• 27May

    People of County Wicklow

    The Wicklow Hospice Foundation needs your help

    Please volunteer to sell sunflower merchandise on sunflower days June 11th & 12th 2010

    Like Ireland’s Biggest Coffee Morning – the other national fundraiser for hospice care in Ireland – Hospice Sunflower Days where every penny raised locally stays locally.

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  • 04May

    Funding aimed at keeping key tourist areas clear of litter

    Minister for the Environment, Heritage and Local Government, John Gormley today launched a scheme to support local authorities in keeping key tourist areas clear of litter during the summer. “Unfortunately, some people continue to behave irresponsibly in discarding litter, leaving local authorities to clean up after them. Those who litter, damage the environment and the economy,” said the Minister. The scheme will provide a total of €1.5m over the next three years to support cleaning of key scenic, rural and visitor areas during the peak tourist season from May to September.

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  • 04May

    €630,000 made available for local environment projects

    Minister for the Environment, Heritage and Local Government John Gormley has announced details concerning this year’s Local Agenda 21 Environmental Partnership Fund – inviting applications from communities, individuals, not for profit groups, or organisations offering projects or initiatives that contribute to increasing local levels of environmental awareness; or those which promote building greener, more sustainable communities.

    The Department is making total grant assistance of €315,000 available for the 2010 scheme. Matching funding by local authorities will bring the Fund to €630,000. The Local Agenda 21 Environmental Partnership Fund promotes sustainable development by assisting small scale, non-profit environmental projects at local level. The Fund has operated in various forms since 1997 when 65 projects first received funding.

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