October 2016

Draft Flood Risk Management Plans for the Trim Area

Community Notice – Public Consultation Day – Draft Flood Risk Management Plans for the Trim Area.

Draft Flood Risk Management Plans have been produced by RPS on behalf of the Office of Public Works. These Plans set out the preferred feasible measures to manage significant flood risk within each geographic area known as a Unit of Management.

A Public Consultation Day will be held on Wednesday 5th October 2016 as follows:

The Office of Public Works, Head Office, Jonathan Swift Street, Trim, Co. Meath between 2pm and 7pm.

This event will cover Trim within Unit of Management 07.

The OPW wants to give local people the opportunity to comment on the draft Flood Risk Management Plans before they are finalised. Please come along on the day, view the draft plan for your area and provide any comments you may have.

Community Notice – Dublin City Draft Flood Risk Management Plan

Draft Flood Risk Management Plans have been produced by RPS on behalf of the Office of Public Works, which set out the preferred feasible measures to manage significant flood risk within each geographic area known as a Unit of Management.

A Public Consultation Day will be held on Thursday 13th October 2016 as follows:

Dublin City Council, Civic Offices, Wood Quay, Dublin 8, D08 RF3F between 1pm and 7pm.

This event will cover the following areas within Unit of Management 09: Clontarf, Chapelizod, Dublin City, Raheny (and the Santry River) and Sandymount.

The OPW wants to give local people the opportunity to comment on the draft Flood Risk Management Plans before they are finalised. Please come along on the day, view the draft plan for your area and provide any comments you may have.

Draft Flood Risk Management Plan

Community Notice – Draft Flood Risk Management Plan

Draft Flood Risk Management Plans have been produced by RPS on behalf of the Office of Public Works, which set out the preferred feasible measures to manage significant flood risk within each geographic area known as a Unit of Management.

A Public Consultation Day will be held on Wednesday 12th October 2016 as follows:

Wicklow County Council, County Buildings, Whitegates, Wicklow Town, Co. Wicklow between 2pm and 7pm.

This event will cover the following areas within Units of Management 09, 10 and 12: Ashford/Rathnew, Aughrim, Avoca, Baltinglass, Blessington, Bray, Greystones, Kilcoole, Newcastle, Old Connaught & Wilford and Wicklow.

The OPW wants to give local people the opportunity to comment on the draft Flood Risk Management Plans before they are finalised. Please come along on the day, view the draft plan for your area and provide any comments you may have.

Draft Flood Risk Management Plans for the Laois Area

Community Notice – Public Consultation Day – Draft Flood Risk Management Plans for the Laois Area.

Draft Flood Risk Management Plans have been produced by RPS on behalf of the Office of Public Works. These Plans set out the preferred feasible measures to manage significant flood risk within each geographic area known as a Unit of Management.

A Public Consultation Day will be held on Wednesday 12th October 2016 as follows:

Laois County Council, Áras an Chontae, Portlaoise, Co. Laois between 2pm and 7pm.

This event will cover the following areas within Units of Management 14 and 15: Athy, Ballyroan, Carlow, Mountmellick, Mountrath, Portarlington, Portlaoise and Rathdowney.

The OPW wants to give local people the opportunity to comment on the draft Flood Risk Management Plans before they are finalised. Please come along on the day, view the draft plan for your area and provide any comments you may have.

Draft Flood Risk Management Plans for the Wexford Area.

Community Notice – Public Consultation Day – Draft Flood Risk Management Plans for the Wexford Area.

Draft Flood Risk Management Plans have been produced by RPS on behalf of the Office of Public Works, which set out the preferred feasible measures to manage significant flood risk within each geographic area known as a Unit of Management.

A Public Consultation Day will be held on Tuesday 11th October 2016 as follows:

 

Wexford Town Library, Mallin Street, Wexford, Co. Wexford between 2pm and 7pm.

This event will cover the following areas within Units of Management 11, 12, 13 and 14: Blackwater, Bunclody, Courtown, Enniscorthy, Gorey, Kilmore, New Ross, North Slobs, South Slobs and Wexford

The OPW wants to give local people the opportunity to comment on the draft Flood Risk Management Plans before they are finalised. Please come along on the day, view the draft plan for your area and provide any comments you may have.

Canoeing Ireland Training Centre appearing on RTEJr

Keep an eye out on the tv show “Rocketeers” on RTEJr for the Canoeing Ireland Training centre and one of our instructors, Dave Holden who appear in the “How come we don’t fall off the earth?” episode.

For the timetable of the episodes, see below:

Hello Rocketeers,

As part of space week RTE jr are releasing five episodes of Rocketeers a little early. They will be available to view on their app from tomorrow onwards.

Episode 3: How come we don’t fall off the Earth?

Episode 5: Why is the Sun so important?

Episode 7: What does it feel like in Space?

Episode 8: How do I get to Space?

Episode 10: What do we look like from Space?

 

Engaging Citizen Science – UCD Reconnect Project

A new project at University College Dublin (Reconnect) is trying to create an inventory of barriers to fish migration (weirs, culverts, waterfalls, bridge aprons) in Irish rivers.The project has used historic maps and satellite imagery to locate a number of barriers, but what is really needed is active river users on the ground helping out.

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