Press Releases 2010
Heritage Council warns of job losses and tourism setback
Press Release: Monday 13th December 2010
Punitive cuts, announced in last Tuesday’s Budget, will decimate the heritage sector and close many small enterprises that are dependent on it. This will have detrimental effects on both our national heritage and the quality of our tourism offering, according to the Heritage Council.
'Ghost Estates' and inappropriate construction on floodplains underlines need for new national landscape strategy
Heritage Council publishes blueprint to involve local communities in landscape management
Press Release: Thursday 2nd December 2010
“The problems of Ireland’s ‘ghost estates’, and last winter’s flooding of housing estates inappropriately constructed on floodplains, underline the necessity for a proper, integrated landscape strategy which takes due account of our built, natural and cultural heritage, and affords local communities an active, participative role in devising that policy”, according to Michael Starrett, Chief Executive, of the Heritage Council.
Heritage Council lecture - "Biomimicry: Emulating Nature's Genius"
Press Release : Wednesday 11th August 2010
There are very few problems nature hasn’t solved already, but what do we really know about biomimicry?
Growing interest in heritage evident nationwide
Press Release: Wednesday 14th July 2010
Experience life in 1210 by living in a castle for a week, meet the bugs of Corlea Bog, get an 18th Century Guide to Marriage, celebrate Tara & Irish heritage with Paul Muldoon and Colm Toibín, trace your ancestors, dance at the crossroads, taste some famine soup, get an insight into the life of Dublin’s women street traders, take a surf lesson through Irish, explore the royal canal or go on the hunt for bats in Dromoland Castle ... just some of the 1100 events included in the National Heritage Week Event Guide, launched today by the Heritage Council.
Press Release: Tuesday 8th June 2010
Congratulations to the GAA Museum, South Tipperary County Museum, Limerick City Gallery of Art, Cavan County Museum and County Museum, Dundalk who were today awarded interim accreditation by the Heritage Council under the Museum Standards Programme for Ireland at a ceremony in Dublin Castle.
Press Release: 19th May 2010
While awareness levels of biodiversity have not improved since 2007, there has been a significant shift in how the loss of biodiversity is interpreted among people in Ireland, with greater agreement on the economic issues of biodiversity according to research launched today by the Heritage Council.
Press Release: 14th May 2010
A Volunteer Programme for National Heritage Week was launched today (14th May 2010) by the Heritage Council, coordinators of the week.
Press Release: 8th April 2010
As the dates for National Heritage Week 2010 are announced (21st - 29th August 2010), the Heritage Council is encouraging people to get involved in their community and organise an event during the week.
Press Release: 24th March 2010
Waterford student, Diarmuid Brennan, who is in 4th year in De La Salle College, Waterford has been named as winner of the National Heritage Week Poster Competition. Diarmuid’s poster will be developed by a professional design agency and feature in the National Heritage Week Advertising Campaign which will include TV, print and online.
Press Release: 23rd March 2010
Helen O’Carroll, Kerry County Museum Curator has been appointed to the Board of the Heritage Council.
Heritage Council highlights urgency of clear strategy and lead agency in management of Ireland's waterways to help minimise flooding incidents
Press Release : Tuesday 9th March 2010
The Heritage Council drew attention on a number of occasions to the crucial importance of a strategic plan, and the need for a lead, co-ordinating agency, to manage the country’s waterways. This was spelled out by the Council’s chief executive, Michael Starrett, and the Head of Policy and Research, Ms. Beatrice Kelly, in a presentation to the Oireachtas Committee on the Environment, Heritage and Local Government inquiry into the management of severe weather events in Ireland.
Current water shortages highlight critical role of biodiversity in provision of adequate, safe supply
Press Release : Monday 25th January 2010
As the International Year of Biodiversity 2010 is launched, Cliona O’Brien, Wildlife Officer at the Heritage Council examines the reality of biodiversity in Ireland.