Choice-based letting, CBL


CBL (Choice Based Letting) is a system used by some councils to allocate some of their housing to those on the social housing list.   It involves applicants checking available properties online and expressing an interest in those that they wish to be considered for.   Once applications close, the property will be offered to the applicant […]

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Temporary derogation from driving and resting time rules due to driver shortage caused by the COVID-19 Omicron variant


The Road Safety Authority (RSA) and the Department of Transport have agreed to allow a temporary and urgent derogation in respect of certain provisions of the EU driving and resting time rules. The proposed derogation will apply to all operators and drivers subject to the EU driver’s hours and tachograph rules engaged in the carriage […]

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2021 Records Lowest Number of Road Fatalities Since Recording Began in 1959


9% drop in road deaths in 2021 compared to 2020 18 pedestrian deaths in 2021 the lowest figure since records began Males accounted for almost three quarters of all deaths in 2021 Tragic end to 2021 a reminder of just how fragile life is on the road   Provisional road collision statistics show that the […]

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Orange and Yellow Weather Warnings Issued for Storm Barra


The Road Safety Authority (RSA) is asking road users to exercise caution while using the roads over the next few days as Met Eireann has issued Orange and Yellow weather warnings for strong winds and rain. An Orange Weather Warning has been issued for Tuesday and Tuesday night, due to Storm Barra. Southerly winds, later […]

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Weather Warning for Hail Showers


The Road Safety Authority (RSA) is advising drivers to be aware of the dangers posed by hailstones. The advice comes as Met Eireann has forecast wintery showers of hail over the coming days and into the weekend. Hail is a common but unpredictable occurrence in Ireland and can lead to slippery and dangerous driving conditions. […]

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Coca-Cola brings some ‘Real Magic’ to Designated Drivers this Christmas season


Coca-Cola HBC is proud to announce the return of its Designated Driver initiative, the annual Christmas campaign that rewards those who stay sober on nights out to ensure their friends and family members get home safely. Minister of State at the Department of Transport Hildegarde Naughton, TD, today launched the road-safety campaign, together with ambassador […]

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Invalidity Pension


Richie MacRitchie is an information officer with Welfare Appeals, who provide information and representation on social welfare, housing, employment and other issues.  Regular clinics are held in Russian language in the Larkin Unemployed Centre, North Strand Road, Dublin 3 and by zoom (Appointment is required) For details, visit . If you would like further […]

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What Help Do Immigrant Entrepreneurs Need?


What challenges do you face as an Immigrant Entrepreneur? What changes would you like to see made to make it easier for immigrants to start and grow a business in Ireland? TU Dublin is asking Immigrant Entrepreneurs to complete a short survey to understand the challenges facing Immigrant Entrepreneurs and to state what actions should […]

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24 hour National ‘Slow Down’ Enforcement Operation 21 and 22 October 2021


Road Safety Authority and An Garda Síochána urge motorists to reduce their speed Drivers speeding on rural roads to be targeted as 4 out of 5 fatalities occurred on rural roads in 2021 Road users urged to take extra care over October Bank Holiday as clocks go back 64 people have been killed or seriously […]

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Taekwondo – “Path of Fist and Foot”


Taekwondo is a Korean Martial art. If we go back further, Taekwondo has a wealth of history dating back to cave drawings in a martial art discipline called Taekkyon. Before the word Taekwondo was commonly used, there were Kwans or schools. The first of those schools was founded by GrandMaster Byung Juck Ro on the […]

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