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11 Oct 2017 The first Varadkar/Donohoe budget suggests they plan another one before an election »

The first Varadkar/Donohoe budget suggests they plan another one before an election

During his campaign to become Fine Gael leader and Taoiseach Leo Varadkar used divisive language about wishing to support “people who get up early in the morning”. As Taoiseach he has sought to use more unifying language about wishing to create a Republic of Opportunity. Yesterday we got a chance to see did either piece of rhetoric mark a real statement of political intent. And when it came to it, Budget 2018, announced yesterday, gave some modest tax breaks to middle earners, a €5 increase in basic welfare payments, and some targeted increase in spending on health and housing. ...

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28 Sep 2017 1 Cumberland Place unveils LEED Platinum certification during World Green Building Week »

1 Cumberland Place unveils LEED Platinum certification during World Green Building Week

Today, a delegation from the Irish Green Building Council toured Hibernia REIT’s 1 Cumberland Place to officially unveil the building’s LEED Platinum level certification for a Repurposed Building. The ceremony coincides with World Green Building Week.  Located close to Trinity College, 1 Cumberland Place was completely refurbished by Hibernia Reit in 2016 and is one of the few office buildings in Ireland to achieve this certification. LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) is a global recognized certification standard for sustainability in buildings, and LEED Platinum is the highest award level available. Some of the key features which...

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