DATA BLOG: School inspection reports 22/02/2011

The following is a list of the Department of Education school inspection reports published today for the Dublin area. The reports can be read on the department’s website – click on month published and then on the ‘PDF’ link for the school report you wish to view. These are the schools in Dublin which were evaluated, and what subjects were […]

DATA BLOG: Map of Dublin murders and killings

The map only shows murders and killings for 2010, some data maybe incomplete or missing. Locations are as exact as possible but sometimes only mark the general area of the incident. The map does not currently show attempted murders. Shooting = red Shooting (more than one killed) = red pinpoint Stabbings = yellow Other / […]

DATE BLOG: Latest school inspection reports

The following are recent Department of Education school inspection reports. The reports can be read on the department’s website – click on month published and then on the ‘PDF’ link for the school report you wish to view. These are the schools in Dublin which were evaluated, and what subjects were looked at. WSE = whole-school evaluations. Sorted […]

15-year-old girl missing from Swords

A 15-year-old girl is missing from Swords since last Wednesday, Gardai have said. Gardai in north Dublin are looking for Chelsey Fonge, she was last seen on Wednesday February 2 in the Swords area. “Gardaí are seeking the public’s assistance in tracing the whereabouts of 15 year old from Swords in Dublin,” said Sergeant Seán […]

Labour won’t promise railway station or hospital at “every crossroad”

Labour leader Eamon Gilmore said yesterday that his party will not be going around to every cross roads and promise a railway station or hospital. He was responding to a question from Newstalk presenter Ivan Yates on the proposed Metro North light railway between Dublin and Swords. Gilmore said: “This is a very different election. […]

Under €50m for Metro North as works advance

The Railway Procurement Agency says it expects to spend less than €50 million on enabling works, but said that further costs of enabling works are currently ‘confidential.’ Enabling works for Metro North — which started last April — are soon to move up a gear. The enabling works includes clearing sites, moving statues, and diverting […]

Metro depot permission to be sought in April

Public consultation for possible new depot locations for Metro North is to end next Wednesday. One site of around 13 hectares is to be picked from three options. The three options outlined by the Railway Procurement Agency (RPA) include two sites between the Dublin Airport and the M50 and one site just north of the airport. An […]

Business group welcomes Metro North approval

One of the main Dublin business groups has welcomed the approval of Metro North. An Bord Pleanala yesterday gave the Railway Procurement Agency (RPA) approval for the segregated light railway line from St Stephens Green to Swords via Dublin Airport. Fine Gael transport spokesman Simon Coveney also welcomed the approval for Metro North. But he […]

Fingal biodiversity plan on display

Fingal County Council is seeking submissions on the Draft Fingal Biodiversity Action Plan 2010-2015. The council says it will be a key document in guiding the work of everyone involved in the conservation of the natural environment in the Fingal area. The draft includes a programme of 100 actions to protect the sites, habitats, plants […]

Technical support jobs go to Swords

Over 400 previously reported jobs are to be based in Swords, it was announced this morning. Stream Global Services will create 425 technical support jobs, as reported over a week ago.  Stream is based in Santry, but the new jobs are to be based in Swords. The company said it will invest €2.5 million in […]

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